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QRCS aid breathes life into Mosul health facilities

Archived, 2 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - As part of its large-scale relief intervention funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has initiated a program to support health centers in western Mosul, Iraq, with medications, medical supplies, and furniture.
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UN aid agencies preparing for 'all scenarios' as western Mosul military operations set to begin

Archived, 3 days ago From newkerala.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - With military operations to retake western Mosul starting, United Nations humanitarian agencies in Iraq are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the fighting amid grave concerns that tens of thousands of families are at extreme risks.

Japan backs health assistance for crisis-affected populations in DR Congo

Archived, 3 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Japan has provided additional funding to IOM’s Migrant Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations project, which seeks to strengthen and improve the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government’s capacity to prevent, det ...

Returnees to get cash under new incentives package

Archived, 4 days ago From newtimes.co.rw 

Kigali, RWANDA - The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is offering a cash incentive of $250 (about Rwf200,000) to any Rwandan adult refugee and $150 (about Rwf125,000) to any of their minors who returns home before the end of 2017.

Th ...

Japan gives US$ 33.3 million in emergency polio funding

Archived, 4 days ago From polioeradication.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A US$ 33.3 million grant from the Government of Japan in humanitarian emergency funding to UNICEF was announced this week and will help to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

In response to the ...

In destroyed Aleppo, nearly 2 million people struggle to have clean water

Archived, 4 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Hassan*, 15, is one of an estimated 1.8 million people who were left without running water in Aleppo for nearly a month, as ISIS militants, in control of the main water source to the city, had reportedly shut down the water supply.

The ...

Mass vaccination campaign to protect refugee children under the age of 5 starts

Archived, 5 days ago From hurriyetdailynews.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Turkey’s Ministry of Health, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), is conducting a campaign to complete the vaccination of all refugee children under the age of five.

Children are being vaccinated in all ...

MSF calls for govt to increase promotion of medical services to rape survivors

Archived, 5 days ago From ewn.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling on the South African government to increase sexual survivors' access to medical and psychosocial services at health facilities particularly in Rustenburg.

Yesterday, the organisation released th ...

Over 4,800 South Sudanese refugees moved to new camp in Gambella, Ethiopia

Archived, 5 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - IOM last week (9/2) transported 816 South Sudanese refugees from the Pagak entry point on the South Sudan-Ethiopia border to the new Nguenyyiel refugee camp in Gambella Region, Ethiopia, bringing the total number of refugees moved since the beginning ...

Going the extra mile to vaccinate children trapped by conflict

Archived, 5 days ago From huffingtonpost.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - In conflict-affected regions like northeast Nigeria, children miss out on life-saving vaccines.

Anyone with access to a TV or even a smartphone has unlimited access to images of the destruction that armed conflict causes around the glo ...

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Action: Climate Change

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Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

Action: Wildlife Conservation

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Action: Stop Deforestation

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.

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