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U.N. Aid Agencies Warn Of Food Insecurity ‘Hotspots’

U.N. News: Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent famine in hunger hotspots “People in four food insecurity ‘hotspots’ inside Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen need help urgently to avoid sliding into famine, U.N. humanitarians said on Friday. … In a joint alert with the Food…

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Borgen Magazine: Lack of Resources in Yemen Due to COVID-19 and Violence (Padmaraj, 11/8). Borgen Magazine: Destigmatize COVID-19 in Africa: From Nurses to Zindzi Mandela (Webb, 11/7). Borgen Magazine: The Global Oxygen Shortage During COVID-19 (Weir, 11/9). The Guardian: HIV: new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men at lowest level…

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Borgen Magazine: Senator Bob Casey’s Poverty Reduction Efforts (McWilliams, 11/3). Borgen Magazine: South America’s Indigenous Populations Combat COVID-19 (Engels, 11/3). Devex: COVID-19 is just part of the story for NGOs in the Pacific (Cornish, 11/4). Devex: Q&A: Why resilience is key to improved delivery of aid (Root, 11/3). The Guardian:…

USAID Fact Sheet Details Response To COVID-19 Pandemic In Libya

USAID: Libya COVID-19 Response This fact sheet describes how USAID “partners with Libyan government institutions, civil society, and the private sector to support strengthening the foundations of a more unified Libyan state and advance stability and self-reliance in Libya. USAID also provides humanitarian assistance to address the immediate needs of…

Women Polio Vaccinators In Pakistan Face Violence, Threats; Save The Children Warns Of Uptick In Polio Cases In S. Sudan; Taliban Prevents Polio Vaccinations Of 40K Children

The Guardian: The women who risk their lives to deliver Pakistan’s polio vaccines “…The polio workers, men and women, go house-to-house administering polio drops to children. But for the female workers, to do their job is to put their lives at risk on a daily basis. The threats and fatalities…

WFP Increases Aid To Urban Poor In Kenya Amid Pandemic; Jakarta’s Graveyards Running Low On Space; Pope Francis Eschews Mask Mandates; Iran’s Daily COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches Record High

AFRICA U.N. News: Kenya relief bid begins to avert ‘hunger crisis’ among poor workers hit by COVID (10/30). VOA News: WFP Boosts Aid to Kenyan Urban Poor Because of Pandemic (Schlein, 10/31). WIRED U.K.: The world could learn a lot from how Africa is handling Covid-19 (Makoni, 11/2). ASIA BBC…

Child Malnutrition At Record Levels, Health System Collapsing In Yemen, U.N. Warns

Reuters: Child malnutrition at record highs in parts of Yemen: U.N. survey “Parts of Yemen are suffering record levels of acute child malnutrition, with nearly 100,000 children now at risk of dying, heightening warnings that the country is approaching a dire food security crisis, a U.N. report and officials said…

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AP: Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic COVID-19 infection (10/29). AP: India’s coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind U.S. (Sharma et al., 10/29). Borgen Magazine: Updates on The Global Child Thrive Act (Broderick, 10/28). Chronicle of Philanthropy: Rockefeller Foundation Shifts Priorities, Pledges $1 Billion for Covid-19 Recovery (Prest, 10/28). Devex:…

Human Rights Watch, UNAIDS Address Various Issues Related To HIV Prevention, Treatment

Human Rights Watch: Foreigners Living with HIV in Jordan Face an Impossible Choice Rasha Younes, researcher with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch (10/26). UNAIDS: COVID-19’s impact on HIV vertical transmission services reversed (10/27). UNAIDS: Key populations have suboptimal knowledge of their HIV status…

Fewer Than 4% Of Wuhan Residents Have Coronavirus Antibodies; European Nations Reimpose Lockdowns; WHO Provides $2M To Iraq For COVID-19; U.S. Breaks Single Day Case Count Record

AFRICA CNBC: Africa could be about to see its first post-Covid default after Zambia skips interest payment (Smith, 10/26). ASIA AP: India’s festive season spawns fears of renewed virus surge (Saaliq, 10/25). UPI: Fewer than 4% of people in Wuhan have COVID-19 antibodies, study finds (Dunleavy, 10/23). EUROPE Washington Post:…

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