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On 70th Anniversary, U.N. Must Undergo 3 Key Upgrades To Fulfill Goals

Project Syndicate: The U.N. at 70 Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals “…If the U.N. is to continue to fulfill its unique and vital global role in the twenty-first century, it must…

WHO, Partners Address Health Needs Of IDPs In Conflict-Ridden South Sudan

Xinhua News: WHO provides emergency health services to internally displaced persons in South Sudan “The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said WHO and its partners are racing to cope with the health needs of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern South Sudan, where fighting continues and the…

UNICEF Responds To Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak With WASH, Social Support

Huffington Post: Protecting The Most Vulnerable in Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K. “…UNICEF supported the response to [the latest Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone’s Massesebe Village] by providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) supplies, by supporting social mobilization activities in Massesebe and the…

Yemen War Hitting Children Hardest, UNICEF Says; WFP Warns Of Potential Famine

News outlets highlight findings from a new UNICEF report, titled Yemen: Childhood Under Threat, and famine warnings from the World Food Programme. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of ‘storm’ of famine in conflict-hit Yemen “The United Nations warned Wednesday of a ‘developing famine’ in Yemen, where more than half a million…

Typhoid Outbreak Reported Among Palestinian Refugees In Syria

New York Times: Syria: Typhoid Threatens Refugees “A typhoid outbreak is threatening displaced Palestinian residents from the Yarmouk refugee camp outside Damascus, Syria, the United Nations reported Wednesday…” (Gladstone, 8/19). U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. agency reaches areas near Yarmouk camp as typhoid outbreak hits Palestinian refugees “… ‘Amidst reports…

$12B Funding Gap For Humanitarian Emergencies, U.N. Data Show

The Guardian: World Humanitarian Day: anxiety grows over $12bn crisis funding shortfall “This year, the U.N. has asked for $19.43bn (£12.38bn) to deal with humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria, South Sudan, and Nepal, but … [d]ata from the U.N.’s financial tracking service shows a $12bn funding gap for…