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Experts At Wilson Center Event Highlight Faith-Based Family Planning Efforts

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Saving Money and Lives With Faith-Based Family Planning Anuj Krishnamurthy, intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, highlights an event held in July at the Wilson Center, during which panelists…

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National Security, Faith, Economic Arguments Can Help Make Case For Foreign Aid, Development Experts Say

Devex: How to defend aid in the Trump era: Try national security, business and faith “…The Trump administration and its ‘America First’ policy agenda has caused advocates for foreign assistance to rethink their arguments as they attempt to make the case for aid. But if one door closes, another opens,…

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Foreign Assistance Should Be Driven By Where Need, Potential Impact Is Greatest

The Hill: Foreign assistance should be directed where the need and impact are greatest Bill O’Keefe, vice president for government relations and advocacy at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and executive committee member of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) “…One key point [of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s (MFAN) Guiding…

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Abortion Rate Remains High In Argentina Despite Procedure Being Banned In Most Cases

Los Angeles Times: Argentina bans abortion in most cases. So why is its abortion rate far higher than that of the U.S.? “…In Argentina, and across much of Latin America, where edicts of the Catholic Church are often enshrined in law, elective abortion in cases of unwanted pregnancy is illegal.…

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U.S. Will Funnel Financial Assistance For Persecuted Religious Populations Through USAID, Not U.N., VP Pence Says

The Atlantic: Mike Pence Promises to Defend Christians in the Middle East “…On Wednesday, [Vice President Mike Pence spoke] at the In Defense of Christians conference, where he announced that he will be visiting persecuted minorities in the Middle East in December. He also said the Trump administration will redirect…

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More Efforts Needed To Address Humanitarian Crisis Among Rohingya Muslims, Reach Political Solution, NGO Official Says

The Guardian: World failing Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, top Red Cross official says “A top Red Cross official has described the humanitarian crisis affecting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims as unprecedented and said the world was failing in its response. Speaking to the Guardian on a visit to the rapidly expanding refugee camps…

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U.S. State Department Weighs Sanctions For Myanmar, Labeling Violence Against Rohingya Muslims As Ethnic Cleansing, Senate Hears

Associated Press: U.S. declaration of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar on way “The Trump administration moved toward a condemnation of ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, as officials were preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to unequivocally use the term for the first time. Angry lawmakers on Tuesday…

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U.N. To Request $434M For Humanitarian Response In Bangladesh As Number Of Rohingya Refugees Nears 600K

CBS News: Number of Rohingya refugees reaches 589,000 as humanitarian crisis looms “The United Nations says the number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar is now up to 589,000. Seven thousand crossed into Bangladesh on Friday. Over the past two months, religious and ethnic tensions in the nation…

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Children Make Up Most Of Rohingya Refugees, Lack Food, Water, Health Care, UNICEF Report Says

Associated Press: UNICEF: Rohingya Children Refugees Face ‘Hell On Earth’ “UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a ‘hell on earth’ in overcrowded, muddy, and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh…” (10/20). CBS News: “The…

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WFP Report, IFPRI Data Show Achieving Food Security For All Is Distant Goal; Pope Francis Urges Action To End Hunger On World Food Day

The Guardian: The true cost of a plate of food: $1 in New York, $320 in South Sudan “The world’s poorest pay more than a day’s wages for a single plate of food, according to a report from the World Food Programme, which reveals that the same bean stew can…

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