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UNICEF offering health, nutritional support to 19,000 IDPs in Bama

34 hours ago From today.ng  View Original Article

Akwa Ibom, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, in collaboration with the Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency have provided health and nutrition support for about 19,000 Internally displaced Persons, providing a permanent primary h ...

WHO launches yellow fever vaccination campaign

34 hours ago From cidrap.umn.edu  View Original Article

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA - World Health Organization (WHO) released more details of its plan to launch an emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The agency shared its updated response plan to address the outbreak in ea ...

NGO, USAID donates seedlings, foodstuff to IDPs

36 hours ago From pulse.ng  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - An NGO, Adamawa Peace Initiative (API), in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have commenced the distribution of improved seedlings and foodstuff to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) engage in farming in t ...

UN food relief agency warns of worsening food, nutrition status

37 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Despite some recent political progress in South Sudan, a deteriorating food and nutrition situation, economic decline and sporadic violence are continuing to significantly impact the humanitarian needs within the country, the United Nations food reli ...

Afghan refugees are not terrorists, UNHCR tells Pakistanis

38 hours ago From pajhwok.com  View Original Article

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN - The UN refugee agency head on Thursday urged Pakistanis not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, warning that the roughly 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan risked becoming a “forgotten” crisis.

UN High Commiss ...

Diabetes Hope Foundation helps First Nations youth

40 hours ago From theglobeandmail.com  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - When two of Barbara Pasternak’s sons were boys, they developed Type 1 diabetes, where the pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin.

She and her husband, Joe, soon discovered the many challenges of living with diabetes, including the high c ...

UN emergency fund allocates $15 million to support people fleeing Fallujah

Archived, 2 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - The top United Nations relief official chief released $15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide urgent life-saving assistance for people affected by the recent fighting and military operations in Fallujah.

Maltese-based MOAS saves 2000 people in two weeks off Libyan coast

Archived, 2 days ago From libyaherald.com 

Tripoli, LIBYA - Since the Maltese-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) launched its 2016 Mediterranean mission on June 6th, over 2,000 people were rescued and assisted off the coasts of Libya, it reports.

As the world celebrates the contribution ...

UN aid reaches five Syria areas under siege

Archived, 2 days ago From english.alarabiya.net 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The United Nations said Monday it delivered food and medical aid to besieged Syrians on the rural outskirts of Damascus over the weekend.

The relief shipments went to Ein Terma and Hamouria - areas surrounded by regime forces - as well ...

IOM provides assistance to asylum seekers and refugees fleeing Burundi for Tanzania

Archived, 2 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - For 14 months – since April 2015 – political instability in Burundi has led to tens of thousands of Burundians, and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) residing there, to flee the country and seek refuge in neighboring countries.

Over ...

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