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Up To 13M Yemenis At Risk Of Starvation If War Continues, U.N. Warns

The Guardian: Yemen on brink of ‘world’s worst famine in 100 years’ if war continues “Yemen could be facing the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition are not halted, the U.N. has warned. If war continues, famine could engulf the country in the next three…

U.N. Demands Closure Of Australia’s Offshore Detention Centers For Refugees, Asylum Seekers After MSF Expelled From Nauru

Devex: MSF staff outline grave dangers to refugees after Nauru halts mental health services “A day after Médecins Sans Frontières condemned Nauru for halting ‘desperately needed’ mental health services on the island, the government has hit back, accusing the organization of being ‘political activists’ who worked to advance their ‘political…

War, Conflict Threaten Global Public Health

The Lancet: DR Congo: managing Ebola virus in war Editorial Board “The latest Ebola virus outbreak across DR Congo is testing international and local health responses under conditions of extreme stress. The country is deep in a protracted conflict, and efforts to control Ebola virus in the conflict zone are…

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Associated Press: Child hunger ‘serious’ in India while its economy grows fast (10/12). BuzzFeed News: The U.S. Is Sending Its Addiction Problem Over The Border (Stanton, 10/11). CNN: India hit with its biggest outbreak of Zika to date, with 32 confirmed cases (Suri, 10/12). Devex: Indonesia disaster reveals community preparedness…

Challenges Mount For Ebola Control In Conflict-Hit DRC Region

Devex: Tedros: Ebola outbreak highlights weakness for panic-based response “As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo threatens to spiral out of control — amid intense fighting near the country’s borders with Rwanda and Uganda — the global health community is reminded of the 2014 Ebola outbreak…

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Agence France-Presse: UNICEF urges health care access for trapped Syrians (10/10). Associated Press: Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal (10/11). Bloomberg: Gates Foundation Backs Self-Checkup App’s Africa Expansion (Lauerman/Kahn, 10/10). Business Insider: The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor’s visit has partnered with Bill…

Spike In Ebola Cases In DRC Prompts Health Ministry To Implement New Prevention Measures

Associated Press: Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September “The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday. In a statement, the International Rescue Committee said it was…

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Al Jazeera: Two million Afghan kids will suffer severe malnutrition this year (10/9). Associated Press: Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 15; 333 injured (Sanon, 10/9). BBC News: Ghana ‘prayer camps’ chain residents with mental health problems (Lansah et al., 10/10). Devex: Q&A: Poor vision as the world’s largest…

Cash Transfer Programming In Humanitarian Situations Must Include Gender Considerations

Devex: Opinion: For cash transfers to work, we can’t ignore gender Karen Peachey, interim director of the Cash Learning Partnership “We know that gender inequalities mean that disasters and conflicts affect populations differently. As humanitarian actors, we must carefully consider the ways emergencies can exacerbate women’s and girls’ existing vulnerabilities…

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