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[RED DEMOCRATICA] Humanitarian aid workers in greater need, at greater risk


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Humanitarian aid workers in greater need, at greater risk
Today is World Humanitarian Day, which recognizes the importance of aid workers and also the dangers that face them. A study reports that the number of attacks on aid workers set a record in 2013. Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)/Up Front blog (8/19), Al Jazeera (8/19), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/19), The Guardian (London) (8/19)
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@UNFoundation: #MDGmomentum story via @MarieStopes: Check out Ethiopia's progress increasing access to family planning: trib.al/iliCrCN
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"The United Nations released a grave warning this week that some 1,500 women have been captured as sex slaves by the Sunni extremist group that is rampaging through parts of Iraq and Syria." UN Dispatch (8/14)
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Ban, Malala urge young people to support universal education MDG
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Malala Yousafzai on Monday encouraged youths to support the Millennium Development Goal for universal primary education. "One may think, 'I'm just a young girl or a young boy, I don't have any power,' but each and every one of you can make a difference," Ban said. Voice of America (8/18)
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UNRWA official: Improve Gazans' lives by lifting blockade
The lives of Gazans would be improved by lifting the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory, said Pierre Krahenbuhl, who leads the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Reuters (8/18)
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MHealth project in Ghana tailors services to mothers, nurses
Mobile Midwife, a mobile health project in Ghana, provides separate information applications for pregnant women and for nurses. The program serves 37,000 patients. Women's eNews (8/15)
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Why women's progress can't be stymied
Several countries have done an outstanding job in meeting the Millennium Development Goals pertinent to women and girls, writes Leith Greenslade of the United Nations and the MDG Health Alliance. However, these gains are threatened by "rapid population growth, urbanization and continued conflict," she writes. Devex.com (free registration) (8/19)
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Interim government by force threatened in Afghanistan
Some Afghanistan government officials and military are talking about imposing an interim government, hoping to spur a resolution to the election process. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/18)
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Lack of education provides breeding ground for terrorism: Ban UN Radio (8/18)
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