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Petoskey woman helps to distribute polio vaccine to 3,000 children

39 hours ago From petoskeynews.com  View Original Article

Petoskey, MICHIGAN - Chris Etienne, who is a member of the Petoskey Rotary Club, was in Nigeria for about 10 days as part of Rotary International. With a group of 13 other Rotarians who traveled to Abuja, Nigeria, Etienne helped vaccinate children against polio.
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UNHCR aid reaches Syrian town cut off for three years

39 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Working in tandem with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), UNHCR has delivered crucial humanitarian aid to a rural town near Damascus that has been cut off by fighting for three years, stranding thousands of residents in dire conditions without clea ...

US gives more aid to Ethiopia

39 hours ago From newsghana.com.gh  View Original Article

Accra, GHANA - This additional contribution includes more than 176,000 metric tons of food to be distributed to over 4 million Ethiopians and refugees. It builds on earlier contributions-which has included not only scaling up humanitarian assistance, but also adjus ...

Oxfam launches initiative to tackle emergencies during disaster

41 hours ago From arynews.tv  View Original Article

London, U K - The Oxfam with the support of the European Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection office (ECHO) along with other leading agencies including UNICEF and UN Women join hands to institutionalize gender-sensitive approaches and standards in emergencies.

Resettlement of Syrians from Lebanon to Canada passes 8,000

41 hours ago From iom.int  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM Lebanon, in conjunction with the Governments of Canada and Lebanon, UNHCR and other implementing partners, has moved over 8,200 Syrian refugees to Canada as part of an ongoing resettlement operation.

The Government of Canada announ ...

As Zika spreads, UNICEF works to help keep communities safe

42 hours ago From unicef.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - With the Zika virus now a public health emergency affecting more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF is working with governments to mobilize communities to protect themselves from infection.

“Although there is ...

UNHCR grant US $10.8 million for refugee response in Rwanda

42 hours ago From coastweek.com  View Original Article

Nairobi, KENYA - The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday announced it has earmarked 10.8 million U.S. dollars to help refugees in Rwanda.

The UN organization said the money is for the first phase of the 2016 aid plan in response ...

UN emergency fund releases $8 million to assist most-vulnerable women and children in DPR Korea

Archived, 2 days ago From un.org 

New York, NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released eight million dollars from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), to enable life-saving assi ...

EU, UNICEF launch €4 mln project to restore education for 1 mln quake-hit kids in Nepal

Archived, 2 days ago From thehimalayantimes.com 

Kathmandu, NEPAL - The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have joined hands to launch a multi-million rupees project to help Nepal restore education for one million children in nine districts affected by the devastating earthquakes in A ...

IFRC launches emergency appeal to combat Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases in the Americas

Archived, 2 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 2.4 million Swiss francs (2.3 million US dollars) to support the regional response to the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas.

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