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Lancet Series Examines Health In Humanitarian Crises

The Lancet: Health in Humanitarian Crises “Large-scale humanitarian crises are ongoing in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, among others. This Lancet Series of four papers and accompanying Comments assesses the evidence base for health interventions in humanitarian crises and finds…

Children In War-Torn Yemen Face ‘Extremely Dire’ Situation Amid Cholera Outbreak, Widespread Malnutrition, U.N. Agencies Say

The Atlantic: Yemen’s ‘Unprecedented’ Cholera Epidemic “The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has surpassed 100,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, marking an outbreak that the United Nations has dubbed ‘unprecedented’ in scale…” (Serhan, 6/8). U.N. News Centre: Yemen’s children ‘have suffered enough’; UNICEF official warns of…

Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak Confirmed In Syria, WHO Reports

Reuters: Syrian polio outbreak hits global effort to eradicate virus “A polio outbreak has been confirmed in an area of Syria partly held by Islamic State, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the World Health Organization said on Thursday…” (Miles,…

Estimated 100K Children Threatened By Violence In Mosul, UNICEF Warns

Associated Press: UNICEF: 100,000 children in dangerous conditions in Mosul “Mosul’s children are bearing the brunt of the intensified fight between U.S.-backed government forces and the Islamic State group in the city’s western half, the United Nations children’s agency warned on Monday…” (Salaheddin, 6/5). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF reports 100,000 children…

Venezuela Faces Hunger Crisis, Needs To Accept Humanitarian Aid

Washington Post: Venezuela’s hunger crisis is for real Francisco Toro, executive editor of the Caracas Chronicles “…More and more, … households [in Venezuela are] pursuing the kind of emergency adaptation strategies usually associated with famines in war-torn countries. Sixty-three percent report turning to ‘unusual foods,’ 70 percent report that they’ve…

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