Weekend Roundup: Where Pope Francis and Xi Jinping Cross Paths
Pope Francis and President Xi Jinping were both in Washington and New York this week for engagements at the White House and the United Nations. They didn't meet. But their paths certainly crossed. The pope made the moral case for tackling poverty and climate change. President Xi affirmed he will intensify the "reform and opening up" policies that have lifted 500 million people in China out of poverty over the last 30 years -- a feat accomplished more rapidly than any other society in history. And, as the leader of the world's second-largest economy, he pledged to join forces with the U.S. and others to spearhead ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Human Toll of the Conflict in Yemen
MSF is working in several areas of the country to try to deliver lifesaving medical care. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Human Toll of the Conflict in Yemen
SlideshowHuman Toll of the Conflict in Yemen September 21, 2015 MSF is working in several areas of Yemen to try to deliver lifesaving medical care, but it has been difficult as medical infrastructure and staff have been targeted. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

International push needed to end child rights violations in Yemen – UN official
Describing the current situation in Yemen as “beyond tragic” for all affected by the hostilities, a senior United Nations official said it is “ever more important” for both the Security Council and the international community to promote political dialogue aimed at ending violations against children. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

One day in Yemen
MSF UK doctor Natalie Roberts takes over Twitter and Instagram to show what it's like to live and work in Yemen, where an underreported and calamitous conflict is having deadly consequences for its people. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Yemen: ‘worrying outbreak’ of dengue fever prompts UN health agency to appeal for safe humanitarian corridor
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where “an extreme spike” in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over the past two weeks. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: ‘worrying outbreak’ of dengue fever prompts UN health agency appeal for safe humanitarian corridor
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where “an extreme spike” in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over the past two weeks. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: warning of ‘a lost generation,’ UN child rights envoy urges end to grave violations against children
Alarmed by the dramatic increase in grave violations against Yemen’s children, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has called on all parties to respect their obligations under international law to safeguard civilians from harm, including children. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: "Almost all hospitals in the areas where we work have closed down"
In Al Dhale medical staff are struggling to keep hospitals running in the face of fighting, bombing raids and desperate shortages of medicine and fuel. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

Civilian needs mount in Yemen as medical supplies dwindle – UN health agency
Life saving medicines, trauma kits and blood bank supplies are urgently needed in war-ravaged Yemen, where nearly half the country’s health facilities have shut down, leaving thousands of injured civilians with fewer and fewer places to seek emergency assistance, according to the UN health agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UN health workers vaccinate millions of children against polio and measles in war-ravaged Yemen
Nearly a quarter of all health facilities in Yemen are no longer operating fully – with more expected to close down in the coming weeks – resulting in “catastrophic consequences” for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure who are dependent on life-saving support, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: More Than 65 Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Taiz Today
The deaths occurred when airstrikes hit civilians and homes in the area. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: More Than 65 Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Taiz Today
August 21, 2015 The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today issued the following statement in response to Saudi-led coalition airstrikes and heavy fighting in Yemen's Taiz Province. This statement is attributed to Salah Dongu'du, MSF project coordinator in Taiz, southwestern Yemen: (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: "Almost all hospitals in the areas where we work have closed down."
In Al Dhale medical staff are struggling to keep hospitals running in the face of fighting, bombing raids and desperate shortages of medicine and fuel. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

Yemen: "Each Time a Bomb Hit . . . I Could Feel the Ground Shake"
Yemen: "Each Time a Bomb Hit . . . I Could Feel the Ground Shake" August 19, 2015 With the conflict between armed groups escalating in Yemen, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Christine Buesser headed for the southwestern province of Al-Dhale’, where medical staff are struggling to keep hospitals running in the face of fighting, bombing raids, and desperate shortages of medicine and fuel. Here, she recounts her experience. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day, ‘brutal’ Yemen conflict must end – UNICEF
An average of eight children are killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict that has gripping the country since April, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: “One of the worst conflicts MSF has seen”
Dr Tammam Aloudat, Deputy Medical Director at MSF, recently visited Ibb to assess the health needs of people in the community. He found what he witnessed shocking. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

