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NGO blasts Swiss policy on detaining migrant children

Archived, 12 days ago From swissinfo.ch 

Bern, SWITZERLAND - The Swiss non-governmental organisation Terre des hommes has criticised Switzerland’s ‘illegal’ and opaque policy of detaining unaccompanied minor refugees. In 2015, it held 142 migrant children.

Terre des hommes said it found a “clear ...

Aid shipment worth Dh3m heads for Sana’a from Dubai

Archived, 13 days ago From gulfnews.com 

‎Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has shipped a humanitarian aid worth approximately Dh2.8 million ($768,000) from its Global Humanitarian Stockpile in the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, bound for Yeme ...

IOM, EU provide water and more to isolated drought-hit areas of Papua New Guinea

Archived, 13 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Isolated communities in Papua New Guinea have been suffering from drought for several months. A major step in lifting them out of need came this week when IOM and the EU stepped up their joint programme to provide drinking water, health promotion, an ...

Group sends final medical aid shipment to Somali hospital

Archived, 13 days ago From heraldcourier.com 

Bristol, VIRGINIA - A Minnesota nonprofit has shipped an entire hospital's worth of equipment and supplies to a medical facility in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The Star Tribune reports that St. Louis Park-based nonprofit Matter worked with the Minnesota Community ...

EU: Five million in Sudan face food crisis

Archived, 13 days ago From worldbulletin.net 

Istanbul, TURKEY - More than five million people in Sudan need urgent assistance after new displacements in Darfur and a surge of refugees arriving from South Sudan, a top European Commission official said Wednesday.

The comments by Jean-Louis De Brouwer ...

Charity invests £9 million in children’s hospital

Archived, 13 days ago From thirdforcenews.org.uk 

Edinburgh, U K - A leading children’s charity has invested over £9 million in the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow in the first year it has been open.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity – formerly Yorkhill Children’s Charity – revealed it has co ...

Unique crowd sourcing app helps rescue refugees from the sea

Archived, 13 days ago From deccanchronicle.com 

Secunderabad, INDIA - A new app has been launched that will help people all around the globe provide a helping hand to charities and NGOs looking to rescue refugees from the Mediterranean Sea, as per a report on Mashable.

The app, dubbed I Sea, is the first ...

Volta Region works towards national HIV campaign target

Archived, 13 days ago From graphic.com.gh 

Accra, GHANA - The first 90 Fast-Track target, which is part of a broader UNAIDS Global Strategy, is intended to end AIDS by 2030, but this requires that countries set short-term targets for 2020 to allow for the tracking of progress towards achieving the global lo ...

UNHCR calls on internal donors to fulfil pledge to help refugees

Archived, 13 days ago From albawaba.com 

Amman, JORDAN - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on the international community to fulfill its commitment to tackle the refugee crisis in the Middle East.

UNHCR director for the Middle East and North Africa Amin Awad on Wednesd ...

More than 1,000 people take part in Race for Life in Bradford

Archived, 13 days ago From thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 

Bradford, U K - Bright skies and bright smiles were out in force today as 1,200 runners got under starters orders at Bradford's Race For Life.

Bradford Grammar School pupil Grace Dawson, 12, crossed the finishing line first in 19 minutes and 32 second ...

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