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Red Cross distributes emergency aid to 35,000 people

Archived, 61 days ago From newbusinessethiopia.com 

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) have jointly distributed emergency aid to more than 5,700 households in 17 localities of eastern Ethiopia affected by intercommunal clashes.

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Niger: Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa takes a toll on those most vulnerable

Archived, 61 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Two months after the declaration of a hepatitis E outbreak in Niger’s Diffa region, the humanitarian response is still lacking due to insufficient resources and coordination between actors. The outbreak is taking a heavy toll on some of the area’ ...

Turkish Red Crescent reaches out to 3.5 million people in Ramadan

Archived, 61 days ago From dailysabah.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - The Muslim world will see off Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, over the weekend. A month of giving where the rich, charities and local administrations spearhead an aid campaign for the poor, was also a period when the Turkish Red Crescent delivere ...

In East Africa, universal HIV testing and treatment surpasses UNAIDS goals

Archived, 62 days ago From ucsf.edu 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

The findings, published June 6, 2017, ...

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

Archived, 62 days ago From go.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine ...

Breakthrough as WFP food convoy reaches besieged Syrian town

Archived, 62 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - A convoy of three trucks from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) using a newly opened land corridor has arrived in Qamishli in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh governorate, carrying lifesaving food assistance for hungry families. This is the ...

Mohammed Bin Rashid charity supports Iraqi returnees in Mosul

Archived, 62 days ago From emirates247.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, MBRHC, on Tuesday signed an agreement to secure cash assistance for over 1,240 returnee Iraqi families in Mosul. Through this agreement, the ...

CRUK launches next phase of cancer ‘Grand Challenge’

Archived, 62 days ago From pharmaphorum.com 

Surrey, U K - Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has laid out the second phase of its “Grand Challenge Fund”, an invitation to academic research teams to solve some of the biggest puzzles in oncology.

CRUK, one of the biggest non-profit funders of cancer ...

ECOWAS Commission and partners donate food to refugees in Abuja

Archived, 62 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The ECOWAS Commission in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Commission for Refugee Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have donated food items worth USD 3,000 to refugees in Abuj ...

Zimbabwe launches 10.9 mln USD appeal for refugees

Archived, 62 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - Zimbabwe and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday launched a 10.9 million U.S. dollar inter-agency appeal to help about 11,000 refugees and asylum seekers who are staying at a refugee camp in the south-east of the co ...

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