World Briefing: Yemen: Dengue Fever and Malaria Are Linked to Trash
The garbage has contaminated the soil and water and attracted infectious pests, the organization, Mercy Corps, said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REUTERS Tags: Dengue Fever Malaria Yemen Waste Materials and Disposal Mercy Corps Typhoid Source Type: news

"A Ruthless War" in Yemen
Voice from the Field"A Ruthless War" in Yemen August 12, 2015 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Tammam Aloudat recently returned from Yemen's Ibb Governorate, where the ongoing conflict and blockade have crippled health care facilities. Here, he describes his experience at a regional Mother and Child Hospital. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: A "War Against Civilians"
MSF's Teresa Sancristóval discusses the ongoing medical and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: A "War Against Civilians"
Voice from the FieldYemen: A "War Against Civilians" August 11, 2015 Teresa Sancristóval, the head of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency unit, recently returned from Yemen and gave the following account of the medical and humanitarian crisis. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

CNN's Amanpour: Video reveals human toll of war in Yemen
In the NewsCNN's Amanpour: Video reveals human toll of war in Yemen August 04, 2015 Hassan Boucenine describes the toll that airstrikes, ground fighting and a blockade are having on civilians and medical facilities in Yemen. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

Yemen: "Unbelievable number of wounded patients"
Interview with Thierry Goffeau, MSF project coordinator in Aden, who discusses the extreme levels of violence he witnessed. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

War in Aden: Surviving the Everyday
VideoWar in Aden: Surviving the Everyday August 07, 2015 "They've killed us, scattered us. It's very hard," says a woman from Crater in southern Yemen. This film documents the high level of violence in and around the Yemeni city of Aden. The violence intensified in mid-July this year when the coalition took over the city of Sana'a and many Houthist rebels fled. In a single day, MSF received 206 war-wounded patients. Today, the situation is improving but, uncertainty remains high. Learn More about MSF's Work in Yemen (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: "The Two Operating Rooms Were Busy 24 Hours A Day" In Aden
Voice from the FieldYemen: "The Two Operating Rooms Were Busy 24 Hours A Day" In Aden August 06, 2015 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Thierry Goffeau was in Aden, Yemen, from mid-May to early August, when violence was at extreme levels in the capital city. Here, he describes the situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Yemen: Scenes from the devastating conflict
Scenes from the conflict in Yemen, including the MSF-supported Ministry of Health hospital in Sa'ada City, damage from the aerial bombing campaign in Sana'a, and displaced people in Amran. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

In a Yemen hospital, malnutrition menaces young lives
SANAA (Reuters) - Born just before the outbreak of Yemen's devastating war, Ali Mohammed al-Tawaari may well not survive it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bombings in Yemen: the Civilian Victims
Bombings have destroyed civilian areas and caused much pain and suffering. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Bombings in Yemen: the Civilian Victims
SlideshowBombings in Yemen: the Civilian Victims July 30, 2015 Numerous bombings have destroyed civilian areas and caused much pain and suffering among civilians. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Seattle Flunks Vaccine Science
Nothing says First World city like Seattle does. Come for the cachet, stay for the Seahawks, and give a nod to the Starbucks and the Amazon and the mothership that is Microsoft just to the east. There’s nothing this so-hip-it-hurts town lacks, it seems—except perhaps for common sense. If you’re looking for that, the developing world is a far better bet. That’s the inescapable conclusion on what should be a very good week for public health—and childhood health in particular—with the World Health Organization and other groups announcing on July 24 that Nigeria has gone a full year without ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Nigeria polio Seattle vaccines Source Type: news

Video: Critical Situation in Yemen
  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Steve Bontempo Source Type: news

