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UNICEF - 100,000 Aleppo kids drinking contaminated water

Archived, 2 days ago From ansamed.info 

Rome, ITALY - Over 100,000 children are forced to drink contaminated or unsafe water in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo after its water pumping stations were damaged by military air strikes last week, UNICEF reported Tuesday.

The stations pump ...

As Aleppo burns, US announces $364 mln in new Syria aid

Archived, 2 days ago From english.alarabiya.net 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - With the Syrian city of Aleppo facing a new regime onslaught and Washington’s diplomacy under criticism for failing to halt the carnage, the United States announced a new aid package Tuesday.

The State Department said it would release ...

WHO in Aleppo medivac safe route appeal

Archived, 2 days ago From english.alarabiya.net 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Tuesday for dozens of sick and wounded people in the embattled eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be evacuated through safe corridors for treatment.

The Syrian military, helped by ...

WFP reaches four besieged Syrian towns for first time since April

Archived, 3 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday delivered life-saving food assistance to besieged families in the four towns of Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and Foaa and Kefraya in Rural Idlib as part of a joint interagency convoy wi ...

UNICEF provides WASH support

Archived, 3 days ago From ghananewsagency.org 

Accra, GHANA - The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says it is committed to supporting government to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

“UNICEF will work within its capacity to help the gove ...

IOM Ethiopia relocates South Sudanese refugees to decongest border site

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - This month IOM Ethiopia has relocated some 12,763 South Sudanese refugees from a transit site at the Pagak border entry point to Jewi, Tierkidi and Kule camps in Gambella region.

“The situation in South Sudan is not getting better. It ...

Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs

Archived, 3 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 - the first country in the world to do so.

Some 155,000 children with TB are set to bene ...

Fund-raisers conquer unique triathlon in Barrow in aid of cancer charity

Archived, 3 days ago From buryfreepress.co.uk 

Bury St Edmunds, U K - Ninety daring participants from across the country mastered the first annual Big BRO (Bike, Run, Obstacle) Race, in Barrow, on Sunday and have so far raised £4,415 for Breast Cancer Now.

The triathlon was organised by Laura Hudson, a v ...

Unaccompanied minors in Calais cultivate a world away from home

Archived, 3 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Ranging from 14 to 17 years in age, they are among the lucky few who have been given a place at Saint-Omer’s Maison du Jeune Réfugié (‘house for young refugees’), run by the NGO France Terre d’Asile.

Forty-five children live at the cen ...

$18M for the fight against malnutrition

Archived, 3 days ago From haitilibre.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - The US Agency for International Development (USAID), announces a new nutrition program "Aksyon Kominote nan Sante pou Ogmante Nitrisyon" (AKSYON) or a period of 5 years and funded with 18 million US dollars.

This program that will prov ...

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Action: Climate Change

Earth has seemingly passed a worrisome threshold for the changing climate this week, according to scientists.

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Action: Wildlife Conservation

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