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Turkish Red Crescent, volunteers extend welcoming hand to refugees

Archived, 2 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - Furkan Yilmaz, a sophomore from Yildirim Beyazit University in Ankara, takes delight in helping people who are less fortunate.

One Monday afternoon, when he had no classes, the 20-year-old metal engineering major joined two other colle ...

'Pink Army' descends on Lydiard Park as Race for Life comes to town

Archived, 2 days ago From swindonadvertiser.co.uk 

Swindon, U K - A pink army invaded Lydiard Park today as thousands of women got down and dirty for the Pretty Muddy Cancer Research event.

Women donned tights, hats, t-shirts in the vivid colour to show solidarity with sufferers fighting the deadly d ...

Australia contributes $500,000 to UNICEF to help Sri Lanka

Archived, 2 days ago From colombogazette.com 

Pittakotte, SRI LANKA - Australia is providing urgently needed assistance to Sri Lanka in response to recent flooding and landslides.

The Australian Government will contribute $500,000 to UNICEF for humanitarian assistance, including the provision of clean wa ...

Red Cross responds as floods and landslides affect half a million people in Sri Lanka

Archived, 3 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Since the beginning of the week large areas of Sri Lanka have been deluged by torrential rains caused by a slow moving tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal which has brought Flash floods and landslides to 22 of the countries 26 districts.

MSF resumes activities in Idomeni after clashes and tear gas cause a temporary suspension

Archived, 3 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In the late afternoon of 18 May, MSF teams in Idomeni, Greece witnessed a protest, in which several of the camp’s trapped residents were pushing a train wagon towards the closed national border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).< ...

IOM helps 171 stranded Senegalese migrants return home from Libya

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM yesterday (19/05) facilitated the return of 171 Senegalese migrants, including one medical case to Senegal. Of the group, 161 had spent several months in detention centres. This repatriation – done in close cooperation with Libyan authorities, Se ...

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian farm town

Archived, 3 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A UN relief convoy has delivered vital food, medicines and other aid to some 10,000 residents cut off in this Syrian farm town without power and running water for more than three years.

The 29-truck convoy packed with items including c ...

UN to airdrop humanitarian aid for besieged areas of Syria as 'last resort'

Archived, 3 days ago From en.radiovaticana.va 

Vatican City, ITALY - The situation on the ground in Syria is deteriorating with little concern that humanitarian aid reach besieged cities. Staffan de Mistura, UN special envoy for Syria, on Thursday said the United Nations will take the ‘last resort’ option of air drops ...

Jordan allows all refugees at border crossings into the country, minister says

Archived, 4 days ago From petra.gov.jo 

Amman, JORDAN - Interior Minister Mazen Qadi Thursday said that Jordan receives and allows the entry of all Syrian refugees from various crossing points and provides them with necessary humanitarian aid before transferring them to camps.

During a meet ...

Foundation grants over 88 million Birr for polio eradication initiative

Archived, 4 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International granted over 88 million Birr to World Health Organization (WHO) for operational support to eliminate polio from Ethiopia.

According to a WHO press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald, the ...

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