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Obama Administration’s Handling Of Syria Crisis Should Translate Into Action

Washington Post: Mr. Kerry continues to lecture as Syrians continue to starve to death Editorial Board “…Secretary of State John F. Kerry has been denouncing [the crisis in Madaya] in recent days. ‘People are dying; children are suffering not as an accident of war, but as the consequence of an…

U.S. Efforts In Post-Earthquake Nepal Focus On Resilience

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: In Nepal, Bouncing Back From the Earthquake In an article originally published in USAID’s November/December 2015 issue of FrontLines, Stuti Basnyet, senior development outreach and communication specialist at the USAID mission in Nepal, and Bibek Bhandari, freelance journalist, discuss the threat and impact of earthquakes…

Global Community Must Invest In Syria’s Health Care Workers, System

The Guardian: We must not let Syria’s health service fail Rola Hallam, medical director for Hand in Hand for Syria, and Donna McKay, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights “…As world leaders meet this week in London to address the spiraling refugee crisis, stopping the wholesale destruction of Syria’s…

U.S. Commits To Strengthening Global Response To Refugee Crises

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Strengthening The Global Response to Refugee Crises Worldwide Elizabeth Campbell, senior humanitarian adviser in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, discusses U.S. commitments “to strengthen the global response to refugee crises worldwide. As evidence of the United States’ commitment to this issue, President Obama will…

Nearly 2M Libyans Need Humanitarian, Medical Assistance, WHO Warns

U.N. News Centre: Dire health situation of 2 million Libyans ‘cannot wait for political solution’ to conflict — U.N. agency official “With a political deal among Libya’s numerous factions in flux, some $50 million is urgently needed to meet the life-saving needs of nearly two million people in the crisis-torn…

Middle East Conflicts Causing Widespread Hunger, Medical Supply, Fuel Shortages

Associated Press: In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region “In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Millions of people across countries like Syria, Yemen, and Iraq are gripped by hunger, struggling to survive with little…

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