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U.N. Relief Coordinator Warns Humanitarian Needs Remain ‘Profound’ In Syria As Aid Enters Area Hit By Severe Malnutrition

Agence France-Presse: Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis “Dozens of trucks carrying aid for 40,000 people on Monday entered the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, where residents and relief groups have warned a humanitarian crisis is escalating…” (Mohammed, 10/30). U.N. News Centre: With 13 million…

Violence Continues To Cut Off Access To Health Care Throughout Afghanistan

IRIN: Afghan health care under siege as escalating conflict cuts off access “…Throughout Afghanistan,… an increasingly violent struggle for control is threatening access to vital health care. Pressure from a web of armed groups, including a resurgent Taliban, has seen medical workers targeted and health clinics commandeered or shut. This…

Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic Now Largest In Modern History, Result Of War

FRONTLINE: How Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Became the Fastest Growing in Modern History “…At last count on October 11, the World Health Organization reported that there have been more than 822,000 suspected cases of cholera and 2,160 cholera-related deaths since the end of April, when the outbreak emerged. … What’s especially…

Attacks On Vaccine Stores, Health Facilities In Syria Threaten Children, Gavi Says

Xinhua News: Attacks on health facilities threaten all Syrian children: global Vaccine Alliance “Attacks on health workers, medical facilities, and vaccine stocks are putting the lives of all Syrian children at risk, [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,] said on Tuesday following last week’s strike on medical facilities in eastern Syria…” (10/17).

War-Torn Yemen Continues To Suffer From Hunger, Cholera In ‘Forgotten Conflict’

Deutsche Welle: Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a ‘forgotten conflict’ “While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year…” (10/14).

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