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Thousands trying to cross Mediterranean rescued off Libya coast

Archived, 2 days ago From alaraby.co.uk 

London, U K - Around 3,000 people were rescued off the coast of Libya on Sunday as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the Italian coastguard said.

"After some calm days, migrants are arriving in large numbers, taking advantage of a win ...

UNICEF and WHO assisting local authorities with polio vaccinations in Bentiu

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - An estimated 60,000 children in Bentiu and beyond are expected to be vaccinated against polio during an ongoing immunization campaign.

The three-day exercise, which ends on Saturday and also targets children staying at the UNMISS prote ...

Turkish Red Crescent boosting aid to Syria’s Al-Bab

Archived, 2 days ago From aa.com.tr 

Ankara, TURKEY - Most parts of a northern Syrian town captured from Daesh have suffered widespread destruction and the Turkish Red Crescent will provide all kinds of support to help daily life return to normal, according to the organization’s head.

Ker ...

UNICEF humanitarian airlift arrives in Madagascar in aid of thousands affected by Cyclone Enawo

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - A cargo flight carrying 79 tons of humanitarian supplies has arrived in the capital of Madagascar as part of the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) ongoing response to Cyclone Enawo which caused significant damage in the northeastern part of the country a ...

IFRC launches emergency appeal to support growing needs of recent migrant arrivals in Bangladesh

Archived, 3 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Today, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal in support of efforts by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to address the most urgent humanitarian needs of thousands of Muslims ...

UNICEF welcomes Canada's assistance in response to famine crisis

Archived, 4 days ago From finance.yahoo.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - UNICEF Canada has responded to today's announcement by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed D. Hussen of $119.25 million in funding to help scale up the humanitarian response to the famine in South Sudan and ongoing food crisis in ...

Red Cross steps up emergency water and sanitation for thousands more South Sudanese refugees in Uganda as influx continues

Archived, 4 days ago From media.ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Uganda Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are scaling up emergency water treatment and latrine construction in northern Uganda as thousands of refugees fleeing violence and hunger in ...

IOM Iraq, Qatar’s Red Crescent Society open field hospital in Mosul

Archived, 4 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM Iraq, with Qatar’s Red Crescent Society (QRCS), officially opened its 50-bed field hospital in Mosul, boasting two operation theatres and post-operative care to receive and treat cases from internally displaced persons (IDPs) from West Mosul.

QRCS mobile clinics treat 2,389 patients in Myanmar

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) is going on with its humanitarian intervention in Myanmar, with a series of health projects for 5,000 families (25,000 people), at a total cost of $485,513.

As a transition from relief to development, the prog ...

UNICEF opens up 250 hard-to-reach settlements in Zamfara

Archived, 5 days ago From businessdayonline.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has opened up and provided basic healthcare services to 250 Hard-To-Reach (HTR) settlements in Zamfara.

The Sokoto Zonal Officer of UNICEF, Mr Mohammad Muhiuddin, disclosed this in Gu ...

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