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Red Cross fights spikes in dengue across the Pacific

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Red Cross staff and volunteers are scaling up efforts to tackle outbreaks of dengue fever which have been confirmed in at least nine Pacific Island Nations. The Solomon Islands has experience the highest number of cases, with more than 10,000 suspect ...

EU and UNICEF to reach thousands of refugee children in Turkey with Conditional Cash Transfer for Education

Archived, 5 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - The European Union and UNICEF have launched the largest ever EU humanitarian contribution to Education in Emergencies, valued at EUR 34 million. The Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) project aims to increase the number of refugee childre ...

Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched in Somalia

Archived, 5 days ago From emro.who.int 

Cairo, EGYPT - The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign with the support of WHO, targeting over 450 000 people in 7 high-risk areas around the country. It is the first OCV campaign to be conducted in the country, and comes a ...

Turkish Red Crescent to send aid to drought-hit Africa

Archived, 5 days ago From yenisafak.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Turkish Red Crescent's head called on humanitarian agencies Friday to extend a hand to millions of people facing starvation due to drought and famine in South Sudan, East African countries and war-torn Yemen.

Earlier this month, the Tu ...

Hundreds join Slough celebrity for charity run in South Bucks

Archived, 5 days ago From sloughobserver.co.uk 

Slough, U K - Almost 300 people from Slough and South Bucks have gone the extra mile for charity.

On Sunday, March 5 281 people from the area gathered at Black Park Country Park to run, jog or walk a 5 or 10km course in aid of the Stroke Association ...

Help for smokers to stub out the habit

Archived, 6 days ago From keighleynews.co.uk 

Keighley, U K - A New campaign has been launched to help more smokers across the district stub out the habit.

Behind the initiative is Cancer Research UK, with the backing of Bradford Council.

The venture aims to highlight problems smok ...

MSF calls for urgent humanitarian aid in South Sudan

Archived, 6 days ago From aa.com.tr 

Ankara, TURKEY - Doctors without Borders on Thursday released a report calling for urgent humanitarian assistance for thousands of people who fled fighting in Wau Shilluk area in South Sudan.

Also known by its French acronym, MSF, the group’s East Afri ...

UNFPA/UNICEF pledge support to end child marriage

Archived, 6 days ago From ghananewsagency.org 

Accra, GHANA - The UNFPA and UNICEF have pledged their continuous support to help end child marriage in Ghana and ensure that young girls stay in school to complete their studies.

To them young girls of school going age must be helped to delay age at ...

YMCA supporters battle the elements for National Sleep Easy Week

Archived, 6 days ago From charitytoday.co.uk 

London, U K - Hundreds of YMCA supporters from as far afield as Exeter, Somerset, Cambridge and Doncaster raised more than £130,000 in aid of the world’s largest youth charity at this year’s National YMCA Sleep Easy Week, with donations still to come in.

UNICEF scales up intervention in malnutrition by 400% in North-east

Archived, 6 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) wednesday revealed that it has scaling up its support plan for children suffering from malnutrition in the North-east by 400 per cent.

UNICEF had enrolled 12,000 children in its malnutrition ...

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