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Fish farm nets benefits for Congolese refugees and Ugandan hosts

Archived, 14 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Janine puts on a life vest, ties a scarf around her head and jumps into a small boat with the captain and two young men. The vessel cuts through the still water at a slow speed, leaving a silky wake.

After a short ride across Lake Rwa ...

Syrian polio outbreak hits global effort to eradicate virus

Archived, 14 days ago From channelnewsasia.com 

Singapore, SINGAPORE - A polio outbreak has been confirmed in an area of Syria partly held by Islamic State, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

...

Thousands of Canadians walking with JDRF to find a cure for type 1 diabetes

Archived, 14 days ago From marketwired.com 

Toronto, CANADA - On June 11 and other selected dates this month, over 40,000 Canadians across the country will rally together at the 2017 JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, to raise awareness and funds and help change the face of type 1 diabetes (T1D) forever. This ye ...

Charity offers free cleft palate and lip surgeries in UAE

Archived, 14 days ago From gulfnews.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A charitable group will soon offer free corrective surgeries to children in the UAE born with cleft lips and palates.

The free surgeries will be designated for children from needy families who cannot afford the procedures, and will be ...

China donates 5 mln USD food to WFP to support refugees in Kenya

Archived, 14 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday received 5 million U.S. dollars in food aid from the Chinese government in Kakuma refugees camp in northen Kenya.

The money was used to buy 9,000 tonnes of cereals for 420,000 ...

UNICEF in collaboration with government re-launch Back to Learning initiative

Archived, 14 days ago From gurtong.net 

Juba, South Sudan - The on-going crisis in South Sudan has scaled down the country's education system that was already fragile, and the UNICEF, has been stepping in to fill the gap in addressing the Education's crisis through an Education in Emergency plan called Back-t ...

Thousands urgently require shelter in north Arakan, says UN

Archived, 15 days ago From dvb.no 

Oslo, NORWAY - As monsoon season approaches, thousands of families urgently require shelter in Maungdaw Township and the surrounding areas of northwestern Arakan State, according to the United Nations.

ďThere is a pressing need to find shelter soluti ...

IOM to assist Sri Lanka flood and landslide victims in worst affected areas

Archived, 15 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Heavy flooding, landslides and flash floods caused by the southwest monsoon have affected some 684,000 people in south and central Sri Lanka. The flooding, which is believed to be the worst in over a decade, has left at least 212 people dead and 79 m ...

Rescue 1122, ICRC to improve healthcare system

Archived, 15 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer and Reto Stocker, head of delegation International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), signed an MoU on Wednesday at Emergency Services Headquarters to bring about behavioural change ...

South Africa learns from HIV/AIDS crisis on working with charities

Archived, 15 days ago From ft.com 

London, U K - On a sunny weekday morning in Alexandra, a crowded Johannesburg township where Nelson Mandela lived as a young man, 49 children crowd around a teacher as she leads them through a song in Xitsonga, one of several languages spoken in the neighbourhood. ...

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