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IOM distributes winter kits to internally displaced in Yemen

5 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - IOM has distributed a total of 2,625 winter kits to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Taizz governorate, Yemen.

The kits will help alleviate the suffering of up to 16,000 IDPs during the harsh winter weather in ...

Samaritan's Purse opens new hospital in Mosul

5 hours ago From ecumenicalnews.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Evangelical humanitarian aid group Samaritan's Purse further extended their support to the war-torn area of Iraq by opening a new field hospital, just six miles outside the city of Mosul last week. The hospital now serves as the medical facility clos ...

Sight loss charity receives £10k boost

6 hours ago From lep.co.uk  View Original Article

Preston, U K - Galloway’s Society for the Blind is celebrating another successful year of fund-raising in partnership with St George’s Shopping Centre.

Throughout 2016 volunteers from the charity have held collections in St George’s, amounting to mo ...

WFP pledges necessary support to Sri Lanka to cope with drought

6 hours ago From colombopage.com  View Original Article

Indianapolis, INDIANA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged to provide necessary support and aid to Sri Lanka to overcome challenges faced by the people due to the prevailing drought.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and th ...

Global charity seeks US$18.5 million to help Somalis

6 hours ago From newsghana.com.gh  View Original Article

Accra, GHANA - International charity World Vision said on Friday that it is seeking 18.5 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving assistance to 530,000 drought affected Somalis between January and December.

The charity said the funds will be used ...

UN agency revises funding requirements to tackle Africa's worst displacement crisis

9 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - With conflict in South Sudan now entering its fourth year and its people facing dire humanitarian challenges, the United Nations refugee agency has revised upwards its funding requirements for 2017 to address new needs of those who have been displace ...

Young refugee and migrant children at risk as extreme cold weather grips much of Europe – UNICEF

10 hours ago From unicef.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses -- and even death from hypothermia, UNICEF said toda ...

Red Cross continues to work with quake-hit communities

27 hours ago From scoop.co.nz  View Original Article

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Two months after the 14 November earthquakes, New Zealand Red Cross continues to work in the earthquake-affected regions of Marlborough, Kaikoura and Hurunui.

With help from the Rural Support Trust, Red Cross staff and volunteers have ...

UNHCR, IOM and partners launch new plan to respond to Europe’s refugee and migrant situation

28 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR, IOM and 72 partners today (19/1) launched a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017.

The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan aims at complementing and reinforcin ...

IOM opens mental health resource centres to aid displaced in northeast Nigeria

28 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM has built mental health resource centres in nine locations across northeastern Nigeria to assist and support thousands of people who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency, and the local communities who are hosting them.

The centres a ...

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