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EU support for WFP adds freedom of choice to refugees’ food assistance in Djibouti

13 hours ago From wfp.org  View Original Article

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed continued support from the European Commission to provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti.

Funding from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid departm ...

Niger: Doctors Without Borders supports vaccination campaign against deadly meningitis outbreak

14 hours ago From military-technologies.net  View Original Article

Warsaw, POLAND - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams to Niger to contain a meningitis outbreak that has killed 179 people since the beginning of the year. Working closely with Niger’s Ministry of Public Health, ...

ICRC: Provide re-integration support for North-east insurgency victims

15 hours ago From leadership.ng  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation, Abuja, said the agency provide support to enable displaced persons return and sustenance of a means of livelihood upon their return to their homes or community.

In ...

UNICEF seeks 148 mln USD to help Somali women, children

16 hours ago From xinhuanet.com  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - The UN children's fund (UNICEF) is appealing for 147.9 million U.S. dollars to scale up life-saving assistance for women and children to help avert a famine in Somalia.

In its situation report released on Tuesday, UNICEF said it has a ...

Norway supporting efforts to fight cholera outbreak in Yemen

16 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The cholera outbreak in Yemen comes on top of an armed conflict and famine that are affecting a large proportion of the population. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Yemen by NOK 10 million, and will continue to follow the si ...

Runners turn out in force for Stirling Race for Life

16 hours ago From dailyrecord.co.uk  View Original Article

Aberdeen, U K - Brave cancer survivor Louise Monk got the Stirling Race for Life under way – by making an emotional tribute to her mum who died from the disease.

Louise and her eight-year-old son Alfie, who is a pupil at Strathdevon Primary school in ...

UN agency repatriates 64,761 Somalis refugees from Kenya

17 hours ago From xinhuanet.com  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - The UN refugee agency said Monday it had repatriated some 64,761 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December, 2014.

The UNHCR said in its bi-weekly update released in Nairobi that some 63,535 refuge ...

Japan contributes US$6 million to assist local communities and Malian refugees in Southern-Eastern Mauritania

18 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The Government of Japan has provided US$6 million for the humanitarian efforts of three United Nations agencies in Mauritania: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Organizatio ...

UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups' departure

36 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps.

Supporting Cuba through the drought of the century

36 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Cuba has been fighting one of the toughest droughts in a century for the past three years. Declining and erratic rainfall, increasingly long periods between rainy seasons and dry spells caused by the El Niño phenomenon, have affected more than 50% of ...

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Climate change may bring more extreme heat, ozone pollution days to the Southeast, researchers say

Action: Climate Change

Global climate change may produce an environment in the southeastern United States that could foster dangerous extreme heat e ...

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians at risk: A UNESCO World Heritage concern

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On International Biodiversity Day and days after UNESCO expressed concern regarding the future of the Primeval Beech Forests ...

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Vaquitas - the world's smallest and most endangered porpoises -- live only in Mexico's northern Gulf of California. After suf ...

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