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WFP Director Says Report On Rohingya Hunger Removed From Website To Be Republished

The Guardian: U.N. report on Rohingya hunger is shelved at Myanmar’s request “The United Nations food aid agency withdrew a critical report revealing desperate hunger among the persecuted Rohingya population after the Myanmar government demanded it be taken down, the Guardian has learned. … However, WFP’s Executive Director David Beasley…

UNFPA State Of The World Population Report Focuses On Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights; TRF Publishes Several Articles On Issue

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Give world’s poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality — U.N. “A failure to give the world’s poorest women control over their bodies could widen inequality in developing countries and thwart progress towards global goals aimed at ending poverty by 2030, the United Nations Population…

USAID Launches $181M Suite Of Activities To Prevent Maternal, Child Deaths In Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: USAID Launches $181 Million in Activities to Help Prevent Maternal and Child Deaths “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These ‘Transform’ activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall…

Yemen Cholera Epidemic Expected To Hit 1M Cases By Year End, Save The Children Warns

The Guardian: Yemen’s cholera outbreak now the worst in history as millionth case looms “…The World Health Organization has reported more than 815,000 suspected cases of the disease in Yemen and 2,156 deaths. About 4,000 suspected cases are being reported daily, more than half of which are among children under…

UNICEF, Partners Address Needs Of Rohingya Refugee Children In Bangladesh, Launch Latrine-Building Plan To Help Avert Disease Outbreak

Devex: A city-sized refugee camp with even bigger child protection challenges “Child-focused spaces on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border will number more than 1,500 in the coming year as UNICEF and nongovernmental organizations race to respond to the needs of an unprecedented concentration of refugee children. … More than 300,000 children have…

Global Obesity Among Children, Teens Up 10-Fold Since 1975; Over-, Underweight Rates Vary Widely Among Regions, Study Shows

Associated Press: Children’s obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked “While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released Tuesday. Globally, more children are still underweight rather than obese although the researchers…

CDC Working With National Governments To Eliminate Measles, Rubella Worldwide

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Looking Ahead to a Measles and Rubella Free World Robert Linkins, chair of the Measles & Rubella Initiative, and chief of the Accelerated Disease Control and Surveillance Branch at the CDC Global Immunization Division, discusses efforts to eliminate measles, rubella, and the associated congenital rubella syndrome…

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