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The launch of the Afghan committee for people with disabilities

4 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Creating a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was commemorated worldwide on 3rd December 2016. In Mashhad in northeast Iran, the occasion was marked through the launch o ...

Haiti: Massive distribution of building materials, three months after Matthew

5 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MSF has launched a massive distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment and purification tablets, blankets and energy biscuits in the most remote mountainous region of Sud-Ouest, in Haiti. Each of the 9,530 beneficiary fa ...

Surgeons work round the clock to treat victims of Nigerian refugee camp bombing

5 hours ago From postguam.com  View Original Article

Tamuning, Guam - Lying in a bed in the surgical ward of a hospital in northeast Nigeria, his torso barely visible under heavy bandaging, a 10-year-old boy stares blankly at the ceiling as nurses rush past.

Badly burned all over his upper body, and stab ...

Vaccine program seeks to fight cancer

6 hours ago From phnompenhpost.com  View Original Article

Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - More than 13,000 9-year-old girls in Cambodia will receive an HPV vaccine over the next two years as part of a new program seeking to reduce the country’s dismal cervical cancer rates.

The Ministry of Health on Friday launched a demons ...

QRCS to commence relief intervention in Somalia

9 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a relief delegation to Somalia, to make a needs assessment and launch a relief response for the victims of drought and civil war in the city of Galkayo.

The response would involve relief, deve ...

Troubles plague migrants in freezing Serbia

9 hours ago From nation.com.pk  View Original Article

Lahore, PAKISTAN - They cough, suffer from frostbite and are infested with body lice: hundreds of young migrants remain in appalling conditions in derelict Belgrade warehouses in the middle of Serbia's freezing winter.

Since Europe shut down its borders ...

IOM shelters Iraqis displaced by Mosul operations at Al-Qayara emergency site

10 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Al-Qayara emergency site in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, constructed by IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoMD), is now hosting 18,543 individuals (3,224 families), all of whom fled their homes due to military operation ...

UNICEF, partners lay measures to support displaced Gambian children

10 hours ago From ghanaweb.com  View Original Article

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - Reports indicate that thousands of Children in The Gambia have vacated their homes to neighbouring Senegal due to the hiccups engulfing the political transition of that country.

The development seems not good as the refugees are facing ...

IOM distributes winter kits to internally displaced in Yemen

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - IOM has distributed a total of 2,625 winter kits to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Taizz governorate, Yemen.

The kits will help alleviate the suffering of up to 16,000 IDPs during the harsh winter weather in ...

Samaritan's Purse opens new hospital in Mosul

Archived, 2 days ago From ecumenicalnews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Evangelical humanitarian aid group Samaritan's Purse further extended their support to the war-torn area of Iraq by opening a new field hospital, just six miles outside the city of Mosul last week. The hospital now serves as the medical facility clos ...

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