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This Three-Day Horseback Ride Keeps Mexican Traditions Alive

Archived, 20 days ago From  

MEXICO - I watched sleepily as the early morning light streamed through the window of my Ford Fiesta where I had spent the night in the back seat. I was on a ranch in Morelos, Mexico, about an hour south of the Texas border in the Mexican state of Coahuila, f ...

WFP new initiative to build drought resilience in Ethiopia

Archived, 20 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday announced that preparatory works have finalized to launch a new initiative to create drought resilience in drought-prone areas of Ethiopia.

The UN agency has recently called for an urgent inje ...

UN refugee cash card scheme boosts Lebanese grocers

Archived, 20 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children's university education. Business is booming -- thanks to Syrian refugees using UN debit cards.

Displaced Syrian families in Lebano ...

UNICEF airlifts lifesaving supplies to Yemen to combat cholera as cases surpass 200,000

Archived, 20 days ago From unicef.org.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Three UNICEF charter planes have delivered 36 tons of lifesaving medical and water purification supplies to Yemen to scale up efforts to combat the world’s worst cholera outbreak.

The supplies included 750,000 sachets of Oral Rehydr ...

Artificial limbs give Yemenis new lease of life

Archived, 20 days ago From gulfnews.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - When flying from Yemen to India in April for treatment, Hassan Abdullah Ahmad’s left leg had already been amputated and he was told that his right leg would meet the same fate.

However, the 33-year-old man was fortunate that his righ ...

MSF welcomes WHO’s decision to include snakebite on its Neglected Tropical Diseases List

Archived, 20 days ago From gurtong.net 

Juba, South Sudan - Despite the fact that snakebite is estimated to kill over 100,000 people every year—more than any other disease on the list— there are hardly any resources to prevent and treat it, with very limited access to life-saving anti-venom therapy.

UNICEF calls for the protection of children trapped in west Mosul’s violence

Archived, 20 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - “Thousands of children continue to be trapped in relentless violence in West Mosul’s Old City neighborhoods as the fighting heavily intensified over the past hours.

“Children are facing multiple threats to their lives. Those stra ...

Malawi, UNICEF launch Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor

Archived, 20 days ago From reuters.com 

London, U K - Malawi and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) launched an air corridor on Thursday to test the effectiveness of drones in humanitarian emergencies and other development uses, the first project of its kind in Africa.

Landlocked M ...

Healthcare on the frontlines of the fight for Mosul

Archived, 20 days ago From mg.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - When Ahmed* arrived at Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) field hospital south of the Iraqi city of Mosul, many of the hospital’s staff burst into tears. For years, Ahmed, a skilled nurse, had been their colleague, caring for the sick and injured of ...

Oxfam calls for Yemen ceasefire

Archived, 20 days ago From oxfam.org.nz 

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - Yemen’s cholera outbreak could spread quickly to thousands more people with the new rainy season likely to begin in the coming days. The international community must redouble efforts to broker a ceasefire so that more aid can be delivered to more p ...

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