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Christian Aid condemns government decision on child refugees

Archived, 11 days ago From ekklesia.co.uk 

London, U K - The Dubs amendment was passed in May 2016 at the height of the European refugee crisis and was supposed to ensure that 3,000 lone children were given protection in the UK. The Government has announced the scheme will close after only relocating 350 c ...

OPEC, WFP to feed two million victims of Boko Haram insurgency

Archived, 11 days ago From thecable.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency assistance grant for humanitarian food and nutrition assistance operations in famine-stricken areas in north-east Nigeria.

A statement released by the organis ...

Democratic Republic of Congo: Fighting measles in South Kivu

Archived, 11 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In the middle of December, the MSF emergency team in South Kivu had been alerted that there were 10 people with measles. "I was afraid", says Sarah Lutz-Simon, head of the MSF emergency team in South Kivu. "When we arrived at the health centre, all t ...

Charity on a mission to help refugees in London gets backing from City Bridge Trust

Archived, 11 days ago From charitytoday.co.uk 

London, U K - A charity looking to change the lives of refugees who face extreme poverty and homelessness whilst seeking asylum has received a £165k grant towards its Asylum Crisis Project.

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Br ...

100 health workers to be trained on newborn health

Archived, 12 days ago From kuenselonline.com 

Thimphu, Bhutan - More than 100 health workers from various parts of the country will be trained on best care for newborns using the Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) course starting from mid February this year.

The health ministry last week signed an ...

Tanzania launches biometric registration system for migrants

Archived, 12 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration Department, in close collaboration with IOM, has launched a biometric registration system for irregular migrants in the country’s Tanga region.

The electronic ...

Donors pledge to walk last mile with Pakistan in fight against polio

Archived, 12 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - International donors Thursday pledged to walk the last mile with Pakistan in its fight long-drawn fight to eradicate polio. The commitment came at a high-level meeting with donors of the Polio Eradication Initiative here at the National Emergency Ope ...

Doctors Without Borders applaud court ruling on Dadaab refugee camp

Archived, 12 days ago From citizen.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - The government of Kenya announced in May 2016 that the Dadaab camp would be closed, citing security, economic and environmental concerns. This created a lot of anxiety among nearly 277,000 residents of the camp who have known no other home but Dadaab ...

UNAIDS pledges support to Punjab on prevention of HIV/AIDS

Archived, 12 days ago From pakistanpoint.com 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - The Punjab AIDS Control Program arranged a meeting of different stakeholders working in the field of HIV,in the Committee Room of the Primary and Secondary Health Department here on Wedesday. The meeting was chaired by Dr Adnan Zafar Khan, Additional ...

EU programme to benefit refugees, host communities in Turkana

Archived, 12 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The European Union, The Netherlands, UN partners, Turkana County and the National Government representatives on Wednesday launched a groundbreaking programme that aims to improve the living conditions of refugees and host communities in Turkana Count ...

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Action: Climate Change

Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade glob ...

Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Action: Wildlife Conservation

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Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

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Action: Save Our Oceans

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