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UN Resolution Major Step Toward Accountability in Iraq
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed a United Nations Security Council resolution to create an investigative team to collect, preserve, and document evidence of potential war crimes committed by ISIS (also known as ISIL or the self-declared Islamic State) in northern Iraq. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear
All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

These Are 40 of the Most Terrifying Words in Donald Trump ’s U.N. Address
President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the most fateful decisions of his White House tenure. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he lambasted the regime in Iran and, in a deeply misleading reference to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, he said this of the United States: “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.” The President added: “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” That threat is an apparent...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Glaser, Emma Ashford Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump politics world affairs Source Type: news

Iraqi Supreme Court Suspends Kurdish Region ’s Independence Referendum
(BAGHDADP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement, saying it “issued a national order to suspend the referendum procedures … until the resolution of the cases regarding the constitutionality of said decision.” It was not immediately clear if the local government in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region would abide by the court’s ruling. The vote was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Iraq onetime Source Type: news

Iraqi Prime Minister: German Teen Runaway Could Face Death Penalty
Iraq’s prime minister says the teenage German girl found in Mosul last month who ran away from home after communicating with Islamic State group extremists online is still being held in a Baghdad prison. Speaking to The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday, Haider Al-Abadi says Iraq’s judiciary will decide if the teen will face the death penalty. “You know teenagers under certain laws, they are accountable for their actions especially if the act is a criminal activity when it amounts to killing innocent people,” he said. Sixteen-year-old Linda W. ran away last summer from her hometown...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime World Source Type: news

UNFPA aid reaches Deir Ez-Zor City for the first time in three years
Language EnglishDamascus, Syria – For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need. Relief was provided through a humanitarian convoy organized by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.Deir Ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria, and it has had been besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS or Da'esh) since 2014. It was only last week that the siege was broken and humanitarian access was restored. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on. Germany Little drama accompanies Germany’s September 24 elections — Angela Merkel and her CDU party will win a fourth consecutive term, making her the second longest-serving chancellor in modern German history when her term wraps up. Even Merkel’s prime challenger, Martin Schulz of the center-left SPD, has effectively admitted defeat, spending his last days on the campaign trail detailing the conditions he’ll set for joining Merkel’s ruling coalition rather than convin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized politics World Source Type: news

The London Attack Was a Grim Reminder That Homemade Bombs Are An Ongoing Threat
London was struck Friday by its fourth terrorist incident this year, when an improvised explosive device, or IED, partially detonated on a morning rush hour train, triggering a panicked rush from the scene and leaving 22 injured but none dead. Images of what appeared to be a homemade bomb soon began circulating on social media, showing what looked like a smoldering white bucket with wires attached. “Clearly, this was a device that was intended to cause significant harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May said following the attack. Friday’s assault marks the latest in a disturbing trend of IED attacks throughout ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kindgom Source Type: news

St. Louis Cop Found Not Guilty in 2011 Killing of Black Suspect
(ST. LOUIS) — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of murder in the 2011 killing of a black drug suspect, a decision that could spark protests with National Guard troops on standby. Judge Timothy Wilson found the former officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. The bench ruling came more than a month after testimony concluded. Activists had threatened civil disobedience if Stockley was acquitted, and authorities took steps to deal with that scenario. All three downtown courthouses, including the federal courthouse, and som...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Salter/ AP Tags: Uncategorized Missouri onetime Source Type: news

Harvard Withdrew Chelsea Manning ’s ‘Visiting Fellow’ Invitation. Here’s What to Know
A Harvard graduate school dean on Friday withdrew a designation extended to Chelsea Manning, saying the offer was a “mistake,” after a backlash from several people, including the head of the CIA. Manning, an Army soldier who was convicted of espionage after leaking classified government documents, was released from prison in May after then-President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in January. Manning was set to serve as a “visiting fellow” at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government this fall before the school revoked the “perceived honor.” The reversal came less than a da...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Chelsea Manning onetime Source Type: news

