The online caliphate: internet usage and ISIS support in the Arab world - Piazza JA, Guler A.
Experts argue that the internet has provided expanded opportunities for violent extremist groups to propagandize and recruit. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is an exemplar in that it has heavily invested in an online presence and uses online... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Meeting Bennett, Putin says he aims to continue warm ties forged under Netanyahu
During PM's brief visit to Sochi, leaders expected to discuss military operations in Syria and thwarting Iran's nuclear weapons program (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attack hits Syria base that houses U.S. troops
WASHINGTON — A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday, but a U.S. official said no American... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drone attack targets US troops at US base in Syria, initial assessment suggests no US injuries
A drone attack targeted US troops at the US base at At-Tanf in Syria, close to the border with Jordan, on Wednesday, according to a US... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict —it’s Time to Break the Cycle
Women sell fruit and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the impacts of COVID-19. The UN will be commemorating World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette RimandoBy Farah Hegazi and Caroline DelgadoSTOCKHOLM, Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together. Despite steadily increasing global harvests...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farah Hegazi and Caroline Delgado Tags: Aid Climate Change Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Culturally adapted cognitive behavioral therapy for Syrian refugee women in Turkey: a randomized controlled trial - Eskici HS, Hinton DE, Jalal B, Yurtbakan T, Acarturk C.
This study aims to determine for Syrian refugee women in Turkey the effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of culturally adapted cognitive behavioral therapy (CA-CBT). METHOD: Participants were randomly allocated to receive either... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Latest: Rebel-held NW Syria facing unprecedented surge
Rebel-held northwest Syria is facing an unprecedented coronavirus surge and aid agencies are calling on the world to help provide humanitarian and medical aid, increase hospital capacity and ensure people are vaccinated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Report Highlights Multiplying Education Challenges for Children & Adolescents Living in Emergencies & Protracted Crises amid Covid-19
By External SourceGENEVA / NEW YORK, Oct 5 2021 (IPS-Partners) On this World Teachers’ Day, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, announced it has reached more than 4.6 million children and adolescents (48% of whom are girls) with quality education in more than 30 of the worst humanitarian crises around the world. The Fund’s new Annual Results Report ‘Winning the Human Race,’ stresses the importance of investing in the teaching force to support and promote quality learning outcomes for crisis-affected girls and boys. To date,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Reveals the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Learning for Children in Emergencies and Protracted Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, visited a refugee site in the village of Modale, located 30 kms from Yakoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Courtesy: Education Cannot Wait By Alison KentishNEW YORK/GENEVA, Oct 5 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of education globally, but for children in emergencies and protracted crises, its blow has been particularly devastating. Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund that brings teaching and learning to children and adolescents in emergencies and crises, has said that 2020 was ‘exceptionally challenging.’ ECW released it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity #ECW #EducationCannotWait #GlobalGoals #SDG4 #ECWRes Source Type: news

Evaluation of the eighth UNFPA country programme for Syria (2016-2018)
This report is an independent, external evaluation and presents the process, findings, conclusions and recommendations of UNFPA ’s work in Syria under the 8th Country Programme Document (CPD) during the period 2016-2020. The purpose of the Country Programme Evaluation (CPE) was to assess the achievement of the intended programme results, providing credible information on the CP relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustain ability, coordination, coverage and connectedness in order to support decision-making by the programme management and national counterparts for further programme improvement and strategic positioni...
Source: UNFPA News - October 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: frankin Source Type: news

Fleeing a war zone is traumatic – so is what happens next - podcast
Many asylum seekers and refugees have had to flee their homes in extremely distressing circumstances. A lucky few make it to a safe country such as the UK – but what happens next? As Britain begins its commitment to take in 20,000 people fleeing Afghanistan, we look at the psychological impacts of trying to start again in a new country.Anand Jagatia speaks to Afraa, who was forcibly displaced from Syria with her family, and Prof Rachel Tribe, an occupational psychologist who works with asylum seekers and refugeesArchive: BBCContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and Produced by Anand Jagatia Tags: Science Psychology Refugees Immigration and asylum World news UK news Source Type: news

Work-related injuries among Syrian refugee child workers in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon: a gender-sensitive analysis - Habib RR, Mikati D, Al-Barathie J, Abi Younes E, Jawad M, El Asmar K, Ziadee M.
This study explo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of the "time to surgery" on civil cranial gunshot injuries: Syria War - Cingoz ID, Kaya I, Sahin MC, Ozyoruk S, Goksu ET.
In this study, the time from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Statement on COVID-19 by WHO ’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
15 September 2021 – As of 12 September 2021, the Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported more than 15 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 278,000 deaths. Over the past few weeks, we have seen the overall number of cases and deaths in our Region decline, but the situation remains fragile and unpredictable. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen the trends evolve in waves, so despite recent decline in our Region over recent weeks, this pandemic is still far from over. Five of 22 countries in our Region Egypt, the occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Yemen...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 15, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

