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UAE campaign aims to bring warmth to Syrian refugees

Archived, 13 days ago From khaleejtimes.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - More than 2,500 families who were displaced from the war-torn cities of Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq will receive help from a Sharjah-based charity's relief campaign themed 'Warm Hearts'.

The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has launch ...

QC distributes food baskets to confront famine in Yemen

Archived, 13 days ago From gulf-times.com 

Doha, Qatar - Qatar Charity (QC) has completed preparations for distributing basic food aid to 700 families living in poverty, marginalised groups and war-affected civilians in Ibb city, central Yemen.

The deteriorating living and health conditions ...

Newbury teen's chopped locks benefit cancer charity

Archived, 13 days ago From newburytoday.co.uk 

Newbury, U K - A 13-year-old girl from Newbury has donated 11 inches of hair to help children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Mia Pounds has also raised more than £500 for The Little Princess Trust, which makes and provides wigs for youngsters with ...

As winter hits, UN urges faster transfer of migrants from Greek islands

Archived, 14 days ago From ekathimerini.com 

Pireas, GREECE - Thousands of migrants stranded on Greek islands should be quickly transferred to the mainland or other European countries due to cold temperatures and poor living conditions, the United Nation's refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

A ...

“Healthy Holidays” campaign boosts access to HIV/AIDS, TB screenings for migrant workers, families in Mozambique

Archived, 14 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM’s third edition of a holiday health campaign, targeting migrant mine workers returning home to Mozambique’s Gaza Province for the holiday period, ended yesterday (05/01).

The campaign which began on 19 December 2016, saw over 5,200 ...

WHO and health authorities expand health services for IDPs in Hasansham camp

Archived, 15 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with the federal and regional Ministries of Health, has expanded the provision of health services in Hasansham internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp through a 24/7 static primary health care cent ...

Unicef to assist Sindh govt on seven water supply schemes

Archived, 15 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Sindh government and the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) on Friday signed an agreement under which the latter would assist the government in restoring seven water supply schemes in three districts of the province.

The agree ...

Safe water now available for hundreds of thousands affected by Hurricane Matthew – UNICEF

Archived, 15 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Responding to the humanitarian needs in Haiti, which witnessed massive destruction by Hurricane Matthew in early October last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) continues to deliver aid and provide relief to those most affected by the ...

Responding to a malnutrition crisis in Borno State

Archived, 15 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - In the past three months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 810 metric tons of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks. “As a medical organization, it’s not usually MS ...

Water For People to help over 100,000 Ugandans gain access to safe drinking water thanks to grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Archived, 15 days ago From yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - Water For People believes every person around the world deserves lasting access to safe water, and to help realize this vision it has received a three-year, $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of its work in the rural Kam ...

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