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Protecting the most vulnerable in Sierra Leone's latest ebola outbreak

Archived, 12 days ago From huffingtonpost.co.uk 

London, U K - Ousman Konteh was born at home on 26 July - the day after the quarantine was declared on Massesebe Village, the centre of the latest Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili District.

"I had planned to go to the health centre to deli ...

Cancer survivor’s wish comes true at Calgary’s Dragon Boat Race

Archived, 12 days ago From globalnews.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - It was a wonderful day at North Glenmore Park for this year’s Dragon Boat Race and Festival.

It’s a weekend of sport, culture and community spirit and thanks to some special people using penguin power to leave others in their wake, one ...

Doctors Without Borders helps refugees injured at Greek-Macedonian border

Archived, 13 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) humanitarian organization is treating refugees injured by stun grenades fired by Macedonian riot police, the non-governmental organization said Friday.

"Our teams right now in Idomeni (Greek border) tr ...

WFP assists communities to rehabilitate dams

Archived, 13 days ago From ghanaweb.com 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - The World Food Programme has assisted six communities in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region to rehabilitate small dams and dug-outs to help improve livelihoods, food security and good nutrition among the people.

Constru ...

Soldiers give free medical care to IDPs in Borno

Archived, 13 days ago From channelstv.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Eight hundred Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) have so far accessed the medicare under the military intervention scheme.

The General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, Lamidi Adeosun, said that the free medical care was in line with ...

Send food aid to starving Syrians

Archived, 14 days ago From bostonglobe.com 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - The United States is deploying warplanes to Turkey to step up the fight against the Islamic State in Syria. But we cannot forget the other enemy Syrians are facing — hunger. This may be the most powerful foe of all.

The UN World Food P ...

WHO and health cluster partners cope with health needs of internally displaced persons in South Sudan

Archived, 14 days ago From news-medical.net 

Mona Vale, AUSTRALIA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are racing to cope with the health needs of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern South Sudan where fighting continues and the humanitarian situation remains dire.

Girl, 7, donates hair to make child cancer wigs

Archived, 15 days ago From edinburghnews.scotsman.com 

Edinburgh, U K - Generous Abbie strolled into the classroom on her first day back at St Martin’s Primary, Tranent, with a beaming smile after she fulfilled her goal of helping disadvantaged kids – by donating her hair to make a wig.

The youngster had m ...

IFRC scales up humanitarian assistance to migrants in Europe

Archived, 15 days ago From news.xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is concerned about the urgent need of the increasing vulnerable migrants in Europe and is scaling up its response across affected countries, the organization said in a statem ...

Fun run and family day raises over £1,700

Archived, 15 days ago From meltontimes.co.uk 

Melton Mowbray, U K - The 3.4 mile fun run starting at Hamilton Tennis Club, on Sunday, saw around 100 people take part in memory of former player Chris Knight, who died of cancer.

The race took competitors on a route around Melton Airfield. The winner was ...

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