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In Mosul, schools can save children's lives

Archived, 7 days ago From upi.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Iraqi children displaced from or living in Mosul have had their lives disrupted and threatened, have been forced to flee their homes or have returned to a land littered with unexploded devices. And they want to go to school.

Education ...

IOM provides transport, access to aid for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

Archived, 7 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - IOM has begun providing emergency transportation assistance for Eritrean refugees to access humanitarian services in refugee camps in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. A recent spike at the beginning of 2017 saw over 4,500 refugees crossing the Eritrea- ...

IOM brings safe drinking water to displaced people in Aburoc, South Sudan

Archived, 8 days ago From southsudan.iom.int 

Juba, South Sudan - IOM is now providing safe drinking water to over 24,300 vulnerable people in Aburoc, Upper Nile, South Sudan. This includes an estimated 17,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), who fled the fighting in Wau Shilluk in late January, leaving their h ...

UNICEF intervenes to keep 8,000 girls in school in Katsina

Archived, 8 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says UNICEF's donation of N160 million to the board would put 8, 000 girls back in school.

Alhaji Lawal Buhari, the chairman of the board said the intervention was a major boost ...

Oxfam: Stop violence, not refugees fleeing it

Archived, 8 days ago From trtworld.com 

Istanbul , TURKEY - A report released on Monday by the international confederation of charities, Oxfam, warned that millions of Syrians are paying the price of hostile and restrictive policies of rich countries towards refugees.

Six years after the uprisi ...

Innovation transforms education for refugee students in Africa

Archived, 9 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - “You can’t imagine how excited I was when I saw her, face to face,” says Dekow, a refugee from Somalia. At age 18, she is a year younger than the Pakistani activist, who escaped an assassination attempt after defying Taliban bans on girls going to sc ...

World Vision UK launches East Africa Hunger Crisis appeal

Archived, 9 days ago From worldvision.org.uk 

London, U K - The international children’s charity is launching a fundraising appeal as part of a global drive to raise $92.2 million (£75.8m) across the World Vision partnership. The East Africa Hunger Crisis appeal will help meet the needs of 2.2 million of the ...

WFP appeals for access and resources to prevent famine in Yemen

Archived, 9 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, who has been visiting Yemen, urged the international community to help prevent a famine by providing resources to meet the immediate needs of the severely food ...

Youth charity takes steps to respond to mental health needs

Archived, 9 days ago From worcesternews.co.uk 

Worcester, U K - A youth charity which helps young people get into jobs, education and training is highlighting the issue of mental health problems among youngsters.

The Prince’s Trust has conducted new research which has revealed 28 per cent of young ...

American Red Cross commits $500,000 to address drought & food insecurity

Archived, 9 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - More than 2.5 million people in Kenya are being impacted by severe drought conditions, which have gripped much of the country. As families deal with the effects of the drought—food insecurity being a principal one—Red Cross teams are stepping up effo ...

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