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Expected Syrian Government Attack On Idlib Province Could Displace 700K People, Worsen Humanitarian Crisis, Health Agencies Warn

Newsweek: Northwestern Syrian Offensive Could Displace 700,000 People, Health Agencies Warn “An expected Syrian government attack in the country’s northwestern Idlib province could displace over 700,000 people and lead to a dire humanitarian situation. The ‘Health Cluster Bulletin’ report, which is published by health-focused humanitarian groups and spearheaded by the…

Pakistan Begins New Polio Vaccination Campaign In Effort To Eliminate Disease

ABC News: Inside Pakistan’s fight for zero polio cases, where women are on the frontlines “…Poor public infrastructure, hard-to-reach communities, high population movement, cultural barriers, and armed conflict have made it difficult for Pakistan to eliminate the potentially fatal virus, according to health experts. But Pakistan has undertaken nationwide, government-backed…

WHO Calls For Ceasefire In Yemen To Allow For Cholera Vaccinations

Reuters: WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate “Yemen may be on the brink of a new cholera epidemic, with a heightened death rate due to widespread malnutrition, and the United Nations is hoping for a ceasefire in the north to allow for vaccinations, the…

Yemen Facing New Cholera Outbreak In Port City Of Hodeida, UNICEF Warns

Associated Press: U.N. agency warns of another cholera outbreak in Yemen “The U.N. children’s agency is warning of another cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen after airstrikes hit water facilities and other civilian infrastructure in the port city of Hodeida…” (8/1). Xinhua News: UNICEF data show over 2,300 cholera-associated deaths across…

Yemen Risks New Cholera Epidemic In Warmer Months, Save The Children Warns

Al Jazeera: Yemen ‘on brink of new cholera epidemic,’ charity warns “Thousands of people in Yemen could be affected by a new wave of deadly cholera in the coming weeks, an international charity says. In a press release on Thursday, U.K.-based Save the Children warned the hot summer months are…

CFR Senior Fellow, Researcher Discuss Importance Of Official IDs In Preventing Child Marriage Among Syrian Refugees

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: Sixteen and Married: Why Identity Matters for Syrian Girls Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Hughes, research associate with CFR’s women and foreign policy program, discuss child marriage’s “devastating effects on girls’ health, education,…

Joint OECD-FAO Report Describes How Agricultural Policies Can Align With Health

The Lancet: Food security in the Middle East and North Africa Editorial Board “…Nutrition is essential for health. Despite greater food production than ever before, malnutrition remains among the top 10 causes of death in resource-poor countries. With little prospect over the next decade of greater protein intake in such…

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