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Refugees and migrants must not be shunned from humanitarian camps

Archived, 11 days ago From msf.org.uk 

London, U K - On 7 July 2016, six Afghan men have been refused entry to a refugee and migrant camp in, Grand Synthe, near the town of Dunkirk.

Set up in March 2016, the camp was constructed to offer shelter to all migrants and refugees needing safe ...

UNICEF applauds ban on Child Marriage in Gambia

Archived, 11 days ago From thepoint.gm 

Bakau, GAMBIA - The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in The Gambia has issued a statement welcoming President Yahya Jammeh’s ban on child marriage in The Gambia.

“We applaud the strong leadership shown by His Excellency the President, ...

WFP airlifts bring humanitarian lifeline to families in Northeast Syria

Archived, 12 days ago From news.trust.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The first UN World Food Programme (WFP) flight carrying food to families cut off from humanitarian supplies in Al Hassakeh Governorate landed Saturday night in Qamishly airport. 

The WFP-chartered flight carried 40 tons of food includi ...

UNHCR calls for open borders for possible South Sudan refugee outflows

Archived, 12 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR is calling on all armed parties to ensure safe passage for people fleeing the fighting that erupted late last week in Juba between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Riek Machar and we urge neighbouring countries to k ...

US and Mexico agree to improve asylum access for tens of thousands of refugees

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The US and Mexico have agreed to improve access to asylum for the tens of thousands of Central Americans fleeing unbridled violence in their countries, and to explore alternatives to detention.

The commitments were laid out in a draft ...

Charity runners slip-slide to magnificent fundraising total

Archived, 12 days ago From newsandstar.co.uk 

Carlisle, U K - While the rain managed to hold off on Saturday morning, those taking part in Carlisle’s first ever Pretty Muddy 5k run for Cancer Research UK never had a hope of staying dry. Even before they crossed the starting line, each wave of the event’s 1,600 ...

ERC delivers new batch of medicines, medical equipment to Aden health office

Archived, 12 days ago From wam.ae 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has delivered a new batch of medicines and medical equipment to Aden's health office, in line with its efforts to improve health services in Yemen which is one of the most affected sectors due to the events in Yemen.

Food shortage threatens 2.4m people in N’East – USAID

Archived, 12 days ago From today.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that, at least 2.4 million people in the northeast are under threat of short food supply.

The agency said the shortage is due to the activities of Boko Haram insurgenc ...

Water delivered regularly to refugees across border — UNICEF

Archived, 12 days ago From jordantimes.com 

Amman, JORDAN - Water has been delivered to refugees stranded across Jordan’s borders with Syria “without interruption” since Wednesday, a UNICEF official said on Sunday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Jordan Times that w ...

IFRC appeals for immediate support for Red Crescent response as crisis deepens

Archived, 12 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 3.4 million Swiss francs to support the Iraqi Red Crescent Society in responding to the dramatic humanitarian situation in Al Anbar gover ...

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