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Exclusive: Trust pursuing foreign government in court over unpaid debt
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust is taking legal action against the Libyan government over unpaid debt, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2017 Category: UK 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

Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Young African migrants seek opportunities abroad as the World Bank projects that “the world’s extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa”. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 2017 (IPS)Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Europe Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

How an Outlaw Became the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. In the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 100 years ago, a restless Turkish prisoner of war languished in Malta, then a British possession. With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army. His biography has not survived, yet, from the archival material that has, we can imagine what it might have included: a string of increasingly momentous assignments for the Committee of Union and Progress (Ottoman patriots opposed to the policies of the sultan) and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin C. Fortna / History Today Tags: Uncategorized People Source Type: news

Pope Francis Urges ‘Pro-Life’ President Trump to Rethink DACA Decision
(ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE) — Pope Francis is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, saying anyone who calls himself “pro-life” should keep families together. “If he is a good pro-life believer he must understand that family is the cradle of life and one must defend its unity,” Francis said during an in-flight press conference en route home from Colombia. Francis said he hadn’t read up on Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Children Program, which allows some immigrants who were brought to ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole Winfield / AP Tags: Uncategorized DACA Donald Trump onetime Pope Francis Source Type: news

Exposing Horrific Conditions in Libya ’s Detention Centers
MSF condemns European migration policies for fueling abuses in Libya.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Inside Libya's Migrant Detention Centers
SlideshowInside Libya's Migrant Detention CentersSeptember 07, 2017For more than a year, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing medical care to refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants held in inhumane conditions in detention centers in Libya. This photo essay by Guillaume Binet, a French photojournalist and co-founder of Myop photo agency, presents a rare glimpse inside Libya 's detention centers, including those where MSF provides urgently needed medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Europe Is Feeding a Criminal System of Abuse in Libya
Speech/open letterEurope Is Feeding a Criminal System of Abuse in LibyaSeptember 07, 2017Today Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued an open letter, addressed to the leaders of European governments, that strongly condemns Europe's migration policies for trapping people in horrific conditions in Libya and fueling systemic abuses. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute 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

Libya: Libya Must End Arbitrary Detention of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Migrants
[MSF] New York/Tripoli -Libyan authorities must immediately end the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, decrying the dire, unhealthy, and abusive conditions in detention centers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aid group calls on Libya to end detention of refugees
Medical aid group calls on Libyan authorities to end arbitrary detention of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Libya Must End Arbitrary Detention of Refugees
MSF calls for an immediate end to the placement of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants in abusive, unsanitary detention centers.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Libya Must End Arbitrary Detention of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Migrants
Press releaseLibya Must End Arbitrary Detention of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and MigrantsSeptember 01, 2017MSF calls for an immediate end to the placement of migrants in abusive, unsanitary detention centers. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute 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

