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U.N. Calls For $111M To Fund Humanitarian Activities In North Korea

U.N. News Centre: U.N. calls for $111 million to address urgent humanitarian priorities in DPR Korea “The United Nations [Wednesday] called for some $111 million to fund its humanitarian operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) in 2015, covering activities in food and agriculture, health and nutrition, and water…

Water Prices, Sustainable Solutions, Political Leadership Needed To Address World Water Shortage

New York Times: Water Pricing, Not Engineering, Will Ease Looming Water Shortages Scott Moore, international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations “…Poor planning, climate change, and an over-reliance on engineering solutions to water scarcity problems threaten cities across the globe. Unless policy makers in Washington and state capitals…

Access To Sanitary Pads Allows Girls In Africa To Attend School

Agence France-Presse: Sanitary freedom keeps African schoolgirls in class “…[Sue] Barnes works through her non-profit organization, Project Dignity … to help girls stay in school by providing economical sanitary pads. … [In Uganda,] girls missing school during menstruation was a ‘big problem’ that led some to fall behind or even…

Indian Officials Launch Effort To Track Toilet Locations, Use

GlobalPost: Indian authorities are out in force to enforce the use of toilets “You could call it India’s Toilet Revolution. These days, government inspectors on the subcontinent … have been out in force, combing the countryside — on the hunt for toilets, or rather the lack of them. The effort is…

WaterAid Seeks To Grant Pregnant Women Access To Clean Water, Sanitation

Huffington Post: Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here’s Who’s Helping Them Eleanor Goldberg, editor of HuffPost Impact “…Every year, nearly half a million babies in the developing world die before they turn 1 month old because they’re born into unhygienic conditions, a new study…

Addressing Hunger, Poverty Involves Improving WASH Through Local Government

Huffington Post: Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty and WASH John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project As part of a blog series on WASH and MDGs, John Coonrod writes, “In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting…