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MSF provides assistance to the displaced and refugees in Kurdistan

Archived, 2 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - “There are tens of thousands of people who have left everything behind them­ – their homes, land, relatives and friends,” says nurse Frédéric Bonnot of the people he encountered in north Iraq. Frédéric spent almost four months in Erbil as programme c ...

Burundian refugees wait anxiously for their journey to safety to be over

Archived, 2 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Senginuyava Fitness sits on the ground in the middle of the stadium clutching her youngest child, a six-month old girl who looks like a little princess in her colourful dress. She and her family have finally reached the second to last stop on their l ...

Bahrain to send 2nd shipment for Nepal quake victims

Archived, 2 days ago From tradearabia.com 

Manama, Bahrain , BANGLADESH - A second consignment of aid that includes 25 tonnes of food, 6,000 litres of bottled water, 1,000 plastic carpets, 300 waterproof tents and 30 power generators will be sent to Nepal to help its earthquake-hit citizens.

It follows the f ...

Paddington Bear calls on St Albans to lend a paw to charity

Archived, 2 days ago From stalbansreview.co.uk 

Watford, U K - Paddington Bear is calling on big-hearted residents of St Albans to lend a paw for Action Medical Research.

The childrens charity Action is on the hunt for new volunteers to get involved and help to make a big difference to the lives o ...

European Union helps treat malnutrition among Sudan’s most vulnerable

Archived, 3 days ago From sudantribune.com 

Paris, FRANCE - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.

The ...

70,000 children under five need urgent nutrition support in Nepal,UNICEF

Archived, 3 days ago From en.cihan.com.tr 

Istanbul, TURKEY - One month after the first of two major earthquakes hit Nepal and caused widespread death and destruction, an estimated 70,000 children under five need urgent nutrition support so as to prevent a deterioration of their health, according to UNICEF.

Ride For Hunger raises money for Gleaners Food Bank

Archived, 3 days ago From insidebelleville.com 

Toronto, CANADA - Market Square in Belleville was a sea of chrome, leather and powerful motors on Sunday, May 24, as motorcycle riders gathered for the annual Ride For Hunger.

The event drew participants from as far away as Kingston to enjoy a ride thro ...

Young woman born with major heart defect to take on 10,000ft skydive for heart charity

Archived, 3 days ago From gazettelive.co.uk 

Middlesbrough, U K - A young woman born with a major heart defect has gone to great heights - 10,000ft in fact - to support the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Hannah Leeson, of Thornaby but now living in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, and friend James Dobson, ...

Tynemouth Rapunzel Maddie Lumley lops off her locks for cancer charity

Archived, 3 days ago From chroniclelive.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - A young Rapunzel cut off her lengthy locks to support little girls with cancer.

Maddie Lumley, from Tynemouth, had a 3ft head of hair before she decided to get the chop.

And, as well as donating her hair to make wigs for ...

WFP starts high-altitude operation

Archived, 3 days ago From nepalitimes.com 

Patan Dhoka, NEPAL - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that they have distributed food to 1.7 million people in the hardly-hit districts of Nepal during the first month of the Gorkha earthquake.

In a press statement released on Monday ...

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