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East Africa: Region gets U.S.$18 million funding to fight HIV

Archived, 12 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are among 13 African countries that will receive $55 million from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls and young women.

Tanzania will get $8 million while Kenya and Uganda will receive $5 ...

Turkish Red Crescent to continue to aid wounded from Aleppo

Archived, 12 days ago From dailysabah.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - Turkey will continue to aid residents of Aleppo in northern Syria and is currently carrying out a feasibility study to open new hospitals for the wounded, according to head of the Turkish Red Crescent, Kerem Kınık.

Kın&# ...

Charity seeks to reverse UK's end to child migrant program

Archived, 12 days ago From foxnews.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - A charity took the British government to court Friday seeking to reverse the closure of a program bringing unaccompanied child migrants to the U.K., as the head of the Anglican Church said children will be trafficked and exploited as a result of the ...

Careem, UNHCR team up to collect funds for MENA refugees

Archived, 12 days ago From egyptianstreets.com 

Panama, PANAMA - Careem, regionís leading online transportation network and cab-booking app, announced collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to raise awareness and support programs that benefit refugees, asylum seekers and the s ...

Japan backs IOM aid operations in drought-stricken Somalia

Archived, 13 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Japan has committed over USD 3.6 million to support IOMís response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia. The funds will help IOM address urgent needs of vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees an ...

Lesotho uses mobile tech to help HIV-positive women access treatment

Archived, 13 days ago From newsdeeply.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Less than a year after the launch of a project that uses mobile phone apps to help give HIV-positive women and children in two Lesotho districts better access to treatment, the initiative has proved so successful that itís due to expand across the co ...

Mercy Corps ENGINE program has given us hopeí

Archived, 13 days ago From nationalmirroronline.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The Mercy Corpsí Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises, ENGINE, program has really impacted positively in my life and many other girls.

This was the summation of Elizabeth Adeniyi, one of the beneficiaries of the ENGINE program i ...

Christian Aid condemns government decision on child refugees

Archived, 13 days ago From ekklesia.co.uk 

London, U K - The Dubs amendment was passed in May 2016 at the height of the European refugee crisis and was supposed to ensure that 3,000 lone children were given protection in the UK. The Government has announced the scheme will close after only relocating 350 c ...

OPEC, WFP to feed two million victims of Boko Haram insurgency

Archived, 13 days ago From thecable.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency assistance grant for humanitarian food and nutrition assistance operations in famine-stricken areas in north-east Nigeria.

A statement released by the organis ...

Democratic Republic of Congo: Fighting measles in South Kivu

Archived, 13 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - In the middle of December, the MSF emergency team in South Kivu had been alerted that there were 10 people with measles. "I was afraid", says Sarah Lutz-Simon, head of the MSF emergency team in South Kivu. "When we arrived at the health centre, all t ...

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