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U.N.-Hosted Donor Conference Raises $600M In Pledges For Rohingya Minority Crisis

U.N. News: Rohingya conference pledges to ‘remain steadfast’ in finding solutions to crisis “A joint U.N.-hosted donor conference to rally international support behind Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya minority ended on Thursday with a promise to continue engaging with concerned countries towards finding a long-term solution to their plight. … The co-chairs…

Pledging Conference Raises $1.7B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel Region

Devex: $1.7B raised for ‘toxic brew’ of crises in Sahel “A pledging conference hosted by Germany, Denmark, the European Union, and the United Nations raised $1.7 billion Tuesday for the Central Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. In announcing that total, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock…

USAID Providing Humanitarian Assistance To Address Severe Flooding In Vietnam, Cambodia

USAID: USAID Provides Immediate Assistance in Response to Widespread Flooding in Vietnam and Cambodia “The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing a total of $200,000 in immediate humanitarian aid to support efforts to respond to severe flooding in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and…

U.N. Aims To Raise $1B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel At Ministerial Meeting

AP: U.N. hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations “The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address…

Blog Posts, Issue Briefs, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impacts On Adolescent Girls, Young Women; Africa’s Economy; Humanitarian, Resilience Investing

Center for Global Development: Coping with COVID-19: The Pakistan Experience Ijaz Nabi, non-resident fellow with CGD (10/15). Friends of the Global Fight: The Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Needed Responses (10/15). Johns Hopkins University’s “Hub”: Study identifies dire economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa Laura…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: U.N. aid chief: Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis (Lederer, 10/15). Devex: Which bilateral donors are supporting mental health? (Smith/Cordale, 10/14). Devex: $100M genomic sequencing initiative launches in Africa (Chakamba, 10/15). STAT: Thank this Ebola-fighting African doctor for monoclonal antibody treatments (Jenson, 10/15). U.N. News: Invest in…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: ‘It was so abrupt’: COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 10/14). AP: Iran virus death toll hits record high, 3rd time in a week (Vahdat et al., 10/14). CNBC: Bill Gates slams U.S. on Covid: Most governments listen to their scientists, not attack them (Belvedere, 10/14). CNBC: WHO…

Opinion Pieces Examine Value Of Western Democracies In International Development, Amid COVID-19

Christian Science Monitor: The COVID-19 challenge: Good government Ned Temko, correspondent and columnist for Christian Science Monitor “It’s been a formidable, worldwide stress test. And the COVID-19 pandemic is placing particular strain on a model of government long seen as uniquely able to combine individual freedom and economic advancement: Western…

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