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Source: United Nations (UN) |

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…

Source: GE |

healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Announces the Graduation of its First Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Today, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa

GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa This programme culminates in a “Premier Pitch” event where 14 finalists will present their respective enterprises to an…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 Regional Launch

Following a two-day technical consultation on 21 and 22 February 2017, ASL2050 will be officially launched on 23 February 2017 in Addis Ababa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to implement the ‘Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050’ (ASL2050) project. The project aims to facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing and consultation among livestock, health…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK outlines new humanitarian support and urges international community to save lives before it's too late

Priti Patel announces new packages of UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and calls on others to step up as well

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has today announced new packages of life-saving UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and issued a call to action to the international community to step up their support before it is too late. Before this week there has been only one certified famine…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – UNICEF

This year, UNICEF is working with partners to provide therapeutic treatment to 220,000 severely malnourished children in Nigeria, over 200,000 severely malnourished children in South Sudan, more than 200,000 severely malnourished children in Somalia, and 320,000 children in Yemen

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today. “Time is running out for more than a million children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “We can still save many…

Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Express makes global online shopping easier with On Demand Delivery in Sub Saharan Africa

On Demand Delivery is currently deployed in 6 markets across SSA – South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius & Tanzania, with plans to roll out to further countries in SSA throughout 2017

On Demand Delivery developed in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes  Flexible shipping options designed to enhance the customer experience for online shoppers DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

New British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos arrives Nigeria

Laure Beaufils looks forward to working with a variety of Nigerian partners to further progress on the UK/Nigeria relationship

The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced the arrival of Laure Beaufils, appointed as British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos, Laure is the first female to head the UK mission in Lagos. She arrived Nigeria on Monday, 20 January 2017, and already looks forward to the tasks ahead. Commenting…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Urgent action needed to prevent further deterioration of humanitarian situation in north-east Nigeria

The IFRC is also calling on its partners in the region and globally to increase their support for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency operations in north-east Nigeria

The Secretary General of the IFRC has called for more assistance and support for communities in Nigeria’s north-east. Following a visit to Maiduguri in Nigeria’s Borno State, Elhadj As Sy recognized the progress made in responding to humanitarian needs. However, he noted that, despite the improved response, the vulnerabilities of…

International Expo-Consults (IEC)
Source: International Expo-Consults (IEC) |

Africa market to immensely benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai: IEC

Growing infrastructure including malls and themeparks to benefit from the amusement exhibition to be held at DWTC

The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017 (www.DEALMiddleEastShow.com), to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults (www.IECDubai.com), the organisers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African…