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Borgen Magazine: Four Companies in Developing Countries Contributing to the SDGs (Cade, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: The need for more early stage investment in RMNCAH solutions (12/18). Devex: Q&A: The value of the private sector in health system strengthening (12/18). Devex: If COVID-19 changes finance, will that help development funding? (Saldinger,…

4 Countries Close To Famine, Says U.N.

The Telegraph: Revealed: The four countries facing famine in 2020 “Millions in South Sudan are on the edge of starvation, the United Nations has warned, with ‘multiple famines looming’ in a number of other countries as well. Across the globe millions have been left starving as the devastating impact of…

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AFP/YouTube: Virus hunters delve into Gabon forest in search for next threat | AFP (12/16). Devex: Q&A: The woman tasked with bringing gender to the center of the Gates Foundation (Cheney, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Addressing polio through a gender lens (12/17). Devex: How a new data portal aims to accelerate…

World Bank, Partners Work To Address Yemen’s WASH Needs

World Bank Blogs: Working together in the midst of an active conflict Carmen Nonay, practice manager at the World Bank, discusses the World Bank’s and partners’ efforts to address Yemen’s water supply and sanitation needs and priorities (12/10).

U.S. Will Not Penalize Foreign Banks For Financing Medical Supplies, Other Aid For Iran

Reuters: U.S. says no sanctions penalty on humanitarian aid for Iran “Banks that process payments for humanitarian aid to Iran will not be penalized under U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury has said, following a European appeal for leniency. In a statement explaining the workings of its sanctions, U.S. authorities said…

U.S. Must Ensure Yemenis Not Cut Off From Humanitarian Aid, Editorial Says

Bloomberg: The U.S. Shouldn’t Make Dire Situation in Yemen Worse Editorial Board “…The [potential designation of Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement as a foreign terrorist organization] threatens to do far more harm than good. If it goes forward, aid groups working in Houthi-controlled areas — which encompass 70% of the population…

UNFPA Launches Appeal For $818M To Provide Women, Girls With Services Amid COVID-19, Says Yemen Has Greatest Needs

U.N. News: 54 million women and youth face staggering humanitarian challenges “As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact women and girls hit by multiple humanitarian crises, the U.N. sexual and reproductive health agency appealed on Monday for $818 million to provide 54 million women and youth with essential and life-saving services throughout…

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