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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…

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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…

ODI Study Examines Sexual, Reproductive Health, Role Of Social Norms In Cuba

Overseas Development Institute: Family, sexuality, and sexual and reproductive health in Cuba: the role of social norms “Globally, today’s cohort of adolescents and young people is the largest ever, and 90% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. This study aims to enhance knowledge and evidence on how best…

Drought, Insecurity, Flailing Economy Increase Food Insecurity, Malnutrition In Haiti

Reuters: Haiti political morass fuels growing crisis of hunger, malnutrition “…While Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has long had one of the world’s highest levels of food insecurity, drought has ravaged harvests for the last few years, worsening food shortages and raising prices. … Compounding that, anti-government protests…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 373 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter features an article on the Global Fund’s first-ever allocation of funding to Venezuela to address malaria; a report on the nature…

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U.S. Continues To Provide Humanitarian Aid To Venezuelans In Need With Support From International Donor Community

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Delivering Life-Saving Humanitarian Relief to Venezuelans in Need Carol Thompson O’Connell, acting assistant secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, writes, “Since 2017, the United States has provided over $656 million to aid the Venezuela crisis response, of which nearly $473 million is…

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AFP: HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus (2/4). Borgen Magazine: Lowering the Maternal Mortality Rates in Haiti (Pugh, 2/5). Devex: U.K. launches COP26 with no leader and no obvious strategy (Worley, 2/5). Devex: Pilot program tackles ‘problematic’ data requirements for gender-based violence (Rogers, 2/4). The Guardian: African…

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet Provides Overview Of U.S. Assistance To Venezuela

U.S. Department of State: Delivering Life-Saving Humanitarian Relief to Venezuelans in Need This fact sheet provides an overview of U.S. assistance to Venezuela, noting, “Since 2017, the United States has provided over $656 million in aid to the Venezuela crisis, of which nearly $473 million is humanitarian assistance for the…