Yemen: Houthis Indiscriminately Bomb Aden Neighborhood
July 20, 2015 Over the course of just a few hours yesterday, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the southern Yemeni city of Aden received 150 people wounded in reprisal attacks by Houthi fighters, among them women, children, and the elderly.  Of the 150 people, 42 were dead on arrival at MSF’s hospital in Aden.  The Houthis shelled the crowded  neighborhood of Dar Saad, where many displaced people live. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

In Djibouti, UNICEF Ambassador Eddie Izzard visits Yemeni children refugees fleeing war
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) United Kingdom Ambassador Eddie Izzard has met child refugees in Djibouti who have fled the devastating war in Yemen, the country of the comedian's birth. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF treats hundreds of wounded after attacks in markets and residential areas
Almost 300 wounded people have been treated by MSF teams across Yemen in the past few days due to airstrikes and ground shelling. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

New York Times: Toll Rises as Saudi Coalition Steps Up Airstrikes in Yemen
In the NewsNew York Times: Toll Rises as Saudi Coalition Steps Up Airstrikes in Yemen July 07, 2015 MSF describes mass casualty events caused by airstrikes and shelling in the war in Yemen. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

Africa: UN - Cholera Outbreaks Can Be Controlled Thanks to Vaccines, Water and Sanitation
[UN News] Use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, adding that the deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Hundreds Wounded in Attacks on Markets and Residential Areas
In recent days, MSF has received hundreds of people wounded in airstrikes and ground shelling across Yemen. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Hundreds Wounded in Attacks on Markets and Residential Areas
July 06, 2015 SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK—Medical facilities supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have received hundreds of people wounded in airstrikes and ground shelling across Yemen in recent days, and MSF teams have treated scores of people in several locations, including victims of a July 4 attack on a crowded marketplace in Harad District. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

UN: cholera outbreaks can be controlled thanks to vaccines, water and sanitation
Use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, adding that the deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Rolling Stone: Watch a Dispatch from Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis
In the NewsRolling Stone: Watch a Dispatch from Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis June 25, 2015 Emmanuel Berbain describes the critical humanitarian situation in a camp for displaced people in Khamir district, Yemen. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

As Yemen crisis deteriorates, UNICEF says children at increasing risk of disease, hunger
The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system and has exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: "We Don't Know Where to Go"
Voice from the FieldYemen: "We Don't Know Where to Go" June 29, 2015 "I Had Never Heard Such Explosions in My Life" Here, a nurse working in a Yemeni hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) describes his experience after airstrikes in Al-Dhale' Governorate, Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

A Month in Focus: June 2015
VideoA Month in Focus: June 2015 June 25, 2015 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports on activities in June, 2015, in Yemen, Iraq, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, and on how antibiotic resistance affects public health.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Thousands die in Yemen in fights over water
The armed clashes, which predate the nation’s civil ongoing war, include raids on wells, says government. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - June 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

At least 3,000 suspected Dengue fever cases reported in Yemen – UN health agency
Thousands of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection Dengue fever have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where a major health crisis is unfolding, the United Nations World Health Organization announced today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF receives 100 injured in one day after shelling of residential areas in Aden
PRESS RELEASE: More than 100 injured people, including women and children, were received by MSF in Aden yesterday as a result of heavy shelling on the Al-Basateen residential area in the city. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Yemen: More than 100 Injured in Shelling of Aden Residential Area
Amid ongoing shelling in the Yemeni port city of Aden, hospitals are overwhelmed as civilians come under increasing fire. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Yemen: More than 100 Injured in Shelling of Aden Residential Area
Press releaseYemen: More than 100 Injured in Shelling of Aden Residential Area June 11, 2015 ADEN, YEMEN—Amid ongoing shelling in the Yemeni port city of Aden, hospitals are overwhelmed as civilians come under increasing fire, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which treated more than 100 people injured in shelling yesterday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Crisis Update: Yemen
VideoCrisis Update: Yemen June 09, 2015 MSF joins Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group for an urgent webcast about the current situation on the ground, and what immediate action needs to be taken to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news