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WFP joins hands with TAAN, NMA to supply relief to remote villages

46 hours ago From ekantipur.com  View Original Article

Kathmandu, NEPAL - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in cooperation with two private organisations, is to reach relief materials and reconstruction plan to the earthquake-hit remote villages without road access.

Over 8,000 people were killed ...

Tanzania cholera outbreak suddenly slows, U.N. says

47 hours ago From humanosphere.org  View Original Article

Seattle, WASHINGTON - Good news in Tanzania as efforts to halt a cholera outbreak among Burundian refugees that has killed 29 appears to be working, according to the U.N. refugee agency. The threat remains – there are roughly 100 new cases a day, down from the 915 each da ...

Samaritan's Purse racing against monsoon season in Nepal

Archived, 2 days ago From onenewsnow.com 

Tupelo, MISSISSIPPI - Thousands of homeless earthquake victims in Nepal are now bracing for the months-long monsoon season, which typically lasts from June to September.

Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization, is airlifting shel ...

Chop! see the moment a young girl donates her beloved hair to charity

Archived, 2 days ago From 964eagle.co.uk 

Guildford, U K - Chop! A young Farnborough girl has done something very special to raise money (and hair) for cancer patients.

Four year old Evie Murray-Evans had her hair cut at 12:30 for the first time since she was a baby.

In doing so ...

UN supports Burundian refugees with US$8 million

Archived, 2 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The United Nations has allocated $7.9 million (about Rwf5.4bn) toward the humanitarian response to the Burundian refugees in the country. The fund was allocated through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), according to a statement from the UN ...

Children face worsening nutrition crisis as South Sudan fighting intensifies

Archived, 2 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - The lives of nearly a quarter of a million children are at significant risk as food and nutrition security rapidly deteriorate in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF said today. The crisis comes as a result of ongoing conflict, diminished household food sto ...

Marginalized communities receiving vital Red Cross support following earthquakes

Archived, 2 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - During disasters, there is an instinct to help your loved ones. But what if you were expelled from your community and could not return unless you become someone else? Cut your long shiny hair, change the way you dress, forget the lipstick?

As families flee Burundi, Rwandan Red Cross welcomes them with food and first aid

Archived, 2 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Not far from the border with Burundi, a team of Rwandan Red Cross volunteers is peeling potatoes and searching for firewood. They are waiting to welcome another group of refugees from Burundi as they cross into Rwanda at the Mamba entry point, the fi ...

UN launches mass polio vaccination campaign set to target Iraqi children

Archived, 2 days ago From newkerala.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Aiming to target 5.7 million children under the age of five, the United Nations on Tuesday launched a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, which is set to be conducted in all governorates to maintain the country's polio-free status.

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Charity vows to keep protecting homeless people

Archived, 3 days ago From oxfordtimes.co.uk 

Oxford, U K - Campaigners have vowed to make sure children and homeless people in Oxfordshire are still provided for despite county council warnings over further cuts.

The director of The Porch Steppin’ Stone Centre said cuts to homeless service sup ...

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