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In Turkey, two rounds of country-wide vaccinations target children under age five

Archived, 8 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York , NEW YORK - The crowd of mothers gathered early, parking their strollers in a neat row against the side of a newly painted building. Amal Nabil, a 32-year-old Syrian refugee, had travelled for more than an hour to get here, first by bus then on foot. In the entr ...

Giving blood in a time of crisis

Archived, 8 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Prakash Ghimire was just leaving his home in Kathmandu to travel to the airport when the shaking started.

Within a minute, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake Ė the worst to strike the region in more than 80 years Ė had laid waste to la ...

Supporting education for all in Mozambique

Archived, 8 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The loud chattering of children at recess can be heard when walking up to the primary school in Maratane refugee camp in Mozambique in the early afternoon. The primary school which serves both the refugee and host population now has 2,325 students en ...

Unicef mission reviews status of polio immunisation

Archived, 8 days ago From nation.com.pk 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - A high-level mission of United Nationsí International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday visited Shaheen Muslim Town and adjoining union councils to review the status of immunisation against polio virus.

The delegation, led ...

Nigeria: Onaiyekan wants children, young adults screened for HIV

Archived, 8 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Religious groups must get more involved in the campaign against HIV/AIDS and educate their followers on the need to have their children screened for the disease.

The Catholic Archbishop for Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, made ...

World's largest refugee camp strains to keep kids in school

Archived, 8 days ago From rdnewsnow.com 

Red Deer, CANADA - At this kindergarten on the edge of the world's largest refugee camp, there are no notebooks. When it's time to practice writing skills, children sit under a tree to doodle in the dirt while teachers use a blackboard.

"Maybe this term ...

Safe drinking water reaches 24,000 in Calaba Town

Archived, 8 days ago From awoko.org 

Freetown, SIERRA LEONE - Ensuring people get access to safe and reliable water and mitigate risks of water usage from unprotected water sources during the dry season, residents within the Calaba Town have benefited from two solar powered pump borehole wells and one water kio ...

IOM provides livelihood opportunities to Somali refugees and host communities in and around Dollo Ado, Bokolomayo and Melkadida refugee camps in Somali Region, Ethiopia

Archived, 8 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Through the Emergency and Post-Crisis unit, IOM provided targeted small-scale livelihood assistance for refugees and host communities in Dollo Ado, Somali Region. Located in the south-east part of Ethiopia, Dollo Ado, Melkadida and Bokolmayo refugee ...

A sea of pink to help beat cancer

Archived, 8 days ago From hastingsobserver.co.uk 

St Leonards, U K - Over a thousand women and children turned Alexandra Park into a sea of pink last Sunday (June 11), striding out to hit a target figure of £60,000 for the Cancer Research UK Race For Life.

The event was organised by Jenny Ainsworth of C ...

With help, Syrian family rebuilds home amid the ruins of Homs

Archived, 9 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - When Abdul Kader first returned to the ruins of his home in Homsí Khalidiya neighbourhood after five years of displacement, the scale of the destruction left him numb. ďAt first I didnít react at all. I was in shock. I went in for five or ten minutes ...

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