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52 child militia handed over to UNICEF and MONUSCO

Archived, 11 days ago From thepeninsulaqatar.com 

Doha, Qatar - 52 children from the Kamuina Nsapu militia have been handed over to officials of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Saturday by th ...

EU injects $2,49m extra humanitarian aid

Archived, 11 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - The European Union (EU) has ploughed an additional $2,49 million as humanitarian aid support to government in response to the El Nino-induced drought in Zimbabwe.

The funding came barely five months after the EU allocated $8 million fr ...

More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

Archived, 13 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said.

An Italian coast guard spokesman said 19 rescue ...

WHO and partners provide vaccines to control meningitis C in Nigeria

Archived, 13 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A vaccination campaign is underway in Nigeria to contain an outbreak of meningitis C, a strain of meningitis which first emerged in the country in 2013. Since the beginning of this year, the country has reported 4637 suspected cases and 489 deaths ac ...

Government of Japan supports UNICEF with US$955,000 to address urgent health and education needs for children

Archived, 13 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$955,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic humanitarian needs of childr ...

Australia announces funding to improve nutrition in Pakistan

Archived, 13 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The Australian Government today announced additional support worth one million dollars to the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortify ...

Red Cross launches appeal to support flood-affected communities

Archived, 16 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Massive flooding in Eastern Bay of Plenty has destroyed homes and businesses, leaving many people homeless and forcing many more to evacuate.

With more bad weather on the way, as Cyclone Cook moves closer, Red Cross is preparing for f ...

‘Half a million down, half a million to go’ says organiser of annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run

Archived, 16 days ago From dissexpress.co.uk 

Norfolk, U K - Half a million down — another half million to go. That’s the message from Pulham St Mary’s Annie Chapman — organiser of the popular Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run.

The annual event has captured the imagination in the Diss Express area. E ...

UN vaccination campaign in Yemen successful despite war

Archived, 16 days ago From citizen.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - The UN has been supporting Yemen’s health system, which has been hit hard by the ongoing conflict.

Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation ...

UNICEF and UNHCR welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children

Archived, 16 days ago From trust.org 

London, U K - UNICEF and UNHCR today welcome a new policy guidance from the European Commission as an important milestone for the protection of migrant and refugee children.

It is the first EU policy to address the situation and rights of all childr ...

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