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USAID To Contribute $20M To WFP To Provide Food Aid In Afghanistan

Xinhua News: U.S. aid agency offers fund to WFP for food assistance to Afghans “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) offered 20 million U.S. dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support needy Afghans, announced WFP in a statement here Monday. ‘The contribution will enable…

Number Of Suspected Cholera Cases In Yemen Passes 300K, ICRC Official Says

Reuters: Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says “A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster on top of war, economic collapse, and near-famine in the impoverished country. ‘Disturbing. We’re…

Cutting U.S. Foreign Aid Threatens Efforts To Address Poverty, U.S. National Security

New York Times: Letter to Editor: Aid to Africa Abby Maxman, president of Oxfam America “While the military leads the fight against terrorism on the battlefield, it needs strong civilian partners in the battle against the drivers of extremism: lack of opportunity, insecurity, injustice, and hopelessness. That is why cutting…

Maintaining U.S. Funding For Food Security Efforts Critical, USGLC Blog Post Says

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Providing a 360-Degree Response to Food Insecurity and Conflict Laura Mack, communications intern at the USGLC, discusses the food security crises in the Middle East and Africa and highlights the efforts of FHI 360, which receives U.S. funding, to address food security globally. Mack mentions the…

Conflict Driving Cholera Outbreak, Food Insecurity In Yemen

Associated Press: From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters “…In May, a senior U.N. humanitarian official declared that Yemen was site of ‘the world’s largest food security crisis.’ More than 17 million desperately need food, and nearly seven million of those are ‘one step away from famine.’ Last week…

Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Slowing; Case Numbers Reach Nearly 219K, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO hopes Yemeni cholera outbreak is half done at 218,000 cases “A major cholera outbreak in Yemen may have reached the halfway mark at 218,798 cases as a massive emergency response has begun to curb its spread two months into the epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on…

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