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Canada aids humanitarian relief

29 hours ago From thewhig.com  View Original Article

Kingston, CANADA - Earlier this month, the Canadian government announced $100 million in new humanitarian funding to address the pressing need for resilience assistance in the Middle East arising from the protracted Syrian civil war.

According to a state ...

New Zealand, Oxfam offer drought relief to Mekong Delta province

30 hours ago From thanhniennews.com  View Original Article

Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM - The New Zealand Embassy in Hanoi on Thursday announced humanitarian aid worth US$50,000 to communities affected by drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.

Up to 6,000 cow and goat farmers in Binh Dai, B ...

Digital cards improve food assistance to displaced families and Syrian refugees in Iraq

30 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq now have better and flexible access to food, thanks to an innovative digital cash card launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

“This programme is ...

Reaching survivors of sexual violence in Ituri

30 hours ago From doctorswithoutborders.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Driving along the red mud road, the MSF Land Cruiser passes through a cloud of white, yellow, and orange butterflies. On either side of the road is thick forest. The trees are packed so closely together that visibility is limited to a couple of feet ...

WHO campaigns to close immunization gap

32 hours ago From pharmtech.com  View Original Article

Chester, U K - The World Health Organization (WHO) hosted its fifth annual World Immunization Week, a global awareness campaign launched in 2012 and commemorated in the last week of April 2016, to promote the use of vaccines to help protect people from disease.

IOM calls for over 9 million in relief for Ecuador earthquake victims

33 hours ago From theglobaldispatch.com  View Original Article

Tampa, FLORIDA - Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador’s Pacific coast on April 16th, the government has declared a “state of emergency” in the six provinces of Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Rios, Manabi, Santo Domingo and Santa Elena.

Relief items for quake-stricken Ecuador ready to leave Dubai

33 hours ago From gulfnews.com  View Original Article

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Thousands of people affected by the 7.8 magnitude quake that shook Ecuador’s coast on April 16 will receive core relief items to be sent on an aircraft from Dubai.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday ...

Eight-year-old's charity chop for children who have lost hair to cancer

34 hours ago From Little Princess Trust  View Original Article

Oldham, U K - An eight-year-old girl had 13 inches of hair cut off to help provide wigs for sick children.

Kizzy Haworth, who is in Year 3 at Newchurch St Nicholas School, raised more than £432 through sponsorship for her dramatic new style.

34,512 Adamawa children badly underfed — UNICEF

Archived, 2 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - United Nations International Children’s Emergency, UNICEF, has said no fewer than 34,512 children in Adamawa State are suffering from acute malnourishment, noting that it has spent N38 million on “Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food, RUTF, and Community-ba ...

School meals - a step towards zero hunger in the Gambia

Archived, 2 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - School meals are a lifeline for more than 100,000 vulnerable children and their families across The Gambia. The European Union (E.U.) is one of the biggest supporters of WFP's school meals programme across the country.

Kerewan - the E. ...

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