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Source: United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) |

Invitation to a press conference on The Government of Japan contributes to UNMAS to support Sudan to meet its obligation under Ottawa Treaty

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Embassy of Japan, and the National Mine Action Center cordially invite you to attend and cover the press conference on the contribution of the Government of Japan for UNMAS to support Sudan to meet its obligation under Ottawa Treaty.  Presenters:  Mr. Habibulhaq Javed, UNMAS…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

The United States and WFP Support Food-Insecure Populations in Sudan and South Sudan

The United States continues to be a long-standing partner and the largest single donor to WFP in Sudan, contributing nearly US$1 billion to WFP Sudan’s operations since 2012

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the second of two recent shipments carrying urgently required food assistance for Sudan and South Sudan. The ships, Maritime Faith and Liberty Grace, docked in Port Sudan and discharged over 47,880 metric…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ERA 2017 launch set for Dakar, Senegal

The annual ERA is a flagship publication of the ECA

All is set for the launch of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA2017) which examines how the continent can accelerate industrialization as a vehicle for Africa’s structural transformation by harnessing opportunities arising from rapid urbanization. The annual ERA is a flagship publication of the ECA. The 2017 edition is titled;…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European envoy on freedom of religion or belief: Sudanese partners open to dialogue on religious diversity

Jan Figel, Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the European Union, visited Sudan from the March 14 to 17, 2017

Jan Figel, Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the European Union, visited Sudan from the March 14 to 17, 2017. The visit is to support cooperation in intercultural and interreligious dialogue, and to promote freedom of religion or belief and peaceful coexistence of different…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada announces funding in response to severe food crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

As a result of conflicts in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as a devastating drought affecting Somalia, more than 20 million people are facing extreme food insecurity, with famine already declared in parts of South Sudan

Canadians have always helped in times of crisis, and Canada’s humanitarian assistance reflects the best of Canadian values. As a result of conflicts in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as a devastating drought affecting Somalia, more than 20 million people are facing extreme food insecurity, with famine…

Source: European Commission |

EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa region

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union. On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark |

DKK 300 million to combat the acute hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa

The Danish contribution is a timely and prompt response to the UN appeals for increased humanitarian aid in response to the escalating food crisis in the Horn of Africa

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, is now increasing Denmark’s humanitarian assistance to combat the acute food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Denmark will provide 300 mio. DKK (approx. 42,8 mio. USD) in humanitarian assistance to the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Committee…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN appeals for nearly $170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya

Half of the country is affected by the drought brought on by a third consecutive year of unreliable rains

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today appealed for $166 million to aid Kenyan pastoralists and farmers whose livestock and crops are suffering amid what the Government declared a “national drought disaster.” “With these funds, humanitarian actors will provide life-saving food, health, water and sanitation services to 2.6 million…

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

Red Cross steps up emergency water and sanitation for thousands more South Sudanese refugees in Uganda as influx continues

With refugee settlements in Uganda swelling beyond capacity, a new site called Imvepi opened in late February for new arrivals

The Uganda Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are scaling up emergency water treatment and latrine construction in northern Uganda as thousands of refugees fleeing violence and hunger in South Sudan stream into the country daily. As of this week, a…

Source: British High Commission Kampala |

Foreign Secretary visits Uganda

Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP was hosted by President Museveni at State House Entebbe

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Uganda on 15 March, to call on President Museveni at State House, Entebbe. The visit – the most senior by a member of the British Government in recent years - follows those of FCO Minister Baroness Anelay and DFID Minister James Wharton earlier in…