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Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Cardinal Says Promised U.S. Aid Not Delivered; At Vatican, USAID’s Green Announces Additional Assistance For Iraqi Religious Minorities

Associated Press: Chaldean cardinal says promised U.S. aid for Iraq hasn’t come “The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church complained on Tuesday that promised U.S. aid for religious minorities in Iraq hasn’t materialized, issuing an unusual public rebuke of the United States on the same day Washington announced a new…

Up To 13M Yemenis At Risk Of Starvation If War Continues, U.N. Warns

The Guardian: Yemen on brink of ‘world’s worst famine in 100 years’ if war continues “Yemen could be facing the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition are not halted, the U.N. has warned. If war continues, famine could engulf the country in the next three…

U.K. Announces New Aid Package To Treat, Prevent Malnutrition Among Yemeni Children

GOV.UK: New U.K. aid package to provide life-saving help to millions of Yemeni children at growing risk of famine “The U.K. is providing a major new U.K. aid package to help screen, prevent, and tackle malnutrition in Yemen, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced today. … Today’s U.K.…

WHO, UNICEF Vaccinate More Than 300K People In Yemen Against Cholera

VOA News: U.N. Wraps Up Second Round of Cholera Vaccinations in Yemen “An estimated 300,000 people, more than half of them children, have been immunized against cholera in war-torn Yemen. The weeklong vaccination campaign was led jointly by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund…” (Schlein, 10/5). Xinhua News:…

International Court Of Justice Orders U.S. To Ensure Iran Sanctions Do Not Interfere With Humanitarian Aid; U.S. Subsequently Withdraws From 1955 Treaty

New York Times: U.S. Withdraws From 1955 Treaty Normalizing Relations With Iran “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the United States was pulling out of a six-decade-old treaty with Iran that had provided a basis for normalizing relations between the two countries, including diplomatic and economic exchanges.…

WHO, Yemen Begin New Cholera Vaccination Drive As Cases Increase To 10K+ Per Week

Agence France-Presse: WHO launches second cholera vaccine drive in Yemen as cases surge “The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was helping Yemeni authorities with a second round of vaccination against cholera in three hard-hit districts, as cases surged across the war-ravaged country…” (10/2). Reuters: Yemen cholera outbreak accelerates to…

Aid Agencies At U.N. Call For Sustained Efforts In Yemen To Prevent Famine; Saudi-Led Coalition Agrees To Open Humanitarian Corridors

Agence France-Presse: Coalition says to open humanitarian corridors from Yemen’s Hodeida “A Saudi-led military alliance fighting in Yemen said Monday it would open humanitarian corridors between two key rebel strongholds — the Red Sea city of Hodeida and the capital Sanaa — in coordination with the U.N…” (9/24). U.N. News:…

Global Community Must Prevent Violence, Address Underlying Causes Of Humanitarian Crises

Washington Post: We can, and must, prevent the next Yemen Neal Keny-Guyer, chief executive of Mercy Corps “…The international community must learn from [the] devastation [in Yemen]. To avert another Yemen, Syria, or Iraq, we must prevent violence before it erupts. We can accomplish this by helping at-risk communities improve…

Famine Threatening Yemen, U.N. Humanitarian Chief Warns

The Guardian: Deadly Yemen famine could strike at any time, warns U.N. boss “A famine inflicting ‘huge loss of life’ could strike at any time in Yemen, as food prices soar and the battle rages over the country’s main port, the U.N. humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, has warned. Lowcock said…

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