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Red Cross continues to work with quake-hit communities

19 mins ago From scoop.co.nz  View Original Article

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Two months after the 14 November earthquakes, New Zealand Red Cross continues to work in the earthquake-affected regions of Marlborough, Kaikoura and Hurunui.

With help from the Rural Support Trust, Red Cross staff and volunteers have ...

UNHCR, IOM and partners launch new plan to respond to Europe’s refugee and migrant situation

1 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR, IOM and 72 partners today (19/1) launched a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017.

The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan aims at complementing and reinforcin ...

IOM opens mental health resource centres to aid displaced in northeast Nigeria

1 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM has built mental health resource centres in nine locations across northeastern Nigeria to assist and support thousands of people who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency, and the local communities who are hosting them.

The centres a ...

QRCS’ projects in S Sudan benefit thousands

2 hours ago From gulf-times.com  View Original Article

Doha, Qatar - The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a number of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, in South Sudan that has benefited 84,600 people.

Such deliveries are spear ...

Gates foundation and world governments create new global coalition, make new vaccines, prevent epidemics

2 hours ago From vancouversun.com  View Original Article

Vancouver, CANADA - A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases launched Wednesday with the ambitious aim of protecting the world from future epidemics.

Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the initia ...

Pioneering screening programme for infant deafblindness in Kenya and Uganda

3 hours ago From charitytoday.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind children and adults, has launched a pioneering programme in Kenya and Uganda to screen infants for multi-sensory impairments.

The programme, the first of its kind in East Afric ...

Charity pays out £2.3 million to struggling farming families

3 hours ago From fginsight.com  View Original Article

Preston, U K - Last year the charity paid out grants of £2.3 million to 1,357 families – an increase from £1.89m the previous year.

While the flooding which hit the UK at the beginning of the year saw RABI pay out emergency grants worth £91,000, the ...

Turkey: UNICEF cites risk of 'lost generation' of Syrian children despite enrolment increase

4 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - More than 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are missing out on education, despite a sharp increase in enrolment rates, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today.

“Unless more resources are provided, there is ...

Belgium contributes €14 million to support response and resilience to disasters and crises

23 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its member countries' capacity to respond immediat ...

Germany finances the activities of the World Food Programme in Mozambique

24 hours ago From macauhub.com.mo  View Original Article

The Macau Square, MACAU - The German government has donated about 13 million euros to the World Food Programme to support the organization’s activities in Mozambique in 2017, said the German Embassy in Mozambique in a statement published in Maputo.

The support, ...

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