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UNICEF steps in to pay Yemen’s doctors as war and cholera rage

Archived, 176 days ago From nytimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Desperate to halt the cholera crisis afflicting Yemen, UNICEF has taken the unusual step of paying the country’s doctors and nurses, who have not received salaries in months.

The regional director for UNICEF, Geert Cappelaere, said o ...

Vanuatu to use drones to deliver vaccines, medical supplies to remote areas

Archived, 176 days ago From pireport.org 

Honolulu, HAWAII - Vanuatu will be the first country in the Pacific to begin using drones to deliver vaccines and critical medical supplies to its remote areas.

The inability to deliver needed vaccines from town to children at remote locations due to the ...

Fight against El-Nino effects on course in Zvishavane

Archived, 176 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - One of Africa’s most eminent statesmen, the late Nelson Mandela, once said education was the only tool that could change the world. But for Tariro Chipawe, a Grade 6 pupil at Gwemombe Primary School, education almost seemed like a broken tool owing ...

UN says aid to 9 million Syrian children is in peril

Archived, 176 days ago From stripes.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The U.N. children's agency warned Friday that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to 9 million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighboring states.

UNICEF said the $220 million budget gap to ...

MSF to resume medical support to Syria’s East Ghouta

Archived, 176 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The organization made some demands regarding the security of their facilities and workers, stressing that no weapons or armed people must be allowed to enter medical centers, and the fighting parties must take precautions to "avoid direct action agai ...

Gavi to help protect millions more children against polio

Archived, 177 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Support for the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) will be extended to 2020 in up to 70 low- and middle-income countries, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced today. The Gavi Board decision will enable routine immunisation programmes to ...

Rescue ships pick up 1,000 boat migrants: Italy coastguard

Archived, 177 days ago From reuters.com 

London, U K - Humanitarian rescue ships picked up more than 1,000 migrants from nine rubber and wooden boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's coastguard said.

The Vos Hestia, operated by Save the Children, rescued more than 100 migrants, ...

Japan supports IOM emergency response in food-insecure South Sudan

Archived, 177 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An estimated 5.5 million people in South Sudan are facing severe food insecurity and malnutrition due to conflict and a collapsing economy. Families’ coping mechanisms are declining as many communities face multiple displacements and reduced access ...

Iraq: Mental health needs mount after years of war

Archived, 177 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Iraq’s recent history has been dominated by wars. Generations of Iraqis have grown up in shattered families, living in camps or among the rubble of their home towns. Each conflict has left its scars, both visible and invisible. In Amriyat Al Falluj ...

Charity tickled pink by £40,000 from Lincolnshire ladies

Archived, 177 days ago From lincolnshiretoday.net 

Grimsby, U K - More than £40,000 was raised when 600 women took to the streets of Lincoln, dressed in pink and light-up accessories for St Barnabas Hospice’s 10th annual Moonlight Walk.

Many of the women had a personal connection to St Barnabas an ...

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