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Populations Of 17 Nations Experience Extreme Water Stress, Report Says

CNN: A quarter of world’s population are living with extreme water stress “A quarter of the world’s population is living in regions of extremely high water stress — with ‘once unthinkable’ water crises becoming common, researchers have said. With the climate crisis biting, 17 countries — home to one in…

U.S. Sanctions Hampering Funding For Humanitarian Work In Flood-Hit Iran, Aid Groups Say

Inter Press Service: U.S. Sanctions Imperil Aid to Iran’s Flood Victims “Two major humanitarian groups have warned that United States sanctions on Iran are stopping cash flows for vital humanitarian work in the country, adding another complication to the growing rift between Washington and Tehran. This week, the Norwegian Refugee…

Saudi-Led Coalition’s 3-Year Closure Of Yemen Capital’s Airport Blocks Patients’ Access To Lifesaving Medical Care, Aid Groups Say

Associated Press: Groups: Yemen airport closure ‘death sentence’ for thousands “The Saudi-led coalition’s closure of the airport in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two international aid groups said in a joint statement. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council and…

Syrian Government Agrees To Conditional Ceasefire In Rebel-Controlled Area After U.N. Authorizes Investigation Into Attacks On Health Facilities

Associated Press: Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold “Syria’s government said it has agreed to a conditional cease-fire starting late Thursday in northwestern Syria, according to state media. Government troops and allied Russia warplanes have been carrying out a three-month offensive against the rebel’s last stronghold, which…

6 Actions To Offer Hope, Ease Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Devex: Opinion: 6 actions to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen Alexander Matheou, executive director for international at the British Red Cross “…Yemen is back in the news again, amid reported efforts to enforce a ceasefire. Even for Yemen experts, the consequences of those events on the humanitarian crisis…

War In Yemen Set Back Country’s Development Progress 20 Years, U.N. Official Warns

Associated Press: U.N. official says war in Yemen knocked country back 20 years “A top U.N. official warned Monday that Yemen’s devastating five-year civil war has knocked the country back 20 years in terms of development and access to education. … The stalemated conflict has claimed tens of thousands of…