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UNHCR Steps Up Response In Peru As Record Number Of Venezuelans Cross Border

Reuters: As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline “Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those documents filed asylum requests instead. … Regina de…

Venezuelan Government Should Allow NGOs To Restore Access To Food, Medicines In Country

The Lancet: Venezuela: food and medicines used as weapons Editorial Board “…Those living without access to food and medicine display the reality of an unprecedented humanitarian emergency in [Venezuela]. On June 7, the U.N. stated that more than 4 million people have already left Venezuela, while a further 7 million…

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 358 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several articles, including a piece on the rollout of a Global Fund donation to Venezuela to address the country’s worsening…

Human Rights Watch Report Examines Impacts Of Honduras’s Abortion Ban

The Guardian: Honduras abortion misery a ‘frightening preview’ of America’s future — study “One woman handcuffed by police after suffering a miscarriage, another forced to bear her rapist’s child. A doctor who risks imprisonment to end pregnancies that threaten the lives of patients. … Researchers from the organization spoke of…