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Asian Correspondent: Not just a toilet: Access to public facilities can be a lifeline for many women (Richards, 3/26). Associated Press: UNICEF calls on Yemen’s warring sides to stop impeding aid (3/24). Devex: Q&A: How South Sudan stopped Guinea worm disease in its tracks (Pallares, 3/26). Devex: Q&A: Why mental…

Conflict, Climate Contribute To Deteriorating Food Security Trends, Report Shows

Devex: Record-high food insecurity trends set to worsen in 2018 “Protracted conflicts and climate shocks have led to a record breaking 124 million people, across 51 countries, now facing food insecurity or worse conditions, according to the Food Security Information Network’s annual report on food crises…” (Lieberman, 3/23). U.N. News:…

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Christian Science Monitor: For doctor in Congo’s overlooked conflict, ‘crisis fatigue’ isn’t an option (Brown, 3/22). Devex: More bad news: Does the media really impact how the aid sector works? (Anders, 3/22). Devex: Q&A: What does 2018 hold for the fight against TB? (Pallares, 3/23). The Guardian: Paraguayan rape victim,…

Protectionist Policies, Climate Change Threaten Efforts To End Malnutrition, Improve Food Security, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Climate change and protectionism could harm efforts to feed the world: report “Rising protectionist and anti-trade sentiments threaten efforts to curb malnutrition even as more people go hungry and climate pressures rise, a U.S.-based think-tank said on Tuesday. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) noted the…

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BBC News: Plastic: WHO launches health review (Shukman, 3/15). The Guardian: How a scheme in Mali cut child deaths in one district by 95% (Hodal, 3/16). The Guardian: U.N. official questions ethics of sexual misconduct victims in bizarre speech (Ratcliffe, 3/14). Reuters: ATM pharmacy to cut queues for South Africa’s…

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Devex: India aims to eliminate TB by 2025 (Seiff/Cousins, 3/15). Quartz: A new test can diagnose malaria in under two minutes — without taking blood (Makri, 3/13). Reuters Health: Birth defect rate pegged at 7 percent for babies born to Zika-infected women (Emery, 3/14). U.N. News: U.N. aid chief urges…

Successive Droughts In Horn Of Africa Increase Region’s Food Insecurity

New York Times: Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest “…Four severe droughts have walloped the [Horn of Africa] in the last two decades, a rapid succession that has pushed millions of the world’s poorest to the edge of survival. Amid this new normal, a people long…

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