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United States | U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syria Crisis

United States – Today at the Third Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region,” the United States announced more than $397 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria as part of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan for 2019-2020. This brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to the … Continue reading United States | U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syria Crisis

JOHANNESBURG | HIV cases in children dropping but still too slowly, UN says

JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children’s agency says the number of youths living with HIV could drop by about one-third to 1.9 million between now and 2030, while children dying each year from AIDS-related causes could drop by nearly half to 56,000 in 2030. Its new report says that while the projected decline in HIV … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | HIV cases in children dropping but still too slowly, UN says

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Kevin E. Moley Travel to New York

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin E. Moley will travel to New York from July 16 – 18, leading the U.S. delegation to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  Assistant Secretary Moley is expected to deliver the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Kevin E. Moley Travel to New York

JUBA, South Sudan| 200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

JUBA, South Sudan| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months. An estimated 19,000 children are believed to be in armed forces amid the country’s 5-year civil war, which … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan| 200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

ISLAMABAD /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.N. children‘s agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. “It’s abysmal,” said Dr. Ghazna Khalid, a leading obstetrician in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province. “We don’t … Continue reading UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

YAMBIO, South Sudan  /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago. Over 19,000 children are thought to have been recruited by all sides. The “laying down of the guns” ceremony for 87 girls and … Continue reading More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

UNICEF: Vaccines cargo to blockaded Yemen can’t be one-off

AMMAN, Jordan/November 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened a sea and air blockade earlier this month. Regional UNICEF director Geert Cappelaere described Saturday’s shipment as a “very … Continue reading UNICEF: Vaccines cargo to blockaded Yemen can’t be one-off