First Person: A refuge from COVID misinformation
The COVID-19 inoculation is "just like any other vaccine" a UN Women staff member is telling the Syrian refugee women she cares for in camps in Jordan, as she tries to combat misinformation and false rumours, and avoid spikes in infection. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'The war made me a better person': Syrian refugees' meaning-making trajectories in the aftermath of collective trauma - Matos L, Costa PA, Park CL, Indart MJ, Leal I.
The centrality of the collective to Syrian identity and the ability of war to disrupt community ties have led to significant violations of Syrians' pre-war assumptions about themselves, the world, and their place in the world. Guided by the integrated mean... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Closed Borders and Hostile Receptions Await Afghan Refugees
By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Aug 30 2021 (IPS) Whether desperately trying to get a place on the last evacuation flights out of Kabul or trekking to the borders with neighbouring Pakistan and Iran, tens of thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country once more. Events are unfolding at speed. The Taliban are establishing a central government in the capital to fill the void of the collapsed western-backed administration, but they do not control all the country as the protracted civil war enters a new stage. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says that in its “worst case scenario” it is preparing for around 5...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Joint statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day
19 August 2021 – On this day, World Humanitarian Day, we stand together to pay tribute to humanitarians in Syria and worldwide. Every year, we take this critical moment to extend our deepest condolences to all those who have paid the ultimate price. We also express our immense gratitude to all those humanitarians working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of Syrians – saving lives and preserving the dignity of those in need of a helping hand.  We continue to see crisis upon crisis in Syria, with ongoing hostilities, economic deterioration and growing inequalities, and an unrelenting pandemi...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

A strong reconstruction option for tissue loss on hand and wrist due to firearm injury in the Syrian war: reverse posterior interosseous flap - Ucak M.
All of the injuries were the open injuries with bone or tendon structures in the hand and wrist region as a result of the firearm injury (FI) in the Syria. In the study, we assessed the outcomes of the posterior interosseous flap (PIF) on hand and wrist th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

St. Jude ’s Fundraising Chief on Space Missions, ‘Pushing Boundaries’ and a Record-Setting Year
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which looks after children with cancer while also researching how to eliminate the pediatric form of the disease, raised $2 billion in donations in its last fiscal year. It’s a record for an independent charity, and an impressive feat in a year when donors had more causes than ever vying for their attention and money. Richard Shadyac, the CEO of the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (St. Jude’s fundraising organization), attributes that success to a nimble pivot to different fundraising strategies—one of which was a collaboration with Inspiration4,...
Source: TIME: Science - August 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Magazine Space Special Project Source Type: news

Mental health self-stigma of Syrian refugees with posttraumatic stress symptoms: investigating sociodemographic and psychopathological correlates - B är J, Pabst A, Röhr S, Luppa M, Renner A, Nagl M, Dams J, Grochtdreis T, Kersting A, König HH, Riedel-Heller SG.
BACKGROUND: The high prevalence of mental disorders related to posttraumatic stress among Syrian refugees is often in contrast with their low utilization of mental health care in the host countries. Mental health self-stigma, i.e., internalized stigma of h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending the conflict in Syria and Yemen. From the fledgling democracy that it had become, Myanmar has descended into what most of its people had hoped was a bygone era of military rule. And in Ethiopia, where its Prime Minister, Ably Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, armed conflict in Tigray is preventing the 2020 winners of the very same prize, the World Food Programme, from delivering the food needed to stop at least 350,000 Ethio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"We will never give up": a qualitative study of ethical challenges Syrian health workers face in situations of extreme violence - Singh NS, Redman B, Broussard G, DeCamp M, Rayes D, Ho LS, Robinson WC, Sankari A, Maziak W, Rubenstein L.
Active conflict settings present challenging operating environments for humanitarian health organizations and workers. An emerging feature of some conflicts is direct violence against health workers, facilities, and patients. Since the start of the war in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Water Poverty: The Political Connection
A young girl collects water from a tanker truck in an IDP camp in northwest Syria. Meanwhile, the UN commemorates the anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration to Water & Sanitation on July 28th. Credit: UNICEF/Khaled AkachaBy Catarina de AlbuquerqueLISBON, Portugal, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) The water we drink and the air we breathe are the basis of life. With universal access to clean water and sanitation, we will be healthier, our economies will be stronger, gender equality will be more achievable, and more children will stay in school. However, the many benefits of universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene are ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catarina de Albuquerque Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

