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Cutting U.S. Foreign Aid Threatens Efforts To Address Poverty, U.S. National Security

New York Times: Letter to Editor: Aid to Africa Abby Maxman, president of Oxfam America “While the military leads the fight against terrorism on the battlefield, it needs strong civilian partners in the battle against the drivers of extremism: lack of opportunity, insecurity, injustice, and hopelessness. That is why cutting…

World Must Follow U.K.’s Lead On 4 Hunger Crises In Africa, Middle East

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: A call to action to prevent starvation Tim Singleton, director of communications for the U.K. Department for International Development “…As [Jackson Diehl’s June 26] op-ed noted, [the four simultaneous crises in Africa and the Middle East] are worryingly underreported. It is wrong, however, to…

Humanitarian Aid ‘Grand Bargain’ Progress Assessed During Geneva Meetings

Devex: The ‘Grand Bargain’ one year on: Some progress, a long way to go “A year after the landmark ‘Grand Bargain’ was agreed, humanitarian aid leaders met in Geneva for the biggest emergency aid meeting in the United Nations calendar and took stock of progress so far. Their verdict? Some improvement,…

IDPs, Refugees In Urban Settings Face Unique Set Of Challenges; Meeting Needs Requires Collaborative Approach

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Needs of Displaced Persons in Urban Settings Namita Rao, intern for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses the challenges and needs of internally displaced persons and refugees in urban settings, especially…

Conflict Driving Cholera Outbreak, Food Insecurity In Yemen

Associated Press: From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters “…In May, a senior U.N. humanitarian official declared that Yemen was site of ‘the world’s largest food security crisis.’ More than 17 million desperately need food, and nearly seven million of those are ‘one step away from famine.’ Last week…

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