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[RED DEMOCRATICA] WHO: Ebola outbreak has become a global health emergency


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WHO: Ebola outbreak has become a global health emergency
The World Health Organization today declared the Ebola outbreak to be a global public health emergency. "A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola," said Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO. "Countries affected to date simply don't have the capacity to manage an outbreak on this scale on their own," she added. Reuters (8/8), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/8)
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"Why We Should Expect US Airstrikes in Iraq" UN Dispatch (8/7)
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Ban, Security Council urge world community to assist Iraq
The international community needs to assist the Iraqi government to stem the violence by Islamic State militants, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council said Thursday. U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized airstrikes against the militants in Iraq. Reuters (8/7), ABC News/The Associated Press (8/7), The Christian Science Monitor (8/7), Reuters (8/7)
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Officials: Wealthy countries need stronger laws against illicit finance
African diplomats called on the wealthiest nations to do a better job of preventing tax evasion, money laundering and the use of tax havens, which they say siphon money from poorer countries. The U.S.-Africa Partnership to Combat Illicit Finance, announced this week, is aimed at assisting African countries in combating illicit flows. Thomson Reuters Foundation (8/8)
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Women Girls
One size doesn't fit all for girls' education programs
Effective approaches to girls' education need to be developed and measured to determine which programs have long-term effectiveness at the community level, Stephanie Psaki writes. Not every program will work in every situation, but "the value of insight and intuition gained through work with girls and in their communities can't be overstated," she argues. Devex.com (free registration) (8/8)
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Climate and Energy
Developed countries are urged to do more to curtail climate change
The so-called BASIC countries -- Brazil, South Africa, India and China -- are pressing developed countries to step up their commitments to carbon-mitigation efforts and to be more supportive of climate-change adaptation efforts for developing countries. BusinessGreen (U.K.) (8/8)
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Peacekeeping and Security
Fighting returns to Gaza as cease-fire expires
Fighting erupted in Gaza immediately after a 72-hour cease-fire ended. Negotiations on a more permanent cease-fire failed. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/8), Reuters (8/8)
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