UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

In war-torn Yemen, life-threatening pregnancy complication finds a happy ending
SANA ’A, Yemen – Twenty-three-year-old Amani, from Shabwa Governorate in southern Yemen, waited years to have a child. But when she finally did get pregnant, her husband lost his job. As his income disappeared, so did her ability to access maternal health services. And then, she experienced a life-threatening complication. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Yemen's frontline port struggles to fight deadly fever
In the grounds of a bombed-out building in the port that has become the main front of Yemen's war, workers use a hose mounted to a truck to suck up a green, insect-filled expanse of stagnant rainwater, then shovel in soil to fill it, trying to save lives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

2020: a Year Full of Danger
Protesters demonstrate against direction taken by climate change talks. Credit: Ana Libisch/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Jan 6 2020 (IPS) Let’s face what lies ahead with open eyes: 2020 is going to be a very tough year for the world, and developing countries in particular. The infant decade has already begun with the harbingers of climate disaster as thousands fled to beaches in Australia from raging bush fires, and the Middle East braced for more conflict after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Iran’s top general. But even as the world needs a concerted and decisive response to its challenges, we risk mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty Source Type: news

Cooked starchy rhizomes in Africa 170 thousand years ago
We report evidence for geophyte exploitation by early humans from at least 170,000 years ago. Charred rhizomes from Border Cave, South Africa, were identified to the genus Hypoxis L. by comparing the morphology and anatomy of ancient and modern rhizomes. Hypoxis angustifolia Lam., the likely taxon, proliferates in relatively well-watered areas of sub-Saharan Africa and in Yemen, Arabia. In those areas and possibly farther north during moist periods, Hypoxis rhizomes would have provided reliable and familiar carbohydrate sources for mobile groups. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wadley, L., Backwell, L., dErrico, F., Sievers, C. Tags: Anthropology, Botany reports Source Type: news

Monday ’s Daily Brief: anti-corruption conference, refugees’ summit, food extremes, Yemen aid
Our top stories for Monday include: major international conference on anti-corruption underway; first ever Global Refugee Forum kicks off; global undernutrition and obesity crisis laid bare; food aid in Yemen; the power of youth to end hunger.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen
Ibrahim Ali al-Jadari's four teenage daughters lie at home on intravenous drips that will soon run out as they, like tens of thousands of other Yemenis, battle a seasonal surge of dengue fever. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hodeidah still most dangerous place in Yemen
One year since Stockholm Agreement, Hodeidah is still most dangerous place in Yemen for civilians. A quarter of all civilian casualties across Yemen in 2019 were recorded in Hodeidah governorate. Despite a ceasefire in the port city being at the heart of last year’s Stockholm Agreement, Hodeidah has seen 799 civilian casualties since the Agreement was signed, the highest toll countrywide.   Families continue to flee for their lives with close to 390,000 Yemenis uprooted from their homes across the country so far in 2019. Half of all those displaced came from just three governorates – Hajjah, Hode...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Friday ’s Daily Brief:  Yemen exclusive, India rights, Chile, Ebola updates
Our top stories for Friday include an exclusive UN News interview with Yemen Envoy Martin Griffiths; India’s new “discriminatory” citizenship law; a milestone smallpox eradication anniversary; helicopters deployed in DR Congo Ebola fight; Mediterranean migrant latest, and Chile’s deadly protests: UN report finds clear pattern of repression. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering
Amnesty: Yemen’s war put huge toll on people with disabilities, on margins of society, excluded from badly needed aid (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Friday ’s Daily Brief: DRC Ebola concerns, Yemen peace hopes, more migrant boats leave Libya
A recap of Friday’s stories in brief: WHO raises fresh Ebola concerns, UN envoy raises hopes of Yemen political settlement, WFP makes urgent Venezuela appeal, hundreds of migrants discovered in boats off Libya coast. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over 1 million health consultations provided in Yemen in 2019: UN migration agency
Since the beginning of the year, the UN Migration Agency has carried out over one million health consultations for displaced and conflict-affected Yemenis and migrants struggling to reach the help they need, the organization announced on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amid conflict, mental health care gives Yemeni survivor of violence a new lease on life
This week's International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations will focus on survivors of trauma and conflict like Salwa. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

