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Devex: Call for road deaths to be recognized as child health emergency (Abrahams, 12/14). Devex: Aid community silenced in Ethiopia (Root, 12/14). Devex: The impact of climate inaction on food security (Cornish, 12/13). The Guardian: ‘A child is killed daily’: saving lives in Brazil’s deadliest city for adolescents (Griffin, 12/14).…

Yemen Peace Talks End With Ceasefire Agreement For Major Port City; U.S. Senate Votes To End Military Assistance For Saudi Arabia; WFP Says Agency Cannot Meet Country’s Needs

The Guardian: Yemen: ceasefire agreed for port city of Hodeidah “Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to an immediate ceasefire in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, the U.N. secretary general has said, in a potential breakthrough at the end of a week of peace talks in Sweden. … If implemented…

Gavi Working To Get More Vaccines To People In Rural Areas, Conflicts, Emergency Situations

Reuters: Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics “More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization, and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said. Seth Berkley, chief executive of [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance], said his…

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BBC: Yemen war: Billions in aid, but where’s it going? (Goodman, 12/12). The Guardian: ‘Yemenis are left so poor they kill themselves before the hunger does’ (12/11). Global Health NOW: Demystifying a ‘Curse’ (McNeish, 12/11). The Guardian: ‘What happened to me will not happen to my daughters’: sexual violence in…

Humanitarian Efforts Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases As Conflicts Arise In Higher Income Countries

IRIN: A new normal in humanitarian aid: treating middle-class diseases “Treating undernourished children, boosting nutrition for pregnant women, and even providing a statistical basis for the term ‘famine’ have all become routine parts of humanitarian health programs. But the routine is changing. As conflicts and crises overtake middle-income countries like…

U.N. Adopts Compact Addressing Link Between Climate Change, Migration

PRI: U.N. compact recognizes climate change as driver of migration for first time “…A World Bank report released this spring estimated climate change could drive more than 140 million people to migrate internally within Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia alone by midcentury. The U.N. estimates a similar number…

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Associated Press: Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug (12/10). Devex: New WHO initiative targets emergency ‘blind spot’ (Ravelo, 12/11). The Guardian: Australia ranks well in global health, despite cancer and obesity alarm bells (Henriques-Gomes, 12/10). Intellectual Property Watch: Experts Call For Global Accountability Mechanism For Access To…

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