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The PH Red Cross calls for more donations for Surigao del Norte, the success of Odette

The President and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Senator Richard Gordon, appealed to the public on Saturday January 15 to continue donating to the PRC fund for the victims of Typhoon Odette. (Photo by Philippine Red Cross/MANILA BULLETIN) The urgent response for those affected by Typhoon Odette continues …

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Displaced villagers in Kambaramba receive humanitarian aid

It will take more than six months for 500 people in Kambaramba village, Angoram district, to rebuild their homes which were burnt down in December, a community leader said. The burning of 43 houses in the village of Kambaramba allegedly caused by an alcohol-related problem and murder that affected 500 …

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NOTICE: Bring back the UK seasons – I miss them

New Year’s Day? It was more like the August bank holiday. While out for a walk, I passed countless people in T-shirts, some in shorts. A couple in a convertible car with the top down motorized, the driver in shirt sleeves. I have to say, I felt a little silly …

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Living on Earth: Remembering Naturalist Tom Lovejoy

Broadcast date: week of January 7, 2022 stream / download this segment as an MP3 file Environmentalist Tom Lovejoy is remembered for his decades of researching and bringing people together to protect the Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems on the planet. (Photo: Courtesy Carmen Thorndike) Host Steve Curwood and White …

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UNMISS peacekeepers tackle former enemy malaria in Eastern Equatoria as global spotlight stays on Covid-19

When new health threats, like the Covid-19 pandemic, emerge and steal the show, old enemies don’t necessarily disappear. Instead, they go about their usual business quietly, much to the dismay of those involved. Malaria is one of those centuries-old scourges that still kills people in South Sudan and elsewhere. The …

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These weird Christmas gifts prove that it’s the thought that counts

Brian Mansfield / Twitter / Alamy It goes without saying that Christmas shouldn’t be all about the presents, but when the presents include mosquito nets and real skulls, they can be hard to ignore. I’m sure we’ve all opened up a gift with a long-forgotten meaning or seemingly unnecessary purpose …

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Low vaccination rates are a concern amid the COVID outbreak in Africa

Low vaccination rates are a growing concern amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections in Africa, where nearly 227,000 deaths have been reported, according to the Africa CDC’s COVID-19 dashboard. Only 20 African countries had vaccinated at least 10% of their population by mid-December, according to the United Nations. Access …

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Tropical diseases detected at altitude

Netra Bahadur Nembang from Bhairabtol in Siddhicharan-12 Municipality, Okhaldhunga, suffered from an unusually high fever last month. In his weakened state, he went to the Okhaldhunga Community Hospital at the district headquarters for examination. Health workers at the hospital have confirmed dengue. Nembang, who had not left his camp for …

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A woman from Lisbellaw raises awareness of the hunger crisis

Lisbellaw’s wife, Libbet Irvine, waves her Christmas sandbag stocking to raise awareness of the food crisis in flood-stricken South Sudan, where an estimated 2.4 million people are at risk of starvation. The worst floods in nearly 60 years have killed livestock and destroyed crops, exacerbating the country’s current food crisis. …

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Tim Thompson appointed to tax court | News

Tim Thompson was appointed by Gov. Andy Beshear to serve the late Bill Burke as the Sixth District Magistrate of the Scott County Tax Court. Although it is a public holiday, Thompson was officially sworn in on Thursday. The term expires at the end of 2022. Burke passed away a …

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