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Blog Post Discusses U.S. Response To Humanitarian Crisis In Syria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: A Time of Unparalleled Need Tom Staal, senior deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, discusses USAID’s efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, including providing food aid and health care throughout the region (12/4).

The Guardian Examines Separation Between Humanitarian, Development Funding

The Guardian: Is it time to rethink the divide between humanitarian and development funding? “‘So much of what is wrong in the sector stems from the perverse incentives around money,’ says Simon Levine [a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute specializing in livelihoods]. We are discussing why development and…

COP21 Agenda Must Include Health Considerations

Huffington Post: Health: The Glaring Omission at COP21 Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of Sanofi “…It should be self-evident that health needs to be a key consideration when developing climate policy … An increase in average global temperatures could mean the expansion of regions conducive to the spread of diseases … Climate…

Senate Confirms Gayle E. Smith To Head USAID After Months-Long Delay

New York Times: Senate Confirms Gayle E. Smith as Head of USAID “The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Gayle E. Smith, a former national security aide to President Obama, to lead the United States Agency for International Development, the federal agency responsible for overseas humanitarian issues like feeding refugees,…

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