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Drought-Hit Ethiopia Needs $500M To Support Food Aid To 10.2M People Beyond April, WFP Says

Agence France-Presse: Millions in drought-hit Ethiopia facing food shortages: U.N. “Millions of people in drought-hit Ethiopia face dire food shortages, with the United Nations warning Thursday of a break in deliveries that could leave huge numbers without life saving aid…” (1/28). Reuters: Ethiopia drought relief needs $500 mln for support…

As WHO Predicts Spread Of Zika Throughout Americas, News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Virus, Vector Control

Associated Press: Health minister: Brazil is ‘losing battle’ against mosquito (Barchfield, 1/26). Associated Press: U.N.: Zika virus link to babies’ small heads ‘circumstantial’ (Keaten, 1/26). Associated Press: U.S. Virgin Islands Reports Its First Zika Virus Case (1/22). Broadly: As Zika Virus Spreads, Women Warned Against Pregnancy but Denied Family Planning…

UNICEF Issues $2.8B Appeal To Assist Children In Emergencies, Conflicts In 2016

News outlets report on various aspects of UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2016, which calls for $2.8 billion in aid. Agence France-Presse: One in nine children globally live in conflict zones: UNICEF “Some 250 million children — one in nine children worldwide — live in countries affected by violent conflicts,…

WHO, Public Health Experts Call For Action To Address Emerging Disease Threats

International Business Times: How To Stop The Next Ebola Epidemic: Invest In Basic Public Health, Not Just Vaccines, Experts Say “…[P]ublic health experts say that [vaccine research and development] efforts, while important, are overshadowing less glamorous but equally vital work, like creating basic health care infrastructure that could go much…