‘When disaster strikes, you have to help’: the volunteers in a global crisis
From Syrians helping in Germany ’s floods to Russian CrossFitters fighting fires, ordinary people helping to tackle the climate crisisWhen Anas Alakkad, a Saarland-based translator and paramedic from Damascus, saw pictures of the flooded German towns on his Facebook feed on Sunday night, he fired off messages to Syrian friends around Germany.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Philip Oltermann, Vincent Ni, Gabrielle Canon and Andrew Roth Tags: Climate change Flooding Environment Science Germany China Russia US news Syria Source Type: news

At the UN, Climate Change & Security Must Be Tackled Together
People wade through water during floods in the Kurigram district of Bangladesh. Credit: UNICEF/G.M.B. AkashBy Beatrice Mosello and Adam DayNEW YORK, Jul 13 2021 (IPS) Could the next wars be triggered by climate change? Until recently, the question might have seemed like science fiction, but now it is very real. Ethiopia and Egypt are locked in an upward spiral of tensions over the Nile, as a combination of dams and shifting weather patterns pose existential risks to both countries. In the Sahel region, climate-driven changes in pastoralist patterns have contributed to a massive spike in conflicts, while oscillations in t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Beatrice Mosello and Adam Day Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

“If Only the Fighting Would Stop “ A Sudanese Woman’s Wish
Roda tries to salvage usable items from the debris of her teashop which was destroyed by fighting in Gumuruk last May. Credit: WFP/Marwa AwadBy Marwa AwadGUMURUK, South Sudan, Jul 13 2021 (IPS) With her bare hands, Roda clears debris and forages scraps from her wrecked teashop after attackers scorched Gumuruk, a town in the Greater Jonglei region where conflict frequently disrupts daily life and stifles progress. The 36-year-old mother of six is just one of countless South Sudanese stuck in a tiring cycle of destruction and rebuilding. Roda’s teashop is — or was — situated in the heart of a local market ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marwa Awad Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

WHO welcomes extension of UN Security Council Resolution 2165 for cross-border aid into ...
11 July 2021 – WHO welcomes the extension of UN Security Council Resolution 2165 for cross-border aid into northwest Syria for an additional 6 months, with the proposed extension of a further 6 months subject to the Secretary General’s report.  The continuation of this large, UN-led humanitarian operation is vital to reach those most in need.   WHO and partners serving the people of northwest Syria will be able to continue their direct support to millions of people in the ongoing conflict zone, where 80% of the population remain in need of humanitarian aid.   In April 2021, the c...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 11, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Russian vote to keep crucial Syrian border crossing open to humanitarian aid hands Biden administration a key diplomatic win
The Biden administration scored a key diplomatic victory Friday after Russia agreed to keep a crucial border crossing open in Syria for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bridging the Gap and Crossing the Bridge
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) It may be a challenge, but it is also an absolute necessity: bridging the gap between international law and reality and quickly crossing the bridge to reach all crisis-affected children and youth left furthest behind. Inclusive and equitable quality education is the right of every girl and boy and the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 4. Yasmine SherifIn fact, there are multiple challenges to overcome: in 2020, in countries of emergencies and protracted crisis – further hit by COVID-19 – the United Nations also...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Migration & Refu Source Type: news

Alkylated albumin-derived dipeptide C(-HETE)P derivatized by propionic anhydride as a biomarker for the verification of poisoning with sulfur mustard - Richter A, Siegert M, Thiermann H, John H.
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a banned chemical warfare agent recently used in the Syrian Arab Republic conflict causing erythema and blisters characterized by complicated and delayed wound healing. For medical and legal reasons, the proof of exposure to SM is of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The impact of armed conflict on the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in Libya, Syria and Yemen - Daw MA.
BACKGROUND: Since the Arab uprising in 2011, Libya, Syria and Yemen have gone through major internal armed conflicts. This resulted in large numbers of deaths, injuries, and population displacements, with collapse of the healthcare systems. Furthermore, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

U.S. troops in Syria come under attack after strikes against Iran-backed militias
There were no injuries and damage is being assessed, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. forces in Syria attacked after airstrikes on Iran-backed militias
There were no injuries and damage was being assessed, Col. Wayne Marotto, the military spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said on Twitter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 years later: How Syrian refugee-led supply networks improve quality of life
(Portland State University) Basic needs of disaster- and conflict-impacted refugees are often met by humanitarian relief goods and services, and until now little was known about how refugees create economic livelihood beyond immediate relief. A new exploratory case study from Portland State University Associate Professor of Management Theodore Khoury reveals how Syrian refugees in the Za'atari camp reached beyond basic disaster relief support and leveraged social capital to create informal economic systems that helped improve their quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US forces in Syria came under rocket fire, a day after US carried out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias
Rockets landed at a US military base in eastern Syria, prompting US forces to return fire on Monday, a day after the US carried out... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. releases footage of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria at fragile moment for Iran nuclear talks
Sunday's strikes were the second time President Joe Biden has ordered a U.S. military response in the region against Iranian-backed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive health of Syrian refugee adolescent girls: a qualitative study using focus group discussions in an urban setting in Lebanon - Korri R, Hess S, Froeschl G, Ivanova O.
BACKGROUND: The war in Syria caused the forced displacement of millions of Syrians to neighboring countries. Lebanon is the host country with the largest overall number of Syrian refugees per capita. Adolescent refugee girls experience a unique level of vu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

