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Humanitarian agencies seek $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in northeast Nigeria – UN

According to OCHA, the eight-year-long conflict has left some 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of Nigeria's north-east

As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United Nations relief aid wing has said. “If the resources do…

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UN’s global emergency fund provides $18.5 million for early response to new drought in Ethiopia

To provide time-critical aid to more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia’s worst-hit Somali region, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien has released US$18.5 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

With the Horn of Africa facing one of the worst droughts in decades, more than 5.6 million people in Ethiopia alone are in desperate need of life’s basic necessities. To provide time-critical aid to more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia’s worst-hit Somali…

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Joint statement on the Central African Republic by the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, the International Organization of La Francophonie, the European Union and the United Nations

The five partner organizations condemn the latest acts of violence perpetrated by the Front populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (FPRC) and its allies, as well as by the Mouvement pour l’Unité et la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC), that have caused heavy civilian losses and significant population displacement

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the African Union (AU), the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) are deeply concerned by the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), particularly in the prefectures of Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto. The…

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Statement of the PBC Guinea Bissau Configuration on the situation in Guinea-Bissau

The PBC remains concerned that it is the people of Guinea-Bissau who are suffering the negative impacts of the political instability due to lack of basic public services, particularly in the health and education sector

The PBC Guinea-Bissau Configuration met on 15 February 2017, to discuss the situation in Guinea Bissau and exchanged views on the on-going political crisis. The PBC remains concerned that it is the people of Guinea-Bissau who are suffering the negative impacts of the political instability due to lack of basic…

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H.E. the President of the Republic of the Sudan Omar Al Bashir receives the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan for the second time

During the 30-minute meeting, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator briefed H.E. the President of the Republic of the Sudan about the ongoing work of the United Nations in the country and the support offered by the national and international partners

H.E. President Omar Al Bashir received today, for the second time, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas at the Council of Ministers Premises. During the 30-minute meeting, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator briefed H.E. the President of the Republic of the Sudan about…

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Reported killings in DR Congo town could amount to serious rights violations - UN rights arm

Some 39 individuals among those killed in the violence between 9-13 February were women, caught in the shooting

At least 101 people are reported to have been killed by soldiers in clashes between military forces and members of the Kamuina Nsapu militia in central Democratic Republic of the Congo over the last five days, the United Nations human rights wing has said. Some 39 individuals among those killed…

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Fellowship programme for journalists sponsored by Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists

The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America/the Caribbean and are currently working for media organizations

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2017 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 20, 2017. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in…

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Entrepreneurship Education in Technical Secondary Schools in Luxor

The intensive program, which was conducted in Luxor and Cairo, was held with the objective of training the teachers on how to integrate entrepreneurial skills within the subjects they teach, through UNIDO’s Entrepreneurship Curriculum Programme (ECP)

93 teachers from Luxor technical secondary schools have successfully completed a 4-week training program on entrepreneurship education, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education. The training program is part of UNIDO’s…

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Encourage Girls To Study Science – UNIC Director

Participants attended from Supreme Education Foundation Schools, Ostra Heights Schools and Veritas Schools, Lagos

As the world marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Mr. Ronald Kayanja has underscored the need to encourage girls to study science subjects and explore careers in the Sciences to break the socio-cultural barriers that discourage girls…