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UAE’s humanitarian mission to treat 1,500 Yemeni patients

Archived, 530 days ago From zawya.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - As many as 139 Yemeni patients reached in Delhi in two batches in April and last week for medical treatment as part of the UAE’s extensive humanitarian mission to provide treatment for 1,500 Yemenis.

This major mission undertaken by ...

UNHCR reaffirms support for refugees from DRC

Archived, 530 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Monday in Luanda reaffirmed through its representative to Angola, Pierrine Aylara, the support to the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), based in northern Lunda Norte provin ...

Ethiopia: MSF sees tenfold increase in children with malnutrition in Doolo zone

Archived, 530 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in Doolo zone, the worst affected area.


Charity calls for new focus to combat Hep C infections

Archived, 530 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - A charity has called for greater efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C (HCV) from Scotland.

There are about 37,000 people living with the virus - but campaigners say as many again are undiagnosed.

A meeting in Edinburgh on Tu ...

52 dead in Niger as UN Migration Agency search and rescue operation saves 600 stranded migrants in Sahara Desert

Archived, 531 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Sunday morning (25/06), 24 migrants alerted authorities in Niger that they had been stranded in the desert. It is not clear for how long they had been walking in the deserts of central Niger, near Seguedine. The 24 were taken to Seguedine, where one ...

WFP chief urges EU to step up funds for Africa famine

Archived, 531 days ago From pulse.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The UN food agency's director urged the European Union on Monday to help raise the $1 billion needed over the next few months to save hundreds of thousands of children from starving to death in Yemen and three African countries.

In an ...

Germany to double contributions to UNAIDS

Archived, 531 days ago From unaids.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Germany has announced that it will double its funding to UNAIDS in 2017-2018, to €5 million per year. Germany made the announcement at the 40th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, being held in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

Saudi dates offer nutritional boost to three West African nations

Archived, 531 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes the contribution, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of 250 metric tonnes of dates, worth US$ 650,000, which will give a nutritional boost to more than 130,000 hungry and vulnerable people in Chad, Maur ...

WFP launches ShareTheMeal campaign to raise 150,000 meals for children in Haiti to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary

Archived, 531 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched the #ASK1TOASK1 campaign, asking all Canadians to join the challenge to raise 150,000 meals for children in Haiti through the ShareTheMeal app to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

WHO thanks crown prince for anti-cholera funding

Archived, 531 days ago From arabnews.com 

Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has thanked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, for his donation of $66.7 million to stop the spread of cholera in Yemen.

In response to an urgent c ...

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