U.S. carries out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Iranian-backed militias
A defense official told CBS News all the targets — command and control and logistics for drones — were hit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. launches airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq, Syria
The action was a response to drone attacks on American personnel and facilities in Iraq, an official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden orders airstrikes on Iran-backed militias near Iraq-Syria border in response to UAV attacks
"The strikes were both necessary to address the threat and appropriately limited in scope," Kirby said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health need and psychiatric service utilization patterns of refugee children in Turkey: a comparative study - Poyraz F ındık OT, Ceri V, Ünver H, Perdahlı Fiş N, Rodopman Arman A, Beşer C, Fadıloğlu E, Anagnostopoulos D.
OBJECTIVE Turkey is hosting three and a half million of refugee people from Syria and it is the leading refugee hosting country. Despite previous study findings indicating high rates of psychiatric morbidity among refugee children, little is known about t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Crisis, says Yasmine Sherif
Yasmine Sherif in Lebanon with Palestine refugee children. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW)By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 19 2021 (IPS) With financing, the number of out-of-school refuges could be reduced to zero, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) says, as the world commemorates World Refugee Day. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IPS in New York, Sherif shared her vision for a world where dignity and the right to believe in better prospects are returned child refugees – something, she says, can be delivered through education. “When you sit down and listen to young refugees in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

Statement on the renewal of humanitarian lifeline to millions of people in north-west Syria
Rome/Geneva/New York, 18 June 2021 – Millions of people are pressed up against the border in an active war zone in north-west Syria and remain in need of humanitarian aid to survive. The UN needs cross-border and cross-line access to reach those most in need. We call for the renewal of Security Council authorization for cross-border operations from Turkey to north-west Syria. A failure to do so would immediately stop UN delivery of food, COVID-19 vaccines, critical medical supplies, shelter, protection, clean water and sanitation, and other life-saving assistance to 3.4 million people, including 1 million child...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 19, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Governors in Arizona, Texas bypass corrupt Biden regime and request law enforcement help from other states to combat illegal immigration, drug trafficking
(Natural News) The deeper we get into the Marxist post-constitutional period, the closer America comes to breaking up — and frankly, at this point in our history, that might be the best thing for everyone concerned so we don’t end up like one giant Syria. The latest sign comes amid the worsening illegal migrant crisis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO condemns attacks on hospital in Afrin, northwest Syria
13 June 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) forcefully condemns the attack on a hospital in Afrin, northwest Syria, on 12 June. According to reports, the hospital was struck by artillery shells on Saturday evening killing at least 13 people, including one physician, other health workers, and 2 children. Twenty-three (23) people were also reportedly wounded, of whom 11 were staff, including one midwife who remains in critical condition.   According to the management of the hospital, most of the victims died immediately as a result of the shelling. Emergency services expect to find more injured a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Delivering the promise of Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction in fragile and conflict-affected contexts (FCAC): a case study of the NGO GOAL's Response to the Syria Conflict - Patel SS, McCaul B, C áceres G, Peters LER, Patel RB, Clark-Ginsberg A.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) has helped to reduce global disaster risk, but there has been a lack of progress in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for people living in fragile and conflict affected contexts (FCAC). Given the mountin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

"This is not my decision; I have no alternative". Perceptions and experiences of marriage age and family planning among Syrian women and men: a primary care study - D öner P, Şahin K.
In this study, it is aimed to reveal the obstacles in using these rights and to describe perceptions on marriage a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Qatar used Turkish banks to funnel hundreds of millions to jihadists in Syria, court papers allege
Qatar allegedly used Turkish banks to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to the Nusra Front group in Syria, The Times newspaper... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Respite: Violence Against Health Care in Conflict
This report is a clear indictment that the global effort to protect our healthcare workers on the front lines of care in conflict zones is falling far short, " International Council of Nurses CEO Howard Catton says.  " The violation of health worker rights is both a health and humanitarian crisis. Our nurses, whether in conflict areas or on the global COVID-19 frontline are particularly at risk of violence. International humanitarian law must not only be respected but applied on the ground to protect nurses and other health workers at the heart of our health systems. The World Health Organization h...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Health Workers Source Type: news