Archive for April 24th, 2017

24/04/2017

Building Resilient Rural Livelihoods, Key to Helping Yemen

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.
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Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Dairy cattle seek shade. Credit: FAO/Chedly Kayouli

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More than 17 million people around Yemen’s rugged landscape are acutely food insecure, and the figure is likely to increase as the ongoing conflict continues to erode the ability to grow, import, distribute and pay for food.
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More than 7 million people are on the verge of famine, while the rest are marginally meeting the minimum day-to-day nutritional needs thanks to external humanitarian and livelihoods support. Large-scale famine is a real risk that will cast an awful shadow for generations to come.

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24/04/2017

325 Million People Living with Hepatitis Lack Access to Life-Saving Testing, Treatment

Human Wrongs Watch

21 April 2017 – New data published by the United Nations health agency has revealed that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection lack access to life-saving testing and treatment, placing them at a great risk of chronic liver disease, cancer, and even death.

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04-21-2017Vaccine

A health worker displays a vaccine against Hib, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and hepatitis B at a storage facility in the south-western city of Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo: UNICEF/Shehab Uddin

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