Humanitarian

Pee-powered toilet designed to keep refugees safe

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By SciDev.Net- Andy Extance A prototype toilet that can generate power from urine was launched last week. The urinal, which is being trialled at the University of the West of England (UWE) in the United Kingdom, is designed to improve security in refugee camps by providing lighting in and around toilets. UK anti-poverty charity Oxfam, whose researchers are working with ...

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Louis Berger provides design and work supervision at UNESCO World Heritage sites in Algeria

At the signing ceremony (from the left) Jacques Blanc, deputy general manager, North Africa; and Zouhir Ballalou, director of the heritage programme, Ministry of Culture

Three locations have been selected for the EU program, which aims to protect and enhance Algeria’s cultural heritage The Algerian Ministry of Culture recently awarded Louis Berger (http://www.louisberger.com) a European Union (EU)-funded contract for the design and work supervision of pilot rehabilitation operations at two World Heritage sites in Algeria. “We are proud to partner with Algeria’s Ministry of Culture ...

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ADEC’s Sports Day attracts 140,000 participants across the UAE

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Event forms part of Council’s ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ campaign The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has launched today its Sports Day activities as part of its commitment to underscore the sports sector’s fundamental role in creating healthy and productive communities in Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE. About 140,000 students, parents, teachers and administrative staff participated in numerous ...

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UAE Exchange partners UNICEF for underprivileged children

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• UAE Exchange contributes AED 100,000 for the underprivileged children • Fourth consecutive year of association between UAE Exchange and UNICEF Dubai – The holy month of Ramadan inspires acts of kindness, good deeds and charity, and such deeds done during this month are considered to be very sacred. As children are the future of any society, helping children overcome ...

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Ashoka Arab World is looking for Nominations of Social Entrepreneurs for its Fellowship program

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Ashoka is searching for nominations of social entrepreneurs in Egypt and all the Arab countries to elect them to the Ashoka Fellowship. Ashoka is the global community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, men and women with system changing solutions to society’s most pressing social problems, in other words individuals who know what is not working in their societies and ...

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Emirates ID Launches Interactive Application on Facebook for Special Needs People

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In a major step towards facilitating services for the special needs people, the Emirates Identity Authority has launched an interactive online application on its facebook pages aimed at easing the burden of people with hearing and visual impairment in their transactions with Emirates ID, the application uses both braille and sign languages. This is part of the ‘El Khair Huwiyati’ ...

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UAE Exchange partners UNICEF for underprivileged children

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UAE Exchange contributes AED 100,000 for underprivileged children Fourth consecutive year of association between UAE Exchange and UNICEF The holy month of Ramadan inspires acts of kindness, good deeds and charity, and such deeds done during this month are considered to be very sacred. As children are the future of any society, helping children overcome the barriers they face to ...

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Economic Zones World donates AED 7 million to UAE Water Aid project

HE Hisham Abdullah Al Shirawi

Dubai – Economic Zones World , the parent company of Jafza, UAE’s flagship Free Zone operation, TechnoPark and Dubai Auto Zone, has donated AED 7 million to UAE Water Aid Project, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to provide more than five million people worldwide access ...

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Egypt Media Engage in Education Session about Hepatitis C Awareness Supported by Roche Diagnostics Middle East

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To highlight and raise awareness around hepatitis C in Egypt, which has the one of the largest prevalence in the world of the virus, with a 10 percent prevalence of chronic HCV infection among persons aged 15-59 years1. Medical specialists addressed media professionals in an interactive educational session. The event forms part of the media club series hosted by Roche ...

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Brazil approves GM mosquito that could cut dengue

ZEISS Microscopy/Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade – SciDev.Net Brazilian authorities have decided that a genetically modified (GM) strain of mosquitoes whose offspring die before reaching adulthood do not pose a significant risk to humans or the environment. The decision will open up the possibility of the company that developed the insects selling them in Brazil as a control strategy for dengue ...

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