Posts Tagged ‘UNICEF’

UN:New deputy head of UNICEF appointed

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of Johanna Brandt, a Dutch national, as the deputy executive director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Read more…

Somalia:UN agencies boost aid efforts to help Somalis hit by floods, famine and insecurity – UN News

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 5 ,2011
4 November 2011 –United Nations humanitarian agencies announced today that they are stepping up their support for Somalia as the country faces the combined impact of heavy rains, widespread famine and continuing insecurity in the streets. Read more…

Somalia:WHO launches vaccination campaign against Measles in Somalia

Saturday, August 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 20,2011

GENEVA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) started an emergency vaccination campaign in all accessible areas of South and Central Somalia, WTO spokesperson Tarek Jasarevic said here on Friday. Read more…

Ghana schoolboy launches solo famine fundraiser – AP

Saturday, August 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 13,2011                  Andrew Adansi-Bonnah is 11.

 ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — As international aid agencies scramble for donations for East Africa’s famine victims, one multi-million-dollar fundraising drive has come from an unexpected source: a West African schoolboy.

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah is 11. And during his eight-week school holiday, he wants to raise 20 million Ghanaian cedis – or about $13 million – for his cause by walking office to office Read more…

Dadaab:UNICEF intensifies relief efforts at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp

Sunday, August 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 7,2011
By Ben Ochieng and Wang Yanan
DADAAB, Kenya, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) — With an influx of new arrivals straining resources in the camps and host communities, the UN children’s fund is delivering life-saving support in health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and Read more…

Nearly half of fund appeal on east Africa famine complete: OCHA

Saturday, August 6, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 6,2011
GENEVA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — The overall appeal put up by the UN-led humanitarian cluster to tackle famine in Horn of Africa (HOA) had been 45 Read more…

IOM appeals for 26 mln USD to assist drought victims in Horn of Africa

Saturday, August 6, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 6,2011
by David Musyoka
NAIROBI, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) –The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Friday urgently appealed to the donor community for 26.6 million Read more…

Somalia:UNICEF urges aid for children in Somalia

Saturday, July 30, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 30,2011

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Somalia:UNICEF supplies food to Somalia

Sunday, July 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 17,2011
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Kenya: Amidst the region’s worst drought in decades, Somali refugees crowd camps in Kenya -UNICEF

Monday, July 11, 2011 Comments off
UNICEF ImageUNICEF Kenya Child Protection Specialist Zeinab Ahmed (right) speaks with Somali refugees in a camp in Dadaab, north-eastern Read more…