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More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda; 'A good start, we cannot stop,' says UN chief

Archived, 572 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - A ‘Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, that it was a “good ...

Saudi Arabia donates $67 million to tackle cholera epidemic in Yemen

Archived, 572 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Saudi Arabia says it has donated $67m (£52m) to combat a cholera outbreak in Yemen which has hit more than 200,000 people and been declared the "world's worst" by global health bodies.

More than 5,000 people are contracting the disea ...

Unicef NEXTGen fundraising group raises £1m for Syrian children

Archived, 572 days ago From fundraising.co.uk 

Colchester, U K - Unicef NEXTGen London was set up in 2014 by Layla Yarjani and Hortense Decaux, and has raised the sum through more than 60 fundraising events and initiatives, most recently #CookForSyria. This campaign raised more than £200,000 through 35 Syrian-foo ...

Emotional Race for Life 2017 at Costello Stadium in Hull raises thousands for Cancer Research UK

Archived, 572 days ago From hulldailymail.co.uk 

Hull, U K - Thousands of people ran, walked, jogged and cheered as they showed cancer the boot on Sunday morning in the Race for Life.

Around 1,000 people turned up to take part in the 5k and 10k races around Costello Stadium in west Hull, dressed ...

World Vision fears for the safety of children trapped in Mosul

Archived, 572 days ago From worldvision.org.uk 

Milton Keynes, U K - International children’s charity World Vision has warned that children in Mosul may be used as human shields as fighting escalates in the Iraqi city.

Ian Dawes, World Vision’s operations manager in Iraq, said: " The situation facin ...

Leeds experts develop new tool to boost cervical cancer screening numbers

Archived, 572 days ago From yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk 

Leeds, U K - A new online tool developed by experts in Leeds has been launched in a bid to boost the number of women being screened for cervical cancer.

NHS bosses hope the interactive dashboard, which identified areas where screening levels are l ...

Senegalese repatriated after failed move to Europe

Archived, 572 days ago From cajnewsafrica.com 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - More than 300 Senegalese migrants detained in hostile centres in Libya have been repatriated after failed attempts to reach Europe. The International Organisation of Migrants(IOM) has organised their return,saving them from in adequate access to clea ...

UNAIDS, partners conclude HIV social protection training

Archived, 572 days ago From frontpageafricaonline.com 

Monrovia, LIBERIA - The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS ) in collaboration with the government of Liberia and partners have concluded a two-day training workshop with a focus on Liberia’s HIV and Social Protection Assessment Agenda, held at the ...

UNICEF requires $251m to fight poverty in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen

Archived, 572 days ago From businessdayonline.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - In Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF requires $251 million to provide children with food, water, health, education, and protection services until the end of the year, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.

According ...

North-East: FAO provides seeds, fertilizer to over a million in planting season push

Archived, 574 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month.

This is part of efforts, led by the Go ...

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