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Emirates Red Crescent offers food aid to the people of Al Mokha town in Yemen

Archived, 12 days ago From thenational.ae 

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has offered food aid to the inhabitants of Al Mokha town in Yemen, in line with its efforts to provide sustained humanitarian aid to the country’s people.

ERC delivered 3,000 food parcels, including basi ...

Plan International Ghana launches Girls Advocacy Alliance

Archived, 12 days ago From ghananewsagency.org 

Accra, GHANA - Plan International Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has launched a Girls Advocacy Alliance project to help eliminate gender-based violence and abuses meted out to women.

The Alliance was inaugurated to mark the International Wom ...

UNICEF doles N48.2m to 193 schools in Katsina

Archived, 12 days ago From dailytrust.com.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - The United Nations International Emergency Funds (UNICEF) has released about N48.2m to 193 Schools Based Management Committees (SBMC) in Katsina to boost teaching and learning in their respective schools.

Daily Trust reports that each ...

WFP provides school meals to Syrian children across Aleppo city

Archived, 12 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - In March, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began distributing school meals for the first time to Syrian children attending public primary schools in areas in Aleppo city previously inaccessible to WFP and other humanitarian organizations ...

Yemen: MSF life-saving activities in Ibb – one year on

Archived, 12 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - It has been one year since Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started providing life-saving health services at the general rural hospital of Thi As Sufal district in Ibb governorate, Yemen.

The general rural hospital of Thi As Sufal, local ...

Mozambique: Stepping up to fast-track its AIDS response

Archived, 12 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - During a visit to Mozambique on 6 and 7 March, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures applauded the country’s efforts to Fast-Track its AIDS response. His visit took place at a critical moment for Mozambique, which is determined to accelerate i ...

Empowering women refugees in Uganda

Archived, 12 days ago From trust.org 

London, U K - WFP supports 1.1 million refugees in Uganda with life-saving food assistance, three times more than this time last year. In 2016, Uganda received the single largest refugee influx from South Sudan in its history with over 489,000 new arrivals. Eighty ...

Charity launches dementia advice service at Skipton surgery

Archived, 12 days ago From cravenherald.co.uk 

Skipton, U K - People affected by dementia or worried about their memory are being offered the chance to access a new dementia advice service at Dyneley House Surgery in Skipton.

Run by the Alzheimer’s Society following the success of a similar servi ...

Japan provides timely food support as WFP steps up efforts to prevent famine in Yemen

Archived, 12 days ago From trust.org 

London, U K - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a contribution of some US$13 million from the Government of Japan to support WFP providing desperately-needed food assistance to seven million people in Yemen.

This contribut ...

USD 25 million sought to aid conflict-affected people in Ukraine in 2017

Archived, 13 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Three years into the conflict-related crisis in Eastern Ukraine there are acute humanitarian needs, including access to shelter, work, essential services, and even food and water.

IOM has just announced plans for its assistance to the ...

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