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  • EU’s contribution of USD2.8 million provided relief to Iraqi children in emergency camps
    Country: Iraq Source: UN Children's Fund This support enabled UNICEF to continue trucking in safe water for drinking and cooking. This helped to protect the health of 90,000 people from dangerous diseases, including AWD and Cholera, in IDP camps ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-21
  • ICRC working with Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) at Kabul District Hospital against COVID-19
    Article | Designated by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) as one of the only four COVID-19 treatment centres in the city, Kabul Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) District Hospital is adapting to a new and crucial role in responding ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-05-21
  • South Sudan: National Geographic profiles ICRC’s assistance to people with disabilities in series on Nobel Peace Prize winners
    News release | The film featuring the ICRC, "Still Human," takes viewers to South Sudan and follows the work of Makur Diet, who lost his leg to a bullet and today helps others walk again."It was an incredible experience to ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-05-21
  • Want to learn a new language? Refugees in Serbia offer to teach you online
    A new project run by a refugee from Iran now in Serbia lets people learn refugee languages by video chat during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2020-05-20
  • WHO and UNHCR join forces to improve health services for refugees, displaced and stateless people
    GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today signed a new agreement to strengthen and advance public health services for the millions of forcibly displaced people ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2020-05-20
  • UNHCR, IOM, urge European states to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan vessels
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are calling on Malta and other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued refugees and migrants, who ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2020-05-20
  • UNHCR releases new guidelines on loss and deprivation of nationality
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today issued new guidelines on the loss and deprivation of nationality. The guidance is intended to assist governments and policy makers in interpreting relevant international ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2020-05-20
  • 3 steps to scaling up nature-based solutions for climate adaptation
    Three crucial steps are suggested by the Global Commission on Adaptation to scale nature-based adaptation actions according to the Commission's Adapt Now report. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2020-05-20
  • North East Syria: Millions dealing with sporadic water shortages, crippled health services
    Statement | Millions of people in the north east of Syria are coping with fighting, destroyed infrastructure and lack of critical basic services, on top of the global COVID-19 crisis that has also hit Syria.Only one of 16 hospitals in ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-05-20
  • Kenya: Red Cross raises the alarm over a “triple menace” of floods, COVID-19 and locusts in East Africa
    Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Ongoing heavy rain, which has killed nearly 300 and displaced about 500,000, has slowed down operations aimed at ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-20