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Medair conduct integrated mass vaccination campaign in upper Nile, Renk county

5 hours ago From gurtong.net  View Original Article

Juba, SUDAN - The organization said in the past week, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of the humanitarian aid organization carried out a mass integrated vaccination campaign reaching more than 10,000 children in five days reducing the chance of a measles or poli ...

Boko Haram's child victims learn to smile again at Niger camp

5 hours ago From ndtv.com  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - In a shed at the heart of the Assaga refugee camp in southeast Niger, around 50 children sing and dance, masking the deep emotional trauma inflicted on them by Boko Haram.

Nearby, little girls who fled the brutal Islamists in neighbour ...

Making a child smile, one surgery at a time

9 hours ago From gulfnews.com  View Original Article

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - With their first surgery for cleft lip correction scheduled to be performed this month, Operation Smile UAE, which has helped provide free surgeries to over 3,000 children around the world born with a cleft lip and palate, is bringing a smile to a ch ...

UNICEF and WHO ready to support immediate polio vaccination campaign in Ukraine

9 hours ago From unicef.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Six weeks after the polio outbreak in Ukraine, UNICEF and WHO have stepped up calls for an immediate first round of nationwide polio vaccination.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Health confirmed two cases of polio on 1 September. They were found ...

US, UK pledge $43m for food relief

9 hours ago From news24.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Britain and the United States have reportedly launched a programme to rescue at least 650 000 Zimbabwean hunger victims, with the two countries pledging to provide up to $43m for food aid.

This came as the World Food Programme (WFP) sa ...

UNICEF launches education campaign in Kenya

11 hours ago From news.xinhuanet.com  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - The UN children's fund (UNICEF), together with Educate A Child (EAC), a program of Qatar's Education Above All Foundation, has launched a project to accelerate access to education for children in the most remote areas of Kenya.

The pro ...

United States contributes U.S.$9 million to WFP to support refugees in Uganda

30 hours ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - "This generous contribution has arrived just in time, as a funding shortfall was threatening to force WFP to reduce rations for refugees, including the new South Sudanese arrivals," said acting Country Director Michael Dunford. "Those cuts will not b ...

IOM, UNHCR work together to aid migrants and refugees fleeing Yemen

30 hours ago From mareeg.com  View Original Article

Mareeg, SOMALIA - Representatives from IOM and UNHCR have presented a Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RRMRP) to respond to the crisis in Yemen at a donor meeting held in Nairobi on October 5th. The plan will cost USD 36 million from October to December 201 ...

Red Cross provides consistent support for vulnerable migrants facing uncertainty every day

31 hours ago From ifrc.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Rihane and her father are no stranger to border crossings. It is ten days since the 19-year-old woman and her father left Aleppo in Syria, and now they are among a crowd of thousands that have passed through Hungary to the small village of Hegyeshalo ...

Six-year-old Sophie cuts waist-length hair for charity

32 hours ago From sheptonmalletjournal.co.uk  View Original Article

Wells, U K - A Ditcheat schoolgirl has cut her waist-length hair and donated it to charity, raising nearly Ł250 in the process.

Sophie Meader lost 14 inches of hair, which will go to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real-hair wig ...

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