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China Levies $1.3B Fine On Company Responsible For Faulty Vaccines

New York Times: China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal “China has imposed a potentially crippling $1.3 billion fine on the company responsible for faulty vaccines given to hundreds of thousands of children, sending its strongest signal yet of a stricter legal environment for the scandal-prone industry.…

Collaboration Key To Addressing Global Water Crisis

Inter Press Service: The Earthquake in Indonesia: How Collaboration Impacts the Global Water Crisis George C. Greene IV, president and chief operating officer of Water Mission “…[T]hrough continued collaboration, we believe humanitarians, nonprofits, governments, and communities can come together and forge an alliance to address one of the world’s most…

U.N. Demands Closure Of Australia’s Offshore Detention Centers For Refugees, Asylum Seekers After MSF Expelled From Nauru

Devex: MSF staff outline grave dangers to refugees after Nauru halts mental health services “A day after Médecins Sans Frontières condemned Nauru for halting ‘desperately needed’ mental health services on the island, the government has hit back, accusing the organization of being ‘political activists’ who worked to advance their ‘political…

U.S. Prevents American Aid Workers From Visiting N. Korea As Groups Report Country’s Child Malnutrition Worsened In 2017

UPI: North Korea malnutrition worsened in 2017, humanitarian agencies say “More North Korean children were hungry in 2017 than there were a year ago, according to international humanitarian organizations. In its annual 2018 Global Hunger Index, Concern Worldwide, German World Hunger Aid, and the U.S.-based International Food Policy Research Institute,…

U.S. Provides Humanitarian Assistance To Those Affected By Indonesian Earthquake, Tsunami

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Provides Humanitarian Assistance for Those Affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia This State Department blog post discusses U.S. efforts to respond to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, noting, “On October 5, the United States announced an additional $3.6 million in…

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