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Red Cross provides prepaid service to support refugees

Archived, 13 days ago From finextra.com 

London, U K - PFS, an established e-money issuer and alternative banking provider with an extensive background in financial solutions for the unbanked, is acting as the issuer of prepaid cards to target beneficiaries under the Hellenic Red Cross and IFRC Cash Tran ...

Yorkshire Cancer Research funds radiotherapy partnership

Archived, 14 days ago From dotmed.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Researchers at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust will join forces with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to improve radiotherapy treatment for patients with lung cancer.

New funding has been announced as part of a £7 million package ...

Haitian Government, UN and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience

Archived, 14 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - The United Nations together with relief organizations in Haiti have launched a two-year, $291 million response plan with the Government to reach more than 2.4 million people across the island that was struck by a devastating hurricane last October.

Brave schoolgirl shaves off locks for charity - and to raise awareness of alopecia

Archived, 14 days ago From bournemouthecho.co.uk 

Bournemouth, U K - Brave Lili Leung bid a fond farewell to her flowing locks at the weekend, in a move to help The Little Princess Trust and raise more than £2,000 for young cancer patients.

The 12-year-old, from Poole, also wanted to raise awareness of ...

UNFPA, UNICEF call for proactive steps to end female genital mutilation

Archived, 14 days ago From thenationonlineng.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have called for proactive steps that would quickly eradicate female genital mutilation.

The statement was made by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr B ...

UNICEF seeks $42 million emergency assistance for children caught in conflict and crises in East Asia Pacific

Archived, 14 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - As part of its annual global humanitarian appeal, UNICEF is seeking $42 million to deliver lifesaving aid for children in emergencies in two countries in the East Asia and Pacific region. The two East Asian countries that feature in the 2017 Humanita ...

IOM aids displaced families in remote Libyan village

Archived, 14 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On 2 February, IOM delivered non-food aid to 300 displaced families in Awal, a remote village in Libya’s western mountain range, close to the Algerian and Tunisian borders.

The distribution followed an assessment of the community’s nee ...

QRCS delivers winterization aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Archived, 14 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - In a quick response to Storm Perla, which has recently covered Lebanon with snow, Qatar Red Crescent's (QRCS) Mission in Lebanon has delivered winterization aid for Syrian refugees affected by the snowstorm, in cooperation with the International Orga ...

Switzerland supports core UNRWA programmes and makes additional contribution to emergency response in the occupied Palestinian territory

Archived, 14 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Swiss Confederation, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has signed a multi-year agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) totaling CHF 75.5 million (appro ...

UN provides emergency water around Aleppo, as 1.8 million cut off from water supply

Archived, 14 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - The United Nations today voiced grave concern about nearly two million Syrians in the area of Aleppo who have been without water for almost a month, as UN agencies are helping to provide emergency access to some of the people in need.

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