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IOM relocates 6,000 displaced to ease overcrowding in Wau, South Sudan

42 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM is improving living conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the crowded Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Wau, South Sudan. Hosting more than 30,000 IDPs, the Wau PoC site adjacent to the UN peacekeeping base is the most congest ...

National polio immunization campaign launched in Yemen

43 hours ago From emro.who.int  View Original Article

Cairo, EGYPT - A nationwide polio immunization campaign was launched today in Yemen by national health authorities with support from WHO and UNICEF, aiming to immunize 5,019 648 children under the age of 5.

More than 40,000 health workers are taking ...

USAID helps Haitian families return home after hurricane Matthew

44 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - After Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, response actors estimated that as many as 35,000 families—approximately 175,000 people—in Grand’Anse and Sud departments whose homes were damaged or destroyed relocated to temporary shelters. USAI ...

Local charity feeds Nairobi's homeless

44 hours ago From voanews.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - There are an estimated 60,000 people living on the streets of Kenya's capital. Three years ago a local teacher decided to offer a meal to some homeless people, and today his impulse has grown into a charity that feeds hundreds every day and has sent ...

UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

45 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - When Ahmad’s* family learned yesterday the Iraqi government had launched a military operation focusing on western Mosul, where they remain trapped under the rule of armed groups, they risked their lives by climbing onto the roof of their house to get ...

Iraqi Red Crescent and the Embassy of Japan sign a contract to provide a mobile medical unit to the displaced people in Erbil camps

46 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has signed a contract with the Embassy of Japan in Iraq to provide a mobile medical unit to the displaced in Erbil camps.

The Ambassador of Japan in Iraq Mr. Fomio Iwai has praised the humanitarian ...

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees, France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200 million children of today's conflict zones.

"The situation ...

Aid agencies ramp up assistance to avert famine in Somalia

Archived, 2 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - Humanitarian agencies said Monday they are scaling up assistance and protection to avert famine unfolding in Somalia, a relief official said.

Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Peter de Clercq said accelerated scale-up of assistance ...

Kaduna to end cases of mother to child transmission of disease by 2020

Archived, 2 days ago From pulse.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday expressed confidence that Kaduna State would end all new cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS by 2020.

UNICEF’s Chief of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Ms Dorothy Nbori-Ngacha, s ...

Bradford Reading Matters charity marks milestone

Archived, 2 days ago From thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 

Bradford, U K - A Bradford-based charity that has helped tens of thousands of young people improve their reading skills is set to mark its 20th anniversary.

Reading Matters, which was set up in 1997, trains both adults and young people to become “read ...

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Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

Action: Climate Change

Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade glob ...

Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction.

Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

It is a ...

Protect Appalachia from mountaintop removal

Action: Stop Pollution

Every day millions of pounds of explosives are detonated in Appalachia, blowing off the tops of mountains to expose seams of ...

Protect coral reefs at Port Everglades

Action: Save Our Oceans

Just a few miles off the Florida coast lies the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. These corals, which ran ...

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