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International Community Could Play Major Role In Bringing Peace To Yemen

The Guardian: Have world leaders really got the will to bring peace to Yemen? Radhya al-Mutawakel, chair and co-founder of Mwatana Organization For Human Rights “…The need to remind everyone that what we are witnessing [in Yemen] is manmade, and not a natural disaster, is constant. … Since 2014, my…

U.N., Partners Appeal For $920M To Assist Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

U.N. News: U.N. and partners appeal for $920 million to meet ‘dire needs’ of Rohingya refugees “With more than 745,000 Rohingya having fled violence in Myanmar to settle in Bangladesh, joining roughly 200,000 others already sheltering there, United Nations aid agencies and partners launched an appeal on Friday to help…

U.N. Dispatch Discusses Impacts Of U.S. FY 2019 Budget On U.N.

U.N. Dispatch: Here is How the U.N. Is Impacted By The Budget Deal Between President Trump and Congress Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch, discusses the potential impacts of the U.S. FY 2019 budget on foreign policy and the U.N., noting that while U.N. peacekeeping activities were “underfunded,” the…

New WHO Expert Panel To Set Global Guidelines For Human Genome Editing

NPR: World Health Organization Forms Committee To Guide Editing Of Human Genes “The World Health Organization [on February 14] announced the formation of an international committee aimed at establishing uniform guidelines for editing human DNA in ways that can be passed down to future generations. The 18-member committee ‘will examine…

More News In Global Health

The Guardian: Polio spreads in Afghanistan and Pakistan ‘due to unchecked borders’ (Ahmed, 2/20). The Guardian: Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 — research (Boseley, 2/20). The Guardian: Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex (Ratcliffe, 2/15). Homeland Preparedness News: Potential bioterrorist use of…

More News In Global Health

The Atlantic: ‘She’s Not a Woman. She Doesn’t Have a Child.’ (Szynol, 2/13). Devex: Disability inclusive health care has mountains to climb (Rogers, 2/13). Inter Press Service: How Devastating is Climate Change for World Peace & Security? (Deen, 2/13). IRIN: Briefing: How the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh is changing (Loy,…

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