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Yemen At Risk Of Famine If Port Blockade Continues, FEWS NET Survey Warns

Associated Press: World Food Programme fears more Yemen deaths amid blockade “The head of the World Food Programme in Yemen said on Monday that millions of Yemenis face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged…

U.S. Supports Humanitarian Efforts For Rohingya, Rakhine Refugees In Burma, Bangladesh

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Assessing the Impact of U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Burma and Bangladesh Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration, discusses a recent “delegation to Burma and Bangladesh to see firsthand what is happening on the ground with…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders (11/19). Independent: Durban medical researcher named UNAIDS Special Ambassador (Pillay, 11/20). New York Times: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn (McNeil, 11/17). STAT: A plan to develop a Zika vaccine runs into controversy, as questions swirl…

Trump Administration Should Extend TPS For Haitians

New York Times: Let the Haitians Stay Editorial Board “…On Thanksgiving, … the Department of Homeland Security is to announce whether it will extend the [temporary protected status (TPS)] that was granted to about 50,000 Haitians when their country was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. … By any reasonable…

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