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State-wide drive to bring down infant, maternal mortality

35 hours ago From thehindu.com  View Original Article

Chennai, INDIA - The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) launched here on Friday a State-wide drive to bring down infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR) by stressing safe food and hygiene.< ...

One step closer to a polio-free world

36 hours ago From statnews.com  View Original Article

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - A two-week campaign to phase out a polio vaccine that is now considered harmful to the effort to eradicate the disease appears to have been completed, polio program leaders at the World Health Organization said Monday.

There had been w ...

JRS and Rotary spearheading project to 'help refugees to start over'

37 hours ago From en.radiovaticana.va  View Original Article

Vatican City, Vatican - What do millions of refugees – many of them children, adolescents and young adults - who have fled conflict or persecution need to start a new life in host countries? What do they need to be able to go home one day, form a new life and contribute to ...

US working with UN to develop ‘new mechanisms’ to admit more Central American children

37 hours ago From dailycaller.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Obama administration is working with the United Nations to develop “new mechanisms” to process more Central American unaccompanied minors as refugees in their home countries before flying them to the U.S., a new report from the Center for Immigra ...

World Book Day: Centre, UNICEF donate materials to FCT IDPs

38 hours ago From dailytrust.com.ng  View Original Article

Abuja, NIGERIA - To commemorate the 2016 World Book Day, Devatop Centre for Africa Development with support from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has donated educational materials to internally displaced children in Abuja.

The director of t ...

Slovakia receives 37 Somalis from camps in Eritrea

38 hours ago From unhcr.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A group of 37 Somali refugees arrived in Slovakia from Eritrea on April 14 on their way for eventual resettlement in the United States, with the help of UNHCR, the Office of Refugee Affairs (ORA) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM). ...

UNAIDS welcomes landmark decision by SC to prohibit HIV discrimination

40 hours ago From colombogazette.com  View Original Article

Pittakotte, SRI LANKA - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed a decision by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court to prohibit HIV discrimination in education settings.

The country’s highest court issued the directive in response to a fundamenta ...

Child protection teams formed in Tarime

Archived, 2 days ago From dailynews.co.tz 

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - Child protection teams have been formed in five wards of Tarime District in Mara Region in a move to safeguard children rights under an ambitious project funded by European Union (EU).

The project which aims at ending child marriage an ...

Syrian refugee families in Erbil, Iraq get cash aid

Archived, 2 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - On 27 April, 100 Syrian families living in host communities in Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) received a one-off unconditional cash transfer to help them meet their most pressing needs, including food, shelter and healthcare. ...

Earthquake in Ecuador: “We want to restore people’s normal daily activities”

Archived, 2 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Pedernales, in the province of Manabi, was one of the districts most badly damaged by the earthquake that struck Ecuador on 16 April. In less than 40 seconds, the area was almost completely destroyed. Houses, hotels, buildings, shops and canteens wer ...

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West Antarctic ice sheet could melt rapidly

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For half a century, climate scientists have seen the West Antarctic ice sheet, a remnant of the last ice age, as a sword of D ...

Keep Illinois chorus frogs from going silent

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Illinois chorus frogs are in trouble. These rare, inch-long frogs don't ask much -- shallow ponds to breed in and sandy soils ...

How human greed is destroying vast swathes of a rainforest dubbed 'the earth's lungs' - pushing the Sumatran orangutan one step closer to extinction

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