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Congress Should Increase FY17 U.S. Funding For Global WASH, Education Programs

The Hill: Obama’s budget addresses extreme poverty, but Congress must do more Judith Rowland, U.S. policy & advocacy manager at the Global Poverty Project “…[W]hile [President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request] shows strong support for life-saving vaccines and polio eradication, it misses the mark on funding for clean water, sanitation,…

Continuing Conflict Exacerbates Health, Humanitarian Crises In Yemen

The Lancet: Yemen’s neglected health and humanitarian crisis “Despite the easing of a naval blockade, Yemen still faces severe shortages of medicines, water, and fuel amid ongoing coalition airstrikes across the country…” (Burki, 2/20).

Reuters Examines Relationship Between Brazil’s Infrastructure Inequality, Zika

Reuters: Infrastructure inequality is catalyst for Brazil’s Zika epidemic “…Brazil made significant gains against inequality over the past decade, hauling some 40 million people out of poverty. But the Zika outbreak, detected for the first time in the Americas last year, and the worst recession in decades have exposed the…

2M People In Aleppo, Syria, Without Running Water; U.N. Urges Humanitarian Pause In Fighting To Fix Electrical System, Deliver Medical Supplies

Newsweek: Two Million People in Aleppo Don’t Have Access to Running Water: U.N. “The humanitarian crisis is escalating in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as two million people have lost their access to running water…” (Westcott, 8/9). NPR: 2 Million Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Now Without Running Water “…The United…

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