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U.N. refugee agency says 2,500 people rescued off Libya at weekend

Archived, 10 days ago From businessinsider.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The U.N. refugee agency called on Sunday for European countries to help Italy cope with an increasing flow of migrants after some 2,500 were rescued at the weekend and dozens were reported missing at sea after leaving Libya.

Libyan coa ...

Red Cross vows to continue to help Philippines rehabilitate war victims

Archived, 13 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) vowed on Thursday that it will continue to support the Philippines in rehabilitating and treating the thousands of displaced people affected by the conflict in southern Philippine city of Marawi.

Starkey Foundation provides gift of hearing to dozens in SKN

Archived, 13 days ago From thestkittsnevisobserver.com 

Nevis, West Indies - Dozens of individuals in St. Kitts and Nevis who have difficulty hearing have been given the gift of sound by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which hosted a clinic in St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Starkey Foundatio ...

Kuwait distributes food aid to 5,000 Palestinian families in Lebanon

Archived, 13 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in collaboration with the Lebanese Red Cross, on Friday doled out food aid to 5,000 Palestinian families staying at refugee camps.

The aid was delivered to the families, in the presence of Kuwait ...

Thousands of children at risk as cases of cholera spike across Horn of Africa

Archived, 13 days ago From worldvision.org.uk 

Milton Keynes, U K - Thousands of children are at risk of cholera and other diseases following heavy rains in the Horn of Africa, humanitarian organisation World Vision warns today.

A cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) outbreak is likely to worsen, th ...

VETS Canada aims to get homeless veterans off the streets

Archived, 13 days ago From mississauga.com 

Mississauga, CANADA - Jim Lowther still remembers sitting in his basement more than six years ago, wondering what he was going to do next with his life.

After 15 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, which included tours in Bosnia, Lowther was medi ...

Turkish aid agencies reach out to needy during Ramadan

Archived, 14 days ago From yenisafak.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Turkish aid agencies have distributed humanitarian aid across the world during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Turkeyís Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) announced on Thursday it dispatched 49 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid ...

Conditional education aid program by Turkey, EU, UNICEF aims to keep refugee kids in school

Archived, 14 days ago From dailysabah.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Turkey, the European Union and UNICEF have formally launched an EU-funded project aiming to encourage Syrians and other refugees in Turkey to enroll their children in schools and prevent them from dropping out.

Through the program, whi ...

UNHCR repatriates 66,807 Somali refugees from Kenya

Archived, 14 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The UN refugee agency said Thursday it has repatriated some 66,807 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December 2014.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-weekly Update releas ...

The Salvation Army launches national appeal for Africa famine relief

Archived, 14 days ago From newswire.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - The Salvation Army has launched a national appeal to help address the famine in South Sudan and the extreme food shortages in Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia. As an international organization active in 128 countries around the world, The Salvati ...

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