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Libyans protest at severe water crisis
Infrastructure problems linked to conflict lead to disrupted supply in major cities, protest and informal trade. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hindrance of Humanitarian Assistance Will Create a Deadly Gap in the Mediterranean Sea
Press releaseHindrance of Humanitarian Assistance Will Create a Deadly Gap in the Mediterranean SeaAugust 12, 2017Libyan authorities have announced the establishment of a search and rescue (SAR) zone and restricted access to humanitarian vessels into international waters off the Libyan coast. Immediately after the announcement yesterday, Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Rome warned MSF about security risks associated with threats publicly issued by the Libyan Coast Guard against humanitarian search and rescue (SAR) vessels operating in international waters. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Over 500,000 children in Libya need aid; UNICEF urges political solution to years-long crisis
Ongoing conflict and the breakdown of the economy have left more than a half million children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, according to the United Nations children's agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Majority of children fleeing to Europe just want to get away, UNICEF reports
Facing violence and trauma in Libya and other countries, thousands of children decided to flee by themselves, seeking to get away but not necessarily aiming for Europe, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why targets of economic sanctions react differently: reference point effects on North Korea and Libya - Park J.
The international community has frequently introduced economic sanctions to curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, to which each target nation has reacted differently. This paper explores the reasons why each target of economic sanctions re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Foreign Medics Give Children Life-saving Surgery in Libya's Benghazi Foreign Medics Give Children Life-saving Surgery in Libya's Benghazi
A team of foreign doctors has arrived the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi to carry out heart surgery on at least 30 young children during a month-long flying visit to a country where healthcare is in tatters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Foreign medics give children life-saving surgery in Libya's Benghazi
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A team of foreign doctors has arrived the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi to carry out heart surgery on at least 30 young children during a month-long flying visit to a country where healthcare is in tatters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Libya, Helping Refugees Who Did Not Survive
VideoIn Libya, Helping Refugees Who Did Not SurviveJune 22, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Libya: Caring for Migrants and Refugees in the “Worst Moments” of Their Journeys
Voice from the FieldLibya: Caring for Migrants and Refugees in the “Worst Moments” of Their JourneysJune 22, 2017As they pass through Libya in hopes of traveling on to safety in other countries, many refugees and migrants are robbed, abused, jailed, tortured, or even killed. Since July 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided lifesaving health care to refugees and migrants detained in Tripoli, and, in early 2017, expanded its operations to include a new project in Misrata. Here, MSF head of mission in Libya Jean-Guy Vataux describes how MSF is providing care for pe...
Source: MSF News - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide
By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Jun 20 2017 (IPS)The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the 21st century’s most protracted crisis with no immediate solution in sight. The world has not witnessed a more complex movement of people since the end of the Second World War; thousands of human beings undertake perilous and treacherous journeys in hope for a be...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Libya Water and Sanitation Institutions
United Nations Children's Fund. 01/2017 This 13-page report provides a common and shared understanding of emergency preparedness and response planning processes to help prepare a first draft of a water, sanitation, and health (WASH) emergency preparedness and response plan for Libya. The methodology of developing the plan includes understanding the response essentials; needs assessment and analysis; strategic planning for the top identified hazards; important cross-cutting considerations; and advocacy. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Child Labor in the Arab Region Does Not Belong to the 21st Century
Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Jun 12 2017 (IPS)Today marks the 2017 World Day against Child Labor to reaffirm the goal to eliminate all forms of child labor. This year’s annual theme highlights a subject that is often neglected, namely the importance of addressing child labor in conflict areas and in disaster settings. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimThe United Nations (UN) estimates that approximately 1.5 billion people live in conflict areas around the world. It is likewise projected that around 200...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Democracy Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Overfed and Underfed: Global Food Extremes
The international community of nations has made commitments to eliminate hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030 and also to promote and protect health through nutritious diet, healthy eating and increased physical activity. Credit: IPSBy Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 12 2017 (IPS)Global food extremes of chronic undernourishment and obesity have brought about a bipolar world of hundreds of millions of underfed and overfed people. Of the world’s population of 7.5 billion the proportions suffering from chronic undernourishment and those afflicted by obesity are similar, approximately 11 percent or tog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

NPR: Libya's Coast Guard is Interfering with Migrant Rescues
In the NewsNPR: Libya's Coast Guard is Interfering with Migrant RescuesMay 26, 2017The Libyan coast guard interfered with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue workers as they attempted to aid about 2,000 migrants who had fallen overboard into the Mediterranean Sea. NPR talks to Marcela Kreey, a rescue worker who was on the MSF search and rescue ship Aquarius.View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Huffington Post: Libya ’s EU-Backed Coast Guard Is Reportedly Messing With Migrant Rescue Missions
In the NewsHuffington Post: Libya ’s EU-Backed Coast Guard Is Reportedly Messing With Migrant Rescue MissionsMay 26, 2017During a rescue on May 23 by Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée teams, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers, and fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem. The Huffington Post spoke to Marcela Kreey, MSF’s coordinator onboard the boat, a bout the incident.View external media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Libyan Coast Guard Endangers Lives During Sea Rescue
During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coast guard intimidated passengers and fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Libyan Coast Guard Endangers Lives During Sea Rescue
Press releaseLibyan Coast Guard Endangers Lives During Sea RescueMay 24, 2017While teams from the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée attempted to rescue people from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem, M SF said today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Violence in North Africa, Middle East puts health of 24 million children in jeopardy – UNICEF
From Libya to Syria, grinding conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged health infrastructure and compromised water and sanitation services, threatening the health of 24 million children, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports
Egyptian countryside south of Luxor, Egypt. In the background: the village of Al Bayadiyah. Photo: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR). Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, May 24 2017 (IPS)Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase. These are some of the Middle East and North of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs T Source Type: news

Uganda: 1,500 Medical Professionals to Get Jobs in Libya
[Monitor] Kampala -Arrangements have been finalised for Ugandan medical professionals to get employment in Libya, in the move to enhance the fight against unemployment in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Libya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease in Detention Centers
Preventable diseases and acute malnutrition are the direct result of poor detention conditions.   Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Libya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention Centers
Field newsLibya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention CentersMay 19, 2017In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, dia...
Source: MSF News - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news