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Op-Ed: The Yemeni Spiral
As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation worse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

The Spiraling Crisis in Yemen
As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation worse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

The Yemeni Spiral
This article originally appeared in  El Mundo.As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s recent decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation immeasurably worse. This drastic act has placed a stranglehold on the few organizations still providing assistance in the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

A story of violence: 16 objects show the reality of gender-based violence around the world
UNITED NATIONS, New York –“That’s what’s left of my teeth after my husband beat me,” Ameera* said at a women’s shelter in south-western Yemen.She held out three white shards, which she keeps as evidence for her divorce proceedings. “He hit me so hard he broke my teeth and nose,” she told UNFPA.Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights abuse in the world, affecting every country and community.One in three women will experience some form of abuse in her lifetime. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

2.5 million Yemenis now lack access to clean water: Red Cross
GENEVA (Reuters) - Sanaa and al-Bayda have joined the list of Yemen cities without clean water due to lack of fuel for pumping stations, following a blockade imposed two weeks ago by a Saudi-led coalition, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MSF says it can't deliver live-saving aid to Yemen capital
An international aid group says it has not been able to deliver live-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in dire need in Yemen's capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Unreported World: Inside the Hospital Helping the War Torn Generation
In the NewsUnreported World: Inside the Hospital Helping the War Torn GenerationNovember 17, 2017Unreported World visits the Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan, where teams provide treatment to patients from Yemen and elsewhere. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical Aid
"Access for humanitarian flights into Yemen through Sana'a airport is essential for MSF's medical and humanitarian operations."Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical Aid
Press releaseYemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical AidNovember 17, 2017SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 —The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations to provide lifesaving assistance to people in the war-torn country.For the past 12 days, MSF has not received authorization from the Saudi-led coalition to fly into Yemen's capital, Sana'a, which is essential to bring medical supplies and staff to patients in need. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

Nearly 1 million Yemenis without access to clean water, aid group claims
Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Three Yemen cities run out of clean water due to lack of fuel for pumps: ICRC
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – lives of millions are at risk
UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – tens of thousands of lives at imminent risk (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

PBS Newshour: Cholera, Hunger, and War are Ravaging Yemen. What Role Does the U.S. Play?
In the NewsPBS Newshour: Cholera, Hunger, and War are Ravaging Yemen. What Role Does the U.S. Play?November 14, 2017Justin Armstrong, the Yemen country director for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), discusses the cholera outbreak and the effects of the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition.View External Media.Read More: Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn. The escalation of ethnic clashes in southeastern DRC in recent months has left millions displaced and on the verge of starvation.In the past year alone, the conflict has displaced nearly 2 million, 850,000 of whom are children and some of whom have fled to the neighboring nations of Angola and Zambia. DRC already had the highest number of new displacements in the world in 2016.Last month, the U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation 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

Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's stocks of fuel will last until the end of November and stocks of vaccines run out in one month if a Saudi-led military coalition does not allow aid into Hodeidah port and the Sanaa airport, UNICEF's representative in the country said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations
"Access for humanitarian personnel and cargo into Yemen is essential to deliver desperately needed assistance to a population already severely affected by years of conflict."Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

WHO warns that more people will die if ports in Yemen do not reopen to humanitarian aid
9 November, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive day, the World Health Organization’s operations in Yemen have been severely hampered due to the closure of all land, sea and air ports. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations
Press releaseYemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian OrganizationsNovember 08, 2017SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 8, 2017—The Saudi-led coalition has not allowed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) flights intoYemen for the past three days, directly hindering the organization's ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a population already in dire need.MSF is calling on the Saudi-led coalition to immediately allow unhindered access so that humanitarian assistance can reach those most in need in Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

MSF says closing most cholera centers in Yemen as epidemic wanes
GENEVA (Reuters) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is closing most of its 37 cholera treatment centers in Yemen, saying the epidemic appears to have peaked. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF Reduces Cholera Response as Admissions Drop
Field newsYemen: MSF Reduces Cholera Response as Admissions DropOctober 30, 2017The number of cholera cases reported in Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) inYemen has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the international medical humanitarian organization is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centers or reducing their capacity.The weekly number of admissions in MSF CTCs in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June —at the peak of the outbreak—to 567 in the second week of October. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2017 (IPS)The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert. In a new report, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver examined the right to food in conflict situations and found a grim picture depicting the most severe humanitarian crisis since the UN was established.Hilal Elver. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider“Contrary to popular belief, causalities resulting directly from combat usually make up only a small proportion of deaths in conflict zones, with most individuals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Images reveal the horrific toll of malnutrition in Yemen
A quarter of the 28 million population are starving, with half a million children under the age of five severely malnourished and at least 2,135 people killed by cholera. This photo series shows the impact. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovering from severe malnutrition in Yemen
HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - Smiling and sitting down to bread and milk with her family, Yemeni teenager Saida Ahmed Baghili is barely recognizable a year on from the photo of her emaciated frame that came to symbolize the country's humanitarian crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nobel Laureate Says Human Suffering Must End in'Forgotten Land' of Yemen Nobel Laureate Says Human Suffering Must End in'Forgotten Land' of Yemen
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads Yemen misery
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads misery in Yemen
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery
HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WNYC: Yemen's Public Health Struggles Mount as Civil War Continues
In the NewsWNYC: Yemen's Public Health Struggles Mount as Civil War ContinuesOctober 06, 2017Dr. Tankred Stoebe has just spent one month in Yemen. On NPR's The Takeaway, he discusses the  issues still affecting the country. Even with 1,800 aid workers in the country, Doctors Without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) continues to face many logistical difficulties. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera crisis laid bare in new hospital footage
New footage from inside several hospitals in Yemen reveals the crisis facing the war-torn country as it battles to contain one of the world's worst ever outbreaks of cholera. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN: More should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the U.N. agency and its partners could have acted faster and mobilized more vaccine to fight a massive and deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN says more should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the U.N. agency and its partners could have acted faster and mobilized more vaccine to fight a massive and deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 1 Million by Year-End Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 1 Million by Year-End
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a"catastrophe", and cholera cases could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region
International Day of Non-Violence – 2 October 2017By Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimGeneva/Dubai, Oct 2 2017 (IPS)The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim“The Arab region is witnessing yet again a wave of extremist violence owing to the proliferation of local and inter...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

'Unprecedented' cholera outbreak could reach 1 million in Yemen
The number of cholera cases in Yemen could reach 1 million by the end of this year, according to the International Red Cross. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end: Red Cross
GENEVA (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a "catastrophe", and cholera cases could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: Government Health Staff are Saving Lives Without Salaries
In the middle of a cholera epidemic, public health staff are not being paid, and medical services are on the brink of collapse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news