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UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees

After violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on 25 August, more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh in less than five weeks. Tens of thousands of refugees have arrived since, fleeing discrimination, violence and persecution, as well as isolation and fear. 394 more words

Human Interest

USAID announced nearly US$264 million additional humanitarian assistance for Iraq

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green on Wednesday announced nearly $264 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq. … 226 more words

Human Interest

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. 352 more words

Human Interest

African Union condemns Barcelona attack

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has strongly condemns the terrorist attack that was carried out in Barcelona’s Las Ramblasarea, in which thirteen lives were lost and dozens injured. 131 more words

Human Interest

Meeting Security Challenges in a Disordered World

Meeting Security Challenges in a Disordered World. Center for Strategic & International Studies. Rebecca Hersman et al. June 6, 2017

Today the world faces a volatile convergence of instability, state weakness, and conflict. 216 more words

United States

Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of populations affected by humanitarian emergencies: recent developments

Author(s): Rangaswamy Srinivasa MURTHY

http://journals.lww.com/co-psychiatry/Citation/2016/09000/Psychosocial_and_behavioral_aspects_of_populations.3.aspx

Abstract

Purpose of review

Understand recent developments in psychosocial and behavioral aspects of populations affected by humanitarian emergencies. The review covers the prevalence, longitudinal course, risk factors, posttraumatic growth, biological basis and interventions to address the needs.

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Kenyans Turn to Wild Fruits and Insects as Drought Looms

By Miriam Gathigah 

NAIROBI, Jan 31 2017 (IPS) – Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is only a matter of minutes before their next meal. 946 more words