Monthly Archives: January 2022

Relentless cold put Toronto shelter capacity in crisis, advocates say – Toronto

A growing number of people among Toronto’s homeless population are ending up in hospital with cold-related injuries, as the city’s shelter system struggles to keep up with demand, experts and advocates say. “We had a client who suffered from frostbite recently,” said Dr. Naheed Dosani, health equity manager at …

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Muhlenberg County activates long-term disaster recovery group for tornado assistance

During the initial shock, loss and confusion of a disaster, like the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Kentucky in December, federal, state and local agencies provide immediate assistance. Muhlenberg County has a group of volunteers who step in when emergency organizations move on to the next disaster. WKU Public Radio …

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QFFD and QRCS Distribute First Round of Overwintering Aid to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon – Lebanon

January 30, 2022 ― Doha: An official delegation from the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) visited Lebanon to check on the progress of winter relief projects co-launched with the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), as part of their bilateral cooperation agreement to provide overwintering assistance to 37,500 Syrian refugees in …

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QRCS Secretary General discusses humanitarian situation with Yemen Ambassador

Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, Secretary General of the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), met with Rajeh Hussein Badi, Ambassador of Yemen to Qatar. The meeting was attended by Faisal Mohamed al-Emadi, Executive Director of the QRCS International Relief and Development Division, and Dr. Fawzi Oussedik, QRCS International Relations and International …

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Willow Biden now joins long line of White House pets – NBC4 Washington

Welcome, Willow, to a long line of presidential pets. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have added a green-eyed tabby cat from Pennsylvania to the White House family, the first feline tenant since President George W. Bush’s controversial cat India. 2-year-old Willow joins Commander, a recently acquired German …

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Caldwell County disaster cleanup draws to a close | News

Seven weeks into cleanup and recovery efforts, Caldwell County Executive Judge Larry Curling said he was pleased with progress in the county. The county tax court discussed the state of the county’s disaster recovery operations on Tuesday, and Curling met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday. McConnell’s visit …

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West plans to tie aid for Afghan teachers to promise of girls’ education | Afghanistan

The West plans to incentivize the Taliban to keep their promise to allow girls to go to school by funding teachers’ salaries only in provinces where the pledge is kept. The Taliban claimed this week that the group would allow girls of secondary school age to attend school from March, …

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Need help with grazing losses | beef magazine

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds growers and breeders that they may be eligible for financial assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)for 2021 pasture loss due to qualifying drought or fire. The deadline to apply for LFP 2021 aid is January 31, 2022. “Persistent and widespread …

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Ethiopia: ICRC humanitarian flight delivers vital medical supplies to Tigray – Ethiopia

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has made its first delivery of medical supplies since last September to Mekelle, the capital of Tigray. With the support and facilitation of the authorities, urgently needed supplies, including essential drugs, arrived in Mekelle on Wednesday. They will be distributed to health …

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More aid as relief steps up in Tonga | The Argus singleton

Humanitarian aid to Tonga is stepping up after the airport was cleared of ashes, allowing planes to land safely, the Red Cross says, days after a volcanic eruption and tsunami devastated the South Pacific archipelago. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said that with the …

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FEMA trailer deadline extended to October 31 for Lake Charles | Lake Charles News

LAKE CHARLES – Hundreds of Hurricane Laura and Delta survivors still living in FEMA trailers are being given extra time to find permanent homes as the Lake Charles area faces a shortage of affordable housing, the agency said. Tuesday. Families who had obtained FEMA trailers related to Laura faced the …

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Guinea: Floods in Siguiri – Emergency Action Plan (EPoA), DREF Operation Update No. 1 MDRGN013 – Guinea

Summary of the main revisions made to the emergency action plan: This update aims to inform stakeholders on the progress of DREF Guinea’s response from September to December 2021 and to extend the deadline for an additional 02 months. The new end date is March 31, 2022 for a total …

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Sense. Moran and Casey appeal to free up resources within Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust to meet global hunger needs – News Releases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to free up resources within the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust, an international emergency food aid program, …

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Leading humanitarian charities launch campaign highlighting benefits of international aid

A group of major aid charities have formed a coalition aimed at increasing the scale of British aid. The Aid Alliance, which is made up of 10 organizations including Save the Children, Oxfam, ActionAid, Unicef ​​UK, the British Red Cross and WaterAid, today launched its We The Helpers campaign, designed …

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Report highlights affordability and shifting inventory as rental costs rise – RISMedia

A report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) sheds new light on the nation’s rental market, which faces a crisis in supply and affordability as properties shift from owners individual to institutional investors, and the gap between low- and high-income households — as well as families of …

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Rights group condemns killing of Baloch political refugee Razzaq Mandai in Afghanistan

