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IOM delivers aid inside Aleppo city, one aid truck destroyed

5 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The recent escalation in violence in Aleppo City has left hundreds of thousands of Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

IOM has responded through a “Whole of Syria” coordination mechanism, reaching over 7,500 internall ...

Tears as evacuation starts in Syria's Daraya

5 hours ago From middle-east-online.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Syrian rebels and civilians, many in tears, began Friday evacuating the Syrian town of Daraya after a four-year army siege, in a blow for the beleaguered opposition.

The evacuation came after a deal struck by President Bashar al-Assad' ...

Niger: Floods leave hundreds of families homeless with increased risk of disease

7 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In early August, heavy rains in the Tahoua district of Niger caused severe flooding, killing one person, washing away over 500 houses, and leaving 1,940 households in a dire situation. Many homeless families have been left sheltering in public buildi ...

Yellow fever vaccination drive in Congo's capital hits target

7 hours ago From reuters.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Congo's capital is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organizati ...

Asylum seekers relocate from Greece to France through EU scheme

25 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A group of 160 asylum seekers left Greece on Thursday (25/08) and arrived safely in France with IOM’s support under the European Union’s Relocation Programme.

The group comprised 128 Syrians, 30 Iraqis, and two stateless individuals. ...

Global Fund provides $3.7 million to eradicate malaria in N. Korea

27 hours ago From koreatimes.co.kr  View Original Article

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - An international fund has provided a total of $3.7 million to a humanitarian aid project to eliminate malaria in North Korea this year, the Voice of America (VOA) reported Friday.

Under the financial donations from the Global Fund to F ...

UNHCR Grandi calls for more policing in Greece’s refugee camps

27 hours ago From greece.greekreporter.com  View Original Article

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said that more policing is needed in Greece’s refugee camps and that the relocation process for those who qualify should be expedited.

After his meetings with Greek Prime Min ...

Fairfield-based Save the Children aiding in Italian earthquake relief

28 hours ago From courant.com  View Original Article

Hartford, CONNECTICUT - An international aid group based in Fairfield was responding with support after an earthquake in Italy this week killed more than 240 people and injured hundreds more.

Save the Children said that it was working with the Italian Civil P ...

UNICEF seeks funds to save malnourished children in Nigeria

28 hours ago From trtworld.com  View Original Article

Istanbul, TURKEY - Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday.

According to a report by the Un ...

Red Crescent to bear cost of treating 1,500 wounded Yemenis

30 hours ago From gulfnews.com  View Original Article

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Some 1,500 people who sustained injuries in the war in Yemen will receive medical care in hospitals in the UAE, Sudan and India, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) announced on Thursday.

The ERC in a press statement said the humanitarian ...

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