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State Department, USAID Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response To Crisis In Syria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Syria: ‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis in a Generation Demands the Response of a Generation’ The blog post discusses U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s comments at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria (3/31). USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Why You Should Still Care About Syria…

U.N. Agricultural Agency Announces Plan To End Sheep And Goat Plague

U.N. News Centre: Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods and nutrition, says U.N. official at conference “The United Nations agricultural agency…outline[d] a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire [Tuesday] for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began [Tuesday] in the country’s…

International Community Should Fund Relief Of Syria

Huffington Post: Future Being Made Now for Syria’s Children William Lambers, author and blogger “On Tuesday, a conference will be held in Kuwait to raise funds to feed the starving people of Syria. … Today, there are millions of Syrian children whose future…hangs in the balance with what we do,…

U.N. Official Calls For ‘Hydro-Diplomacy’ To Address Water Shortages

U.N. News Centre: Deputy U.N. chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages “The international community must gear up for a new era of ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General…

U.N. Official Calls For More Assistance To Vanuatu After Cyclone Pam

U.N. News Centre: Vanuatu: U.N. relief official warns ‘secondary emergency’ looming, urges long-term aid “Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturday, warned of a ‘secondary emergency’ and urged a…

Sexual Contact May Cause Ebola To Spread, WHO Says

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Ebola virus: Sexual contact may be causing it to spread, World Health Organization says “The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has found evidence that sexual contact may be causing the Ebola virus to spread. A lack of education about treatment has meant sufferers are now hiding…

Donors Pledge Funds For Syria As U.N. Warns Of Worsening Humanitarian Situation

Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of Syria ‘catastrophe’ as NGOs pledge funds “A U.N. envoy warned Monday of a ‘horrifying’ humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organizations pledged more than $500 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference. The United Nations has launched an appeal to…

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