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U.N. Publication Warns Of Deepening Conflicts, Potential Natural Disasters Likely To Require Billions In Aid

Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation: From Libya to El Nino, U.N. experts warn: there’s worse to come “A group of U.N. experts tasked with forecasting the next disasters likely to require billions of dollars in humanitarian aid has warned of deepening crises in global hotspots from Burundi to Afghanistan over the next…

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FAO, WTO Agree To Strengthen Cooperation On Food Trade And Safety

U.N. News Centre: Food safety and trade should improve nutrition and boost development – U.N. agencies “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed [Monday] to strengthen their cooperation to promote international food trade and safety in ways that improve nutrition and allow…

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One In Three North Korean Children Stunted Due To Malnutrition; WFP Extends Timeline Of Food Aid Program To Country

UPI: World Food Program: 1 in 3 North Korean children suffer from stunted growth “One in three North Korean children under age 5 suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition, and one-third of North Korean women are afflicted by anemia, according to the World Food Program…” (Shim, 11/3). VOA News:…

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Climate Change Threatens Food Security, ‘Major’ Shifts In Agriculture Needed, U.N. Expert Says

Associated Press: U.N. food security expert warns about impact of climate change “A U.N. expert is warning that more extreme weather, higher temperatures, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to climate change are threatening people’s access to food over the long term. Hilal Elver, the U.N. special rapporteur on…

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Media Outlets Report On Cholera Outbreaks, Immunization Campaign In Iraq

Foreign Policy: Cholera Is Coming “…[T]oday’s [cholera] outbreak, which is unfolding in the Middle East and East Africa, is growing during an El Niño climate event that is shifting the planet’s normal rain and drought patterns, spreading the waterborne cholera bacteria. But this year’s outbreak has dangerous added dimensions: Its…

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Ethiopia Working To Prevent Famine Caused By Drought; U.N. Calls For Food Aid

Deutsche Welle: Faced with climate change, Ethiopia rediscovers an ancient staple crop “Often dubbed the false banana, the giant enset is a staple crop in certain parts of Ethiopia. As climate change brings increasingly frequent droughts, the plant’s versatility and resilience could help fight hunger…” (Stern, 11/3). The Economist: Ethiopia…

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Misconceptions, Stigma Among Young People Discourage Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health Services In Nigeria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Stigma deters young people from accessing contraception in Nigeria Nnamdi Eseme, member of the Key Correspondents network, which is supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…Young people have unique experiences of stigma and discrimination and youth friendly services are essential to tackling issues around unwanted pregnancies and…

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November 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on local innovations and country ownership for sustainable development and an editorial on gender, health, and the Sustainable Development Goals (November 2015).

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UNAIDS Announces New Strategy To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

UNAIDS: UNAIDS Board adopts bold and ambitious strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 In a press release, UNAIDS announces its new 2016-2021 Strategy and states that the strategy “is one of the first in the United Nations system to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, which set the…

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More Than 13M People In Need Of Aid, Protection In Syria, Says U.N.

Associated Press/Huffington Post: 13.5 Million Syrians Need Aid, Extra Help As Winter Approaches: U.N. “The United Nations said Tuesday the worsening conflict in Syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection, including more than six million children…” (Lederer, 10/30).

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