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Yellow fever vaccination drive in Congo's capital hits target

Archived, 3 days ago From reuters.com 

London, U K - A vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Congo's capital is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organizati ...

Asylum seekers relocate from Greece to France through EU scheme

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A group of 160 asylum seekers left Greece on Thursday (25/08) and arrived safely in France with IOM’s support under the European Union’s Relocation Programme.

The group comprised 128 Syrians, 30 Iraqis, and two stateless individuals. ...

Global Fund provides $3.7 million to eradicate malaria in N. Korea

Archived, 3 days ago From koreatimes.co.kr 

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - An international fund has provided a total of $3.7 million to a humanitarian aid project to eliminate malaria in North Korea this year, the Voice of America (VOA) reported Friday.

Under the financial donations from the Global Fund to F ...

UNHCR Grandi calls for more policing in Greece’s refugee camps

Archived, 3 days ago From greece.greekreporter.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said that more policing is needed in Greece’s refugee camps and that the relocation process for those who qualify should be expedited.

After his meetings with Greek Prime Min ...

Fairfield-based Save the Children aiding in Italian earthquake relief

Archived, 3 days ago From courant.com 

Hartford, CONNECTICUT - An international aid group based in Fairfield was responding with support after an earthquake in Italy this week killed more than 240 people and injured hundreds more.

Save the Children said that it was working with the Italian Civil P ...

UNICEF seeks funds to save malnourished children in Nigeria

Archived, 3 days ago From trtworld.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday.

According to a report by the Un ...

Red Crescent to bear cost of treating 1,500 wounded Yemenis

Archived, 4 days ago From gulfnews.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Some 1,500 people who sustained injuries in the war in Yemen will receive medical care in hospitals in the UAE, Sudan and India, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) announced on Thursday.

The ERC in a press statement said the humanitarian ...

Turkish Red Cross announces new aid ship to Gaza

Archived, 4 days ago From dailysabah.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Tukey's strong support for the Palestinian cause and people looks set to increase, as Ankara plans to send another aid ship to the stricken country. Following a signed agreement with Israel, the Turkish Red Cross, which sent an aid ship to Gaza durin ...

Argentina, UNICEF team up to extend welfare programs for children, pregnant women

Archived, 4 days ago From shanghaidaily.com 

Shanghai, CHINA - Argentina and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have signed an agreement which will see the UN body help Buenos Aires to extend social welfare programs to one million children in vulnerable situations, local media reported Wednesday.
...

South Sudan: Access to essential healthcare dramatically reduced due to increased violence

Archived, 4 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MSF is deeply concerned by the ongoing inability to access healthcare and humanitarian assistance for tens of thousands of people displaced across the country. Warring parties must ensure immediate access for populations, particularly in certain affe ...

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