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Young girl cuts hair and donates locks to charity

2 hours ago From watfordobserver.co.uk  View Original Article

Watford, U K - A young girl decided to have her long curly hair snipped off by a celebrity hairdresser.

Kushi Kotecha, from Garston, cut her hair to raise awareness and funds for the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs for ...

UNHCR to relocate refugees from Diffa region

4 hours ago From medafricatimes.com  View Original Article

Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND - The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, will move hundreds of Nigerian displaced persons to more secure camps, where they will receive basic healthcare, food, clean water and shelter, the organization said on Wednesday.

...

MSF teams respond to two epidemics and ward off a third

4 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - With simultaneous epidemics of meningitis and measles in Niger, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been supporting the Ministry of Health in its efforts to bring them under control, while taking steps to prevent cholera spreading from nei ...

Singapore Red Cross sends 2-man response team to cylone-hit Sri Lanka

5 hours ago From channelnewsasia.com  View Original Article

Andrew Road, SINGAPORE - The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has sent a two-man response team to Sri Lanka to join the Sri Lanka Red Cross in aid relief work for Cyclone Roanu, the humanitarian organisation said in a press release on Thursday (May 26).

The two volu ...

UNICEF launches campaign to bring education to displaced children

6 hours ago From cctv-america.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - UNICEF said some 75 million school-aged children around the globe are in desperate need of educational support. One in four children between the ages of three and 18 live in countries affected by humanitarian crises.

The organization h ...

MSF calls on G7 leaders to urgently address the critical gaps in global response to public health emergencies and unite to lower the price of live-saving medicines

6 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Two years since the first signs of the West Africa Ebola outbreak, the world today is little more prepared to respond to such an emergency than it was then, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while the lack of R&D into needed medicines and exorbit ...

Keeping children in classrooms

6 hours ago From nepalitimes.com  View Original Article

Patan Dhoka, NEPAL - For 16-year-old Sangita Magar, this school year marks an important milestone in her education — she will be appearing for her high school exams along with about half a million children from across Nepal.

Magar has been preparing carefu ...

USAID official visits Zimbabwe to assess drought crisis

6 hours ago From thezimbabwean.co  View Original Article

Southampton, U K - Dina Esposito, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), visited Zimbabwe this week. Ms. Esposito is leading USAID’s worldwide re ...

Project helps young people with sexual health info and rights

9 hours ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - In Uganda, many young people lack access to quality information on sexual and reproductive health, but a project called Link Up is helping to change this.

Many young girls work in a risky environment like bars, kiosks, or lodges at a t ...

UN agencies provide seeds and food to break hunger cycle in Central African Republic

28 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Two United Nations agencies have begun providing both seeds and food to nearly 50,000 hungry farming families in some areas of the conflict-torn Central African Republic (CAR) to ensure that they don’t eat seeds meant for planting.

Hou ...

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