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QRCS’ projects in S Sudan benefit thousands

30 hours ago From gulf-times.com  View Original Article

Doha, Qatar - The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a number of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, in South Sudan that has benefited 84,600 people.

Such deliveries are spear ...

Gates foundation and world governments create new global coalition, make new vaccines, prevent epidemics

30 hours ago From vancouversun.com  View Original Article

Vancouver, CANADA - A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases launched Wednesday with the ambitious aim of protecting the world from future epidemics.

Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the initia ...

Pioneering screening programme for infant deafblindness in Kenya and Uganda

30 hours ago From charitytoday.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind children and adults, has launched a pioneering programme in Kenya and Uganda to screen infants for multi-sensory impairments.

The programme, the first of its kind in East Afric ...

Charity pays out £2.3 million to struggling farming families

30 hours ago From fginsight.com  View Original Article

Preston, U K - Last year the charity paid out grants of £2.3 million to 1,357 families – an increase from £1.89m the previous year.

While the flooding which hit the UK at the beginning of the year saw RABI pay out emergency grants worth £91,000, the ...

Turkey: UNICEF cites risk of 'lost generation' of Syrian children despite enrolment increase

32 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - More than 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are missing out on education, despite a sharp increase in enrolment rates, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today.

“Unless more resources are provided, there is ...

Belgium contributes €14 million to support response and resilience to disasters and crises

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its member countries' capacity to respond immediat ...

Germany finances the activities of the World Food Programme in Mozambique

Archived, 2 days ago From macauhub.com.mo 

The Macau Square, MACAU - The German government has donated about 13 million euros to the World Food Programme to support the organization’s activities in Mozambique in 2017, said the German Embassy in Mozambique in a statement published in Maputo.

The support, ...

Mass meningitis immunization kicks off in Northern Uganda

Archived, 2 days ago From newvision.co.ug 

Kampala, UGANDA - The government in partnership with World Health Organization and UNICEF has launched a mass meningitis immunization campaign in Northern Uganda.

The campaign which targets, the age group between one to 29 years, seeks to strengthen sur ...

Zambia Red Cross Society provides assistance to over 1,000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Archived, 2 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Zambia Red Cross Society volunteers have been supporting asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - since they arrived in late December 2016, until they began to be repatriated, in early January 2017.

In December ...

Looming famine threatens child survival in Somalia

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Lives of hundreds of thousands of Somali children are at stake as millions of people continue to grapple with the threat of renewed famine that has put at risk the fragile recovery efforts and gains made in Somalia since the 2011 famine, warns World ...

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Climate change threatens Great Lakes forest health, researchers say

Action: Climate Change

Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts, scientists say.

“We know cli ...

Speak up for Southern African leopards

Action: Wildlife Conservation

All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years

Action: Stop Deforestation

The majority of the world’s primates are in deep trouble. There are as few as 20 or 30 Hainan gibbons left in China, and the ...

Keep California's rivers clean and clear of mining

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State officials are considering opening up California's rivers to a reckless form of river mining known as suction dredging. ...

Protect dusky sharks from extinction!

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Dusky shark populations are dwindling off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and we can’t afford to let these sleek, iconic m ...

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