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Not On Our Watch Grant to UNICEF to Support Critical Protection Programs for Zimbabwean Refugee Children

Immediate Funds to Improve Care and Protection of Migrant Children in South Africa NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not On Our Watch, the international advocacy and aid organization founded by actors George Clooney , Don Cheadle , Matt Damon , Brad Pitt , producer Jerry We...

Global Creative, Media and Technology Agency LBi Launches Cutting Edge Social Movement for the British Red Cross in Support of Refugee Week

STOCKHOLM, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Red Cross are asking people to pledge their support to refugees by collectively 'changing their online status' across all social networks, instant messenger and email during Refugee Week (15th-21st June). This is the first time that a charit...

Researchers discover ways of integrating treatment of traumatized Tibetan refugee monks

(Boston) - The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) at Boston Medical Center recently treated many of the large number of Tibetan refugee monks who fled violent religious persecution. These individuals arrived in Boston suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress, interfering...

'Undeterred Despite the Obstacles': American Refugee Committee Responds to Tragedy in Myanmar

MINNEAPOLIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Refugee Committee (ARC) is delivering relief supplies to the survivors of the tragedy in Myanmar. In partnership with World Vision, ARC will provide life-saving medical supplies and food, including items such as water purification tablets, medic...

Afghan Refugee Gives Birth to Quintuplets in Pakistan

A 32-year-old Afghan woman living in southwest Pakistan has given birth to quintuplets, in what is thought to be the first such case for the country's huge refugee population, doctors said Monday. The four boys and a girl were doing well with their mother, identified as Amna Bibi, after th...

UNICEF To Help For The Betterment Of Refugee Kids in Chhattisgarh

UNICEF has offered to help the children of refugees settled in the makeshift relief camps of the Maoist-hit Dantewada district in the restive eastern state of Chhattisgarh.// UNICEF will specifically look into the health and educational problems of thousands of children settled in these camps...

Pederson Immigration Law Group Attorneys Featured in 14th Annual J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference and Job Fair Series

...l boards and committees including the national Board of Governors of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its Physicians Task Force and refugee Committee. Pederson has served as an expert commentator on CNN, ABC News and is often quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washingt...

Pederson Immigration Law Group Announces 14th Annual J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference and Job Fair Series

...l boards and committees including the national Board of Governors of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its Physicians Task Force and refugee Committee. Pederson has served as an expert commentator on CNN, ABC News and is often quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washingt...

Blue Cross Foundation Grants Focus on Improving Immigrant Health

... programs that provide basic needs services and build health equity for the refugee and immigrant community. Center for Victims of Torture , Minneapolis , $10,000 for the refugee Mental Health Assessment project to develop and pilot a culturally appropr...

The United Nations Foundation Joins White House Initiative to Encourage Public Service

... DC will host a day of activities in Washington, DC to educate young people about malaria and mobilize them to protect children and families living in refugee camps in Africa. The UN Foundation also pointed to the service project of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who taught midd...

Congress Appeals to Obama Administration, Thailand: Stop Hmong Returns to Laos

... Congressional letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Lao-Hmong refugee crisis in Thailand and Laos was sent today by 31 Members of Congress, as mo.... "The letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Laos Hmong refugee crisis was spearheaded by U.S. Congressmen Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Denni...

Washington, DC Community Leaders Commit to Send 10,000 Anti-Malarial Bed Nets to Refugees in Africa

...r of refugees. “As we near World refugee Day on June 20, I am proud to see my fellow Washin...the disease. This year, in partnership with the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR), Nothing But Nets is committed to s...r just $10, an individual can help to keep a young refugee safe from malaria-carrying mosquitoes while they s...

Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

...thor John A. Painter, a team leader for immigrant, refugee and migrant help at the CDC. The TB rate in that g...w-up exams often are required when an immigrant or refugee enters the United States. "Overseas screening can ... SOURCES: John A. Painter, team leader, immigrant, refugee and migrant health, U.S. Centers for Disease Contr...

UN Foundation to Help Protect More than a Million Refugees from Malaria in Africa

...undation announced today that, working with the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR), it will send over 346,000 life-sav...ndation announced today that, working with the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR), it will send over 346,000 life-sav...ere able to provide a life-saving bed net to every refugee in need in Kenya - and have since seen the malaria...

