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U.N. SG Guterres Proposes Shifting Unspent $40.5M From Haiti Mission To Cholera Fund; Health Experts Warn Of Nation’s Widespread Food Insecurity Following Hurricane

Agence France-Presse: U.N. wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund “The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the U.N. mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General António…

New WFP Executive Director David Beasley Calls South Sudan’s Famine ‘Deplorable,’ Expects ‘Dog Fight’ Over U.S. FY18 Funding For Agency

Associated Press: AP Interview: WFP chief says 600,000 kids risk famine death “A tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of one of the United Nations agencies facing potentially deep U.S. funding cuts. David Beasley, the new executive director of the World…

USAID Examines Implications Of Potential Merger Of Food Aid, Disaster Assistance Offices

Devex: USAID exploring food aid, disaster assistance merger for Trump reorganization “The United States Agency for International Development is exploring a merger of its disaster assistance and food assistance offices, to create a combined entity that would oversee the agency’s roughly $4 billion humanitarian operations, Devex has learned. … Merging…

Aid Agencies Face Challenges To Famine Response In South Sudan

The Lancet: Famine in South Sudan “…The first famine in six years was officially declared by the U.N. in parts of South Sudan in February, affecting more than 100,000 South Sudanese, with a further one million on the brink of starvation. Food aid is acting as life support for many,…

More Than 1.2M Adolescents Die Annually, Many From Preventable Causes, WHO Report Shows

The Guardian: Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19 “Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health…

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