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Trump Administration Considers Labeling Houthi Rebels In Yemen As Terrorist Organization; Aid Groups Warn Move Would Complicate Humanitarian Aid As Nation Faces Famine

NBC News: Trump admin debates labeling Yemen’s Houthis terrorists, aid groups warn thousands face famine “Trump administration officials are locked in an internal debate about whether to label Houthi rebels in Yemen as a terrorist organization, as aid groups and United Nations officials warn that the move could trigger a…

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AP: Rage and hope fuel women’s revolt over abortion in Poland (Gera, 12/2). Devex: World Bank updates procurement policy to enforce gender-based violence rules (Saldinger, 12/1). IPS: COVID-19 an Opportunity to Build Resilience around Food Systems (Phakathi, 12/1). Nature: Meet the scientists investigating the origins of the COVID pandemic (Mallapaty,…

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Al Jazeera: Pacific’s Samoa records first case of coronavirus (11/19). Devex: Exclusive: FCDO to become ‘reserved’ department, will not be hiring foreign nationals (Worley, 11/18). New Humanitarian: In storm-hit Honduras, a climate crisis drives needs and fuels migration (Olson, 11/18). New York Times: How Profit Collided With Public Health in…

U.N. Releases $100M In Emergency Funding To Prevent Famine In 7 Countries

U.N. News: U.N. releases $100 million to guard against famine “The United Nations released $100 million of emergency funding on Tuesday to stave off the risk of famine in seven countries most at risk from a hunger epidemic fueled by conflict, economic decline, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark…

Trump Administration Plans To Designate Houthis As Terrorists Will Disrupt International Aid Efforts In Yemen, Agencies Warn

Foreign Policy: Trump Administration Plans to Designate Yemen’s Houthis as Terrorists “The Trump administration is preparing to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents a terrorist organization before leaving office in January, fueling fears the move will disrupt international aid efforts and upend United Nations-brokered peace efforts between the Shiite movement and…

School Reopenings In Africa Bring Anxiety; Coronavirus Circulating Earlier Than Thought In Italy; Iran Experiencing Worst Epidemic In Middle East; U.S. Passes 11M Cases

AFRICA AP: As schools reopen in Africa, relief is matched by anxiety (Muhumuza/Odula, 11/16). ASIA Reuters: China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand (Singh et al., 11/15). Reuters: N.Korea’s Kim orders tightening of anti-virus measures amid global pandemic — KCNA (Cha, 11/15). EUROPE The Guardian:…

Media Outlets Report On WHA Discussions, Including Health Emergency Early Warning Systems, Proposal On Palestinian Territories, Global Repository For Biological Samples

Devex: How should the world be warned of global health emergencies? “There is high interest among a number of World Health Organization member states to introduce a differentiated alert level system for health emergencies, after many governments were accused of being slow in responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak. But…

U.N. Agencies Urge Action To Prevent Widespread Famine In Yemen

AP: U.N. food chief: Yemen faces ‘looming famine,’ needs millions “The head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme sounded an alarm Wednesday that war-torn Yemen faces ‘looming famine’ and urged nations to provide hundreds of millions of dollars immediately, saying it will mean ‘the difference between life and…

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