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Red Cross courses to address mental health; gap remains in N.B. courts

Archived, 11 days ago From globalnews.ca 

Toronto, CANADA - Mental illness is a condition tens of thousands of Canadians struggle with every day. For some it’s heightened in the winter months.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 20 per cent of Canadians – that’s one in five peo ...

India turns the tide on malnutrition

Archived, 11 days ago From livemint.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - More precisely, it tells us that one troubling health statistic, malnutrition, may be on the mend; especially since the health data pertaining to two of the states—Bihar and Madhya Pradesh—most afflicted with malnutrition show a perceptible fall. Of ...

Save the Children helping get refugee kids back to school

Archived, 11 days ago From voxy.co.nz 

Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - As Kiwi kids get ready to get back to school, Save the Children is gearing up to help new refugee children take their place in the classroom.

More than 1,000 people, 400 of whom are children, are coming to New Zealand this year to make ...

Ireland pledge extra €3.5m aid to drought-hit Ethiopia

Archived, 11 days ago From utv.ie 

Dublin, U K - Ethiopia is currently facing its worst drought in 30 years, after rains in 2015 failed.

Last years short and long rains, known locally as the belg and meher, account for approximately 80% of national food production.

Acc ...

UN appeals for $861 million in aid for Iraq

Archived, 11 days ago From presstv.ir 

Tehran, IRAN - The United Nations has launched an appeal for $861 million in aid to help Iraq cover its 2016 funding gap for tackling a humanitarian crisis caused by the Takfiri militancy.

"We want to use this money to reach 7.3 million people. These ...

Oxford turns pink for breast cancer

Archived, 11 days ago From oxfordstudent.com 

Oxford, U K - Running for the first time in Oxford this year, Pink Week brought eight days of themed events aimed at raising breast cancer awareness and funds for cancer charities.

Inspired by the activism of the late Guardian columnist Dina Rabinov ...

QRCS launches food aid for displaced Libyans

Archived, 11 days ago From gulf-times.com 

Doha, Qatar - Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has been conducting a large-scale relief intervention to help the displaced families affected by the armed conflict in Libya.

The operation has received QR36.37mn as grant from Qatar Development Fund ( ...

EU gives UNICEF more than $100,000 US to fight child abuse

Archived, 13 days ago From reporter.bz 

Belize City, BELIZE - The European Union, this week, made a $100,000 donation to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to fight child abuse in Belize.

EU Ambassador to Belize, Paolo Amadei, in her last undertaking in that role, was on hand for the don ...

Gates Foundation pays for contraceptive delivery by drone to African women

Archived, 13 days ago From afkinsider.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Drones are delivering contraceptives to hard-to-reach Ghanaian villages in a program jointly funded by the U.N. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and it’s so successful that other countries want it too, HuffingtonPost reported.

...

UN allocates $100 million in emergency funds to assist vulnerable people in nine neglected crises

Archived, 13 days ago From un.org 

New York, NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released $100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected emergencies.

The funds will enable life-saving help f ...

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Climate change fuels bushfire fears

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Expect longer and more severe bushfire seasons due to climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution.

Stop cruel gassing of Texas wildlife

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Texas state officials are considering a ban on "gassing," a barbarous hunting technique used to drive snakes out of their und ...

Save Alaska's ancient trees

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Anyone who's spent time in an old-growth forest knows what it means to stand in awe -- of time and mass on another scale, lif ...

Air pollution raises risk of death 'for decades after exposure'

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Air pollution raises the risk of death for many decades after exposure, according to the longest-running study to date.
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Noise pollution may be harming the world’s most endangered killer whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Undersea noise from container ships, oil tankers, and cargo ships may be drowning out communications among the endangered orc ...

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