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130,000 refugees vaccinated against cholera in the overcrowded Nyarugusu camp

Archived, 2 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A cholera vaccination campaign to protect Burundian and Congolese refugees in the overflowing Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania has been completed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week. However, with people still living in very precarious conditions, ...

Tesco worker braving the shave for two charities

Archived, 2 days ago From nottinghampost.com 

Nottingham, U K - Tesco worker Kelly Witts is braving the shave to help raise money for two charities close to her heart.

The 38-year-old lost her father, Mick, in March 2013 and has decided to shave her hair off on Saturday to help raise money for Diab ...

1,500 migrants enter Macedonia a day, EU offers €90k help - that should do it

Archived, 3 days ago From macedoniaonline.eu 

Skopje, MACEDONIA - The European Union is providing €90,656 in humanitarian funding to help cope with migratory pressures in Macedonia.

The support will be channeled through the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund of the International Federation of Red Cross a ...

Habitat for Humanity build continues

Archived, 3 days ago From highrivertimes.com 

High River, CANADA - Habitat for Humanity is moving closer to completing their build here in High River. Throughout the summer, numerous groups will be helping out through the organization.

The walls of the duplex, which will house two High River partner f ...

British NGO to help N.Korean mothers and disabled children

Archived, 3 days ago From nknews.org 

Wilmington, DELAWARE - British Christian NGO Dura International is planning a project dedicated to prevent disabilities in North Korea, Voice of America (VOA) reported on Thursday.

The project will focus on providing the necessary nutrients for pregnant wome ...

US provides $21.3m to avert cut in WFP food aid for Syrians in Jordan

Archived, 3 days ago From jordantimes.com 

Amman, JORDAN - The United States is providing an additional $65 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every month.

The announcement, which includes $21. ...

West Bengal govt plans to reach out to 75 lakh kids to control monsoon diarrhea

Archived, 3 days ago From social.yourstory.com 

Bangalore, INDIA - Promoting the use of ORS and zinc tablets to tackle diarrhea during the monsoons, the West Bengal government is trying to reach around 70-75 lakh children during the ongoing diarrhea control fortnight. Kicked off from Budge Budge near Kolkata this we ...

Flood-affected families in Panjsher, Kunar demand aid

Archived, 3 days ago From pajhwok.com 

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN - The flood affected families of Kofab district in northern Badakhshan received flood assistance but vulnerable families in eastern Kunar and northern Panjshir demanded immediate aid, officials said on Thursday.

At least six persons we ...

New Istanbul center treats Syrian children fleeing war

Archived, 3 days ago From turkishweekly.net 

Ankara, TURKEY - Mina, a shy and quiet eight-year-old from Damascus, is a troubled child. When she dreams, she sees dead bodies on the walls and is too frightened to go to the bathroom alone.

Now in Istanbul, she speaks of how a dead body lay in front ...

87% of women in Ntoroko delivering in villages

Archived, 3 days ago From newvision.co.ug 

Kampala, UGANDA - Leaders in Ntoroko district are troubled by the high numbers of women who are delivering in villages.

According to Enos Masereka the District Health Officer, only 13% of the expectant mothers in the district deliver under the supervis ...

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