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QRCS team treats children with heart problems in Bangladesh

Archived, 4 days ago From gulf-times.com 

Doha, Qatar - Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) medical mission in Bangladesh has performed catheterisation operations for 25 children with congenital heart problems as part of the 11th version of its annual “Little Hearts” programme.

The cases op ...

Cash-based aid gives refugees in Turkey dignity and choice

Archived, 4 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - With the harsh winter weather, life is hard for many of the poorest refugees trying to make a living in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. The bitter cold is just the latest challenge for 42-year old Dalal Issa al-Kasem. Her family lost everything when they f ...

Aid groups fight to feed post-hurricane Haiti amid hunger crisis

Archived, 4 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - More than three months after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti is suffering one of the worst hunger crises in its recent history, with aid groups striving to restore food security for almost 1 million people.

The Category 4 hurricane, which hit ...

Red Cross helps communities fight dengue in the Solomons

Archived, 4 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached thousands of people in an awareness campaign aimed at curbing the spread of dengue fever.

An outbreak of dengue was declared in the Solomons on 8 October last year, and so far the total ...

EU to help Belarus set up detention centers for illegal migrants

Archived, 4 days ago From belta.by 

Minsk, BELARUS - The EU will provide Belarus with financial assistance to set up detention centers for illegal migrants, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Interior Ministry.

The European Commission has decided on the allocation of €7 mi ...

Brave East Kilbride schoolgirl gets the chop to help children battling cancer

Archived, 5 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Edinburgh, U K - A kind-hearted schoolgirl saw her beloved flowing locks get the chop in a bid to help youngsters battling cancer.

Seasoned fundraiser Sophie Eastwood, a pupil at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in East Kilbride , decided she would g ...

95% of Palestine refugees in Syria survive on UNRWA assistance

Archived, 5 days ago From alresalah.ps 

Gaza, PALESTINE - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) revealed in a new report issued Saturday that 95% of Palestine refugee population in Syria survive on its assistance.

Over 95 per cent of the P ...

Measles campaign starts in north-eastern Nigeria

Archived, 5 days ago From outbreaknewstoday.com 

Tampa, FLORIDA - A mass measles vaccination campaign began last Friday in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in north-eastern Nigeria, in which nearly 5 million children aged from 6 months to 10 years are to be vaccinated.

“This measles vaccination campaig ...

Iraq’s growing mental health problem

Archived, 5 days ago From irinnews.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Iraq already had shortages of psychiatrists and psychologists before the rise of so-called Islamic State. Now, as hundreds of thousands of civilians emerge from years of IS rule, the impact of those shortfalls is becoming painfully clear.

MSF extremely concerned about German plans to start returning migrants to Greece

Archived, 5 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - According to the advocacy manager, the living conditions asylum seekers face in Greece are appalling.

On January 12, the German Interior Ministry's spokesman Tobias Plate said the transfer of migrants to Greece in line with the Europea ...

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