Paris Will Host the 2024 Olympics. Now, France Has to Ensure They ’re Safe
The timing in Paris early Friday morning could hardly have been more ominous. As the Mayor of Paris and top French officials were on a flight from Lima, Peru, where the International Olympic Committee had awarded them the right to host the Summer Games in 2024, events were unfolding on the ground. As the airplane approached Paris, a man wielding a knife lunged at a soldier in the heart of the city, in the heavily used Chatelet Metro station, while expressing support for ISIS, according to police. The timing was almost certainly unintended, and the attacker arrested before he inflicted any injuries. And yet, the assault se...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized France Source Type: news

Psychological inflexibility predicts of suicidal ideation over time in veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan - Debeer BB, Meyer EC, Kimbrel NA, Kittel JA, Gulliver SB, Morissette SB.
Psychological inflexibility, or how individuals respond to distressing internal experiences, may be a modifiable risk factor for suicide in veterans. It was hypothesized that psychological inflexibility would predict suicidal ideation after accounting for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A Man Has Been Arrested After Attacking a Soldier in Paris
(PARIS) — An assailant attacked a soldier on a counter-terrorism patrol in Paris on Friday, France’s armed forces minister said, the latest in a series of strikes targeting troops protecting transport hubs and tourist sites. The assailant was wrestled to the ground before being detained. The soldier, part of Operation Sentinel, a force deployed in the wake of Islamist attacks was unhurt in the incident. French media reported he was armed with a knife. It happened at the Chatelet subway station, a busy central hub for the metro and the suburban RER rail network that carries commuters into the capital from the ca...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reuters Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

Man to Be Kicked Out of Marines After Unfurling White Supremacist Banner
A Marine is set to be booted from the service after he was arrested at a pro-Confederate rally, where he allegedly helped unfurl a banner that displayed a white supremacist slogan. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning was arrested in Graham, N.C. on May 20, charged with a misdemeanor of first degree trespassing. He could face up to 60 days in jail along with his removal from the Corps, according to trade publication Marine Corps Times. Manning, who at the time was stationed at the Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune about 200 miles from Graham, is accused of scaling a building with fellow serviceman Sgt. Michael Chesny and u...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Military onetime Source Type: news

Fatal and non-fatal electrocution injuries at U.S. Marine Corps forward medical facilities during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom - Williams B, Deaton T, Galarneau M, Dye J, Zieber T, Auten J.
INTRODUCTION: Death from electrocution is rare and generally an accidental occurrence. In contrast to civilian patterns of electrocution injury, the military work environment suffers from a greater percentage of fatal high-voltage electrocutions. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Delivery of mental health treatment to combat veterans with psychiatric diagnoses and TBI histories - Miles SR, Harik JM, Hundt NE, Mignogna J, Pastorek NJ, Thompson KE, Freshour JS, Yu HJ, Cully JA.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health (MH) disorders are prevalent in combat veterans returning from Afghanistan and/or Iraq (hereafter referred to as returning veterans). Accurate estimates of service utilization for veterans with and without TBI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mind-body therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic review - Cushing RE, Braun KL.
OBJECTIVE: About a third of service members returning from post-9/11 deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq report combat-related mental health conditions, but many do not seek conventional treatment. Mind-body therapies have been offered as alternative approa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Primary blast-induced changes in Akt and GSK3 β phosphorylation in rat hippocampus - Wang Y, Sawyer TW, Tse YC, Fan C, Hennes G, Barnes J, Josey T, Weiss T, Nelson P, Wong TP.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to blast from improvised explosive devices has been a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the mechanisms of primary blast-induced TBI are not well understood. The A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Sep 5 2017 (IPS)Extreme poverty remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study of Iraq fighters reveals what makes people prepared to die for a cause
In research that could help to combat extremists, scientists working on the the frontline in Iraq have begun to unpick what is behind the will to fightWhenIslamic State (Isis) launched its attack on Mosul in 2014, they were outnumbered by opposition forces by almost 40 to one – yetIsis took the city. Now a group of scientists working on the frontline in Iraq have analysed what motivates such fighters in research they say could help combat extremists.While predicting the will to fight has been described by the former US director of national intelligence James Clapper as “imponderable”, researchers say they...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Psychology Islamic State Military Anthropology Source Type: news

