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UNFPA, partners raise funds to support fistula patients

Archived, 5 days ago From businessghana.com 

Accra, GHANA - A fund to support women and girls who suffer from Obstetric Fistula has been set up by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners.

The initiative is to support national efforts at ending obstetric fistula in Ghana by 2030. ...

Kuwait distributes 3,000 food baskets in liberated neighbourhoods in Mosul

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The State of Kuwait has handed out 3,000 food baskets, in coordination with Mosul municipal council, to citizens of Wahda neighborhood liberated from the so­called Islamic State (IS) a week ago.

In a statement to KUNA on Sunday, head o ...

Refugee crisis: More than 500 migrants rescued in single day in Mediterranean Sea as several drown

Archived, 5 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - More than 500 migrants have been rescued in a single day in the Mediterranean Sea as the refugee crisis shows little sign of slowing.

Two people were found dead at the bottom of one of the four boats saved and four other migrants were ...

United Kingdom helps WFP fight malnutrition in Mozambique

Archived, 5 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a GBP 3.6 million contribution from the United Kingdom to help fight malnutrition in Mozambique.

The contribution from UKaid will provide nutritional support over the next six ...

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

Archived, 6 days ago From rt.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - At least five refugees have reportedly perished from exposure in a European cold snap since the beginning of the year amid reports of police violence against asylum seekers, including confiscation of phones and clothing, the UN’s refugee agency repor ...

UN, WHO call for immediate humanitarian access to thousands of trapped Syrians

Archived, 6 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged warring parties in Syria to provide immediate and unconditional access to thousands of civilians in besieged and hard-to-reach areas.

"While efforts to fully im ...

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

Archived, 6 days ago From citifmonline.com 

Accra, GHANA - The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.

Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths.

The ...

Cancer Research UK ‘breaks down taboo’ around cancer with live colonoscopy ad

Archived, 6 days ago From marketingweek.com 

London, U K - Cancer Research UK will air a live colonoscopy during an ad break on Channel 4 to bring home the “reality of cancer”.

The 90-second advert, titled ‘Live from the Inside’ and created by Anomaly, will be shown at approximately 3.25pm tod ...

Mencap opens first of over 100 planned charity stores in Bury

Archived, 6 days ago From burytimes.co.uk 

Bolton, U K - Learning disability charity Mencap has opened its first UK store in Bury.

The new branch, located at Unit 2 Victoria Street, was officially opened by managers from the charity and people with learning difficulties.

The B ...

UNHCR repatriation of Somalia refugees in Kenya nears 40,000

Archived, 6 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The UN refugee agency said Saturday it has repatriated some 39,316 Somali refugees in Kenya since the return exercise begun in December 2014.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-weekly Update said o ...

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