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US gives Bt3.5m in aid for flooded provinces in South

Archived, 10 days ago From nationmultimedia.com 

Bangkok, THAILAND - “On behalf of the American people, I offer my sincere condolences and sympathy to the people of Thailand for the loss of life and damage caused by the flooding in southern Thailand,” US Ambassador Glyn Davies said yesterday.

He handed ...

Why Doctors Without Borders is adding food to its medical bag

Archived, 10 days ago From npr.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Medecins Sans Frontier, the medical humanitarian organization, has added a basic item to its medical bag of drugs, stethoscopes and syringes: food.

The group, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has done it in response to an unprece ...

EU, FAO unite to address alarming food insecurity in Yemen

Archived, 10 days ago From thecattlesite.com 

Sheffield, U K - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger.

EU funds will be used to provide a better understanding of the magni ...

The IRC helps refugees cope with record winter storm in Greece

Archived, 10 days ago From rescue.org 

New York, NEW YORK - As dangerously cold weather grips Greece, the International Rescue Committee has been doing everything within our power to ensure that people staying in the refugee sites where we work are warm and safe. We are particularly concerned about children a ...

MSF assists traumatised people from Mosul

Archived, 10 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The recent launch of the military offensive to retake Mosul has forced people who have lived through extremely traumatic times to flee the town and nearby villages. "These people have endured two years of occupation of their town or villages by the s ...

There are many faces of Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian society says in new campaign

Archived, 11 days ago From globalnews.ca 

Burnaby, CANADA - Kathryn Fudurich was only 21 when her mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010.

Fudurich was in her last year of university. After she graduated, she put her career on hold for several years for a bigger challenge: to move ba ...

Traditional Mongolian herder families endure another severe winter

Archived, 11 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Mongolia’s last winter season began early, arriving in November 2016 following a cold surge. According to the Mongolian Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, by Mid-December 2016, some 50 percent of the country was covered in snow and fa ...

Hundreds of returnees receive aid in Nangarhar

Archived, 11 days ago From pajhwok.com 

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN - The Refugees and Repatriations Department has provided cash and food assistance to nearly 770 refugee families that recently returned to eastern Nangarhar province.

A statement from the Labour and Social Affairs Department said on Tues ...

UN migration agency sounds alarm as severe weather conditions grip Europe, Eastern Mediterranean

Archived, 11 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM expressed its concern for thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and others enduring freezing winter conditions across Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. The region has been hit by some of the heaviest snowfall and the most severe icy temperatu ...

Hundreds from western Mosul getting medical attention amid fight to retake Iraqi city

Archived, 11 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Nearly 700 people have been moved to hospitals from the frontlines in Mosul, Iraq, as the United Nations and partners are working to scale up humanitarian efforts for thousands of people fleeing the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...

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Climate change threatens Great Lakes forest health, researchers say

Action: Climate Change

Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts, scientists say.

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Speak up for Southern African leopards

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All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years

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The majority of the world’s primates are in deep trouble. There are as few as 20 or 30 Hainan gibbons left in China, and the ...

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State officials are considering opening up California's rivers to a reckless form of river mining known as suction dredging. ...

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Dusky shark populations are dwindling off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and we can’t afford to let these sleek, iconic m ...

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