Sexual assault in the US military: a comparison of risk in deployed and non-deployed locations among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom active component and Reserve/National Guard servicewomen - Sadler AG, Booth BM, Torner JC, Mengeling MA.
BACKGROUND: To determine whether sexual assault in the military (SAIM) among active component and Reserve/National Guard servicewomen is more likely to occur in deployed or non-deployed locations; and which location poses greater risk for SAIM when time sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Castle of the Sealand kings: Discovering ancient Iraq ’s rebel rulers
British and Iraqi archaeologists identify the first known settlement built under the enigmatic Sealand kingsThe Kings of the Sealand sound like they come straight out of a fantasy novel but it ’s the name given to a royal dynasty who ruled a swathe of Bronze Age Iraq for almost three centuries (ca. 1730-1460 BCE). Archaeologists know almost nothing about the Sealand Kings or their kingdom; all we have to go on are a tiny number of ancient texts, mostly written about them by other rulers . We know they controlled the swampy land around the head of the Persian Gulf, including several of the great ancient cities of sout...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mary Shepperson Tags: Science Iraq Archaeology Source Type: news

The influence of traumatic brain injury on treatment outcomes of Concurrent Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) in veterans - Gros DF, Lancaster CL, Horner MD, Szafranski DD, Back SE.
BACKGROUND: The co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders (SUD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in veterans of Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn has received much attention in the literature. Although hyp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Daniel Craig Steals 'Logan Lucky' - Movies for Grownups - Film ...
1 day ago ... Those further from AARP membership are all tops, too: Adam Driver as angry one -armed Iraq-vet bartender Clyde Logan; Channing Tatum,  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Completion of a veteran-focused civic service program improves health and psychosocial outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury - Lawrence KA, Matthieu MM, Robertson-Blackmore E.
INTRODUCTION: Volunteering as a health promotion intervention is positively related to improved health and well-being in civilians and older adults. Yet, the impacts of participating in a community-based volunteering program on returning military veterans ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What's Not a Target
August 17, 2017Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They ’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.Health workers.It was really hard for me to get my head around at first —that someone would deliberately harm a health worker. A nurse, a doctor, a midwife. A community health worker delivering polio vaccines. Someone who spent years studying, practicing, sacrificing to save lives.I mean when Imeet a health worker, I ’m often tongue-tied. They practically have celebrity status. They’re doing somethin...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Predictors of PTSD improvement with cognitive/exposure group interventions in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom female veterans - Falkenstein MJ, Baca JC, Belon K, Castillo DT.
We examined predictors using a group protocol with cognitive, exposure, and skills modules. Assessments included self-report and interview (CAPS, SCID-I/II)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

In Iraq, UN Youth Envoy says young people are'most valuable force we have to shape a better future '
As International Youth Day events kicked off worldwide today, at a special event in Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, pledged to do everything in her power to ensure the voices of youths, including those working to build peace, are heard. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Iraq launches UN-supported action plan to save lives of mothers and newborns
Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq's healthcare system– with pregnant women and their babies paying for it with their lives, according to three United Nations agencies. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How hospital equipment allows terrorists to easily make dirty bombs that could irradiate entire cities
(Natural News) When ISIS took control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it apparently had the makings of a devastating dirty bomb at its fingertips. Cobalt-60 is a common element in medical radiotherapy equipment used in cancer treatment. For about three years after ISIS overran the city, wary U.S. intelligence agencies were aware... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Art Therapy Help Heal the Pain of PTSD?
Art therapy has experienced tremendous growth over the past two decades, not only advancing treatment options but also advancing into different populations and treatment settings. In particular, art therapists have been working with a very special and unique population — the military. For over 15 years, post-9/11 military service members and veterans have been coming home after serving sometimes multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Many have sustained physical and psychological combat injuries and require extensive care. While medical advancements have made it possible to survive catastrophic injuries, the realit...
Source: Psych Central - August 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tricia Winklosky, MS-ATR Tags: Creativity Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Stress Trauma art Art Therapy drama Music Neuroplasticity Poetry Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury veterans War Veteran Source Type: news

