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United Kingdom announces new humanitarian assistance for Somalia

Archived, 4 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Kingdom has announced an additional aid package of 60 million British pounds (about $77 million) to Somalia to help tackle the current humanitarian crisis caused by the prolonged drought.

The announcement was made yesterday ...

GAVI approves $20m for strengthening of cold chain system

Archived, 4 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) has approved a grant of US $20 million to enable Pakistan to strengthen the cold chain system for vaccines under the Expanded Programme on Immunization.

The GAVI Boa ...

UNICEF to facilitate education of 1 million girls in five northern states

Archived, 5 days ago From dailytrust.com.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Fall disclosed this via a press statement signed by its spokesman, Mr. Geoffrey Njoku.

Fall who lamented that Nigeria has the largest number of girls not in school said that UNICEF has l ...

UNICEF steps in to pay Yemenís doctors as war and cholera rage

Archived, 6 days ago From nytimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Desperate to halt the cholera crisis afflicting Yemen, UNICEF has taken the unusual step of paying the countryís doctors and nurses, who have not received salaries in months.

The regional director for UNICEF, Geert Cappelaere, said on ...

Vanuatu to use drones to deliver vaccines, medical supplies to remote areas

Archived, 6 days ago From pireport.org 

Honolulu, HAWAII - Vanuatu will be the first country in the Pacific to begin using drones to deliver vaccines and critical medical supplies to its remote areas.

The inability to deliver needed vaccines from town to children at remote locations due to the ...

Fight against El-Nino effects on course in Zvishavane

Archived, 6 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - One of Africaís most eminent statesmen, the late Nelson Mandela, once said education was the only tool that could change the world. But for Tariro Chipawe, a Grade 6 pupil at Gwemombe Primary School, education almost seemed like a broken tool owing t ...

UN says aid to 9 million Syrian children is in peril

Archived, 6 days ago From stripes.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The U.N. children's agency warned Friday that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to 9 million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighboring states.

UNICEF said the $220 million budget gap to ...

MSF to resume medical support to Syriaís East Ghouta

Archived, 6 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The organization made some demands regarding the security of their facilities and workers, stressing that no weapons or armed people must be allowed to enter medical centers, and the fighting parties must take precautions to "avoid direct action agai ...

Gavi to help protect millions more children against polio

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Support for the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) will be extended to 2020 in up to 70 low- and middle-income countries, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced today. The Gavi Board decision will enable routine immunisation programmes to ...

Rescue ships pick up 1,000 boat migrants: Italy coastguard

Archived, 7 days ago From reuters.com 

London, U K - Humanitarian rescue ships picked up more than 1,000 migrants from nine rubber and wooden boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's coastguard said.

The Vos Hestia, operated by Save the Children, rescued more than 100 migrants, ...

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