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Guinea worm defeated in Mali; disease nears global eradication

Archived, 9 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The end of the Guinea worm disease appears imminent, with just 25 cases reported in 2016 and the number of affected countries dropping from four to three, according to the Carter Center. Mali reported no cases last year, leaving Chad, Ethiopia and So ...

Salesian missionaries provide education and workforce development to youth denied education

Archived, 9 days ago From missionnewswire.org 

New Rochelle, NEW YORK - Salesian missionaries in Uvira, within South Kivu province if the Democratic Republic of Congo, are providing young children and older youth an opportunity to go to school. Many of these young students are former child soldiers, street children, chil ...

Aid groups help Zimbabwe fight typhoid outbreak

Archived, 9 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - International aid groups have begun helping Zimbabwe fight an outbreak of typhoid. Some stakeholders say President Robert Mugabe’s government has not been taking the outbreak seriously.

Officials say the waterborne disease, which has s ...

European Commission: Greece has received €482 mln for refugees

Archived, 9 days ago From greekreporter.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Since early 2015, Greece has received 481.9 million euros in aid from the European Union to address the humanitarian and refugee crisis, according to the Athens News Agency.

ANA-MPA has published European Commission figures, according ...

Multi-million pound boost 'will give Southampton tools to carry out ground-breaking research'

Archived, 9 days ago From dailyecho.co.uk 

Southampton, U K - A multi-million pound injection will give Southampton scientists and doctors the tools they need to carry out ground-breaking cancer research, discovering and developing new treatments in the city.

The Daily Echo can reveal, over the n ...

EU supports refugees in Turkey through innovative nationwide cash programme

Archived, 9 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - Thousands of refugees in Turkey are receiving monthly cash assistance to help cover essential needs such as food, rent, medicine and warm clothing for winter through the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), a major innovative relief programme funded b ...

Global Fund, UNDP advance $143m for HIV programmes

Archived, 9 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe is poised to further improve its HIV prevention and treatment programmes after it received an additional $143 million grant from the Global Fund and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which rolls out this month.


Emergency teams on the ground as freezing temperatures grip Europe

Archived, 10 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Blankets, hot food and first aid are being provided by hundreds of volunteers across Europe as severe winter weather continues to hit the region.

Temperatures have dropped as low as -30 degrees Celsius in some areas in recent days and ...

Giving play to Rohingya refugee children

Archived, 10 days ago From handicap-international.us 

Silver Spring, MARYLAND - Recent violence in Myanmar has forced an estimated 20,000 Rohingyas–a Muslim minority–to flee into Myanmar. Although this new refugee influx has alarmed the international community, the awful situation of Rohingya refugees is not new at all.
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Charity helping kids education

Archived, 10 days ago From newsshopper.co.uk 

Watford, U K - Young people from impoverished backgrounds in London are being offered a brighter future thanks to an international charity.

The lives of 300 British young people and 50 African orphans and street children have already been transformed ...

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