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Food company Oakland International sends 50 family aid trucks to Ukraine

A Midlands food company has launched a humanitarian effort to collect and ship 50 truckloads of food to families in Ukraine. Oakland International hopes to start sending donations from UK suppliers to the Polish-Ukrainian border – and possibly even across the border if it is secure enough – as early …

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Even Switzerland is getting tough with Russia: EU sanctions will apply there

GENEVA – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has tested Switzerland’s vaunted neutrality – and with it, the country’s traditional role as an international broker and reputation as a haven for the assets of richest and most powerful in Russia. The Swiss executive refrained from announcing unilateral sanctions against Russian interests after …

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Guatemala: Population movement – Operation DREF N° MDRGT017 – Final report – Guatemala

A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster On July 23, 2021, the Guatemalan Migration Institute (IGM for its acronym in Spanish) shared information about an alert issued on a possible mass movement (“Caravan”) of 12,000 people arriving from Honduras at the end of July 2021. D ‘following the alert, the …

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From Clara Barton at International Christian Concern: Carrying on the traditions of Christian missionaries

December 25, 2021 marked the 200and birthday of “Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton. Among her many notable accomplishments in her lifetime, one was her trip to the Ottoman Empire of Turkey in 1896. At 75, Clara Barton left New York for Istanbul …

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Russia and Belarus extend major military exercises near Ukraine

Band Polina Devitt and Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW/DONETSK, Ukraine, February 20 (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus are extending military exercises that were due to end on Sunday, the Belarusian defense minister said, in a step that is further intensifying pressure on Ukraine as Western leaders warn of an imminent Russian invasion. …

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NRL 2022: Australian Red Cross, Tonga Relief

First came the massive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano; then the ensuing tsunami and now Tonga is in lockdown after COVID-19 finally reached the shores of the island kingdom. It’s been a triple whammy since a series of eruptions from the undersea volcano 65km north of the main …

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Solomon Islands: Vaccines are vital as COVID overburdens health system

Kuala Lumpur/Honiara/Suva, February 17, 2022 – Scaling up vaccinations is critical in Solomon Islands as COVID-19 plummets across the country, overburdening the country’s fragile health system, from the capital Honiara to remote islands and villages. Free of COVID-19 in the community a month ago, the Solomon Islands reported nearly 5,000 …

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QRCS helps families affected by floods in Sudan [EN/AR] – Sudan

February 15, 2022 ― Doha: As part of its multiple humanitarian operations in Sudan, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues the activities of the flood relief campaign. Recently, QRCS completed the distribution of food and non-food items to flood-affected people in the White Nile, River Nile and Khartoum. A …

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Count to continue in the NSW by-elections

NSW Labor appears to have secured a surprise extra seat in the state’s lower house as the vote count resumes from four by-elections across the state. The final results of Saturday’s poll will not be known for weeks, with mail-in votes being processed from Wednesday and tallying of those votes …

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Estonia recommends avoiding travel to Ukraine and allocates funds for Ukraine’s aid

The Estonian Foreign Ministry recommends avoiding non-essential travel to Ukraine due to the threat of Russian war against the country; it also allocated €351,700 to help people living near the contact line in eastern Ukraine. “Due to an increased risk of military action by Russia, we recommend avoiding non-essential travel …

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Southern Africa: Cyclone Season Flash Update #5 (Tropical Cyclone Batsirai) (February 10, 2022) – Madagascar

STRONG POINTS At least 92 people have died and nearly 61,500 people remain displaced, according to the latest update received from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNGRC). Thousands of homes have been destroyed, damaged or flooded. Schools and health facilities were damaged by the wind in and around the town …

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The Taliban in Geneva for diplomatic and humanitarian talks

The Taliban feel they are getting closer to international recognition, the regime’s foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, told AFP last week. GENEVA – A Taliban delegation was in Geneva on Tuesday for a week of NGO-organized talks on humanitarian access and human rights, as the new leaders of crisis-beleaguered Afghanistan …

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Teenage detainees in Syria lack food and medicine, aid group says

QAMISHLI, Syria – Children detained in a northeastern Syrian prison that was attacked by ISIS two weeks ago are injured, hungry and thirsty, according to the first international aid worker to see them from headquarters . “They just managed to say a few words: that they are hungry, that they …

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Francesco Rocca, an Italian at the top of international support and solidarity activities

