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Red Cross steps up campaign vs Zika virus

Archived, 2 days ago From manilatimes.net 

Intramuros, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has intensified its campaign in disseminating information on how to prevent the spread of Zika virus in the country.

According to a recent report from the Department of Health (DOH), six people have teste ...

UAE opens Syrian refugee camp in Greece

Archived, 2 days ago From stepfeed.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The GCC closing its doors to refugees has long been the subject of harsh criticism. And Gulf leaders have shot back at the remarks by pointing to the millions they’ve pumped into humanitarian organizations helping refugees. The Saudi Press Agency say ...

UNAIDS partner Mama Zimbi Foundation to prevent HIV infections

Archived, 2 days ago From myjoyonline.com 

Accra, GHANA - The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Ghana has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mama Zimbi Foundation to prevent HIV infections among widows.

The agreement, which is an advocacy partnership under the Ghana Pro ...

The army of volunteers helping migrants in the Calais jungle

Archived, 2 days ago From time.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Earlier this year, Malcolm Astell left his job after 13 years teaching high school science in Yorkshire, U.K., and began considering how to use his skills before he took a new position. One option seemed most useful, he says: Teaching the refugees in ...

PVH pledges $1m to children's projects in sub-Saharan Africa

Archived, 3 days ago From just-style.com 

Bromsgrove, U K - US apparel giant PVH Corp, owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, is channelling $1m to Save the Children programmes in sub-Saharan Africa – where the company is starting to build its apparel sourcing business.

The invest ...

UNHCR airlifts aid to Uganda as thousands arrive from South Sudan

Archived, 3 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan have begun to benefit from a major aid operation following the arrival of a Boeing 747 aircraft in Entebbe on Sunday morning carrying more than 100 tonnes of emergency ...

IOM responds to diarrhoea outbreak in Obock, Djibouti

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Migration Response Center (MRC) in Obock, Djibouti, earlier this month reported a growing number of severe diarrhoea cases among migrants originating from Ethiopia. Since then, new cases have been reported, with 189 now registered. Some 38 cases ...

Oxfam urges govt to address food shortages

Archived, 3 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - Oxfam country director Machinda Marongwe yesterday urged government to address the issue of hunger in Zimbabwe, which has caused the migration of millions of people to other countries in search of food and employment opportunities.

His ...

Walk raises £4k for charity

Archived, 3 days ago From ellontimes.co.uk 

Ellon, U K - Earlier this month, the group of ladies took part in ‘The Sole Mates Walk’ from Dyce to Ellon, walking along the Formartine Way to raise funds for the charity.

This was the second fundraising venture this year for the group, following ...

UNHCR welcomes new support for refugees at Leaders’ Summit

Archived, 3 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the significant new support committed today by governments to improve protection and solutions for refugees at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.

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