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Humanitarian organizations urged to provide medicines for 73 Syrian settlements

Archived, 3 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The aid being provided by Russia cannot satisfy the need in medicament and medicines of resident of those settlements, Konashenkov added.

“The Russian Defense Ministry calls on the international humanitarian organizations that expresse ...

Gavi and Unilever's Lifebuoy join forces to tackle preventable diseases and save children's lives

Archived, 3 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Lifebuoy, Unilever’s leading health soap brand, have launched an innovative partnership to protect children under five from illnesses and premature death. By promoting handwashing with soap and immunisation together - t ...

IOM Turkey helps resettle over 21,000 refugees in 2016

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In 2016 IOM Turkey’s refugee resettlement program moved 21,120 refugees from Turkey to new homes abroad. This was double the previous year’s total and the largest number of refugees ever resettled by IOM Turkey in a single year.

The t ...

IOM business support programmes assist displaced Iraqis

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Bag ...

USAID support saved lives and improved family health

Archived, 3 days ago From einnews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and its partners Pathfinder and John Snow, Inc., marked the successful completion of the Integrated Family Health Program, its flagship maternal, newborn and child health support and family plann ...

United States announces $76 million in humanitarian assistance for Yemen

Archived, 3 days ago From usaid.gov 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since ...

CAFOD steps up emergency response as refugees at risk of freezing to death

Archived, 3 days ago From thetablet.co.uk 

Sittingbourne, U K - The Catholic aid agency, CAFOD, has stepped up its emergency aid response as refugees stranded in Greece risk of freezing to death as unprecedented sub-zero weather conditions continue to sweep across Europe.

As temperatures plummeted ...

Free jabs can save students as charity warning over deadly meningitis

Archived, 4 days ago From the-gazette.co.uk 

Clydebank, U K - Students who are heading back to university after the festive break are being urged to get a free jab to protect them from deadly meningitis.

Experts at Meningitis Now have said cases of the killer disease peak during the winter months ...

South Sudan: Over 4,500 children reunited with families

Archived, 4 days ago From worldbulletin.net 

Istanbul, TURKEY - At least 4,563 children have been reunited with their families in South Sudan, some of them after years of separation, the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) has said.

The agency said the figure only included children who have been identified ...

Building camps in Greece, ADRA Germany aids refugees

Archived, 4 days ago From adventistreview.org 

Silver Spring, MARYLAND - The humanitarian situation of refugees in Greece is still unsettled, with refugees still dependent on emergency shelters, relief supplies, and medical care. Responding to the human needs, ADRA Germany opened an office in Katerini, Greece, to offer lo ...

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