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Race against time to save Malawians from hunger

49 mins ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Government and relief agencies are scaling up operations to reach 5.8 million Malawians of the estimated 6.5 million people expected to require food assistance during the peak of the lean season.

The Southern African country is among t ...

UNICEF & partners using mobile health teams to save lives of children in Yemen as conflict surges

1 hours ago From unicef.org.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Unicef and its partners have completed an ambitious drive to reach children and women in Yemen with critical health and nutrition services to save lives as the conflict continues.

The campaign from 24-29 September was carried out acros ...

Mental health charity promotes how it can help young people

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

Lyme Regis, U K - The Project, which supports local young people experiencing emotional health issues, promoted itself at an event hosted by Yarlington Housing Group at Henson Park in Chard.

The event was aimed to entertain and inform about local servic ...

UNICEF more than doubles funding appeal for children in north-east Nigeria

2 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from $55 million to $115 million in order to be able to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the north ...

Red Cross volunteers play a key role to meeting vaccination target of over 6M children

3 hours ago From ifrc.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - More than 1,300 volunteers of Zambia Red Cross Society are going door-to-door, visiting homes and making community announcements, to encourage parents and guardians to get their children, between the ages of 9 months and 15 years, vaccinated against ...

U.N. decides to spend US$4.1 mln for N.K.'s flood victims

3 hours ago From english.yonhapnews.co.kr  View Original Article

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - The U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has decided to provide US$4.1 million of an emergency fund to the victims of the latest floods devastating North Korea's northeastern area via U.N. agencies active in the poverty-stricken nation, a U.S. ...

ICRC supports 1,000 IDPs with unconditional cash grant in Adamawa

4 hours ago From leadership.ng  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - The head of Sub-Sahara delegation of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ignacio San Roman said the organisation has given Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) returnees in Michika local government area of Adamawa, numbering over 1000 ...

MSF warns against humanitarian condition of North-East

5 hours ago From allafrica.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The humanitarian emergency in North-eastern part of Nigeria especially Borno State is reaching catastrophic levels, according to Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

In a statement wednesday, MSF state ...

As Mosul offensive approaches, UNHCR planning intensifies

5 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The anticipated Iraqi military offensive to retake Mosul threatens to produce one of the largest-man made displacement crises of recent times, UNHCR’s representative in Iraq has warned.

As the clock ticks, the UN Refugee Agency is work ...

Back to school and second year of WFP for Lebanese and Syrian students

24 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - As the new term begins, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is again providing healthy and nutritious school food for more than 10,000 Lebanese and Syrian students attending public schools across Lebanon.

At participating pri ...

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