16 Jun 2017

Bill would give terror victims care at military hospitals

“Two New England senators are sponsoring a bill that would allow victims of terrorism to be treated at certain military health care facilities.” Source: Bill would give terror victims care at military hospitals

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14 Jun 2017

Syrian doctors plead for help, fearing the world is ‘bored’ with their conflict

“A group of Syrian doctors based in rebel-held provinces said on Tuesday that aid had dropped markedly over the last two months because donors were losing interest, a factor that will make it harder for them to handle government assaults.” Source: Syrian doctors plead for help, fearing the world is

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08 Jun 2017

Peru relaxes air quality standards to help mining industry

“Peru adopted new and more flexible air quality standards on Wednesday after the old standards were criticized by mining companies and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.” Source: Peru relaxes air quality standards to help mining industry | Reuters

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05 Jun 2017

Satellite Images Used to Track Food Insecurity in South Sudan

“The world is watching closely as food shortages grip parts of Africa and the Middle East. As humanitarian groups respond to the crisis, they have to solve a major problem: how to track food security in areas that are simply too remote or too dangerous to access.” Source: Satellite Images

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01 Jun 2017

Deprivation, disease, death: Yemen on brink of ‘total collapse’

“Civil war is causing Yemen to spiral toward total collapse with the threat of famine increasing and over 55,000 suspected cholera cases since late April, the UN humanitarian chief warned on Tuesday.” Source: Deprivation, disease, death: Yemen on brink of ‘total collapse’

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31 May 2017

UN: Yemen Now World’s Largest Food Insecurity Crisis

“The United Nations humanitarian chief said Tuesday that Yemen has become the world’s largest food insecurity crisis, with more than 17 million people struggling daily to get enough to eat.” Source: UN: Yemen Now World’s Largest Food Insecurity Crisis

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30 May 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo approves experimental Ebola vaccine use

“The Democratic Republic of Congo has given the green light to an experimental vaccine to combat an ongoing Ebola outbreak. While the vaccine is not licensed, it has shown promising signs in a clinical trial.” Source: Democratic Republic of Congo approves experimental Ebola vaccine use | News | DW |

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26 May 2017

Houthi militias stole from 63 aid ships, confiscated 550 convoys

“Yemeni Deputy Minister of Local Administration Abdulsalam Baabood has said that Houthi militias and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Salah have so far looted 63 aid ships and confiscated 550 humanitarian relief packages meant for the Yemeni people since the conflict began.” Source: Houthi militias stole from 63

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25 May 2017

UNICEF: Lives of 24 million children threatened by conflict

“Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa threaten the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, the United Nation’s children agency said in a report Wednesday.” Source: UNICEF: Lives of 24 million children threatened by conflict

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24 May 2017

Six more Ebola cases reported in DRC

“Six more Ebola cases reported in DRC by NEWS DESK May 23, 2017 Africa No Comments 506 views According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Report today, officials report six additional Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in Likati Health Zone, bringing the total to 43.” Source: Six more Ebola cases

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