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MSF distributes food to displaced people in the North

Archived, 8 days ago From satprnews.com 

Warsaw, POLAND - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams distributed nearly 100 tons of emergency food supplies to more than 10,000 people in northern Central African Republic (CAR) in recent weeks due to the lack of sufficient aid to people affe ...

4.7 million children in Northeast Nigeria get measles vaccination Friday

Archived, 8 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - No fewer than 4.7 million children from Northeast of Nigeria are to be vaccinated against measles from Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Country Representative of WHO, said the UN-backed mas ...

WFP and Japan partner to support rural women in Kyrgyzstan

Archived, 8 days ago From timesca.com 

Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN - The Government of Japan has contributed US $500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to empower rural women and benefit more than 2,500 households in Kyrgyzstan, the UN WFP in the Kyrgyz Republic said on January 13.

WFP ...

UN agencies assess dire hygiene, protection needs for women in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo

Archived, 8 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering, the United Nations has observed, voicing concern for civilians in the Syrian city that has endured intense fighting for about four years.

“ ...

£1 million pledged for plan to create world-leading cancer research team in Aberdeen

Archived, 8 days ago From eveningexpress.co.uk 

Aberdeen, U K - Cancer research in the North-east will be stepped up over the next five years, with plans to invest more than £4 million forming a new world-leading oncology team.

Charity Friends of ANCHOR has already started the ball rolling, pledgin ...

UNCHR calls on Greece to fix 'dire' situation for migrants

Archived, 8 days ago From ekathimerini.com 

Piraeus, GREECE - Governments along the Western Balkan route into the European Union must do more to help migrants and refugees who are dying in the cold winter weather rather than just violently push them back from the border, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Fr ...

Sweden backs IOM aid to internally displaced in DR Congo’s North Kivu province

Archived, 8 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Through its rapid response mechanism, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is providing an initial SEK 1.6 million (USD 175,000) to IOM’s assistance programme for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Democratic Republ ...

UNICEF working to alleviate water crisis in Damascus

Archived, 8 days ago From rcinet.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - UNICEF has fixed 120 wells so far and has trucked water to 89 schools which safeguards approximately 30,000 children.

Two main water sources for the Damascus area – Wadi Barada and Ain-el-Fijah – are out of action because of “deliberat ...

Providing medical care to South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State

Archived, 8 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - In the last three years, the continuous conflict between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile State has forced many families to make a desperate decision: stay and risk being killed, or leave and risk having their pro ...

Libya rescue operations continue despite harsh weather conditions

Archived, 9 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On 12 January, IOM officials met with Libya’s Minister of Defence at the North African country’s Navy Base to discuss ways of improving Libyan rescue-at-sea operations.

During the one-day visit, IOM also met with the leadership of the ...

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