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UN World Food Programme extends food assistance in Donbas in 2017

Archived, 5 days ago From ukrinform.net 

Kyiv, UKRAINE - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will continue its projects in eastern Ukraine under which it will support 220,000 food-insecure people in conflict-affected areas of Donbas throughout 2017, according to a report on the WFP’s website.

QRCS first humanitarian organization to reach Surigao City in Philippines

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - In response to the deadly earthquake that hit Mindanao, the Philippines, on Friday, Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has allocated $40,000 from its Contingency Fund for a quick relief intervention.

A team of QRCS's Mission in the Philippines ...

UNICEF launches $110-M appeal for Sudan children

Archived, 5 days ago From mb.com.ph 

Intramuros, PHILIPPINES - The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Sudan office, on Wednesday launched an appeal to raise 110 million U.S. dollars to meet humanitarian needs for children in Sudan.

The appeal is part of a UNICEF annual global H ...

Red Cross respond as Mongolian herders struggle to survive winter Dzud amidst rising livestock deaths

Archived, 5 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Severe winter conditions in Mongolia, known as Dzud, are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Mongolian herders in eastern and northern parts of the country. Dzud is caused by the twin impacts of drought in the summer, resulting in insufficien ...

NOA, UNICEF begin campaign to end female genital mutilation

Archived, 6 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - Worried by the persistent female genital mutilation in Imo State, the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Imo State has commenced public enlightenment in the rural communities, as an attempt to end the practice in Igbo land.

Speaking at ...

Support to govt from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue

Archived, 6 days ago From business-standard.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The Indian government will maintain ties with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and will continue to get grants from the organisation for its health and immunisation projects, even after the project deadline, which expires at the end of th ...

Doctors Without Borders supports challenge to flawed patents on hepatitis C drugs, pushes to expand access to lifesaving medicines

Archived, 6 days ago From satprnews.com 

Warsaw, POLAND - Five new challenges against flawed patents on crucial new medicines to treat hepatitis C filed in India and Argentina are the latest in a global push to ensure access to affordable treatment. The patent challenges could remove barriers to production ...

MSF urges aid access in Yemen

Archived, 6 days ago From outlookindia.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Doctors Without Borders urged all warring parties in Yemen to allow aid deliveries, saying it had treated more than 55,000 people wounded during a Saudi-led intervention in the country.

"Since the violence escalated in March 2015, MSF ...

Aid agencies braced for new waves of displacement in Mosul conflict

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - With a new phase in the Mosul offensive poised to begin, Iraq’s Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Lise Grande, toured UNHCR’s Hasansham U3 displacement camp and the government-built Khazer M1 camp, east of Mosul, where UNHCR has also provided support and di ...

UNHCR repatriates 4753 Somali refugees in 2 weeks

Archived, 6 days ago From en.mehrnews.com 

Tehran, IRAN - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-weekly Update that in total as of Jan. 31, 44, 365 Somali refugees had returned home since December 8, 2014 when the UN agency started supporting voluntary return of refugees in Kenya.

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