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  • Tapping into the ground to counter floods and droughts
    IWMI has conducted a global assessment of a means to better capture and store water from flooding for use in times of drought for the first time. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2020-09-22
  • COVID-19 and small island nations: what we can learn from New Zealand and Iceland
    On the other side of the globe, Iceland and New Zealand provided similar responses to the COVID-19, characterised by science-informed policy and high public trust. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2020-09-22
  • Ten-fold increase in COVID-19 cases adds new challenges in northwest Syria
    Country: Syrian Arab Republic Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Northwest Syria is currently witnessing a sharp increase in the number of patients with COVID-19, which is now ten times higher than what it was just a month ago. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-09-22
  • Webinar: Memory and War edition of the Review
    Video | On 26 August 2020, the International Committee of the Red Cross, together with Australian Red Cross held an online webinar to launch the Memory and War edition of the International Review of the Red Cross, in Australia.In the ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-09-22
  • Myanmar: UN expert calls for immediate end to military assaults on Rakhine villages, decries mounting death toll of children
    Country: Myanmar Source: UN Human Rights Council "Serious questions have been raised whether these children, and growing numbers of others, are being caught in the crossfire of war, or being deliberately targeted," UN Human Rights expert said. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-09-22
  • World: Deadly malaria and cholera outbreaks grow among refugees as pandemic strains health systems
    Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Niger, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, World, Zimbabwe Source: International Rescue Committee The International Rescue Committee has been responding to COVID-19 as well as the two outbreaks and is now calling for a ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-09-22
  • Seoul: International organizations join hands, organize events marking World Humanitarian Day 2020
    Article | The ICRC and 13 humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, Medecins Sans Frontieres, organized events, with KOICA, to mark World Humanitarian Day. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-09-22
  • ICRC Ward in Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Lebanon: Wound Management Saves a Limb and a Life
    Article | Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when he was only 27, Adnan never took his condition seriously. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-09-22
  • WFP urgently requires $4.7 million a month to assist IDPs in northern Mozambique
    Countries: Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania Source: World Food Programme Thousands of refugees have crossed into Tanzania. With Cabo Delgado recording the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in Mozambique, displacement has the potential to accelerate its spread. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-09-22
  • Seoul: ICRC marks 70th anniversary of Korean War, highlights humanitarian response
    Article | The ICRC mission in Seoul commemorate 70th anniversary of Korean War (1950-1953) by raising awareness of its humanitarian action amid the violence. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-09-22