Dr. Larry Brilliant Joins Jeff Skoll to Combat Global Challenges

...onse effort. After the Christmas 2004 Tsunami, Larry volunteered to work in refugee camps and personally collected and carried financial contributions to refugee organizations in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. He currently chairs a task force ...

Nothing But Nets Launches World Malaria Day Fundraising Challenge

...oday to raise money to send lifesaving bed nets to refugee camps in Africa, where malaria is the number one k...safe. For just $10, a person can help keep a young refugee safe from malaria-carrying mosquitoes while they s... & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Seattle Sounders FC, the WNBA ...

In Testimony before Senate, International Medical Corps CEO Urges U.S. to Increase Support for Displaced Iraqis

... prospects and saddled the government with daunting social and political problems. Outside Iraq, the presence of such a large and economically limited refugee population has added an additional burden on host nations already struggling to provide for their own. While the number of newly displaced famil...

Chicago School of Professional Psychology Announces New Ph.D. in International Psychology

...rved populations, supporting advocacy initiatives for more resources to meet the international mental health challenges, or working with immigrant and refugee populations both at home and abroad. The first year of the 60-credit-hour program is devoted to a common core of classes while in the second and ...

AmeriCares and International Medical Corps Partner to Bring Lifesaving Aid to Chad

... medicines and medical supplies to its partner, International Medical Corps, to help Darfur refugees in Chad. The medical aid will help people in the refugee camps who are suffering from serious injuries, infections, diarrhea and chronic diseases, in addition to pre-natal vitamins for pregnant women. The s...

Nothing But Nets, Gavin DeGraw and Tom Cavanagh Help Save Lives in Uganda

...sting insecticide-treated bed nets to the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda, where more than 40,000 refugees ar... the next rainy season approaches, those living in refugee camps - the majority of whom are women and childre...cticide-treated bed nets for refugees living in 27 refugee camps in Uganda, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania, where ...

Nothing But Nets and Union of Reform Judaism Help Save Lives in Kenya

...r $1.2 million to deliver 128,000 bed nets to four refugee camps in Kenya Dadaab, ...p to see first-hand the impact of malaria on these refugee camps," said Rabbi Marla Feldman. "It is...cticide-treated bed nets for refugees living in 27 refugee camps in Uganda, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania, where ...

Seven Washington Organizations Receive Almost $126,000 Through March of Dimes Awards and Grants

...at-risk youth ages 13-24 with limited resources. Funding: $20,000. refugee Women's Alliance refugee Women's Alliance will provide assistance for prenatal education and support...

Temporary Cease Fires Not Enough for Humanitarian Aid Groups Working in Gaza

...raction.org/disaster/guide_giving.html . InterAction is an alliance of more than 170 U.S.-based private relief, international development and refugee assistance organizations. InterAction members have agreed to abide by a set of standards to ensure accountability to donors, professional competence a...

Case Western Reserve professor helps control infectious diseases with models and math

...sources). To complicate matters the disease is now spreading to new habitats through irrigation projects, or other changes in land-water use. Tourism, refugee movement and migration in general are bringing the disease into new areas in Africa and into urban environments like in northeast Brazil. It also reem...

InterAction Members Respond to the Crisis in Zimbabwe

...ion.org/disaster/guide_giving.html . InterAction is a coalition of more than 170 U.S.-based private relief, international development and refugee assistance organizations. InterAction members have agreed to abide by a set of standards to ensure accountability to donors, professional competence a...

Thousands of Public Health Experts to Address Leading Issues at APHA Annual Meeting, Oct. 25-29

...ealth Without Borders," the meeting will also explore transnational public health and will provide a forum to address a diversity of topics, including refugee health, water and land rights, and pollution management across borders. The meeting kicks off Sunday, Oct. 26, with opening remarks by Sir Michael M...

Health Care Reform, Sex Education, Disaster Preparedness Among Public Health Issues at APHA Annual Meeting, Oct. 25-29

...a.org/about/news/ampressinfo/ . The 2008 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is themed "Public Health Without Borders." Along with thematic topics like refugee health, water and land rights, and pollution management across borders, Annual Meeting sessions will also address pressing issues of political importa...