The Climate Crisis is Global, but These 6 Places Face the Most Severe Consequences
Climate change is expected to affect every country in the world, but its impact will not be felt equally across all regions and some will be worse hit than others because of a range of different threats. Developing countries, places with widespread poverty, and countries with ineffective governments sometimes face the gravest risks from the changing climate, and are usually poorly equipped to find ways to prepare for and prevent environmental threats. Measuring the future impact of climate change is very challenging, because scientists’ climate change projections cannot be completely exact and because there are many ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Human Rights in Age of Social Media, Big Data, and AI
In just a few years, digital technologies have allowed faster mobilization in response to humanitarian crises, better documentation of war crimes in conflict zones like Syria and Yemen, and more accessible platforms for organizing peaceful demonstrations around the world. However, while social media and big data can be a powerful tool for anticipating, analyzing, and responding to human rights concerns, these technologies also pose unprecedented challenges. Social media has been weaponized to spread disinformation, interfere in elections, and promote and incite violence. And websites and apps are continuously collecting br...
Source: News from the National Academies - September 30, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Air strikes maim, scar Yemen's children
Ismail Abdullah kicks a makeshift football, wrapped in pink plastic, with his right foot. A slight limp visible, he holds back as his cousins run forward in the sand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. Says Women and Babies at Risk in Yemen as Funds Crunch Forces Clinics to Shut U.N. Says Women and Babies at Risk in Yemen as Funds Crunch Forces Clinics to Shut
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Life-saving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen
SANA ’A, Yemen/UNITED NATIONS, New York– Om Asma’s most recent pregnancy could have killed her. She already had a baby at home, and her body felt depleted. “I became pregnant immediately after the birth of my last child. There was no spacing between the two births,” she explained. “I had severe stress after the last pregnancy, and had problems with the uterus.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

INGO statement on attacks in Dhamar that killed and injured scores of people
International non-governmental organisations working in Yemen strongly condemn a series of attacks by the Saudi-led coalition on a former community college that has lately been used as a detention facility in Dhamar city. These attacks have reportedly led to the deaths of over 100 people, with many injured. This latest incident once again demonstrates the absolute disregard for civilian life that has been consistently shown by all parties to the conflict in Yemen. Those being held at the facility in Dhamar were detainees and as such they are civilians who must be protected from harm under International Humanitarian Law (IH...
Source: Doctors of the World News - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, ocean protection
This Tuesday, we cover:  new report on water quality worldwide; Yemen envoy briefs the Security Council on Aden; intensifying clashes in southern Libya; UNICEF appeals for increased aid for Venezuela youngsters; and UN negotiations continue over a new ocean protection agreement.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Humanitarian Day 2019
For World Humanitarian Day, this year we celebrate the work of female humanitarians across the globe, amid the risks which they may face in serving others. From the clinic in east London to the governorate of Sana’a in Yemen, every day women humanitarians are changing the world. They want to share their stories with you:       “It has become very clear to me that, if I want to see things changed, I should be in the arena. So, here I am, choosing courage over comfort every single day.” Meaza Semaw, Medical Coordinator, Ethiopia.               “...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief: Harrowing terrorist survivors’ stories, children first in Mediterranean rescues, Yemen and Switzerland updates, new SDG Advocates speak out
Our main stories today: Boko Haram  terrorist survivors tell their stories; UNICEF speaks out for children adrift on the Mediterranean; UN health agency pushes to stem dengue fever in Yemen; Switzerland declines sponsorship deal with tobacco firm; new SDG Advocates on the job. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Being "Fit for Purpose": Perspectives on Implementing Humanitarian Public Health and WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Actions
Source: Save the Children International. Published: 7/30/2019. This 50-minute webinar explores current trends in humanitarian settings and an understanding of how these changes impact humanitarian public health design and delivery; future trends for accountability and funding in humanitarian programming, particularly in settings experiencing protracted settings, and how these can affect how public health services are provided in crises; and implementation of an integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) approach in Yemen, including challenges, successes, and strategies for addressing the critical gaps facing chronic...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The (ir)relevance of human suffering: humanitarian intervention and Saudi Arabia's operation decisive storm in Yemen - Buys E, Garwood-Gowers A.
Launched on 26 March 2015, the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen has considerably intensified the complex conflict ravaging the country. Despite scholars identifying difficulties with the self-defence and intervention by invitation arguments offered... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Yemen conflict: Six-year-old Yusra’s new eye
A six year old who had an aggressive tumour in her eye has been fitted with a prosthetic in Jordan and is returning to home to Yemen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pride and protest
In a world where nationalism and intolerance are rising and governments pander to reactionary views, a million and a half people hit the streets of London on Saturday to celebrate tolerance and diversity and thumb their noses at bigotry. A UNISON delegation took part in the parade as London Pride cast a rainbow over the capital – marching (dancing) behind a samba band and welcomed by the enormous crowds at every stage along the route. Getting the banner ready on Portland Place   Members were present from the West Midlands and there was another group in the parade from Homerton Hospital UNISON branch, carrying a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News equalities equality LGBT Pride Source Type: news

