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Nearly 1,200 migrants picked up off Libya, heading to Italy

2 hours ago From citizentv.co.ke  View Original Article

Nairobi, KENYA - Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday.

A young woman was found unconscious on one of t ...

Zimbabwe: Preventing cervical cancer

2 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Cervical cancer rates are on the rise worldwide, particularly in the developing world, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women in many countries. In Zimbabwe, 5,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and 1,000 ...

UNICEF and partners assist more than 145,000 people in famine-hit areas of South Sudan

4 hours ago From einnews.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - One month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF - together with the World Food Programme and other partners - has delivered life-saving assistance to 145,000 people, including 33,000 children under the age of five.

...

As cholera spreads, Somalia begins vaccination campaign

4 hours ago From nytimes.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Somalia, which has been hit by a series of crises that sound like a page from the Book of Job, is starting a major effort to vaccinate 450,000 people against its latest plague: cholera.

The country, in the Horn of Africa, has long suff ...

Charity calls for intl leaders to protect schools in conflict-affected countries

5 hours ago From sputniknews.com  View Original Article

Moscow, RUSSIA - International governments must work to stop schools in countries affected by conflict from becoming targets and being used as military bases, preventing access to education and endangering children, Save the Children stated on Monday.

...

Japan gives US$ 33.3 million in emergency polio funding Nigeria

6 hours ago From thewhistler.ng  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Japan, as one of the largest supporters of efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria, has provided a grant of US$33 million for emergency polio vaccination efforts in the Lake Chad region.

In response to the urgent need to increase immunit ...

School feeding programme to be implemented throughout Zambia-Tukombe

6 hours ago From lusakatimes.com  View Original Article

Mthatha, SOUTH AFRICA - A Programme of providing food to pupils is set to be implemented throughout the country following its first-class performance in 38 piloted districts and 2,700 pre- and primary school learners.

The school meals programme was launched a ...

Give Ghana’s poorest families and children a fair chance to succeed in life

6 hours ago From einnews.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - UNICEF Ghana welcomes the Government’s commitment to prioritise funds for social protection programmes, which are dedicated to assisting the country’s poorest families in its 2017 budget. It now encourages the Government to take the next step of ens ...

Moving toward polio-free Afghanistan: 'Polio spring campaign kicked off, MoPH calls on conflict parties to support polio drive

7 hours ago From menafn.com  View Original Article

Amman, JORDAN - Ministry of Public Health on Sunday started the spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) to eradicate polio in the country.

This campaign will be continued in cooperation with World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF from 27 ...

UNHCR calls on Greece to adopt eight measures for sustainable refugee response

7 hours ago From greekreporter.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Although progress has been made in the management of the refugee crisis in Greece, significant challenges related to reception, registration and asylum processing remain, the UN Refugee Agency said on Monday and proposed eight steps to address the “s ...

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