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Katanga measles epidemic keeps worsening

42 hours ago From doctorswithoutborders.org  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - A growing measles epidemic in the province of Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo, has sickened more than 20,000 people and killed 300 people this year, according to official figures, while resources to combat the outbreak are still lacking, the in ...

Cornwall aid teams fly to Greece to help hundreds of refugees and migrants flocking to islands

43 hours ago From westernmorningnews.co.uk  View Original Article

Plymouth, U K - More than 2,500 people fleeing conflict and poverty were plucked from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations in just one weekend over the bank holiday.

Many are being supported by Westcountry aid agency teams after reaching ...

ShelterBox helps migrants

43 hours ago From piratefm.co.uk  View Original Article

Cornwall, U K - Helston based charity Shelterbox is continuing to help migrants.

In a week that has brought home the horrors of people-trafficking, and the dangers for populations on the move, UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox explains why it is r ...

Emirates Red Crescent lends helping hand to Aden crisis

44 hours ago From gulftoday.ae  View Original Article

Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - An Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) delegation has toured Aden city to assess the humanitarian situation and the scale of damage on the ground in Yemen.

The visit to the southern city in Yemen came in implementation of the directives of His ...

Ballina businessman cycling 550km to help sick children

Archived, 2 days ago From northernstar.com.au 

Goonellabah, AUSTRALIA - It's going to be a long week for McDonald's Ballina licensee Scott Campbell.

He's currently on a 550km bicycle ride, the eighth annual Ride for Sick Kids, which raises vital funds for the Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland.

Singapore Red Cross to deploy aid teams to Myanmar flood zone

Archived, 2 days ago From channelnewsasia.com 

Singapore, SINGAPORE - The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will deploy two teams to flood-affected villages in Myanmar to deliver essential food, shelter and medical supplies to an estimated 1,200 families in need.

An initial distribution team depart for Minkin To ...

The fear that follows them. Providing mental healthcare for refugees

Archived, 2 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more than doubled, bringing ...

Schoolgirl raises almost £500 by cutting her long hair

Archived, 2 days ago From southwalesargus.co.uk 

Newport, U K - A Rogerstone schoolgirl has raised almost £500 after having her long hair cut off.

Ten-year-old Isabella Jones had 25 centimetres of locks chopped off in support of Cancer Research UK.

Isabella raised £480, of which £200 ...

Freed child soldiers to join their families

Archived, 2 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is working to reintegrate 163 child soldiers with their families where possible, or provide job and skill training along with psychological services, Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF's representative in the Centra ...

ENDS raises hundreds of pieces of clothes for displaced persons

Archived, 2 days ago From news24.com.ng 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The ENDS non governmental organization has so far raised hundreds of pieces of good clothing for displaced persons in its Global clothes drive. In a little over a month when the #IDPClothesDrive was announced, great Nigerians from across the nation a ...

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