People less known and even less quoted in the media – rather than those who are known for “environmental” reasons and by the will of political parties – honor and serve Italy and the world. The latter often have no skills or even qualifications for their role, thus reducing themselves …

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QRCS and KRCS provide emergency medical aid to the people of Afghanistan [EN/AR] -Afghanistan

February 5, 2022 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) have co-launched a response to the emergency and health needs of the Afghan people, as part of of a bilateral cooperation agreement aimed at alleviating the suffering of the Afghan people. communities …

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The remains of 629 soldiers missing from the Iran-Iraq war have been found

Representative picture The Iraqi Red Crescent Organization has announced that the remains of 629 soldiers who went missing during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war have been found. In a statement released on Tuesday, the organization demanded that families receive the remains of 629 soldiers killed in the eight-year armed conflict between …

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We have received 24,000 applications from missing Nigerians

From Okwe obi, Abuja The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed yesterday that it has received 24,000 applications from Nigerians reported missing by family members. ICRC Vice-President Gilles Carbonnier revealed this in Abuja during his visit to Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Palestinian detainee after 136 days of hunger strike is “on the verge of death”, says brother

Palestinian detainee Hisham Abu Hawash was unconscious from Thursday to Sunday, before being transferred to an Israeli hospital Hisham Abu Hawash has lost mobility from neck to toe and is unaware of his surroundings, says brother [Getty] Palestinian detainee Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been on hunger strike for 136 …

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Honoring the history of the Valley | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN – Judith M. Sheridan, a Bloomfield resident who works with many local historical groups in Trumbull County, received the 2021 Award of Excellence for the Year from the Ohio Local History Alliance for her work at the Harriet Taylor Upton Association. Sheridan, a member of the Upton Association, said …

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QRCS supplies solar power to Gaza health center [EN/AR] – Occupied Palestinian Territory

December 27, 2021 – Doha: As part of its interventions to support the health sector in Gaza, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has endowed the Deir Al-Balah health center, affiliated with the Red Crescent Palestinian (PRCS), in solar energy, through a project to secure renewable energies for the PRCS …

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Hunger is of greater concern than COVID-19 in wintery Afghanistan, aid agencies say – World News

Photo: The Canadian Press As the first snowfall dusted the Afghan capital of Kabul earlier this month, Mary-Ellen McGroarty reflected on the harsh winter that awaited her. COVID-19 was far from a priority. Unlike much of the rest of the world where concern over the fifth wave of the Omicron-triggered …

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Ocean Viking rescue ship carrying 114 migrants remains stranded a week later

A rescue ship that rescued 114 migrants off the Libyan coast last week is still looking for a safe port to disembark them. A week after picking up the migrants, the Ocean Viking rescue vessel was still stranded at sea, according to the NGO SOS Méditerranée. “A week after their …

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The 100 “most influential” people in healthcare, according to Modern Healthcare

Modern healthcare last week released its list of the ‘100 most influential people in health’ for 2021, awarding the top two spots to vaccine innovators for their role in producing effective Covid-19 vaccines . 16 things CEOs need to know in 2022 How? ‘Or’ What Modern healthcare make the list …

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Afghan Taliban leaders call for help as migrant crisis looms

A Taliban fighter guards a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 16, 2021. REUTERS / Ali Khara Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, December 18 (Reuters) – Senior Taliban officials on Saturday appealed for international assistance to tackle the worsening economic crisis that has fueled fears …

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Sudan: the ICRC in Sudan will train rapid support forces for humanitarian law

Khartoum – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sudan on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum. The Communist Party of Sudan has accused the country’s military of destabilizing the situation in the western region of Sudan out of self-interest. The …

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Central American foreign agent laws undermine U.S. migration strategy

WASHINGTON – Journalist Julio López says he has endured years of harassment and violence from the Nicaraguan government and its supporters for his investigative reporting on corruption and human rights. But in April 2018, the crackdown took a darker turn. Pro-government activists stole his cell phone and beat him until …

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Protecting protectors: How safe are aid workers’ lives in conflict zones?