Local peace and contemporary conflict: constructing commonality and exclusion during war in Afghanistan - Karell D.
Despite the "local turn" in international peacekeeping and the emphasis on community-centered development during the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it remains poorly understood how local actors--both foreign and indigenous--shape local-level wartime ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

To Empower Women Is to Empower Nations: Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
August 01, 2017As a health worker in a conflict zone, I  learned what it means to be in the right place at the right time.Being in the right place at the right time —I never had a full understanding of that concept until I started my medical career.Before coming to the United States to get a master ’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was a physician at Al-Zahrawi Surgical Hospital in the south of Iraq, one of only two main hospitals in the city of Amarah, inhabited by aboutone million people.Such conditions make complications more frequent.We were 20 new doctors...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Sleep quality in returning veterans: the influence of mild traumatic brain injury - Martindale SL, Farrell-Carnahan LV, Ulmer CS, Kimbrel NA, McDonald SD, Rowland JA.
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance is a key behavioral health concern among Iraq and Afghanistan era veterans and is a frequent complaint among veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Currently, it is unclear whether sleep disturbance is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

' The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF
Calling for“immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across the region and parts of Africa are at risk. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use and experience of recent intimate partner violence among women veterans who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan - Creech SK, Macdonald A, Taft C.
BACKGROUND: Women veterans may be at high risk for intimate partner violence (IPV), which increases susceptibility for negative physical and mental health. IPV experiences and use have not previously been studied among the newest generation of women vetera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Iraq: Babies Suffering from Severe Malnutrition in Mosul Region
MSF teams have treated more than 450 severely malnourished children in its hospital 35 miles south of Mosul since March.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Babies Impacted by Violence in Mosul, Iraq
VideoBabies Impacted by Violence in Mosul, IraqJuly 21, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Iraq: Babies Suffering from Severe Malnutrition in Mosul Region
Voice from the FieldIraq: Babies Suffering from Severe Malnutrition in Mosul RegionJuly 20, 2017Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have treated more than 450 severely malnourished children in its hospital in Qayyarah, around 35 miles south of Mosul, since March. Manuel Lannaud, MSF’s head of mission in Iraq, describes the scale of the childhood malnutrition problem in this region and how MSF is addressing it. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

East Africa ’ s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead
This report highlights the critical need for prompt and targeted action to effectively respond to the food crises and to address their root causes. The EU has taken leadership in this response. In 2016, we allocated € 550 million already, followed by another € 165 million that we have just mobilized to assist the people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa,” said Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.“The report is the outcome of a joint effort and a concrete follow-up to the commitments the EU made at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, whi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict urges protection of survivors released from ISIL-held Mosul
The United Nations official advocating against the use of sexual violence in conflict today urged all Iraqis to shun stigmatization, and called for women and girls returning from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da ’ esh) captivity to be embraced into their communities and supported, especially if they have children as a result of rape. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supporting Water Service Providers During Conflicts
International Institute for Environment and Development. 06/2017 This four-page issue brief discusses interventions that move toward structural support as early as possible during emergencies, and how they can reinforce water utilities'resilience and make service provision more sustainable and equitable. It discusses water service in conflict situations, but also can be applied to disasters. It summarizes a study of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Iraq: Scores of War-Wounded Patients Treated in Western Mosul, Thousands More Trapped
Extreme levels of conflict and violence —including airstrikes, bombardment, suicide attacks, and gunfire—are taking a devastating toll on thousands of residents trapped in Mosul.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Iraq: Scores of War-Wounded Patients Treated in Western Mosul, Thousands More Trapped
Press releaseIraq: Scores of War-Wounded Patients Treated in Western Mosul, Thousands More TrappedJuly 05, 2017MOSUL, IRAQ/NEW YORK, JULY 5, 2017 —Extreme levels of conflict and violence in theIraqi city of Mosul —including airstrikes, bombardment, suicide attacks, and gunshots—are taking a devastating toll on residents trapped in the embattled Old City, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news