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Government Of Bangladesh Should Facilitate Humanitarian Aid Delivery For Rohingya Refugees

Médecins Sans Frontières: Bangladesh: Opinion — Rohingya refugees “People are in survival mode” MSF International President Joanne Liu describes a recent visit to Bangladesh in the wake of the Rohingya refugee crisis and calls for Bangladesh to continue to keep its borders open to these refugees and for the international…

Donors Pledge $344M At U.N.-Backed Conference To Support Rohingya Refugees; U.S. Withdraws Military Assistance From Myanmar

BBC News: Myanmar Rohingya crisis: U.S. withdraws military assistance “The U.S. is withdrawing military assistance units from Myanmar over the country’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state. … Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said his country held Myanmar’s military leadership ‘accountable’ for its crackdown…

U.S. Should Designate Rohingya Crisis As Genocide, Do More To Support Refugees

Washington Post: A genocide is taking place. Luckily we Americans have other things to worry about. Christian Caryl, editor at the Washington Post “…[In response to the Rohingya refugee crisis, the] United States can demand and orchestrate sanctions against the Burmese military and government. It can organize pressure in international…

Trachoma Elimination In Laos, Cambodia Demonstrates Possibility Of Ending Need For Foreign Assistance

Devex: Opinion: Eliminating the need for foreign assistance, one country at a time Paul Weisenfeld, executive vice president of RTI International’s International Development Group “…Eliminating trachoma in Laos and Cambodia shows that fundamentally solving — not just reducing — complex challenges through development assistance is possible. … [USAID’s flagship neglected…

Increasing Trend Of Drug-Resistant TB In India, Among Children In China, Studies Show

CIDRAP News: Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China “A systematic review and meta-analysis of previously published studies reveals a significant rise in drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (DR-TB) prevalence in India over the past two decades, researchers reported [Tuesday] in BMC Infectious Diseases. Another study in China, meanwhile, revealed…

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