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MSF treating emergencies in Qayyarah hospital

28 mins ago From military-technologies.net  View Original Article

Warsaw, POLAND - The hospital opened by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Qayyarah, Iraq, last December is around 35 miles (60 km) south of Mosul. Distant enough not to hear the sounds of airstrikes and rocket fire, but sufficiently close for ...

China contributes US$34 million to WFP for emergency food assistance in six countries

45 mins ago From wfp.org  View Original Article

Rome, ITALY - The Government of China has made its largest single donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with US$34 million towards its emergency operations to support people who are at risk of famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, ...

UNICEF, EU provide D600 cash to vulnerable households in NBR, CRR and URR

1 hours ago From thepoint.gm  View Original Article

Bakau, GAMBIA - UNICEF, with funding support from the European Union, has partnered with the Government of The Gambia through the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, to ensure that lactating mothers receive D600 monthly pa ...

Charity urges action as cancer rates rise over the last decade

2 hours ago From scotsman.com  View Original Article

Kevan Christie, U K - Campaigners at Cancer Research UK are urging the Scottish Government to develop a new obesity strategy to curb the “barrage” of supermarket deals on junk food, with rising levels of obesity being linked to cancer.

Overall, 31,467 peop ...

Ministry to partner UNHCR to protect interest of refugees

3 hours ago From tribuneonlineng.com  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has said that his Ministry will collaborate with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for protection of interest of Nigerian citizens displaced by insurgency and o ...

Universities begin unique partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

3 hours ago From manchester.ac.uk  View Original Article

Manchester, U K - The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have signed a unique partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in order to deliver an educati ...

Give refugee kids in limbo an education

4 hours ago From sbs.com.au  View Original Article

Artarmon, AUSTRALIA - A federal Labor MP has seen first-hand the need to stump up more assistance to ensure refugee kids in limbo throughout south-east Asia don't miss out on an education while their families wait upwards of a decade for resettlement.

Tim W ...

UN, World Food Programme put out urgent appeal for Yemen humanitarian aid

7 hours ago From cbc.ca  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - The United Nations secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries were meeting Tuesday in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen, considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises.

Antonio ...

Third food aid batch dispatched from Sudan to South Sudan

24 hours ago From sudantribune.com  View Original Article

Paris, FRANCE - A third food assistance batch including 807 metric tonnes has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan’s North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy population in South Sudan, said humanitarian aid official.

In February, three United ...

UN migration agency, partners redouble efforts to ‘End Malaria for Good’

25 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Today (25 April), IOM, the UN Migration Agency joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and other partners to End Malaria for Good, and bring attention to how the burden of malaria continues to be greatest in the l ...

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CO2 levels just reached 410 ppm – the highest in millions of years

Action: Climate Change

Remember when carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere hit a terrifying 400 parts per million (ppm)? That’s number’s old ...

IFAW: Africa's protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants ther ...

Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day

Action: Stop Deforestation

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to mi ...

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damagi ...

Protect whales from crab traps

Action: Save Our Oceans

An increasing number of whales are being entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. West Coast, and the resulting suffering and d ...

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