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Turkish Red Crescent mobilizes for unprecedented famine threat in Somalia

32 hours ago From dailysabah.com  View Original Article

Istanbul, TURKEY - As hundreds of thousands of Somalis have been struggling to survive in the face of famine and drought, the Turkish Red Crescent has mobilized to offer them a lifeline. Having provided over a number of aid as well as thousands of tents and beds to tho ...

UNHCR, Qatar Charity sign pact to secure shelter for displaced Iraqis

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

Doha, Qatar - UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency and Qatar Charity (QC) yesterday signed an agreement to secure emergency shelter for more than 31,000 internally displaced Iraqis over the course of the year.

The agreement was signed at the QC headquarte ...

UNHCR urges strong support to stabilize Somalia, countries hosting refugees

33 hours ago From famagusta-gazette.com  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - The UN refugee agency has appealed for support for efforts aimed at bringing greater stability inside Somalia, and to the countries hosting Somali refugees.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s Assistant High Commis ...

MSF joins Europe-wide action challenging patent on key hepatitis C drug

34 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has today filed a patent challenge on the hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir with the European Patient Office (EPO) in an effort to increase access to affordable hepatitis C treatment.

MSF has joined Médecins du ...

Republic of Korea support enables WFP to scale up innovative food security monitoring systems

34 hours ago From wfp.org  View Original Article

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear dire ...

A new cost effective vaccine against rotavirus

36 hours ago From clicklancashire.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A spokesman for the global vaccine alliance Gavi said that "adding more flexibility to the cold chain could allow more vaccines to reach the hardest-to-reach locations" but added that the final recommendations on temperature control could be differen ...

Japan gov’t gives $6M to support children’s education in Mindanao

36 hours ago From inquirer.net  View Original Article

Makati City, PHILIPPINES - The Government of Japan has given US$6.2 million to UN children’s agency UNICEF to support peacebuilding and education efforts for conflict-affected children of Mindanao, including children disengaged from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) a ...

UNAIDS warns countries of missing 2020 reduction target

36 hours ago From en.mehrnews.com  View Original Article

Tehran, IRAN - On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. I ...

DEC East Africa appeal reaches £36 million in just 11 days

38 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - DEC East Africa appeal reaches £36 million The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa has raised more than £36 million in 11 days. Donations continue to pour in from the UK public, with over 3m from Scotland, more than 1m from Wal ...

UNICEF begins massive Africa immunisation, targets 116 million children

Archived, 3 days ago From premiumtimesng.com 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says at least 116 million children will be immunised around Africa within the next few weeks.

The exercise is one of the largest simultaneous immunisations ever conducted in the African contine ...

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