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Aid agencies ramp up assistance to avert famine in Somalia

12 hours ago From xinhuanet.com  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - Humanitarian agencies said Monday they are scaling up assistance and protection to avert famine unfolding in Somalia, a relief official said.

Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Peter de Clercq said accelerated scale-up of assistance ...

Kaduna to end cases of mother to child transmission of disease by 2020

12 hours ago From pulse.ng  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday expressed confidence that Kaduna State would end all new cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS by 2020.

UNICEF’s Chief of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Ms Dorothy Nbori-Ngacha, s ...

Bradford Reading Matters charity marks milestone

14 hours ago From thetelegraphandargus.co.uk  View Original Article

Bradford, U K - A Bradford-based charity that has helped tens of thousands of young people improve their reading skills is set to mark its 20th anniversary.

Reading Matters, which was set up in 1997, trains both adults and young people to become “read ...

Finland supports a humanitarian aid operation of the Red Cross in Iraq

16 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen, Finland will grant EUR 500,000 to the Finnish Red Cross for humanitarian aid activities in Iraq.

The Finnish Red Cross will use the Foreign Ministry’s support for ...

Save the Children warns of children’s safety during Mosul operations

17 hours ago From dailysabah.com  View Original Article

Istanbul, TURKEY - Save the Children, a London based NGO, warned Iraqi security forces and their allies about the safety of some 350,000 children during military operations in the western part of Mosul.

In a written statement, the organization's Iraq cou ...

IOM Libya helps 334 migrants return home to Nigeria and Senegal

18 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On 14 and 16 February, IOM organized two charter flights to help two groups totaling 334 migrants to return home to Nigeria and Senegal from Libya.

On 14 February, 162 migrants, including 101 women, 43 men and 18 children, returned hom ...

Boko Haram; MSF opens new 50-bed feeding centre for malnourished children

36 hours ago From premiumtimesng.com  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, an international humanitarian medical organisation, said it has set up a 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The new centre which was officially opened ...

Rwanda: New UN scheme to empower women entrepreneurs launched

36 hours ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new initiative to support and empower rural women across the country.

The organisation last week launched the second phase of Rural Women Economic Empowerment (RWEE) project ...

UNICEF, MILF start process of releasing child-warriors

38 hours ago From mb.com.ph  View Original Article

Intramuros, PHILIPPINES - The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) yesterday released the first batch of more than 1,800 children associated with its Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Women’s Auxiliary Brigade (BIWAB) in a formal ceremony in Camp D ...

Call for $1.3bn to eradicate polio

38 hours ago From thenational.ae  View Original Article

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The world needs to spend a further US$1.3 billion (Dh4.7bn) to wipe out polio, says the World Health Organisation.

The world is closer than ever in achieving that goal, but more money is needed to reach children in operationally challe ...

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Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

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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

Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent ...

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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A new report shows that air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death in the world – and the number five cause of ...

Protect coral reefs at Port Everglades

Action: Save Our Oceans

Just a few miles off the Florida coast lies the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. These corals, which ran ...

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