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WHO Urges Every Country To Prepare For COVID-19 As Disease Continues To Spread; Outbreak Could Impact Development, Humanitarian Efforts, Experts Warn

AP: World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day “Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines, and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers as a new virus troubled places around the globe. With the number…

More Than 9M People In Venezuela Food Insecure, Need Assistance, WFP Estimates Show

New Humanitarian: In Venezuela, the elderly are the ‘invisible victims’ “…The ongoing economic and humanitarian crisis in the country — once one of the richest in South America — is making it nearly impossible for [elderly Venezuelans] to scrape by, stay healthy, and receive care and support in their old…

U.N. Official Warns Humanitarian Crisis In Syria Reaches ‘Horrifying New Level’

NPR: U.N.: Humanitarian Crisis In Syria Reaches ‘Horrifying New Level’ “The humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached a ‘horrifying new level,’ according to a U.N. official. That’s how Mark Lowcock, the United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, described conditions in northwest Syria, based on eyewitness accounts…

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AP: U.N. Security Council approves resolution on Yemen sanctions (Lederer, 2/26). AP: East Africa’s huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo (Muhumuza, 2/25). BBC News: Appeal for more funds to control locusts (2/26). MedPage Today: A Doctor’s Story: Death and Hope in Syria (Firth, 2/25). Reuters: Scottish parliament approves free…

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Al Jazeera: ‘I wish I was a boy’: The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty (Mire, 2/24). Devex: Migration, LDCs key concerns for NGOs as French development bill progresses (Chadwick, 2/25). Devex: What do strategies from 2019 tell us about donors’ priorities? (Stibi, 2/21). Devex: Can village nutrition schools reduce widespread…

Expected U.S., Taliban Deal Offers No Protections For Afghan Women’s Rights

NBC News: No guarantees for Afghan women in draft U.S.-Taliban deal “The United States once vowed to liberate Afghan women from the draconian repression of the Taliban, but a planned deal between the U.S. and the insurgents offers no protections for the country’s women, who fear that their hard-won rights…