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Stranded Nigerian and Gambian migrants return home from Libya

Archived, 9 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On 7 March, IOM helped 171 stranded Nigerian migrants – 76 men and 95 women – to return home from Libya by air. Two days later, on 9 March, IOM assisted another 141 stranded Gambians – all men – to return home to Banjul. It was IOM Libya’s first char ...

Qatar spends millions on projects in Aleppo

Archived, 9 days ago From zawya.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Charity organisations in Qatar, led by the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) have completed projects valued at QR25m, fulfilling Phase I of the project to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the residents of Aleppo battling for sur ...

Emirates Red Crescent opens hospital in Philippines

Archived, 9 days ago From thenational.ae 

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Emirates Red Crescent has opened a hospital and health clinic in the Philippines, part of a series of projects to help areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

The hospital in Samar province is expected to benefit 350,000 people ...

UK Government allocates £16 million to critical drought response in Somalia

Archived, 9 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The UK Government has announced it will fund a £16 million programme to help avert famine in Somalia over the coming months. It will support more than 450 000 people with life-saving interventions and particularly food and water support. The £16 mill ...

Japan donates USD 6.7 million to aid displaced Iraqis

Archived, 10 days ago From iomiraq.net 

Baghdad, IRAQ - In the midst of ongoing operations in Mosul, the Government of Japan is providing USD 6.7 million to IOM to support its humanitarian response to displacement in Iraq.

Over a one-year period, this contribution will support IOM to assis ...

India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

Archived, 10 days ago From medicaldialogues.in 

New Delhi, INDIA - India has joined eight other countries under a World Health Organisation initiative to improve the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare services, the Lok Sabha was informed. The WHO and other partners had launched the Quality of Care (QoC) Impr ...

How the colour purple aids battle against polio

Archived, 10 days ago From barry-today.co.uk 

Cowbridge, U K - The Rotary Club of Llantwit Major is helping to rid the world of polio by supporting the nationwide initiative, Purple4Polio.

The campaign, which was launched by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, encourages everyone to ...

UNHCR and UK support South Sudanese refugee response in Sudan

Archived, 11 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a recent contribution of £2 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to its programme from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the needs of South Sudanese r ...

Sweden supports emergency UNRWA interventions for Palestine refugees affected by Syria crisis and situation in the occupied Palestinian territory

Archived, 11 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation (SIDA), has contributed SEK 60 million (approximately US$ 6.6 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (U ...

EU and IOM strenghten ties on global migration

Archived, 11 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - On 9 March 2017, senior officials from the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM - the United Nations Migration Agency) met in Brussels to further strengthen their joint cooperation on addressing the challenges and oppo ...

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