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The government is aiming for a target of 100% vax

The Philippines could increase its COVID-19 immune vaccination target from 70% to 100% of the country’s population to prevent community transmission of emerging variants of the coronavirus, a Department of Health (DOH) official said on Sunday. INSTANTANEOUS. A family takes a groufie with a Belen – a nativity scene showing …

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Omicron spreads to 38 countries, no deaths reported: World Health Organization

The United States and Australia have become the latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases of Omicron. (To file) Geneva: The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries, but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as authorities around the world rushed to stem the …

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How to turn loyalty program points into charitable donations

This holiday season, support your favorite charities and nonprofits by donating points and miles. Share this article WWhile the holidays lend themselves to the traditions of material gifts, there is also an important element of giving back associated with the holiday season. Thanks to collaborations with selected charities, many loyalty …

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Flood warning issued for Merritt, BC as military helps strengthen defenses

A flood warning was issued Sunday evening for Merritt, British Columbia, as water levels in the Coldwater River continued to rise and more evacuations loomed. “The waters of Coldwater are rising again. We continue to work closely with the BC River Forecast Center and our own field monitors, ”said Mayor …

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PH Red Cross eyes administering 50,000 doses on the day of the nat’l vaccination – Manila Bulletin

The Philippine Red Cross (PRCS) on Saturday November 27 expressed its support for National Immunization Day, which aims to deliver more than 50,000 doses nationwide from November 29 to December 1. (Photo by Philippine Red Cross / MANILA BULLETIN) “We will continue to be the government’s immunization ally as the …

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ICRC Humanitarian Law and Policy Blog: Talking about Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: An Implementation Checklist to Close the Gaps between International Law and National Practice – World

Thirty years ago today, 23 women launched the ‘16 days of action‘* against gender-based violence. **[1]** Each year, this campaign starts on November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and ends on December 10 (Human rights day) to symbolically link these two days. Over the next …

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Poignant scenes

The situation in Afghanistan is worsening day by day, as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has once again warned. In addition to human rights violations by the Afghan Taliban and the lack of economic and financial planning, the economic sanctions are causing massive suffering in the country. …

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Sailboats full of migrants seek Italy in latest tactic

Sailboats used by smugglers to transport migrants and refugees washed up on Le Cannelle beach in Isola Capo Rizzuto, in the region of Calabria, in southern Italy, on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Thousands of refugees arrived in Italy this fall via a lesser-known migrant route. , the Calabrian route from …

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Charities see more crypto donations. Who does it benefit from?

As the biggest cryptocurrencies rise and fall in value, hitting record highs one week before declining the next, they increasingly become more important sources of income for charities. However, the number of associations accepting virtual currencies, known for their volatility, remains limited. Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, hit nearly $ …

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Sudan: 15 dead confirmed in protest carnage in Sudan

Khartoum – Reports from the Sudanese Central Medical Committee confirm that the death toll among civilians, after Sudanese security forces fired at demonstrations with live ammunition yesterday, has risen to 15, while some of the injured remain in a critical state. It was also reported that security forces were raiding …

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