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Mass yellow fever vaccination kicks off in DRC

37 hours ago From africanews.com  View Original Article

Lyon, FRANCE - A mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever has kicked off in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following an outbreak of the disease in the country.

The immunization aims to cover about 2 million people in the zones lying at the b ...

France backs IOM psychosocial support for internally displaced in North East Nigeria

39 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The French Embassy in Nigeria and IOM Nigeria have signed an agreement for a nine-month project aimed at providing psychosocial support to conflict-affected people in the North East of the country. The project will target the two states most affected ...

Canada provides CAD $310,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts in Sri Lanka

39 hours ago From colombogazette.com  View Original Article

Pittakotte, SRI LANKA - The Government of Canada has provided CAD $310,000 (approximately 35 million LKR) in support to humanitarian relief efforts in Sri Lanka in response to the May 2016 flooding and landslides, the Canadian High Commission in Colombo said today.
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UNHCR urges solution for Serbia-Hungary border camp

41 hours ago From abcnews.go.com  View Original Article

New York City, NEW YORK - The U.N. refugee agency on Friday urged Serbia and Hungary to find a solution for the migrants camping in dire conditions at their border, hoping to enter the European Union despite border closures.

The UNHCR representative in Serbia, ...

Charity car wash raises £3,000-plus

41 hours ago From skegnessstandard.co.uk  View Original Article

Boston, U K - Richard Harrison, 40, of Diamond Shine Mobile Car Valeting, held the fundraiser at The Vine Hotel, in Skegness, last Saturday, in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The former member of Skegness’ Royal National Lifeboat Institution a ...

The Big Freeze charity cash brings MND treatment

41 hours ago From heraldsun.com.au  View Original Article

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - Money raised from last year’s Big Freeze charity event at the ’G has brought a cure and treatment for Motor Neurone Disease a step closer.

The first human trials in Australia for a compound that zeros in on the affected area of the bra ...

Vaccination to eradicate polio underway at UC level

42 hours ago From pakobserver.net  View Original Article

Karachi, PAKISTAN - A seminar on polio was held by the UNICEF with collaboration of Directorate Public Relations Punjab , Rawalpindi on Friday which was attended by the representatives from Health Department Punjab, WHO, UNICEF and local media. The Communication special ...

Canada providing relief for Bangladeshi victims of cyclone Roanu

42 hours ago From bdnews24.com  View Original Article

Dhaka, BANGLADESH - Canada is providing over Canadian dollars 292,500 to the victims of Cyclone Roanu through two organisations: Plan International and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Through a Canadian dol ...

UNHCR pledges to better protect and assist people displaced by disaster

43 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection vowed to better protect and assist the millions of people around the world displaced by disaster at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23 May 2016.

“We pledg ...

WHO takes first step towards de-linking drug prices from access and innovation issues

44 hours ago From firstpost.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - The World Health Organisation (WHO) will establish an expert technical committee that will help countries set health priorities as well as a global observatory that identifies gaps in health research and development (R&D), especially for diseases tha ...

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