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USAID Administrator Unsure Of U.S. Assistance Situation In War-Torn Syria; Humanitarian Groups Face Challenges Reaching Impacted Populations

Associated Press: Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift “Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of…

WHO EMRO Expresses Concern Over Humanitarian Health Situation In Northeastern Syria

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean: WHO gravely concerned about humanitarian situation in northeast Syria “WHO is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost 1.5 million…

U.N. Agencies Express Concern Over Humanitarian Situation In Syria Following Start Of Turkish Offensive After U.S. Withdraws Troops From Region

The Guardian: Tens of thousands of civilians flee Turkish offensive in Syria “Tens of thousands of civilians have fled from the fighting after Turkish troops began a military operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, the U.N. refugee agency has said. According to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,…

USAID Administrator Announces Award Recipients Under New Partnership Initiative, Including For Global Health Work

USAID: USAID Administrator Mark Green Announces Funding for Global Health and Victims of ISIS Genocide at the Accord Network Annual Forum “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the first tranche of recipients under USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) [Thursday] during his remarks at the Accord Network’s…

IFRC, IsDB Launch One WASH Fund, New Financing Mechanism To Address Cholera In OIC Countries

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: New “game-changing” financing mechanism to end cholera launched at U.N. General Assembly “The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) [Thursday] unveiled a major new initiative to combat cholera and other diarrheal…

Asian, Arab Parliamentarians To Review, Assess ICPD Programme Of Action At September Meeting

IPS: Asian & Arab Parliamentarians to Move Forward on Reproductive Health & Gender Empowerment “Over the years, the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) has worked in tandem with legislators and parliamentarians to help implement the historic Programme of Action (PoA) adopted unanimously by over 20,000 U.N. delegates at a landmark International…

UNFPA Warns Half Of Reproductive Health Clinics In Yemen To Close This Month Unless More Funding Received; U.N. Health Agencies Begin Diphtheria Vaccination Campaign In War-Torn Nation

Associated Press: U.N. launches diphtheria vaccination campaign for Yemeni kids”The United Nations agencies for health and children have launched a diphtheria vaccination campaign in war-torn Yemen targeting over 2.8 million children between the ages of six weeks and 15 years…” (9/5).┬áThomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. says women and babies at risk…

All Parties In Yemen War Committing Abuses, U.N. Human Rights Council Report Says

New York Times: War Crimes Committed by Both Sides in Yemen, U.N. Panel Says”All parties to the war in Yemen are committing horrific abuses, from arbitrary killings to rape and torture, with an impunity that underscores a collective failure of the international community, a panel of international experts said on…