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UN buys food aid from Rwanda for Burundi

Archived, 10 days ago From ktpress.rw 

Kigali, RWANDA - The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) will beginning this Tuesday send hundreds of tonnes of food to Burundi to avert an impending crisis there.

WFP bought 508 tonnes of beans to be supplied to various communities in Burundi as the count ...

North-East: FAO appeals to UN to release $62m for wet-season farming

Archived, 10 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has appealed to the United Nations to release $62 million to support wet-season farming in the north-eastern part of the country.

Mr Nourou Tall, the Acting FAO Country Representative in Nigeria ...

Thousands of migrants rescued from Mediterranean in three days

Archived, 10 days ago From abc57.com 

South Bend, INDIANA - Italian authorities were still bringing migrants and refugees to shore Monday after one of the busiest weekends ever for rescue services operating in the central Mediterranean sea.

At least 8,500 refugees and migrants were plucked from ...

Life-saving antiseptic gel helping prevent newborn deaths

Archived, 10 days ago From juicebrighton.com 

Brighton, U K - An antiseptic gel developed from mouthwash has been used to help to protect 12,000 Kenyan babies from life threatening infections.

Scientists at GlaxoSmithKline created the product from the chlorhexidine solution which is found in Cors ...

One year after earthquake, Red Cross Red Crescent has supported thousands of families to rebuild their lives

Archived, 11 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - One year after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador, the Ecuadorian Red Cross (ERC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have supported thousands of families to recover and rebuild their ...

Ireland announces €6 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq, Yemen

Archived, 11 days ago From iraqinews.com 

Manama, Bahrain - Ireland has announced €6 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq and Yemen which are currently raged by fierce wars which has resulted in a large-scale displacement of civilians.

From the fund, €2m is being given to the Iraq Humanitarian P ...

Screening can help eliminate deaths from bowel cancer, says charity

Archived, 11 days ago From worcesternews.co.uk 

Worcester, U K - Just over 61 per cent of adults aged between 60 and 74 in South Worcestershire are taking advantage of the free bowel cancer screening test kit they are sent in the post by the NHS.

While this might fall well short of the ideal figure, ...

UK to protect 200 million people from tropical diseases

Archived, 11 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The UK will protect over 200 million people from the pain and disfigurement caused by treatable tropical diseases, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today.

Neglected Tropical Diseases, such as trachoma, Guinea w ...

ICRC exploring route via Al Mazyouna in Dhofar to provide food aid to Yemen

Archived, 11 days ago From muscatdaily.com 

Muscat, OMAN - The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) is exploring the possibility of using the land route via the wilayat of Al Mazyouna in Dhofar to deliver crucial food aid to Yemen.

Amer R Melhem, head of ICRC office in Muscat said, “Ou ...

Central African Republic: “Our paediatric hospital had to suddenly function as an adult trauma centre”

Archived, 11 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Katie Treble, 31, is a doctor from the UK. She was working in the MSF hospital in Bria, Central African Republic, during the weekend of 24 to 26 March when heavy fighting occurred and MSF received 24 wounded people in three days.

"The ...

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