The International Voice of Baloch Disappeared Persons (IVBMP), a collective representing family members of Balochistan’s disappeared, has strongly condemned the murder of Razzaq Mandai, a Baloch political refugee, in Afghanistan. In a statement to the media, the IVBMP said: “We are aware of his case. He fled Balochistan to save …

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San Jose Sharks team up with Stanford Blood Center to attract new donors – CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (KPIX) – The Red Cross says the country’s blood shortage has reached a critical level and warns that blood rationing could occur. On Saturday, the Stanford Blood Center and the San Jose Sharks teamed up to offer an incentive to encourage fans to give the gift of life. …

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Lisa Goddard, 55, dies; Brought climate data to those who needed it

Dr Goddard became the institute’s director just after the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration withdrew its funding – a blow for a center that was heavily dependent on government support. As the institute faces low morale and an uncertain future, she rallied her staff and secured new and diverse funding. …

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City leaves behind 25-year-old tax disaster

TROY — The city wrote a final check for $2.5 million this week to clear the last remnants of spending beyond its means in the 1980s and 1990s that required a state bailout to save the municipality from financial ruin. Mayor Patrick Madden’s administration capped monster debt for Troy Municipal …

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Olympic medalists Leman, Thompson and Phelan headline Beijing ski cross team – Red Deer Advocate

Brady Leman and Marielle Thompson may be Olympic champions, but they were breathing a little easier after earning spots on the Canadian ski cross team for Beijing on Friday. That’s how strong Canada is in sport. Leman, who won gold four years ago in Pyeongchang, knows there is a good …

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Ethiopia urges international community to hold TPLF accountable for obstructing humanitarian aid –

Addis Ababa, January 21, 2021 (Walta) – Minister of State Ambassador Redwan Hussein had a discussion on humanitarian support in Ethiopia with World Food Program Regional Director Michael John Denford. During their discussions, Ambassador Redwan reiterated the federal government’s commitment to peace in Ethiopia through its decisions to suspend the …

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Experts analyze massive Red Cross data breach

The International Committee of the Red Cross was the victim of a massive cyberattack in which hackers seized the data of more than 515,000 extremely vulnerable people – some of whom had fled conflict – we learned this week. The attack on the non-governmental humanitarian organization has drawn the attention …

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Agriculture Secretary insists on pandemic relief funds for farmers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was asked about how his agency distributes emergency pandemic aid and encourages collaboration with historically black colleges during a Thursday hearing before the committee. of Agriculture of the Chamber. Committee chairman David Scott, a Georgia Democrat, asked Vilsack for “critical updates on the …

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Windows 11 revamps Task Manager. Sigh • The Register

Windows’ killer task manager looks set to get a makeover in Windows 11 after a work in progress surfaced in the latest Insider Dev Channel. Remembering the good times building, 22538, is an otherwise relatively unremarkable show from the Windows team. Of course, there was great excitement within the community …

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Austria plans meeting on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in March

Alexander Kmentt speaks in an interview with Kyodo News on January 10, 2022, in Vienna. (Kyodo) VIENNA (Kyodo) — Austria plans to hold an international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in March before the country hosts the first meeting of a UN treaty banning the weapons that …

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Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to Provide Additional Assistance to Uninsured Renters Affected by Storms, as well as Homeowners | News

The Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund will provide 10% of the final individual housing assistance amount the Federal Emergency Management Agency allocates to survivors of the Dec. 10 storm who were uninsured renters, the governor said Tuesday. Andy Beshear. Beshear previously announced that the fund would provide 10% on …

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Countdown support for the Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 11:18 a.m.Press release: Countdown From today, Countdown stores in Aotearoa will be accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal to help provide essential supplies and assistance to the people of Tonga and surrounding islands affected. Customers can also show their support by …

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Taliban: Taliban ask China for help to gain international recognition

KABUL: The Taliban are seeking China’s help in having its government of the Islamic Emirate officially recognized by the international community, a crucial step that could help Afghanistan access some $9 billion in frozen reserves held in the ‘foreigner. “All the conditions of the international community required for recognition have …

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ATSG announces over $560,000 raised for charities supporting communities in its network

WILMINGTON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATSG), a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation, today announced that more than $560,000 has been raised for various charitable causes in 2021. In addition to funds donated through corporate philanthropy, the ATSG held its annual charity campaign for individuals …

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Tonga awaits another volcanic eruption

A Royal Australian Air Force P-8 aircraft will conduct a surveillance flight to assess the damage in Tonga. -AAP Picture Australian support remains on hold amid concerns that an undersea volcano that erupted in Tonga and triggered a tsunami is likely to erupt again in the coming days. The Hunga …

