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Thousands most affected by conflict receive aid on both sides of front line

Archived, 11 days ago From icrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A new round of aid distributions is being carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on both sides of the front line and will continue until Friday 25 September. The aid includes food, personal hygiene items and tarpaulins for ...

Japanese government donates $1m to Tokwe Mukosi victims

Archived, 11 days ago From newzimbabwe.com 

Midrand, SOUTH AFRICA - Japan will Wednesday hand over $1m to help end the “inhuman” conditions under which women and children displaced by the construction of Tokwe Mukosi dam are living, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced.

The flood v ...

EU leaders pledge $1.1B to aid Syrian refugees

Archived, 12 days ago From cnbc.com 

Englewood Cliffs, NEW JERSEY - European Union leaders pledged 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to help U.N. agencies support Syrian refugees who remain in the Middle East at a crisis summit on migration, the meeting's chairman Donald Tusk said early on Thursday.

Other ...

UNICEF, Philips Foundation launch project to promote maternal technologies

Archived, 12 days ago From standardmedia.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - UNICEF and The Philips Foundation, together with Concern Worldwide, Maker and Gearbox, have launched the Maternal and Newborn Health Innovations Project, to help save lives and improve the health of pregnant women and children in Kenya.


Ending malnutrition on the front lines of fragile states

Archived, 12 days ago From rescue.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The Global Nutrition Report shows that impact and progress has been both inspiring and disappointing — inspiring where there have been gains, but disappointing in the unevenness of those gains. In many countries characterized as fragile, evidence sho ...

Italy saves lives as EU hosts migration meet

Archived, 12 days ago From thelocal.it 

Stockholm, SWEDEN - The group of 282 people were rescued on Wednesday morning, a relatively quiet day in the Mediterranean following more than 4,500 people being saved in 20 separate operations on Saturday.

Up until September 21st a total of 128,000 peopl ...

Germany contributes 30 million euros for health in East African Community

Archived, 12 days ago From eturbonews.com 

Haleiwa, HAWAII - The Federal Republic of Germany today signed an intergovernmental agreement with the East African Community (EAC) to support regional health programs. In total, 30 million euros (34 million USD) will be invested in vaccines and health supply chain ma ...

Lebanon to provide education for up to 200,000 Syrian refugees this year

Archived, 12 days ago From huffingtonpost.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Lebanon is to provide schooling for tens of thousands more children this year including Syrian refugees, the education ministry said on Monday, as the country tries to cope with the effects of the war next door.

Funding from internatio ...

MSF helping 3,500 people stuck in Calais 'Jungle'

Archived, 12 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Approximately 3,500 exiles are living in a former garbage dump on the outskirts of Calais, France. Conditions at the site, known as the Jungle, are miserable and worsening, despite the efforts of non-profit organizations on site and local charitable ...

Google raised $11 million for refugees, migrants in just 3 days

Archived, 13 days ago From huffingtonpost.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Google launched a massive fundraising appeal last week for refugees and migrants, and the entire world stepped up to the challenge.

The search engine pledged to match donations until the collective effort raised $11 million. It reache ...

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