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UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups' departure

11 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps.

Supporting Cuba through the drought of the century

11 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Cuba has been fighting one of the toughest droughts in a century for the past three years. Declining and erratic rainfall, increasingly long periods between rainy seasons and dry spells caused by the El Niño phenomenon, have affected more than 50% of ...

As Libya crisis deepens, UNHCR chief steps up assistance

13 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In response to Libya’s growing humanitarian crisis stemming from conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is discussing options to step up its presence and programmes in the country.
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UNICEF interventions helped reduce malnutrition fatalities – Nutritionist

14 hours ago From vanguardngr.com  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - A nutritionist, Mrs. Bitrus Nacha of Nassarawo Primary Health Care Centre (PHC) in Yola, has lauded UNICEF for its efforts at reducing the malnutrition burden in Adamawa. Nacha, who is the Nutrition Focal Person at the Outpatients Therapeutic Centre ...

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

15 hours ago From pulse.ng  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

More than 250 million children around the ...

UAE rushes urgent cholera treatment supplies to Yemen

16 hours ago From gulftoday.ae  View Original Article

Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The United Arab Emirates has delivered urgent medical assistance to the southern governorates in Yemen to help in efforts to contain the cholera outbreak.

The UAE answered a humanitarian appeal by the World Health Organisation, WHO, an ...

Freed Chibok girls reunited with families

16 hours ago From cw39.com  View Original Article

Houston, TEXAS - The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government says.

The former captives, now ages 18-21, are believed to have been among the 276 pupils forced from their b ...

Hundreds turn out to run Caernarfon Race for Life

16 hours ago From dailypost.co.uk  View Original Article

Colwyn Bay, U K - More than 800 woman and girls took part in the Race for Life in Caernarfon today.

Then town's mayor, Cllr Ioan Thomas, officially opened the raice which raises money for Cancer Research UK

The women, most dressed in pink ...

Aids candlelight memorial continues to fight stigma in society

18 hours ago From sabc.co.za  View Original Article

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - People living with HIV and AIDS, but often too afraid to speak out and seek help, have thrown been a lifeline during the AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.

The Candlelight Memorial is an annual event held on ...

EU and UNICEF join hands to support Greece in protecting refugee and migrant children

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - A grant from the European Commission of Euro 955,809.00 to UNICEF is expected to give a much-needed boost to the efforts of the Greek authorities to provide better protection to over 20,000 vulnerable refugee and migrant children stranded in the coun ...

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