Refugee Week 2019 – Abelarda’s story
“Without Doctors of the World’s support in the Mother and Child Centre in Yemen, we could have died! I was in my ninth month of pregnancy and I was bleeding. We had a similar case in our village before Doctors of the World came, where the pregnant girl had died, and I was so scared that the same thing might happen to me. I was admitted to the Mother and Child Centre and was advised to have a caesarean operation. Doctors of the World’s doctors and referral team transported me to a hospital where I had my operation and gave birth to my healthy baby. I was discharged after one week. May Allah reward Doctors ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Yemen: maternal and newborn health ‘on the brink of total collapse’, UNICEF alerts
After more than four years of grinding conflict in Yemen, healthcare for mothers and their babies is “on the brink of collapse”, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday, in a report that highlights the difficulties of childbirth and parenting in a war zone. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera surge stalks Yemen's hungry and displaced
In the last two weeks Dr Asmahan Ahmed has seen a surge in suspected cholera cases arriving at her health center in Abs, a small, Houthi-held town in northwest Yemen. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Yemen Conflict, Some See A New Age Of Drone Warfare
Iran has been developing drones for both itself and its proxies. In recent months those drones have been used for targeted assassinations, military strikes and to sow chaos in the region.(Image credit: Iranian Army via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

A nightmare within a nightmare: Taking on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises
SANA ’A, Yemen/OSLO, Norway – When Maram* showed up at her parents'house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce.It was a nightmare within a nightmare.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict
 Washington – There were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the Coalition reported 701 such instances. The Coalition’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers and guards, in violation of international norms and i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon
This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand ’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by leprosy in Brazil. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 a Year of Dangerous Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities
May 14, 2019 WashingtonThere were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the  Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the coalition reported 701 such instances.The coalition ’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers, and guards, in violation of international norms an...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: prizewinning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths
This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: prize-winning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths
This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meet the woman protecting women in Yemen
SANA'A, Yemen –Bushra was only 14 years old when her family arranged achild marriage to an older man, and a year later she became pregnant. She was a mother of six when her husband lost his job.Suddenly the family could not make ends meet in war-torn Yemen, where the economy had collapsed.At first she had to pull her kids out of school and teach them at home. Bushra worried about how to buy school supplies like books. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Yemen proves it: in western eyes, not all ‘Notre Dames’ are created equal | Lamya Khalidi
As an archaeologist, I ’ve seen Yemen’s rich heritage. But for too many world leaders, only arms sales really matterLike everyone else the world over, I watched in horror last week asNotre Dame burned and its spire fell. I saw the stunned reactions of onlookers on the news, on social media and in front of television sets and phone screens on the streets of Nice, where I live. A part of France ’s national identity and an international symbol of Paris was collapsing before our eyes.This accidental burning of one of the most important French cultural and religious monuments struck a painful chord in just abo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lamya Khalidi Tags: Archaeology Science Heritage Culture Notre Dame World news Yemen Middle East and North Africa Arms trade Source Type: news

