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Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Issues Terror Alert After Al-Shabaab Operative Sneaks From Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] Kenya Police is on a manhunt for a suspected Alshabaab militant said to have sneaked into the East African country to execute terror attacks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statement on the death of a WHO team member in Somalia
2 May 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed and condemns in the strongest terms the killing of Mariam Abdullahi Mohamed, a dedicated frontline worker in the WHO Somalia team, who was shot in Mogadishu on 1 May 2018. All WHO staff and the wider humanitarian community in Somalia are shocked and saddened by the news of this brutal attack. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms Abdullahi, who was working to support polio eradication and immunization efforts. “Ms Mariam was a much loved colleague who worked tirelessly to help ensure that Somali children get the best possibl...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 2, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Make every day a day for girls in ICT, says UN
From Switzerland to Somalia girls are creating their own apps; they are programming the robots they build. On Girls in Information  and Communications Technologies (ICT) Day, the United Nations is urging more girls to pursue careers in the fast-paced science and tech industry, generally regarded as a ‘boys-only’ club. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Mentally Disturbed Woman Commits Suicide in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] A middle-aged woman has committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling in his house in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Saturday night, her family confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AMISOM: charting a new course for African Union peace missions - Wondemagegnehu DY, Kebede DG.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is an atypical peace support operation (PSO) that has evolved sui generis and continues to chart its own trajectory politically and militarily. With a view to contributing to the African Union (AU) Commission's... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Cholera – Somalia
The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6 %), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Somalia:Under-Pressure Donors Urged to Help Avoid Famine in Somalia
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The competing demands of numerous global crises mean some 2.7 million people in Somalia who need food are at risk of being ignored by donors, increasing the country's likelihood of famine, aid agencies said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Somalia
Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Somalia. Disease news outbreak for Somalia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

AMCHP Conference Workshop: Addressing Health Care Coverage Inequities Among Children with Special Health Care Needs
Slides from a February 2018 presentation at the Association of Maternal& Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference that presented the results of four focus groups that were conducted with parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who are from the Somali community in Boston, focusing on accessing health care for their CYSHCN. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New Delhi -The Horn of Africa nation has the world's highest rate of FGM, according to the United Nations (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Viral Video From A Somali Comic Conquers The Internet
Millions are watching Barbar, a music video from Somali-born comedian Oomaar. Fans are making their own versions. What's it all about?(Image credit: Liibaan Jama/Screenshot by NPR (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOk6YvTZT3Y)) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Menaka Wilhelm Source Type: news

