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UNICEF addresses education for children at risk

Archived, 83 days ago From stluciatimes.com 

Castries, SAINT LUCIA - Efforts at developing a framework to address the issue of children who are out of school were made during a UNICEF “Out of School Children” policy planning workshop.

The workshop provided participants with the opportunity to develo ...

Rotary International, Gates Foundation increase commitments to end polio

Archived, 83 days ago From oshawaexpress.ca 

Oshawa, CANADA - Rotary International’s efforts to end polio have received another multi-million dollar boost through a partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Recently at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, it was announced ...

UNHCR repatriates over 67,000 Somali refugees from Kenya

Archived, 83 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it has repatriated some 67,778 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December 2014.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-weekly Update release ...

Faith communities mobilise to fight hunger in Horn of Africa

Archived, 83 days ago From ekklesia.co.uk 

London, U K - Faith leaders and partners from organisations linked to faith bodies have gathered this week in Nairobi, mobilising to overcome hunger and sustain justice and peace in the troubled Horn of Africa.

The consultation, organised by the Wor ...

Cancer Research charity awards an extra £5m to Newcastle-based scientists for fight against childhood cancers

Archived, 83 days ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk 

Darlington, U K - Scientists in the region have been awarded £5 million funding for groundbreaking research to treat childhood cancers.

Three research teams at the Cancer Research UK Newcastle Centre have been awarded funding to develop new breakthroug ...

Doctors Without Borders urges India's Modi to remain committed to affordable medicines during White House meeting

Archived, 83 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - As U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at the White House today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that U.S. pressure on India to change its drug regulatory and patent system could re ...

Sight loss charity encourages the public to don their sunglasses

Archived, 83 days ago From cumbernauld-news.co.uk 

Cumbernauld, U K - Leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland will be marking National Sunglasses Day (Tuesday, June 27).

The charity is encouraging members of the public to post a #ShadesForSight sunglasses s ...

Children continue to face rapidly deteriorating situations in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria

Archived, 83 days ago From unicef.org.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - A staggering 1.4 million children across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria are in immediate danger of death from severe malnutrition, with millions more facing illness due to hunger, thirst, disease and displacement.

Extreme con ...

As Mosul battle rages, trapped residents face terror and hunger

Archived, 83 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - After his nephew was shot trying to flee the old city of Mosul, Abu Taha was trapped. Under the rule of armed extremists, just to be seen with a packed rucksack was enough to get him killed.

Instead, Abu Taha decided to hide in his bas ...

Turkey ready to send humanitarian relief cargo to Yemen

Archived, 83 days ago From yenisafak.com 

İstanbul, TURKEY - Nearly 3 million people who were displaced due to the conflicts in Yemen which have been ongoing for more than two years are at risk of catching cholera almost every day owing to the lack of clean drinking water and absence of waste collection.
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