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UNICEF Kazakhstan Humanitarian Situation Report January 2022 – Kazakhstan

Status update | January 15, 2022 Strong points During the first week of January 2022, public protests sparked by a sharp rise in the price of liquefied petroleum gas quickly escalated to reflect the widely shared grievances of the population as they seek political reform. The protests have involved demonstrations …

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Tonga volcano eruption caused ‘significant damage’, says Ardern | Tsunami News

New Zealand’s prime minister said Saturday’s volcanic eruption damaged Tonga’s capital, but no fatalities have yet been reported. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa suffered “significant” damage from a powerful volcanic eruption that triggered a tsunami, but no injuries or deaths were reported. was reported yet. …

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Alaska Disaster Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared a major disaster exists in the state of Alaska and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts by states, tribes and local communities. in areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, floods, landslides and mudslides from October 29 to November 1, 2021. Federal …

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Red Cross declares first ever blood crisis amid Omicron Surge

Severe blood shortage forces doctors to delay critical blood transfusions for those in need Red Cross and NFL team up to offer givers a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVI The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more …

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The Trade Center hosts an impressive range of premier international events

People attend events at Dubai World Trade Center. Gulf Today, Staff Reporter The Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) is poised to build on the momentum it has generated for the post-pandemic economic recovery of the global events industry with a robust schedule of conferences and events. exhibitions, starting this weekend. …

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A Sudanese man died trying to cross the English Channel – French authorities

A Sudanese man in his twenties died trying to cross the English Channel in negative conditions, French authorities have announced. He was found unconscious and pulled out of the water after falling overboard as he and others attempted to reach the UK. French rescue teams swung into action in the …

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The first two phases of the county’s debris removal program will begin on Friday – Boulder Daily Camera

The first two phases of Boulder County’s debris removal program for the area affected by the Marshall Fire will begin Friday. Boulder County said in an email Thursday that dumpsters would be administered throughout the Superior, Louisville and unincorporated Boulder County burn area so residents can only dispose of spoiled …

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HFHS addresses hospitalizations, federal deployment and national blood shortage

(WXYZ) – On Thursday morning, Executive Vice President and Clinical Director Adnan Munkara MD and President of Health Operations and Chief Operating Officer Bob Riney of Henry Ford Health System gave their weekly recap on how their hospitals are doing. wear in the Detroit metro. According to the Henry Ford …

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Floods in Malaysia: Singapore Ready to Provide Further Aid, Says Foreign Minister | Malaysia

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on December 22 said the Singapore government has also contributed US $ 60,000 as seed money to support the Singapore Red Cross Society’s public fundraising to help people disaster relief and recovery efforts in Malaysia and the Philippines. – Reuters photo SINGAPORE, Jan. 12 – …

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LA Kings partners with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to host blood drives for National Blood Donor Month

AEG’s LA Kings Launches Blood Drive Series at Crypto.com Arena with LA Kings Blood Mobile Debut; Additional blood drives will take place on January 13 and 20 Northampton, MA –News Direct– AEG To celebrate National Blood Donor Month, AEG’s LA Kings and Kings Care Foundation are launching the club’s blood …

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UNHCR – UN and partners launch plans to help 28 million people in need in Afghanistan and region

Geneva – The United Nations and non-governmental organizations will today launch Joint Response Plans to bring life-saving humanitarian assistance to 22 million people in Afghanistan and support 5.7 million displaced Afghans and local communities in five neighboring countries. The combined humanitarian and refugee response plans require more than $ 5 …

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As pandemic strikes, US cities use data to tackle race and income gaps

WASHINGTON – Donald Gadson and his wife intended to settle their financial affairs when she died of sudden illness, putting the family and their century-old Philadelphia home in limbo. Five years later, Gadson recently set things right with the help of a legal aid organization, ensuring that the family home, …

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Barry Parenteau, former Holy Cross head coach, dies at 70

Barry parenteau, who coached the Holy Cross swim and diving teams for more than 40 years, died last week after a battle with cancer. The news was announcement by Sainte Croix. Parenteau was 70 years old. “He cultivated an environment where you immediately felt like you were part of a …

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89,000 Zimbabweans deported, humanitarian crisis across the border

More than 89,000 illegal immigrants deported to Zimbabwe after their arrest after crossing the border Human rights activists have warned of Zimbabwe’s humanitarian crisis fueling exodus Political analysts say this is clear proof that Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is failing PAY ATTENTION: Follow Briefly News on Twitter and never miss the …

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Exclusive-Baby lost in the chaos of the airlift in Afghanistan found, returned to his family after a long ordeal | The powerful 790 KFGO

