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Devex: Funding gaps could lead to locust devastation in East Africa (Jerving, 2/11). The Guardian: A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa unless we act fast to stop the desert locust (Dongyu/Lowcock, 2/12). Devex: U.K. jeopardizing development gains in Ghana with rapid reduction of aid, watchdog warns (Worley, 2/12). Financial Times:…

WHO DG ‘Very Encouraged’ By Downward Trend In DRC Ebola Cases

AP: WHO chief ‘very encouraged’ by dip in Congo Ebola cases “The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are ‘very encouraged’ after only three new cases of Ebola have been reported in the past week in eastern Congo, a sign that the world’s second deadliest Ebola…

UNFPA Launches $683M Appeal For Delivery Of Reproductive Health Services In Fragile Areas

U.N. News: $683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they’re most needed “With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services…

UNDP Administrator Discusses Development Trends In Speech

Devex: These 4 trends will define the future of development, Achim Steiner says “The head of the United Nations Development Programme has outlined four key factors he says will define the future of development. In a speech at the Oxford Forum for International Development, Achim Steiner — the UNDP administrator…

Spread Of Novel Coronavirus Not Yet Peaked, WHO Warns

U.N. News: Slight fall in coronavirus infections ‘nothing to celebrate,’ says U.N. health agency “A slight drop overnight in the number of people infected by the new coronavirus is welcome but ‘nothing to celebrate,’ a top U.N. health official said on Thursday. Dr. Michael Ryan, head of the World Health…

UNFPA Action Plan Aims To Reach 48M Women, Girls, Young People In Humanitarian Crises In 2020

UNFPA: Action plan seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises This post discusses the UNFPA’s efforts to address the health needs of women and girls living through humanitarian crises, highlighting a recently released report that discusses priorities for UNFPA’s global humanitarian action and provides an overview…