Somalia:Half of Drought-Hit Somalia Needs Aid in 2018 - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Somalia's 2011 famine killed 260,000 people, half of whom died before the official declaration of famine, caused by drought, war and lack of access for humanitarian aid (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Govt Seeks U.S.$1.6 Billion to Feed Starving Citizens
[East African] Despite the swift international response that saved millions of Somalis from starvation last year, an estimated 6.2 million people are still in need of humanitarian assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thousands Still Dying at Sea En Route to Europe
Somali refugees on the Tunisian desert. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2018 (IPS)Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places. Though the influx of refugees and migrants has slowed, many are still embarking on dangerous journeys to Europe.“[We] have been advocating for a comprehensive approach to address movements of migrants and refugees who embark on perilous journeys across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean,” said spokesperson for the Off...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated against measles in UN-backed campaign
One million children aged six months to 10 years in Puntland and 4.2 million across Somalia were reached during a five-day measles campaign that wrapped up on Sunday, the United Nations has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Refugees in Kenya Caught Between Ration Cuts and War At Home
[Shabelle] Somali refugees in Kenya are free to choose whether to go home, a top U.N. official said on Tuesday, despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating refugees from Western perspective leaves providers, patients lost in translation
(University at Buffalo) University at Buffalo nursing research revealed that Somali Bantu women are open to family planning when methods help to space births of future children, rather than preventing new additions to their families. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on role of youth in peacebuilding
Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Aamin Ambulance Offers Free First Aid in Response to Terror Attacks in Mogadishu
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mogadishu based medical emergency service provider Aamin Ambulance Service has launched a free first aid training in Mogadishu to train the citizens on first aid and emergency response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:WHO Prepositions Over 30 Tons of Emergency Medicines and Medical Supplies Across Somalia
[Shabelle] The World Health Organization (WHO) today supported the Somali Federal Ministry of Health with a shipment of over 32 tons of medicines and medical supplies to be prepositioned in districts of the Banadir region/Mogadishu as well as the districts of Kismayo, Baidoa, Adado, Baladwayne, and Hudur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Somalia Holds Health Conference On Public Health Sector Development
[Shabelle] A health conference on public health sector development was launched today by the Federal Government of Somalia's Ministry of Health with support from The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Somalia Launches Polio Campaign Targeting 700000 Children
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia' Health Ministry together with UNICEF and WHO has launched what it hopes is its last effort to completely wipe out polio from the Horn of Africa country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia:Sisi Orders Medical Aid to Be Sent to Somalia
[Shabelle] Based on the orders of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to relieve the difficult situation of the people of Somalia, General Sedky Sobhy, General Commander of Armed Forces and Minister of Defense, ordered the preparation of medical supplies and medicine to be transferred to Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt:Egypt Donates Medicine to Somalia, Sponsors Injured for Treatment
[Dalsan Radio] An Egyptian plane carrying medical donation has today landed Adan Adde International Airport. The five-tone medicine was meant to help serve the victims of October 14 explosion that happened at Zoobe in Mogadishu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Egypt Airlifts 20 Wounded as Mogadishu Toll Jumps to 512
[Shabelle] An aircraft has airlifted 20 people who have been seriously wounded on Oct 14 deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu to Cairo for medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Government Receives Medical Donation From Saudi Arabia
[Dalsan Radio] A plane carrying a medical donation from Saudi Arabia has landed in Mogadishu today. The donation was handed over to the government of Somalia so that it will be delivered to the local medical outlets that serve the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:WHO Seeks U.S.$5 Million for Health Response Operations
[Shabelle] The UN health agency said Sunday it is suffering a funding gap of 5 million U.S. dollars required to maintain its first line health response operations in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Sends Medical Relief to Somalia
[New Times] The government of Somalia has expressed gratitude over a consignment of medical relief delivered yesterday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Claude Nikobisanzwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Counter-piracy in the Indian Ocean: a new form of military cooperation - Percy S.
This article examines how a group of loosely connected, often adversarial states have managed to conduct successful counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. The traditional literature on multinational military cooperation assumes that such coope... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Failing and the seven seas? Somali piracy in global perspective - Coggins BL.
This article reconciles the conflicting evidence on the relationship between governance and maritime piracy at the macro (state) and micro (sub-state) level using original data (2000-2011) and a study of piracy's emergence in and around the Horn of Africa.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Somalia:WHO Statistics On Somali Mental Health Questioned
[Dalsan Radio] The public has questioned the authenticity of newly released statistics on the mental health situation in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Massive Bomb Led Citizens to Do Something New - Donate Blood
[VOA] Something extraordinary happened in the hours after the massive bomb attack that killed 358 people and wounded hundreds more in Mogadishu on Oct. 14: Hundreds of people rushed to hospitals to donate blood for the victims. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Italy Donates 300,000 Euros to Somali Red Crescent
[Shabelle] Turkish and Somali paramedic carry wounded people to a Turkish military plane that will transport the injured to Turkey, at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, 16 October 2017. The death toll from the 14 October truck bomb attack has risen to at least 230, the deadliest attack in Somalias recent history. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Kuwait Provides Medical Aid to Somalia
[Shabelle] Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in coordination with the Direct Aid Society, announced Wednesday a new batch of medical assistance to treat victims in Somalia following the recent terrorist bombings in Mogadishu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Calls for Blood Donations After Bombing
[Shabelle] Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400, a minister said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Driven to Extremes –How Poverty Fuels Extremism, and How to Help Africa’s Youth
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldier greets a group of children during a patrol in the Kaa’ran district of Somali capital, Mogadishu. Credit: UN Photo/Stuart PriceBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 2017 (IPS)Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and complex issue whose tentacles reach into many areas, including climate change, sustainable development and–crucially–global security. The link between poverty and violent extremism is compelling, and means that if we want to address extremism, we must fight inequality too. This yea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Crime & Justice Education Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Somalia Truck Bombing Kills Over 300, Many Still Missing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll was expected to rise. Nearly 400 people were injured in the bombing Saturday that targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, though the Islamic extremist group has not claimed responsibility for the attack. A new statement by the SITE Intelligence Group ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdi Guled, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Somalia:A Broken State Leads to Hunger
[Deutsche Welle] Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Cholera Deaths Soaring, Says UNICEF
[Shabelle] MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting Somalia and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cholera Deaths Soaring in Eastern, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] Nairobi -MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent of the total cases reported, followed by South Sudan at 15,9 percent. Over the past four weeks, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), Tanzania has r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: “If They Don’t Understand What MSF Does, They Will Never Come to Our Health Centers”
Field newsEthiopia: “If They Don’t Understand What MSF Does, They Will Never Come to Our Health Centers”October 03, 2017In recent years, severe drought and the resulting die-off of livestock have forced thousands of formerly nomadic people to settle near Galorgube, a small town in the Doolo Zone of Ethiopia ’s Somali region. The situation has led to a humanitarian emergency in the area, with an acute malnutrition crisis and outbreaks of disease taking a heavy toll on the displaced population. The number of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo Zone is now at the highest point in the...
Source: MSF News - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Suspect in Canada Terrorist Attack Was Known to Authorities for Extremist Ideologies
(TORONTO) — A car and knife attack on a police officer outside a football game and a high-speed chase of a moving van that left four people injured was the work of a Somali refugee who was likely working alone and was known to police for extremist ideology, Canadian authorities said Sunday. Marlin Degrand, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said officers took a 30-year-old man into custody in the Western Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta. Police declined to identify the man because he had not yet been charged, saying the pending charges included terrorism and five counts of attempted murder...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Gillies / AP Tags: Uncategorized Canada onetime Source Type: news

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump ’s Travel Ban
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Nort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news