By Mica Rosenberg, Jonathan Landay and James Mackenzie KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A baby boy handed over to a soldier on the other side of an airport wall in the chaos of the US evacuation from Afghanistan in desperation has been found and returned to his relatives in Kabul on …

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FEMA defines resources to help climate resilience

As climate change increases disaster risk across the country, emergency managers and government officials are beginning to implement strategies to build community resilience. In December, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released its Resources for Climate Resilience to provide a roadmap of programs and initiatives that advance communities’ climate resilience. …

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Builders FirstSource announces over $ 2 million in charitable contributions

FirstSource builders DALLAS – Builders FirstSource announced that it had raised more than $ 1 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2021. The company also announced that it has pledged to contribute more than $ 1 million to certain charitable organizations. nonprofit focused on emergency relief, disaster assistance …

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Red Cross service occupies Ahwatukee man | Community events

Iimagine starting a business in two days and changing staff every two to three weeks. This is the norm at the American Red Cross when responding to disasters. With 90 percent of the organization’s workforce made up of volunteers, the Red Cross not only depends on them to help shelter, …

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Governor Laura Kelly announces declaration of COVID-19 disaster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Thursday released a 15-day disaster declaration to help healthcare workers and hospitals amid a wave of COVID-19 in the state. RELATED: COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in Missouri; overtake in Kansas, Kansas City area in December The declaration includes two executive orders …

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Garrison volunteers can help with services throughout the year | Item

WIESBADEN, Germany – More soldiers and civilians received their second COVID vaccine at the Hainerberg Bookmart on February 24, 2021. The next round of vaccines is scheduled to start on March 10. Please keep in touch with your supervisors to make sure you know when you are due for your …

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Police unions file complaint against UN rapporteur for allegedly using excessive force

Police unions have lodged an official complaint against the UN rapporteur, Nils Melzer, who criticized on Twitter the actions of Dutch officers during a demonstration against the Covid. The president of the ACP police union said Melzer is biased and therefore no longer credible. Police unions ACP, ANPV, Equipe and …

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Sweden lays war crime charges against mother who took 12-year-old daughter to fight in Syria – JURIST

A Swedish woman has been charged with war crimes for taking her young son to Syria, where he was drafted as a child soldier, and ultimately killed in the country’s long-simmering conflict, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The Swedish prosecution alleges that the unidentified woman brought her son to Syria in …

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In the wake of the Marshall fire, here’s what you need to know today

BOULDER COUNTY, Colorado – As residents of Boulder County continue to pick up the pieces after the Marshall Fire, various community resources and updates are constantly changing around them. READ MORE: Resources for victims, ways to help, where to donate | Stories of the Marshall Fire | Boulder County Fire …

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Yemeni troops kill eight Houthis in fighting in Marib, as Saudi-led airstrikes target Sana’a

Heavy fighting has taken place in areas south of Marib between Houthi rebels – who control Yemen’s capital Sana’a – and the Yemeni army – backed by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia. War in Yemen erupted in 2014, when Houthi rebels seized Sana’a and forced the government into …

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Colorado forest fire: search continues for 2 missing after massive fire – National

Search teams searched for two missing people on Sunday in the snow-capped but still smoking debris of a massive Colorado forest fire, while people who barely escaped the flames sorted through what was left after the blaze and the investigators attempted to determine the cause. The flames ravaged at least …

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Red Cross estimates millions in aid needed for Colorado wildfire recovery

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KXAN) – With a 6,000-acre burn scar area and more than a thousand structures damaged by rampant wildfires in Colorado this weekend, American Red Cross volunteers based in central Texas are helping with disaster relief efforts for the displaced. Based in Williamson County, Rik Chapman is the …

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A MacDonald’s employee jumped out of a window to rescue a customer. Here’s what every leader can learn

In December, a woman at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Eden Prairie near Minneapolis began choking on a chicken nugget. Sydney Raley, an exceptionally quick-witted 15-year-old employee, jumped out of the drive-thru window to offer help, telling the woman’s daughter to dial 911. Raley got the woman out of the car …

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Regional strategic overview of 3RP 2022 – Turkey

On What is 3RP? The 3RP is a strategic, coordination, planning, advocacy, fundraising and programming platform for humanitarian and development partners to respond to the Syrian crisis. The 3RP is a comprehensive regional plan with five nationally led response plans 1, called national chapters, which are developed through the respective …

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Pastor organizing disaster relief amazed by response

GREEN BOWLING, Ky. Eighteen days before the tornado outbreak that caused massive destruction in Bowling Green and County Warren, global impact Pastor Clay Mullins from Living Hope Baptist Church was greeted on Wednesday by what has become a familiar sight: dozens of volunteers showing up at the disaster relief volunteer …

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