Latest News for: Aid-agency


Growth in rural Yellowstone County puts more pressure on volunteer fire departments

Billings Gazette 18 Apr 2021
All fire agencies in Yellowstone County have signed onto a mutual aid agreement, which means when one department can't get to an emergency call another agency more available will step in ... At some point a department's call for mutual aid will go out and the other agencies will be unable to respond.

Iran lashes out at 'bully' US over deadly parade attack

The National 18 Apr 2021
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday blamed the United States for the attack on a military parade that killed at least 29 people a day earlier, including 12 members of the Revolutionary Guards, and wounded 60 more ... Neither provided evidence ... Iran's semi-official Fars news agency blamed Saudi Arabia and Israel for aiding the attack ... _________ ... .

Exclusive: Ethiopian survivors retell horrors of last month’s ‘Houthi holocaust’

Arab News 18 Apr 2021
He was taken to a government hospital, where he could see from the window a heavy security presence deployed around the medical facility, blocking relatives and aid agencies from reaching the injured.

How America’s Jewish refugee aid agency is doing 3 months under Biden

The Jerusalem Post 17 Apr 2021
For HIAS, it seemed like an answered prayer, as the Jewish refugee aid agency had endured a rough four years under Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump ... Founded in 1881 as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the agency at first was a resource and aid to waves of newly arrived Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.

Sensible border fix some will hate

The Morganton News Herald 17 Apr 2021
But doing that will require more than foreign aid, it will require U.S ... These items are reminiscent of the strictures placed on foreign aid by international aid agencies ... Aid relieves poverty without leading to much investment ... And despite Biden’s talk of combating corruption, there’s evidence that a decent amount of aid gets pocketed by local elites.

UN: Battle for Yemen's Marib Putting Civilians at Risk

Voa News 17 Apr 2021
The U.N. refugee agency is calling for greater security for civilians caught in a raging battle between Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels for control of the northern governorate of Marib ... Aid agencies believe they are in great danger ... refugee agency reports at least 70 incidents of armed violence have resulted in many deaths and injuries ... .

UNRWA: Palestinians relieved and comforted by return of US support

The National 17 Apr 2021
Washington's pledge to fund the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has been greeted with relief in Bethlehem, where residents hope the promise may bring an end to the hardships of recent years ... “We’re very happy that they’re helping the Palestinian people,” added the 58-year-old, arriving at a new health centre built by the UN agency.

KSrelief Distributes Ramadan Food Baskets in Yemen

MENA FN 17 Apr 2021
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency). Shabwa, April 16 ,2021, SPA -- King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has continued to distribute about 27 tons of Ramadan food baskets to the ... .

United Way auction starts Monday

Athens Daily Review 17 Apr 2021
It’s time to get ready to bid in the first ever Henderson County United Way online auction. Start time is 8 a.m. Monday, April 19 with the closing at 11.59 p.m Sunday, April 25 ... “Donating items to our auction is a great way to support United Way fundraising efforts that provide aid to 19 partner agencies in Henderson County,” Underwood said ... ....

Support women who offer themselves for leadership - Assemblyman

Ghana Web 17 Apr 2021
He encouraged them to endeavour to report any issues of human rights abuse to agencies such as CHRAJ, police, social welfare, and Legal Aid among others for support ... the victims to report to the appropriate agencies for help with regards to how the property should be shared.

States in east India highly vulnerable to climate change, says first such assessment report

The Times of India 17 Apr 2021
A total of 94 representatives from 24 states and 2 Union Territories (UTs) participated in the nation-wide exercise to come up with the assessment report, jointly supported by the DST and the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) ... It may also aid to plan disaster management.

Senior Living: Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what’s at stake.

East Bay Times 17 Apr 2021
They would, however, benefit from a larger, better paid, better trained workforce of aides that help people in their homes — one of the plan’s objectives ... According to a survey last year by Genworth, a financial services firm, the hourly cost for a home health aide averages $24.

Rocky Hill gets state funding to redevelop site of long-empty Ames headquarters

Hartford Courant 17 Apr 2021
It’s a project that’s been near and dear to my heart,” Mayor Lisa Marotta said Friday after learning of the award ... Advertisement ... Marotta said the town is also seeking brownfields grants from state agencies for up to $2 million to aid with demolition of the site and that it has revised its tax abatement policies to incentivize developers ... .

The new, US climate duo who loves baseball, Boston and the planet

Business Day 17 Apr 2021
John Kerry and Gina McCarthy worked together under former president Barack Obama, when Kerry served as secretary of state and McCarthy led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... A White House official emphasised this week what Biden’s aides often say.