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Australia allocates $3m to feed displaced persons

Archived, 4 days ago From punchng.com 

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - To address humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad caused by the Boko Haram insurgency, Australia said it had allocated $3m to help fight hunger in the region.

It also said that it had dedicated an additional $2.4m to ...

Battling diarrhoea, the global child-killer disease

Archived, 4 days ago From thenationonlineng.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Unknown to many, diarrhoea is much deadlier than AIDS, malaria and measles combined as it kills 2,195 children daily. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described diarrhoea as a common illness ...

10-year-old 'completely elated' to donate 18 inches of hair to cancer charity

Archived, 4 days ago From guardian-series.co.uk 

Watford, U K - A girl is “over the moon” after donating 18 inches of her hair to a cancer charity.

10-year-old Isabel Tarsey, of Wigram Square, Walthamstow, will donate the hair to the Little Princess Trust.

She had her hair cut at Ste ...

Govt to provide free meals for school kids

Archived, 4 days ago From nehandaradio.com 

Harare, ZIMBABWE - Government will in coming weeks start providing meals to school pupils countrywide to shield them from drought-induced hunger and to promote high nutrition levels.

It is also implementing multiple strategies to sufficiently feed needy ...

Farm charity hands out aid worth £1.87 million to struggling farmers

Archived, 4 days ago From fginsight.com 

Preston, U K - As farm incomes continue to plummet, charities have come under greater strain in recent months, with many seeing a large increase in calls.

A combination of low commodity prices, harsh weather conditions and delays to Basic Payments ha ...

World leaders pledge over $10 billion to fund education, shelter, aid for Syrian refugees

Archived, 4 days ago From en.koreaportal.com 

New York, NEW YORK - An international conference meeting held in London was participated by several leaders across the globe last Thursday. During the event, leaders from different countries pledged more than $10 billion to help displaced Syrians in their education, job, ...

Iraq-UNICEF sign accord to improve children lives

Archived, 4 days ago From rudaw.net 

Erbil, IRAQ - The government of Iraq and UNICEF signed on Monday a four-year treaty to enhance the life of Iraqi Children, the UN humanitarian organization announced.

“In the context of continuing violence across the country, it is all the more crit ...

Big Heart gives $350,000 to refugees

Archived, 4 days ago From gulftoday.ae 

Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Big Heart Foundation, BHF, has pledged to donate $350,000 towards two UNHCR projects to help displaced Syrian families and children seeking refuge in Lebanon and Iraq. The first $250,000 will go towards UNHCR’s “Warm their Hearts” campaign that w ...

Relief agencies deliver more aid to Syrians in militant-held suburb

Archived, 5 days ago From presstv.ir 

tehran, IRAN - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivered more food and hygiene kits for around 3,500 people in the suburb on Sunday.

The Red Cross stressed the importance of regular access to the subur ...

Mobilising against measles

Archived, 5 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - In spite of the availability of a safe and effective vaccine for over forty years, measles still remains endemic in Nigeria and has been identified as one of the leading causes of infant and child mortality, especially in Africa. And according to ...

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