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IOM, European Commission to support reintegration of returnees in Afghanistan

Archived, 6 days ago From menafn.com 

Amman, JORDAN - The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has announced the launch of a four-year, 18 million Euro project with funding from the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, DG DEVCO, to support r ...

Aid convoys reach four besieged towns in Syria

Archived, 6 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Badly-needed supplies have been delivered to four besieged towns for the first time since November. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians live in besieged areas, mainly surrounded by pro-government forces.

At least two trucks carrying food ...

Basement schools provide safety and vital continuity for Syrian children under siege

Archived, 6 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - For some, the prospect of spending time underground in a dark, airless basement sounds dismal. But for children living under siege in the Syrian Arab Republic, basements offer shelter from the cold, a place to sleep, and a safe haven from violence. B ...

WFP reaches 1m people in North-east Nigeria, to scale up, says Mohammed

Archived, 6 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina Mohammed, has said the World Food Programme (WFP) is reaching more than one million people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria despite limited funding.

EU-Turkey taking massive mental health toll on refugees and migrants, MSF says

Archived, 6 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The one-year-old deal between the European Union and Turkey to prevent migrants and refugees from reaching Greece is having a “devastating human consequence,” according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The deal promised to relieve pre ...

Canada contributes $5.6Mln to UN refugee resettlement initiatives

Archived, 7 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - Nearly $4 million of the total investments will support the UNHCR’s 2017 Global Appeal to the international community for funding to enhance its ability to identify displaced persons who suffer in areas of extreme poverty, military conflicts and disr ...

In Africa, scientists are preparing to use gene drives to end malaria

Archived, 7 days ago From technologyreview.com 

Big Sandy, TEXAS - In Burkina Faso, Mali, and Uganda, the groundwork is being laid for a powerful kind of experiment. A project now under way aims to release mosquitoes that have been genetically programmed to drive themselves and their malaria-causing brethren toward ...

Turkey, Sudan sign agreement to help drought-hit East Africa

Archived, 7 days ago From dailysabah.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - The Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) has signed a cooperation agreement with its Sudanese counterpart with a view to helping the drought-hit Horn of Africa region.

On Tuesday, Turkish Ambassador to Sudan Cemalettin Aydın, TRC Deputy Cha ...

IOM aids displaced families fleeing conflict in Al Mokha, Yemen

Archived, 7 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Escalating violence in the city of Al Mokha continues to cause mass displacement. Al Mokha is a strategic port city in Taiz governorate, which is one of Yemen’s most brutal conflict zones and currently hosts approximately 273,780 internally displaced ...

CAFOD joins DEC crisis appeal as famine threatens East Africa

Archived, 7 days ago From indcatholicnews.com 

London, U K - Millions of families across East Africa are on the brink of starvation because drought and civil war have hit food supplies. The UN is warning that the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. With life-saving assistance urgently neede ...

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Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Action: Climate Change

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly ...

China-backed dam project may threaten Myanmar wildlife sanctuary

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Environmental activists say plans for a large dam threaten wildlife sanctuaries in Myanmar’s northern Karen state.

Critical orangutan habitat is in danger of being deforested for palm oil – stop this now!

Action: Stop Deforestation

The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible dr ...

Stop Trump's plan to frack California's public lands

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Four years ago a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity shut down oil leasing on federal lands in California. But now ...

Coral reefs are threatened by more than just climate change

Action: Save Our Oceans

Coral reefs are in danger, and our dumping way too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is a big reason why. Climate chang ...

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