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Mosul's volunteer medics save lives near the front lines

Archived, 14 days ago From usatoday.com 

McLean, VIRGINIA - It's a relatively quiet day at this small "field hospital" on the edge of Abu Saif village, a short distance from the bloody siege underway in western Mosul. A diluted bloodstain on the floor is the only sign left of the frantic activity here two day ...

IOM Tunisia helps stranded migrants from west, central Africa return home

Archived, 14 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM helped 61 stranded migrants from Senegal, Guinea, Chad and Côte d’Ivoire to return home from Tunisia through its assisted voluntary return programme.

The migrants arrived at the Southern border of Tunisia several weeks ago, having ...

Cancer Research UK launches new Race for Life campaign

Archived, 14 days ago From civilsociety.co.uk 

London, U K - Cancer Research UK has launched a new campaign for its Race for Life series of events and added a new event for children.

The new campaign message, ‘This is beating cancer’, aims to showcase the personal stories of people taking part ...

UNFPA-UNICEF intensify global programme to end child marriage

Archived, 15 days ago From graphic.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - Globally, more than 700 million girls and women alive today got married as children. This is a human rights violation on a vast scale and a major obstacle to sustainable development. If we are to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girl ...

Aid agencies working to stave off catastrophic famine in Somalia

Archived, 15 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Time is running out for millions of people in Somalia who are on the brink of famine, warns the United Nations. The world body is urging the international community to rapidly respond to its $825-million appeal to stave off a catastrophe in that drou ...

IOM Burkina Faso opens new boreholes in Béguédo

Archived, 15 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM Burkina Faso in partnership with the governments of Italy and Belgium and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) – has opened two new boreholes in the rural commune of Béguédo, located in Bulgou province in Central-East Burkina Faso. ...

Bihar primary schools to get UNICEF boost to improve learning

Archived, 15 days ago From indianexpress.com 

Noida, INDIA - The Bihar government today informed the Assembly that it would work with UNICEF to improve learning potential among primary students in government schools. The quality of education in government schools at primary level needed to be improved and it w ...

EU-funded cash assistance programme reaches 250,000 refugees in Turkey

Archived, 15 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The number of refugees in Turkey receiving monthly cash assistance through an innovative relief programme reached 250,000 this week. The EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) supports the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey with a debit ...

Japan helps WFP provide food assistance for families affected by Syria crisis

Archived, 15 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of more than US$15 million from the Government of Japan that will support almost six million people affected by the ongoing crisis inside Syria and neighbouring countries.

Red Crescent, WFP sent 3,500 tonnes of aid to Syria's Deir ez-Zor since April

Archived, 15 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in cooperation with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have delivered over 3,500 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the embattled Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor since the spring 2016, the SARC said in a statement on Monday.< ...

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