In a world affected by brutal civil strife, endless proxy wars, violent extremism and warlords, and now counting with the impact of COVID-19, the need to help vulnerable people will continue to grow. ‘to expand. At the same time, the security conditions in which humanitarian workers are deployed and operate …

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Don’t let Afghans starve (letter) | Letters to the Editor

The International Red Cross warns that half of Afghanistan’s 40 million people could starve this winter because of international sanctions. Some $ 10 billion in Afghan reserves are frozen in US banks. International aid is cut off. Cash is insufficient to pay the country’s doctors, nurses, teachers, sanitation workers and …

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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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DVIDS – News – BJACH, Fort Polk and the American Red Cross renew their partnerships

FORT POLK, Louisiana – The American Red Cross, the United States Army Garrison and the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital signed memoranda of understanding at 8:30 a.m. before the installation of the Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 10 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana. Colonel Sam Smith, the …

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Heavy northwest rains lead to flooding, evacuations and school closures

Heavy rains in Washington are causing flooding that has forced school closures and evacuation warnings and blocked some in their cars as storms continued in the Pacific Northwest. Through LISA BAUMANN Associated Press November 15, 2021, 21:19 • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article BELLINGHAM, …

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Richardson faces criticism on Myanmar trip

November 9, 2021 at 11:58 am By GRANT PECK Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Former US Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson acknowledges criticism of his humanitarian visit to Myanmar, but says he believes his trip has been constructive. Richardson, also a former governor of New Mexico, is the most …

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Plane crash at Juba airport kills five

By DAVID MAYEN A plane crash at Juba International Airport on Tuesday morning left five people dead, the airport’s national director confirmed. “The event occurred this morning as the plane took off at 10:36 am for Maban, Upper Nile State. The cargo plane, which is owned by Optimum Aviation, had …

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International Volunteer Day 2021 | IFRC

At the IFRC, we are deeply proud of our amazing volunteers who save lives and fight for our common humanity every day. While the scale of today’s challenges, whether it’s COVID-19, the climate crisis, or the dangers facing communities at risk of disaster, may seem overwhelming, there is hope. Hope …

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High-level Expo event highlights the need to manage climate change risks, plan and act before crises

Innovative space technologies have enormous potential for early humanitarian action Dubai – United Arab Emirates: The need to better anticipate climate shocks and invest in early humanitarian action was highlighted at a high-level meeting hosted by the Swedish Embassy in the United Arab Emirates at the ‘Dubai Expo 2020. Participants …

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Spotlighting Our Hispanic Federal Lawyers – Legal Department Performance

United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Spotlighting Our Hispanic Federal Lawyers 23 October 2021 Cozen O’Connor To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Deborah Winokur co-wrote an article for the Fall 2021 issue of the Legacy Houston newsletter of the PBA Minority Bar Committee. The article …

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Zero emissions by 2050, it’s too late

Leading climatologists warn that 2050 is too late to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to virtually zero. Scientists involved in the UN’s IPCC climate committee told NOS that the year mentioned in the European Green Deal and the Dutch climate law should in fact be introduced for ten years, until 2040 …

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South Africa: Joint ICRC-IOM press release – Responding to the needs of missing migrants and their families

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are today organizing the first ever meeting of the Missing Migrants Watch Committee with South African authorities. South Africa is a major destination and transit country for migrants from the regions of eastern and southern …

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Pakistan: Emergency department modernized to provide quality health care in Bajaur – Pakistan

A newly renovated emergency room was inaugurated at the Bajaur District Headquarters Hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (formerly North West Frontier Province) on September 16. The 26-bed establishment, which includes an operating room, a resuscitation room, triage clinics and a pharmacy, was renovated and put in place by the International …

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Turkey sends aid to Afghanistan

Turkey sends aid to Afghanistan

Ankara, October 3 (SocialNews.XYZ) Turkey has sent aid convoys to Afghanistan, where around 18.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, said Kerem Kinik, president of the Turkish Red Crescent. Turkey’s last convoy, carrying 33 tons of food, left the Pakistan route on Saturday to deliver food to 16,000 …

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Afghans call for humanitarian aid

Children watch people in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, where a new apartment is located in Kabul on June 21, 2021. (Photo courtesy of ADEK BERRY / AFP) OAN press roomUpdated 3:28 p.m. Pacific Standard Time – Saturday, October 2, 2021 As economic pressure continues to increase in Afghanistan, …

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Proskauer and the American Red Cross: Supporting National and International Relief Through Workplace Donations – Legal Department Performance

United States: Proskauer and the American Red Cross: Supporting national and international relief through workplace donations 02 October 2021 Proskauer Rose LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Earlier this month, Proskauer launched a new partnership with the American Red Cross by creating a workplace donation …

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