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Rapid response fund aids 1,400 conflict-affected Sudanese families in Central Darfur

28 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) grant of USD 202,230 has been allocated to the NGO Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH) to provide emergency shelters and non-food relief items to over 1,400 vulnerable families recently displaced from Chad to the Um ...

UN sending extra food rations to provide for thousands displaced from Fallujah

29 hours ago From un.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - Expressing concern about the extremely dire conditions for more than 85,000 people who have fled the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah and its surroundings over the last month, the United Nations food relief agency today said it is sending additional ...

UN to offer U.S. $1.9 million to curb cholera outbreak in Somalia

29 hours ago From coastweek.com  View Original Article

Nairobi, KENYA - The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will release 1.9 million U.S. dollars to help contain the outbreak of cholera in Somalia.

OCHA said in its report on Thursday that the money, from the UN Central Emergency R ...

Charity hands out free at-home HIV tests to gay men and black Africans

31 hours ago From nursinginpractice.com  View Original Article

London, U K - A leading sexual health charity is offering home HIV test kits for free as part of a pilot scheme to tackle the disease.

The Terrance Higgins Trust is offering 4,500 HIV test kits to people who are at high risk of the disease, includin ...

Kenya plans to repatriate 150,000 Somali refugees by end of 2016

32 hours ago From coastweek.com  View Original Article

Nairobi, KENYA - The Kenyan government plans to repatriate about 150,000 Somali refugees from the Dadaab refugee camp by the end of 2016.

The plan was revealed in a statement issued after the Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Soma ...

Providing vital health services in a refugee camp

32 hours ago From ifrc.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The slow, thoughtful movements and speech of Kimenya Kimenya are deceiving. As Patron of Health Post #4 in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania, he is one of the busiest people here. Since April 2015, an influx of Burundians fleeing their c ...

More than 100 aid groups call on EU to abandon new migration plan

32 hours ago From en.europeonline-magazine.eu  View Original Article

Weiden, GERMANY - The EU Commission should scrap plans for a new migration deal for people from Africa and the Middle East, 109 aid groups announced Monday ahead of an EU summit in Brussels.

The commission proposed in June that countries in Africa and t ...

Cash assistance helps Syrian children in Iraq catch up on education

33 hours ago From unicef.org  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - “Isra had missed out on a year of her education by the time she arrived here,” says Sirwan, deputy principal of Tarin School. “But she’s a very good student. It’s good that she’s back in class.”

Isra, 8, is in the third grade. She live ...

Midnight walkers begin their charity meander for St Teresa’s Hospice

35 hours ago From neconnected.co.uk  View Original Article

Surrey, U K - Hundreds of walkers swapped pyjamas for fancy dress for a midnight meander that raised thousands of pounds for a cause close to their hearts.

Alice and Wonderland characters galore descended on South Park, Darlington, for the 9th annua ...

EU group seeks support for polio fight in Nigeria

Archived, 2 days ago From guardian.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The European Union Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) has called on government, religious and traditional leaders to support the eradication of polio as well as reduction of child morbidity and mortality in the country.

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