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Refugees in Greece get medical aid from Jewish-funded group

14 hours ago From timesofisrael.com  View Original Article

Jerusalem, ISRAEL - A New York-based humanitarian organization, funded by several Jewish groups, has begun supplying a Greek island with desperately needed medical equipment to help cope with the influx of tens of thousands of refugees.

The Afya Foundatio ...

USAid to disburse $165m in aid

14 hours ago From newsday.co.zw  View Original Article

Harare, ZIMBABWE - Speaking to NewsDay USAid country director Stephanie Funk said the fragility of the country’s food security situation was one of the main reasons behind the aid.

“There are many reasons that aid is important right now in Zimbabwe, but ...

UNHCR urges Central European leaders to show solidarity with refugees ahead of the V4 Summit

16 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The UN Refugee Agency is urging leaders in Central Europe to show greater solidarity with desperate refugees who seek sanctuary in the continent as war, conflict and extremism force millions out of their homes.

UNHCR's call comes ahead ...

Street Child Sierra Leone partners with Plan International

18 hours ago From sierraexpressmedia.com  View Original Article

Freetown, SIERRA LEONE - The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs yesterday received US$600,000 project proposal from Street Child Sierra Leone and Plan International for Ebola orphans and survivors.

Speaking at the official handing over c ...

Providing winter warmth to Nepal’s earthquake survivors

18 hours ago From ifrc.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - This winter, 53,000 families affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake are benefiting from cash that enables them to buy winter clothes and blankets. With more than 900,000 houses damaged or destroyed and reconstruction yet to begin, millions of people a ...

UNICEF targets pediatric pneumonia, cause of 490,000 deaths in Africa in 2015

19 hours ago From lungdiseasenews.com  View Original Article

Dallas, TEXAS - UNICEF and its worldwide partners have launched a campaign to urge African leaders to increase funding for pneumonia interventions, and to make the policy changes needed to improve disease treatment at the community level.

Statistics s ...

Guinness Nigeria partners WaterAid, Oxfam, others on water, sanitation

37 hours ago From leadership.ng  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc, has said that it is partnering with WaterAid, Oxfam, and Concern Universal on the new Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes for 2016 in advancing a collaborative corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that p ...

UN agency provides food to Syrians fleeing Aleppo fighting

38 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in Syria’s northern Aleppo.

The food was transported on cross-border con ...

ActionAid, UNICEF collaborate: To end child marriage in Ghana

38 hours ago From graphic.com.gh  View Original Article

Accra, GHANA - ActionAid Ghana has secured a two-year Programme Cooperation Agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to work towards ending child marriage in Ghana.

The theme of the programme is: “Working with communities and child ...

Low on funds, UN and partners race ahead of rains to tackle needs in South Sudan

40 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - With humanitarian needs rising in South Sudan, the top United Nations relief official in the country has called for urgent funding to allow aid organizations to rapidly increase humanitarian action during the current dry season.

“Aid w ...

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