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WHO Likely To Reverse Decision To Send Cholera Vaccines To Yemen Due To Security, Logistical Challenges; Outbreak Could Accelerate Famine As Agencies Shift Resources

Associated Press: U.N.: Yemen unlikely to get cholera vaccine as first planned “U.N. officials said Tuesday that plans to ship as many as one million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen are likely to be shelved over security, access, and logistical challenges, even as the deadly caseload continues to balloon…

Food Aid Saves Lives, Protects Americans

Agri-Pulse: Opinion: Massive cuts to Food Aid would do long-term harm to U.S. National Security Interests David Beasley, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme, discusses the importance of providing food and humanitarian assistance in conflict settings, writing, “It is important to remember that poverty and hunger create conditions…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Family Planning Summit, Importance Of Reproductive Health Services

Devex: Opinion: It’s time to integrate nutrition and family planning services. Here’s why. Luz María De-Regil, director of global technical services at Nutrition International “…Here are three reasons why integrating nutrition in family planning is a game changer. 1. Adolescent girls have urgent, unmet family planning and nutrition needs ……

G20 Concludes With Communique Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance, Climate Change; U.K. Offers Funding For Disease Outbreak Insurance; U.S. Pledges $639M In Humanitarian Assistance For 4 Countries

Deutsche Welle: G20: success for Africa, failure for climate “…Germany attempted to use its presidency to rally global leaders behind a number of causes which the summit had not previously had on its agenda. … According to Merkel, the leaders agreed to ‘increase the fight against pandemic diseases that could…

USAID To Contribute $20M To WFP To Provide Food Aid In Afghanistan

Xinhua News: U.S. aid agency offers fund to WFP for food assistance to Afghans “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) offered 20 million U.S. dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support needy Afghans, announced WFP in a statement here Monday. ‘The contribution will enable…

Intensified Humanitarian Support, Funding Vital To Preventing Famine In 4 Nations, FAO Says

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay “Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture…

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