SOHS (State of the Humanitarian Systems) 2018 Case Study: Yemen
Source: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Published: 4/26/2019. This 46-page case study is one in a series of five research pieces which fed into the analysis for The State of the Humanitarian System 2018, and describes conditions in Yemen. The continued insecurity, instability, and violence there have caused the displacement of approximately three million people, and have had a devastating impact on food security and livelihoods. The health sector response has had to deal with the indirect impacts of the war, such as the deterioration of public health systems, peop...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SOHS (State of the Humanitarian System) 2018 Case Study: Yemen
Source: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Published: 4/26/2019. This 46-page case study is one in a series of five research pieces which fed into the analysis for The State of the Humanitarian System 2018, and describes conditions in Yemen. The continued insecurity, instability, and violence there have caused the displacement of approximately three million people, and have had a devastating impact on food security and livelihoods. The health sector response has had to deal with the indirect impacts of the war, such as the deterioration of public health systems, peop...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.K. government to roll out "Project Maggot": Unusual treatment will clean the wounds of people in war zones like Syria and Yemen
(Natural News) The U.K. is planning to send an odd but effective form of humanitarian aid to war-torn countries: Batches of sterile medical maggots that can naturally clean the wounds of patients by eliminating rotten flesh and sterilizing the wounded area. The maggots will be dispatched to South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and other countries that are currently undergoing civil war. Hundreds of people in those conflict... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged across Yemen
An Associated Press investigation finds that Yemen's U.S.-backed government, Houthi rebels hindered relief efforts as the country suffered the worst cholera outbreak in modern times (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen conflict: A little girl’s journey from cancer to recovery
Orla Guerin visits six-year-old Yusra, who had a life-threatening tumour removed after the BBC told her story. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Killed by cholera, Yemeni doctor knew he was fighting 'disastrous' epidemic
Yemeni doctor Mohammed Abdul-Mughni described the surge in cholera cases he was treating as "disastrous" in a country battered by years of war and short of medical staff. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action: GPC (Global Protection Cluster) 2018 Review
Source: Global Protection Cluster, Child Protection Working Group (CPWG). Published: 4/2019. The five country case studies selected for this 29-page humanitarian action review (Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ukraine, Whole of Syria, and Yemen) allow for more context-specific reflection and highlight particular issues around accountability, shrinking humanitarian space, localization, and the humanitarian-peace-development nexus. The document provides best practices and information about health care, health facilities, disease outbreaks, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for D...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen hospital airstrike under investigation amid resurgence of deadly cholera
UN human rights staff in Yemen are investigating an apparent airstrike on a hospital in opposition-held territory which reportedly killed at least seven civilians on Tuesday, amid fears that cholera is spreading “like wildfire”, one of the organization’s senior humanitarian officials has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attacks on Houses of Worship over Last Decade
Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad during Sunday night mass, killing 58 people in the deadliest assault targeting Christians since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there. Al-Qaida in Iraq later became the Islamic State group. Dec. 15, 2010: Two suicide bombers from the Sunni extremist group Jundallah blow themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran, including six Revolutionary Guard commander...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

INGO statement on the attacks in Hajjah andrenewed fighting in Hodeidah
International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn the horrific attacks in Hajjah governorate on Sunday which according to the UN killed 22 people – twelve women and ten children – and injured many more. Hajjah has seen an increase in tensions and fighting in recent weeks; thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian aid and many more are reportedly trapped by the fighting and cannot flee to safety or reach help. These horrific incidents show that innocent civilians including children continue to pay the price for a conflict in which they hav...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

MSF-run hospital develops 3D printed prosthetics for war victims
A hospital in Jordan has given a victim of Yemen's war new hope for the future, thanks to the cutting edge technology of 3D printed prosthetics.   (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news