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UNHCR Faces Increasing Pressure To Assist Displaced In Syria, Iraq As Winter Begins

News outlets report on UNHCR’s warning that a cold winter and food shortages threaten those displaced by conflict in Syria and Iraq. Reuters: U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria “About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in…

Ebola Deaths Surpass 5,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that more than 5,000 people have died from Ebola. Associated Press: More than 5,000 Ebola deaths, says WHO “More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, which was first identified in Guinea in March, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses emergency funding to provide financing for HIV, TB, and malaria in emergency situations, challenges in addressing TB, and several concept notes (11/13).

MSF Waited Too Long To Ask For Ebola Vaccine, Aid Group Veteran Says

Reuters: Exclusive: MSF should have called for Ebola vaccine earlier, says aid group veteran “Médecins Sans Frontières ‘wasted time’ by waiting too long to call for vaccines to fight an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a veteran of the medical charity told Reuters. … [T]he emergency group relied…

Washington Post Highlights Stories Of 5 Ebola Survivors

Washington Post: Surviving Ebola “Recovering from one of the most fearsome infections known to humankind should provide a time of unsurpassed joy. But it doesn’t always work out that way. More than 3,100 Liberians have died of Ebola. But against long odds, some fortunate people have overcome the virus. They…

World Must Do More To Address Hunger

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Fighting Hunger Abroad William Lambers, author “The world needs to pay attention to the cries of hunger coming from Syria … Today, the public is a powerful force in raising money and awareness about the hunger facing Syria’s war victims. … [W]e are…

U.N. Issues Record $16.4B Aid Appeal To Address Global Crises In 2015

News outlets report on the release of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ (OCHA) 2015 Global Humanitarian Appeal to support people affected by disaster and conflict. Associated Press: U.N.: $16.4 billion needed to aid most vulnerable “…More than 40 percent of the appeal — $7.2 billion — would go…

UNICEF Declares 2014 ‘Devastating Year’ For Children In Conflicts

New York Times: UNICEF Calls 2014 One of Worst Years for Children “The year 2014 has been one of the worst on record for the world’s children, the United Nations said on Monday in a report that chronicled a litany of war, violence, atrocities, and disease, mostly in the Middle…

U.S., Britain Must Alleviate Syrian, Other Refugee Crises

The Guardian: Britain and the U.S. must help mend the Syrian refugee crisis they helped create Simon Jenkins, journalist and author “…Some four million people are living in camps reliant on the U.N.’s World Food Programme, not to mention other camps caused by wars in Sudan, Somalia, and the Central…

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