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How a “cutting edge” non-profit used VR to help Syrian refugees

Archived, 12 days ago From itbusiness.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - When you think about how residents from Canada and other countries have helped Syrian refugees, virtual reality (VR) technology probably isn’t the first method that leaps to mind.

Yet VR turned out to be the primary tool that a group o ...

People in Cambridge can now get mental health services out-of-hours

Archived, 12 days ago From cambridge-news.co.uk 

Cambridge, U K - New services to help those who are experiencing a mental health crisis have been launched in Cambridge.

The initiatives are aimed at improving the support available for people out-of-hours and at weekends - and patients will also get m ...

UNHCR emergency airlift to aid Ecuador quake relief

Archived, 12 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The UN Refugee Agency is readying preparations for a major aid airlift, expected in the next 48 hours, to help people displaced by the worst earthquake to strike Ecuador in decades. This follows a request for UN help received from the Ecuador Governm ...

Literacy Bridge: How one organization is adapting technology to help world’s poorest

Archived, 12 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - Perhaps unsurprisingly, almost half of all nonprofits and public charities end in failure. This is due to a lot of different factors – lack of planning is a common mistake – and for nonprofits working in the world’s poorest countries, a common pitfal ...

Access to jobs improving for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Archived, 13 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR welcomes a series of recent measures by the Government of Jordan that could significantly ease the way for Syrian refugees to find legal employment, going a long way to help them become more self-sufficient. This could see up to 78,000 Syrians ...

Europe can do more in refugee crisis: Greek charity

Archived, 13 days ago From aa.com.tr 

Ankara, TURKEY - If Greece alone can host thousands of Syrian refugees despite a financial crisis, then the other European countries can definitely do the same, according to the spokesperson of a Catholic charity in Greece.

Official Greek data suggest ...

British charity workers to aid Ecuador quake victims

Archived, 13 days ago From home.bt.com 

London, U K - British charity workers are hoping to reach families left stricken in remote areas following Ecuador's strongest earthquake in nearly four decades.

A team from the Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox has been sent to Sout ...

Yellow fever outbreak in Angola is 'threat to entire world'

Archived, 13 days ago From independent.ie 

Dublin, U K - An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola in which hundreds have already died could be "a threat to the entire world", the World Health Organisation has warned.

Cases of the mosquito-borne virus were first reported in Angola's capital Luan ...

Support group raises plight of cancer sufferers struggling to pay energy bills

Archived, 13 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - Many people with cancer are forced to wear coats indoors and go to bed early in order to keep warm, a charity has said.

Macmillan Cancer Support said that people undergoing cancer treatment can often feel colder due to side effects suc ...

Nine-year-old girl cuts hair to make wigs for cancer sufferers

Archived, 13 days ago From edinburghnews.scotsman.com 

Edinburgh, U K - Loretto Junior School pupil, Isla Young not only had seven inches of hair cut-off to raise funds for her mother’s charity, The Teapot Trust, but also donated her hair for cancer charity, The Little Princess Trust.

The Teapot Trust is d ...

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