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Do more to save lives in Yemen, urges Islamic Relief’s CEO

7 hours ago From islamic-relief.org  View Original Article

Birmingham, U K - Islamic Relief’s Chief Executive urged governments to “find it in your hearts to do more to assist the people of Yemen” when he speaks at a crucial aid pledging conference in Geneva on April 25.

“The scale of the crisis in Yemen cannot ...

Somalia: Cash lifeline for drought-hit homes

8 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Drought has brought Somalia to the brink of famine, but a modest injection of cash can give families in rural areas a lifeline to see them into the expected rainy season. More than 55,000 homes in Somalia have already received $100 to improve their n ...

Vehicles provided by UNICEF to support immunisation outreach in Vanuatu

8 hours ago From unicef.org  View Original Article

Suva, Fiji - To commemorate World Immunisation Week that runs annually from 24 – 30 April and to support routine immunisation outreach so babies from birth to 12 months receive all vital vaccines, UNICEF is providing four vehicles to the Vanuatu Ministry of Healt ...

Investors urge Pfizer to lower price of pneumonia vaccine

9 hours ago From doctorswithoutborders.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bringing individual investors’ voices to Pfizer’s annual general meeting today in New Jersey to hold the pharmaceutical corporation accounta ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Médecins Sans Frontières fights measles

9 hours ago From menafn.com  View Original Article

Amman, JORDAN - Since November 2016, the international humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, has vaccinated over 675,000 children, and cared for more than 14,000 patients in health zones throughout five of the country's provinces: Maniema, South Kivu, ...

Fight to eradicate TB in Sierra Leone intensifies

9 hours ago From sierraexpressmedia.com  View Original Article

Freetown, SIERRA LEONE - As the number of Tuberculosis cases increases due to negligence of assumptive patients to respond to free treatment administered at the Direct Observer treatments (DOTs) Centers across the country, the National Leprosy and TB Control Programme ...

WFP nutrition programme in Ethiopia receives crucial contribution from China

9 hours ago From wfp.org  View Original Article

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has received a vital new contribution of US$8 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China for WFP’s life-saving nutrition support for children and women in Ethiop ...

Belgium partners with UNICEF to fight child marriage in Benin

10 hours ago From face2faceafrica.com  View Original Article

Accra, GHANA - The government of Belgium has partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to fight child marriage and sexual exploitation in Benin.

Announcing the cooperation plan during his state visit to Benin on Wednesday, Belgian De ...

UNHCR official says Afghan refugees’ repatriation being facilitated

11 hours ago From thenews.com.pk  View Original Article

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Turk said on Thursday the donor agencies and states had pledged to assist the Afghan government in its National Development Programme for fa ...

World Malaria Day 2017: Tackling malaria prevention among hard-to-reach populations

31 hours ago From doctorswithoutborders.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - For this year’s World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has focused on prevention and reaching at-risk populations. Investment in prevention was crucial to eliminating malaria from Europe and North America in the 1900s, and to sharply ...

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