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Raising awareness of stroke in West Wales

Archived, 536 days ago From tenby-today.co.uk 

Tenby, U K - The Stroke Association in partnership with Weight Watchers in West Wales has delivered a series of stroke awareness and stroke prevention talks over the last eight weeks. The sessions were delivered in Haverfordwest, Narberth, Aberaeron and Cardigan. ...

Aid workers readying for Mosul exodus — UNHCR

Archived, 536 days ago From jordantimes.com 

‎Amman, JORDAN - Aid workers are preparing for a potentially massive outflow of civilians from Mosul’s Old City, the UN refugee agency’s representative in Iraq said, raising fears for civilians being held as human shields.

Speaking to AFP in Arbil, ...

The world's first solar-powered refugee camp

Archived, 536 days ago From devex.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - In the sprawling refugee camp that now dominates the desert landscape of Azraq in Jordan, many refugees have lived without consistent access to power for more than a year. The protracted nature of the Syrian civil war means that those working in the ...

Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, UN agencies report

Archived, 536 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - A “race” is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said today.

The disease is endemic in Yemen and is characterized by severe watery diarrhoea and fe ...

Switzerland renews its financial support to UNICEF

Archived, 537 days ago From admin.ch 

Bern, SWITZERLAND - At its meeting of 21 June 2017 the Federal Council decided to renew its overall contribution of CHF 22 million to UNICEF for 2017. UNICEF plays a decisive role in the promotion of children’s rights. It is especially active in protecting children in ...

Malawi on track in HIV/AIDS fight 90:90:90 UNAIDS’ ambitious target

Archived, 537 days ago From nyasatimes.com 

Leeds, U K - The 90:90:90 UNAIDS’ ambitious target aims at; diagnosing 90 percent of all HIV positive people; providing Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) for 90 percent of those diagnosed with HIV and surpressing 90 percent viral load of those treated by 2020.

Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa – 186 pregnant women admitted to hospital

Archived, 537 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Response to the outbreak has lagged due to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors.

The hepatitis E outbreak declared two months ago in southeastern Niger is particularly affecting pregnant women. Of the 186 ...

Refugees in Ghana to receive satellite education

Archived, 537 days ago From newsghana.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - A new project enabling refugee children in the Ampain camp in Western Ghana to receive high quality teaching via distance learning is now fully established and being held up as part of a UNHCR campaign to showcase concrete solutions to refugee crises ...

UN Migration Agency launches detention centre mapping in Libya

Archived, 537 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In the latest expansion to its activities, Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) launched a Detention Centre Profile component on 14 June 2017.

The first round of assessments profiled 13 detention centres across the East, West a ...

Save the Children and Facebook share the plight of children in war-torn Syria

Archived, 537 days ago From adweek.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Save the Children teamed up with Facebook on an ad campaign that launched on World Refugee Day Tuesday.

“It’s Not the Same This Year” features a series of 12-second spots depicting children from Syria and their transformations be ...

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