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UN responds to Rojava call for support, delivers aid to IDPs and Iraqi refugees in al-Hawl

41 hours ago From aranews.net  View Original Article

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday delivered humanitarian aid to the al-Hawl Camp in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah Governorate.

“The UNHCR has delivered life-saving assistance to al-Hawl Camp, which incl ...

Student’s school meals resume in Sudan’s Blue Nile State

41 hours ago From mareeg.com  View Original Article

Streatham, U K - Following a more than five-year hiatus, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resumed its school meals programme in Sudan’s Blue Nile State this week for more than 7,000 students in 21 schools.

Insecurity and lack of access had ...

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.2bn for 2017

42 hours ago From aljazeera.com  View Original Article

Doha - Qatar - The United Nations needs a record $22.2bn to cover humanitarian relief projects next year, covering the needs of 93 million people in 33 countries, UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said on Monday.

"This is a reflection of a state ...

Qatar Red Crescent active in Haiti emergency operation after Hurricane Matthew

43 hours ago From ifrc.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - When news of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation of Haiti reached the Qatar Red Crescent Society headquarters in Doha, QRC began reaching out to traditional donors to explore ways in which they could lend a hand and provide assistance to the Haitian peop ...

Cancer Research UK announces £226 million investment into UK research centers

43 hours ago From dotmed.com  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - Cancer Research UK has announced the largest investment to date into its network of Centres across the UK. £190 million has been committed to 13 Cancer Research UK Centres over the next five years.

“This huge investment is only made p ...

App launched to help doctors assess risk of lung cancer in people with lung nodules

44 hours ago From cancerresearchuk.org  View Original Article

London, U K - A new smartphone app* has been launched today (Tuesday) to help guide doctors on the next steps for patients who have small masses of tissue in their lungs – known as pulmonary nodules.

These nodules are common and most are harmless – ...

Rotary Club distributes 1,000 mosquito nets at Ife

46 hours ago From guardian.ng  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - About 1,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed at the palace of the Ooni of Ife by the Rotary Club of Omole Golden of District 9110, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Ile-Ife, under Rotary International District 9125, as part of ...

UNICEF helping thousands of Syrian children weather the harsh winter cold in Jordan

Archived, 2 days ago From ammonnews.net 

Amman, JORDAN - UNICEF has begun its 2016-2017 winter assistance programme, helping thousands of vulnerable Syrian families protect their children from the cold.

With temperatures dropping close to freezing in many parts of country, UNICEF is using a ...

PEPFAR and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation launch $4 million partnership to reach men with HIV prevention and treatment services

Archived, 2 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) announced a $4 million, two-year partnership to accelerate progress toward controlling the AIDS epidemic through innovative strategies to rea ...

IOM Turkey shelter repair project to assist 250 Syrian families in time for winter

Archived, 2 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM Turkey is on course to rehabilitate the accommodation of 250 Syrian families by 31 December 2016, under a pilot scheme in Sanliurfa province. The project, funded by the Norwegian government began in October and will conclude at the end of the yea ...

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