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WFP approves budget for South Sudan food aids in 2017

Archived, 14 days ago From newsghana.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - The UN food agency said in a report received on Monday that the assistance will focus on refugee populations and areas in the country that are more stable, where opportunities exist for transition and recovery activities.

“In advance o ...

Supporting Haiti during and after the crisis

Archived, 14 days ago From huffingtonpost.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - Twelve sick babies are fighting for their lives in a cramped hospital room in Jérémie, in the south of Haiti. Five nights ago, heavy rains flooded the pediatric department. The nurse had just enough time to take the babies out of their incubators and ...

Charity raising money to help disadvantaged children smile

Archived, 14 days ago From nationmultimedia.com 

Bangkok, THAILAND - The charity organises free surgeries for children.

“In as few as 45 minutes, you can change a child’s life forever,” the charity organisation announced as it raised funds for the cause.

Every three minutes a child somew ...

UNHCR uses drones to help displaced populations in Africa

Archived, 14 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - For many people drones conjure up images of remotely piloted aircraft bristling with missiles, used for military ends. But in conflict-affected parts of Africa, versions of the technology are being used by humanitarian aid organizations like UNHCR, t ...

MSF concerned over 'worsening' situation in CAR

Archived, 14 days ago From news24.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Humanitarian group, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), says the situation in the strife-torn Central African Republic is "worsening", despite a new government that was voted into place early this year.

In an interview with News24, MSF fiel ...

Haiti - Education : Schooling of 490,000 students affected by Matthew

Archived, 15 days ago From haitilibre.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - In its last report the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) indicates that, at the level of education, out of the 1,991 schools evaluated to date, 495 in the past week, around 1,633 have been damaged, what's affects around 490,0 ...

More support needed as Mosul, Iraq displacement grows

Archived, 15 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - When displaced Mosul resident Fawzi Mohammed and his family finally reached safety at this camp in northern Iraq, he broke down and wept.

Given a tent, a hot meal and a chance to clean up after a harrowing flight from Iraq’s embattled ...

Room to Read and IKEA Foundation make learning fun for 93,000 children in Bangladesh and Indonesia

Archived, 15 days ago From businesswire.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Today, on Children’s Rights Day, Room to Read announced its partnership with IKEA and IKEA Foundation for Let’s Play for Change, the new IKEA good cause campaign which supports Room to Read as well as five other children’s rights organizations. Let’s ...

On Universal Children's Day, UNICEF calls for protecting the rights of every child

Archived, 15 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Highlighting the plight of millions of children around the world, the head of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called on everyone to recommit themselves to protect the rights of every child.

"When we protect their rights, we ...

UNHCR, Amnesty International: Stop attacks against refugees in Chios

Archived, 15 days ago From tornosnews.gr 

Athens, GREECE - The UN Refugee Agency and Amnesty International condemned the serious violence that broke out in the municipality-run refugee camp at Souda, Chios, during the last few days, when tents were burned and two activists beaten by suspected extreme-right s ...

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