Texas Access to Justice Foundation Awards More Than $24 Million to Nonprofits Across the State for Legal Aid to Poor

... 181,762 El Paso Diocesan Migrant & refugee Services 230,278 El Paso Las Americas refugee Asylum Project 83,207 Fort Worth ...on Services, Inc. 87,721 San Antonio refugee & Immigrant Center for Education 68,415...

May 2008 issue on conflict and crisis settings: Promoting sexual and reproductive rights

...istance representing an increase of 56% from 2005. The great majority of these were IDPs who do not qualify for the rights and benefits conferred by refugee status. Disaster has a strongly gendered dimension related to sexual and reproductive health. Camps and shelters which are intended to provide ref...

Blue Cross Foundation Awards $528,000 in Grants to Improve Community Health

...he overall health of the Twin Cities immigrant and refugee community. Mental Health Grants Coalition of A...t to promote youth development among immigrant and refugee families in Winona County. Vietnamese Social Ser...g support to create an Institute for Immigrant and refugee Health and Wellness that addresses health disparit...

International Diabetes Federation grant supports Jordanian diabetes micro-clinic project

...team will work through the Jordanian Ministry of Health and health centres in the cities of Irbid, Ajloun and Karak, as well as in the rural areas and refugee camps in surrounding areas. The project has already successfully been piloted in 300 micro-clinics in Amman. Micro-clinics are formed through existing...

Linkwell Corporation Runs 24/7 Disinfectant Operations to Support China's Earthquake Relief Efforts

...es, More than 5,000 health personnel are working to disinfect China's earthquake-hit villages, and doctors and nurses are stationed round the clock in refugee camps to try to prevent survivors from falling sick. Linkwell's wholly owned subsidiary, LiKang Disinfectant Company, is providing emergency training ...

Estimated 3.2 million Burmese potentially affected by cyclone

...in the four affected administrative divisions could be affected by Cyclone Nargis, said Shannon Doocy, PhD, an assistant professor with the Center for refugee and Disaster Response, who developed the vulnerability estimates with colleagues from the Bloomberg Schools Center for Public Health and Human Rights,...

Hasbro Children's Hospital presents at 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

...TRICS Health Status and Subspecialty Needs of refugee Children After Resettlement ABSTRACT: Newly ar...care system. Research has shown that newly arrived refugee children have an appreciable burden of disease. Li...h status and the subspecialty needs of a pediatric refugee population in the first year after resettlement. T...

mtvU & Kaiser Family Foundation Launch POSorNOT.com to Challenge Stigma, Fight Spread of HIV/AIDS

...arrative-based simulation in which the user, from the perspective of a displaced Darfurian, negotiates forces that threaten the survival of his or her refugee camp. The game is a key element of mtvU's nearly four-year, student-led, Emmy Award-winning Sudan campaign. Representatives from mtvU and the Kais...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

...bs have been known for years but it wasnt until a few years ago that the idea of targeted plantings to fight malaria was put to the test at the Lukole refugee camp in Tanzanias Ngara district. When lantana, lemongrass, Mexican marigold, American basil and other seedlings were grown around camp houses, mosqu...

Dubai Cares Announces 12 Country Plan to Educate and Empower Children in Developing Nations

...receive educational materials. To date, Dubai Cares has initiated primary education programmes in Djibouti, Sudan and the Naher Al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. As a result, 2,400 teachers are currently being trained, more than 400 schools are being built/rehabilitated and 50 early child devel...

Cooler Solutions' 'Dignity Toilet' Wins International Design Competition by Providing Sanitation for Those in Need

...ceived the HIDO International Design Award. The Award was granted for their ground-breaking 'Dignity Toilet', a portable sanitation solution ideal for refugee camps and developing countries. Cooler Solutions developed this unique design as a part of their focus on sustainable product solutions. Images of the...

AmeriCares Passes $7 Billion Mark in Aid Distributed

...d was for medicines. AmeriCares VP of International Programs Christoph Gorder recently traveled to Darfur to assess the needs of those living at the refugee camps that receive AmeriCares donations and reports that the camps rely heavily on AmeriCares aid. "We found that virtually all of the prescriptions...

"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

... warned. The Kenyan government does not allow refugees to find employment outside the camps, to cultivate land or graze livestock, leaving the refugee population almost entirely dependent on humanitarian aid, according to the agency. ...
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