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Donors Pledge $3B To Nepal; U.N. Organizations Discuss Recovery Efforts

Business Insider/Reuters: Post-quake recovery in patriarchal Nepal should boost women: U.N. “Post-quake recovery in Nepal should be an opportunity to change patriarchal attitudes and stop women being pushed to the margins of society, a U.N. organization promoting women’s equality said on Thursday…” (Mis, 6/25). The Guardian/Agence France-Presse: Nepal donors pledge…

U.N. To Provide $25M In Emergency Funding To War-Torn Yemen

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. releases emergency funding for relief efforts in crisis-torn country “The United Nations humanitarian arm [Thursday] announce[d] it will provide a critical injection of emergency funding in order to accelerate relief efforts to war-trapped civilians in Yemen, the Organization has confirmed. According to an announcement made…

Funding Gap Leaves Millions Of Syrian Refugees At Risk, Aid Groups Warn

Associated Press/Washington Post: Aid groups say funds for Syrian refugees ‘dangerously low’ “More than 200 groups helping 3.9 million Syrian war refugees are calling on international donors to send promised aid, saying they are fast running out of funds to deliver basic services…” (6/25). Reuters: Aid agencies say funding gap…

U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Of Famine In North Korea

CNN: North Korea’s historic drought expected to cause famine, U.N. says “…North Koreans are again facing a ‘looming humanitarian disaster in the DPRK,’ or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, according to the United Nations human rights chief. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told CNN, ‘We call for the international community…

Increased Efforts To Treat, Prevent HIV Needed Worldwide To Thwart AIDS Resurgence, UNAIDS-Lancet Commission Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a UNAIDS-Lancet Commission report titled Defeating AIDS — Advancing Global Health. Agence France-Presse: Five-year window for preventing AIDS rebound: experts “High rates of HIV infection combined with rapid population growth mean the next half-decade will be critical for rolling back AIDS, specialists warned on Thursday.…

Cholera Outbreak Poses Risk To Children In Conflict-Torn South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan children at risk from cholera outbreak, warns UNICEF “A cholera outbreak is threatening South Sudan’s children in the latest blow to a country already teetering on the brink of all-out crisis amid incessant fighting and mass displacement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported…”…

Global Fund Reforms Provide Lessons For Other International Organizations, Including WHO

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Lessons from the Global Fund’s Reform In this report, Todd Summers, a senior adviser with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses reforms at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and their lessons for other international organizations, including the WHO (6/24).