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Calais: Catholic charity struggles to help stranded child refugees

Archived, 7 days ago From indcatholicnews.com 

London, U K - At the very end of January, the Calais Council registered a complaint against some exiled minors who had been found sheltering from the rain beneath one of the building modules of the Secours Catholique Day Centre, while waiting for it to open. The c ...

Cambridge scientists get revolutionary funding boost for cancer research

Archived, 8 days ago From latinpost.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Cancer research has been vital subject all around in recent times. Scientists from various nations of the world have contributed and witnessed numerous developments in last few years which are majorly focused on pulling this great evil out of the soc ...

WFP provides critical support to households hit by windstorm and flooding

Archived, 8 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - Families affected by the 2016 windstorm and flooding in areas in Banjul, Kanifing, West Coast Region, Lower River Region, Central River Region, North Bank Region and Upper River Region are receiving 3, 680 Dalasi per month over the next three months ...

British Jews open safe space for Syrian women in Turkey

Archived, 8 days ago From jewishnews.timesofisrael.com 

London, U K - In a region awash with half a million Syrian refugees and the predators they attract, home used to be the only safe space for Samiyeh Hilo and her infant son, Mohammed.

A teacher of English in her 30s, Hilo was smuggled out of her bes ...

Japan’s US$85 million donation helps feed millions of hungry people in 33 countries

Archived, 8 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across ...

Aid groups launch health care operation in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

Archived, 8 days ago From sudantribune.com 

Paris, FRANCE - Aid groups have launched a large scale humanitarian operation to deliver health care and nutrition services to civilians in the war affected area of Jebel Marra despite the fund challenges they face.

After years of inaccessibility, the ...

Fleeing west Mosul by boat to the shelter of a UNHCR camp

Archived, 8 days ago From trust.org 

New York, NEW YORK - After sundown at the end of January, Haytham,* 44, hurried to the banks of the Tigris River where he set about breaking the lock on a small fishing boat. He was fleeing hardship and danger in extremist-held west Mosul, knowing that if he were caught ...

UNHCR: Conditions deteriorating in Yemen, humanitarian catastrophe looms

Archived, 8 days ago From trust.org 

London, U K - In Yemen, fighting in coastal districts (Al Mokha and Dhubab) in the western governorate of Taizz is spreading inland (into the districts of Al Wazi'iyah and Mawza). A result is that more than 34,000 people have fled their homes. Some 28,000 have bee ...

Cancer: NGO screens 300 men, women

Archived, 8 days ago From leadership.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - About 300 women and men in Abuja metropolis were screened for cervical, breast, prostrate cancer and hepatitis B screening in an exercise organised by the Gynae Care Research and Cancer Foundation, an Abuja based NGO, as part of its activities to mar ...

British Heart Foundation urges people to give up chocolate for March to support charity's research

Archived, 9 days ago From thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 

Bradford, U K - New statistics reveal that over a third of residents in Yorkshire have eaten chocolate as part of every meal in a single day.

Around six in ten people in Yorkshire fail to realise just how many calories are in their favourite chocolate ...

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