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Spreeha Foundation Responds to Intense Flooding of Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Ferdouse Oneza, CEO of Spreeha Foundation recently provided an update from her visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Her organization, Spreeha, was recently selected by students at the University of Washington to receive a grant of $25,000 to assist with its response to the Rohingya refugee crisis.

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Photo credit: Spreeha Foundation.

“We visited two camps, one in Unciprang, where we already have two early childhood development centers, and another in Balukhali, where we are considering providing additional services,” writes Oneza. Read More

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World Bicycle Relief

By Allegra Abramo

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A person can ride a bicycle four times the distance of someone walking. (Photo: WBR)

For girls in rural Zambia, getting to school often involves walking at least an hour each way. Community health workers in Kenya must walk 40 to 60 minutes just to reach their health facilities, and even longer to visit clients in their homes. In Zimbabwe, employees of one company face an average 3.5-hour walk to work.

In these and other rural regions across the world, access to education, health care, and economic opportunity is severely constrained by a lack of reliable, efficient transportation. More than 600 million people walk as their primary mode of transportation in sub-Saharan Africa alone.

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Americares Delivers $2 Million in Aid for Syria

Stamford, Conn. – July 10, 2018 – Americares is delivering $2 million in critical medicine and medical supplies to help children and families in war-torn Syria. Two shipments containing 29 tons of life-saving items, including antibiotics, intravenous fluids, safe birthing kits and chronic disease medications are in transit.

The medicines will be distributed to medical facilities in rural western Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Idlib, by Human Appeal and the Syrian American Medical Society, which supports over 100 medical facilities in Syria, including underground trauma hospitals. Read More →

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