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UNDP envoy: Eradicating poverty requires political willpower
Great strides have been made against extreme poverty, but much remains to be done -- and today's generation has the capability, writes Erik Solheim, United Nations Development Programme special envoy for environment, conflict and disaster. Solheim emphasizes the importance of taxes and anti-corruption programs for funding anti-poverty initiatives. Devex.com (free registration) (8/14)
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@UnfEWEC: Together, we can save 158,000 women 2.2 million children in the remaining 500 days of the MDGs. #MDGMomentum #Commit2Deliver
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Without swift donor action and a reevaluation of food aid distribution, Somalia may once again be facing a widespread food security crisis. UN Dispatch (8/14)
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UN declares Level 3 emergency in Iraq
The United Nations has declared the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq a Level 3 Emergency, its top level, which will result in additional supplies for refugees in the region. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is backing Haider al-Abadi to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Yahoo/The Associated Press (8/13), IOL.co.za (South Africa) (8/14), DAWN Media Group (Pakistan)/Agence France-Presse (8/13)
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UN: Ukraine death toll nearly doubled over 2 weeks
The United Nations human rights office says the number of people killed in the conflict in Ukraine has nearly doubled since July. The 2,086 dead is being called a "very conservative estimate." International leaders continue to express concern about an approaching convoy from Russia that is said to contain aid but which Ukrainian officials say will bring supplies to rebels. The Guardian (London) (8/13), Bloomberg (8/14)
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Pediatrician: All children deserve access to lifesaving vaccines
Dr. Angelica Floren, a Miami-based pediatrician, saw firsthand the lifesaving effects of vaccines when she was growing up in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. The resurgence of once-rare diseases such as measles, she writes, shows the importance of programs like the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life program, which encourages vaccinations for every child. Voxxi (8/9)
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5-day truce in Gaza continues despite tense moments
Israel and Hamas appear to be observing a five-day truce despite a brief flare in hostilities this morning. Peace negotiators in Cairo will continue seeking a resolution to the conflict. Reuters (8/14)
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Boko Haram drives hundreds of thousands from northeastern Nigeria
Hundreds of thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria have become refugees as they flee the Islamist group Boko Haram. The influx is testing the government's ability to provide aid and basic services while simultaneously fighting the militants. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/12)
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