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Yemen At Risk Of Famine If Port Blockade Continues, FEWS NET Survey Warns

Associated Press: World Food Programme fears more Yemen deaths amid blockade “The head of the World Food Programme in Yemen said on Monday that millions of Yemenis face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Putting people front and center: Participatory health in the 21st century (11/20). Devex: How to improve access to NCD care (11/20). Devex: Volunteers and loudspeakers: How a local response curbed Somaliland’s cholera outbreak (Jerving, 11/20). Global Press Journal: Contraceptives at Age 15? Plan to Aid Economic Growth Draws Ire…

Trump Administration Should Extend TPS For Haitians

New York Times: Let the Haitians Stay Editorial Board “…On Thanksgiving, … the Department of Homeland Security is to announce whether it will extend the [temporary protected status (TPS)] that was granted to about 50,000 Haitians when their country was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. … By any reasonable…

Cholera In Yemen Is ‘Man-Made Disaster’

New York Times: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Alia Allana, writer for Fountain Ink magazine “…The spread of cholera in Yemen glaringly illustrates how disease follows in the wake of bombs. … Cholera in Yemen is a manmade disaster, and its spread and casualties are tied to…

Nearly All Cholera Epidemics Originate In Asia, Bacterial Genome Studies Show

Science: Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show “…By sequencing and comparing hundreds of bacterial genomes, [scientists] have shown that all of the explosive epidemics of cholera in Africa and the Americas in the past half-century arose after the arrival of new strains that had…

Saudi Arabia’s Blockade Of Yemeni Ports ‘Could Trigger Full-Blown Famine’

Washington Post: Saudi Arabia’s blockade could starve sick children in Yemen Editorial Board “…The press of multiple international crises and President Trump’s monopolization of media attention have helped obscure the severity of the humanitarian emergency in Yemen, a poor country of 28 million that has been devastated by civil war…

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