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Agence France-Presse: Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes (8/8). Associated Press: U.N. food agency to boost aid for 4 Central American countries (8/9). BBC News: Kenya’s new breast milk bank in bid to reduce infant mortality (Odhiambo/Panyanko, 8/9). The BMJ: Malaria outbreak in Burundi reaches epidemic levels with…

WHO Follows ‘Zero-Tolerance Policy’ On All Forms Of Corruption, Statement On Yemen Says; WFP To Resume Food Aid To Sanaa

Associated Press: WHO says it has ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption in Yemen “The World Health Organization says it follows ‘a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of corruption’ amid calls for greater transparency following an Associated Press report on fraud and mismanagement marring some U.N. operations in the country. WHO issued…

Devex Examines Germany’s Foreign Aid Budget

Devex: Germany, foreign aid, and the elusive 0.7% “In 2016, Germany became the world’s second-largest aid donor by volume — but as the country grapples with its new role as a development leader, the debate over the future of its aid budget is far from settled. … Germany is likely…

Populations Of 17 Nations Experience Extreme Water Stress, Report Says

CNN: A quarter of world’s population are living with extreme water stress “A quarter of the world’s population is living in regions of extremely high water stress — with ‘once unthinkable’ water crises becoming common, researchers have said. With the climate crisis biting, 17 countries — home to one in…

U.S. Sanctions Hampering Funding For Humanitarian Work In Flood-Hit Iran, Aid Groups Say

Inter Press Service: U.S. Sanctions Imperil Aid to Iran’s Flood Victims “Two major humanitarian groups have warned that United States sanctions on Iran are stopping cash flows for vital humanitarian work in the country, adding another complication to the growing rift between Washington and Tehran. This week, the Norwegian Refugee…