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EU support allows WFP to provide for more Malian refugees in Mauritania

28 hours ago From wfp.org  View Original Article

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a vital injection of €1.5 million from the European Union to help meet the food needs of Malian refugees in Mauritania.

Funding from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid ...

Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera

29 hours ago From newkerala.com  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti in 2017 and 2018, the UN agency said in a news release.

With this gift from ...

Ikea Foundation gives over £2m to charities working in Yemen

30 hours ago From civilsociety.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - The Ikea Foundation has given over £2m to Médecins Sans Frontières and Save the Children for their work in Yemen, and is calling on other funders to do the same.

The Ikea Foundation gave £1.7m (€2m) to MSF, and another £.4m (€500,000) ...

Christian Aid welcomes UK help to famine-struck South Sudan and Somalia

31 hours ago From premier.org.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - A state of famine has been declared in the countries, with conflicts in both of them making the problem worse.

Save the Children reported on Wednesday that Somalia alone hasn't had rainfall across the country for two years. It says it' ...

Mexico supports vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon during the winter months

32 hours ago From wfp.org  View Original Article

Rome, ITALY - The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon this winter thanks to generous contributions from the Government of Mexico and other donors.

“WFP monthly food assistan ...

UNAIDS urges everyone to make some noise for zero discrimination

32 hours ago From unaids.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Everyone will have experienced discrimination of some kind during their lives; however, non-discrimination is a human right. Equally, states and individuals have a legal obligation not to discriminate. This year, on 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day, ...

Over 1,000 migrants rescued in 48 hours from Mediterranean

33 hours ago From whio.com  View Original Article

Dayton, OHIO - More than 1,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea during several operations since Wednesday, and many more are expected to attempt the perilous journey as winter ends.

Rescuers found 332 people on Thursday in three se ...

New refugee settlement opens in Uganda as thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee every day

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - UNHCR and partners have opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda that is set to become host to thousands of arriving refugees from South Sudan. The new Imvepi settlement was opened after Palorinya settlement in Moyo district, wh ...

School uplift initiative for refugee hosting areas

Archived, 2 days ago From dawn.com 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - A statement issued here on Wednesday said two girls and three boys’ primary schools would be upgraded in Peshawar alone under the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) initiative, at a cost of Rs19.2 million. Primary School No1 in Tehkal Bala, Pe ...

WFP welcomes contribution from Japan to provide food assistance for displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7 million from the Government of Japan, which will be used to provide vital food assistance to thousands of Iraqi families affected by the ongoing crisis in Mosul as well ...

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