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UNICEF, working toward improving PHCs

Archived, 2 days ago From thenationonlineng.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is working toward improving the basics of an appropriate primary healthcare system that will ensure communities have access to services.

The Chief of Health, UNICEF, Nigeria, Mr John ...

MSF treating emergencies in Qayyarah hospital

Archived, 2 days ago From military-technologies.net 

Warsaw, POLAND - The hospital opened by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Qayyarah, Iraq, last December is around 35 miles (60 km) south of Mosul. Distant enough not to hear the sounds of airstrikes and rocket fire, but sufficiently close for ...

China contributes US$34 million to WFP for emergency food assistance in six countries

Archived, 2 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The Government of China has made its largest single donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with US$34 million towards its emergency operations to support people who are at risk of famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, ...

UNICEF, EU provide D600 cash to vulnerable households in NBR, CRR and URR

Archived, 2 days ago From thepoint.gm 

Bakau, GAMBIA - UNICEF, with funding support from the European Union, has partnered with the Government of The Gambia through the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, to ensure that lactating mothers receive D600 monthly pa ...

Charity urges action as cancer rates rise over the last decade

Archived, 2 days ago From scotsman.com 

Kevan Christie, U K - Campaigners at Cancer Research UK are urging the Scottish Government to develop a new obesity strategy to curb the “barrage” of supermarket deals on junk food, with rising levels of obesity being linked to cancer.

Overall, 31,467 peop ...

Ministry to partner UNHCR to protect interest of refugees

Archived, 2 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has said that his Ministry will collaborate with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for protection of interest of Nigerian citizens displaced by insurgency and o ...

Universities begin unique partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

Archived, 2 days ago From manchester.ac.uk 

Manchester, U K - The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have signed a unique partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in order to deliver an educati ...

Give refugee kids in limbo an education

Archived, 2 days ago From sbs.com.au 

Artarmon, AUSTRALIA - A federal Labor MP has seen first-hand the need to stump up more assistance to ensure refugee kids in limbo throughout south-east Asia don't miss out on an education while their families wait upwards of a decade for resettlement.

Tim W ...

UN, World Food Programme put out urgent appeal for Yemen humanitarian aid

Archived, 2 days ago From cbc.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - The United Nations secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries were meeting Tuesday in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen, considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises.

Antonio ...

Third food aid batch dispatched from Sudan to South Sudan

Archived, 3 days ago From sudantribune.com 

Paris, FRANCE - A third food assistance batch including 807 metric tonnes has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan’s North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy population in South Sudan, said humanitarian aid official.

In February, three United ...

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