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UNHCR to expand assistance to Mosul displaced and Syrian refugees thanks to latest contribution from Government of Japan

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the announcement of nearly $17m in extra funding for its work by the Government of Japan. The funding will allow UNHCR to expand the provision of emergency items, shelter and cash assistance to Iraqi familie ...

The yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo ends

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases ...

IOM appeals for USD 76.8 million to help most vulnerable in South Sudan

Archived, 6 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Needs in South Sudan have reached unprecedented levels as the crisis enters its fourth year. Some 7.5 million people are in desperate need of aid, having exhausted coping mechanisms, faced multiple displacements and struggled with a failing economy.< ...

UN food relief agency working with Sri Lanka to end hunger and malnutrition

Archived, 6 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Sri Lanka is making efforts to achieve zero hunger and zero undernutrition, having launched a national review of food security and nutrition with the United Nations emergency food relief agency.

The review fulfils “the country’s potent ...

EU, UNICEF to build boreholes, toilets in C/River LGAs

Archived, 7 days ago From dailytrust.com.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The European Union and United Nations International Children Education Fund have concluded plans to fund the building of new boreholes and toilet systems in Boki and Yakuur local government areas of Cross River State.

To this extent, C ...

UNICEF takes campaign against child marriage to schools in villages

Archived, 7 days ago From thehindu.com 

Chennai, INDIA - UNICEF in association with the Department of Social Welfare on Monday launched a campaign in Cuddalore district to create awareness of ill-effects of child marriage among people. The three-day caravan campaign was launched with the staging of a music ...

Japan’s allocates $46.6 million in new assistance to Palestinian people

Archived, 7 days ago From wafa.ps 

Gaza, PALESTINE - The Government of Japan has committed new assistance of $46,668,925 to the Palestinian people through international organizations and Japanese NGOs, a press release by the Representative Office of Japan in Ramallah said on Monday.

Thi ...

Plan International deploys response team to Surigao following 6.7-magnitude earthquake in east Mindanao

Archived, 7 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Plan International Philippines has deployed an Emergency Response Team to determine the immediate needs of children and communities by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao City, Surigao del Norte in Mindanao on Friday, February 10.
...

WHO in partnership with the Ministry of Health scaling up antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the Greater Upper Nile Region, South Sudan

Archived, 7 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - WHO in partnership with Ministry of Health are strengthening capacity to provide comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services to populations of humanitarian concern in the Greater Upper Nile region, that is heavily affected by the curren ...

Local charity project supports students globally

Archived, 7 days ago From goldstreamgazette.com 

Victoria, CANADA - Dave Cuddy founded Education is Power with the goal of helping students in Kenya and Tanzania continue their education.

A new initiative recently launched with Grade 6, 7 and 8 students at Spencer middle school could provide the spring ...

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