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Syrian Regime’s Offensive In Ghouta Targets Medical Rescuers

Wall Street Journal: Syrian Rescuers Pay a Tragic Price “The Syrian regime’s relentless assault on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus has spared little, targeting not only hospitals and markets, but also medical rescuers and their families. Residents and medical workers describe the offensive, backed by Russian airstrikes,…

U.K. To Maintain Aid Budget Of At Least 0.7% Of GNI, Prime Minister May Says

The Guardian: May says U.K. will not cut aid in wake of Oxfam scandal “The U.K.’s aid budget will not be cut as a result of the sexual exploitation scandal affecting the sector, the prime minister has confirmed in a push back against the right wing of her party. There…

More News In Global Health

Reuters: Zambia cholera epidemic continues to slow as number of deaths declines (Mfula, 2/20). Xinhua News: Zambia seeks more money to contain cholera outbreak (2/21). Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. refugee agency says donors withhold funds until Uganda numbers checked (Biryabarema, 2/20). U.N. News: Rohingya refugees face immense health needs; U.N.…

UNRWA Facing Budget Shortfall, Impacted By Trump Administration’s Withholding Of Funding

The Guardian: Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, U.N. warns “The head of the main United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees has warned that the organisation is facing the most severe funding crisis in its history, threatening its support to an estimated 5.3 million people, including more…

USAID Responds To Dominica’s Food Supply Needs After Hurricane Maria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: After the Hurricane Mette Karlsen, senior regional adviser and team leader for Latin America and the Caribbean in USAID’s Food for Peace Office, discusses the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team’s response to Hurricane Maria in Dominica, and the task of “assess[ing] the damage to the…

More News In Global Health

BBC: Life after Ebola (Cunningham, 2/19). Devex: UN to development community: Think urban for the SDGs (Scruggs, 2/16). The Lancet: Yemeni health under relentless pressure (Devi, 2/17). The Lancet: End of a cholera epidemic in South Sudan declared (Burki, 2/17). New York Times: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria (McNeil, 2/16).…

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