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Humanitarian, Development Work Should Remain Separate To Better Deliver Short-, Long-Term Results

The Guardian: Don’t blur the lines between development and humanitarian work Marc DuBois, independent consultant and researcher currently working with Here-Geneva “…The humanitarian/development divide imposes institutional divisions onto the real world of people in crisis. The urgency of food, water, health care, or shelter needs in Syria or eastern DRC…

Congress Must No Longer Delay Zika Funding

Washington Post: The GOP Congress must stop hurting the Zika fight Editorial Board “…Now that Congress has returned from its recess, it is time to buckle down and approve the president’s request for about $1.9 billion in emergency funding, or something close to it. … The time to prepare for…

Eradicating Hunger, Achieving Food Security Will Help Prevent Conflicts

Inter Press Service: Hunger, a Matter of Global Security Enrique Yeves, director of corporate communication at FAO “…Eradicating hunger is … not only a moral obligation, but something vital to guarantee a future for all of us. Improving food security can help to construct a sustainable peace, and even prevent…

‘Supposedly Pro-Life Majorities’ In Congress Must Not Delay U.S. Response To Zika

Washington Post: For Republicans in Congress, does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika? Dana Milbank, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[T]he supposedly pro-life majorities in both chambers of Congress have done nothing with [President] Obama’s [Zika emergency funding] request, more than three months after he made it in early February.…

Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people…

Opinion Pieces Highlight Messages Of Lancet Commission On Adolescent Health And Wellbeing, Highlight Age Group’s Importance To Achieving SDGs

The Lancet: GBD 2013: a window into the world of young people Shanthi Ameratunga and Simon Denny, both professors at the University of Auckland “Between continuing threats to child survival in many low-income countries and increasing pressures of aging populations on health systems almost everywhere, the health needs of young…

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