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Nigerian Displaced Communities Prepare for Rains as First Storms Raze Hundreds of Homes

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nigeria will respond to the needs of displaced populations through a multi-sectoral rainy season emergency response plan

Zaynab stands next to the remnants of her home she used to share with her six children before it was destroyed by early season rainstorms that brought strong winds and rain to north-east Nigeria.   “I was in the market in the afternoon when the storm came but my six children…

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New Funding for European Union (EU) - International Organization for Migration (IOM) Joint Initiative in the Horn of Africa

In the Horn of Africa, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative – running from March 2017 to March 2021 – is mainly focused on Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan

The European Union (EU) has committed an additional EUR 18 million to its partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) known as the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa (EU-IOM Joint Initiative).  The funding brings to EUR 43 million the EU’s total commitment to the EU-IOM initiative in the…

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UN torture prevention body to visit Ghana

The four-member delegation will hold discussions with government officials, civil society, UN entities and others, as well as visiting places where people are deprived of their liberty

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture is set to carry out its first visit to Ghana from 26 May to 1 June 2019 where it will examine the treatment of people deprived of their liberty and the safeguards in place for their protection against torture and ill-treatment, as…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic

He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and the Government of the Central African Republic and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks against villages in western Central African Republic which has left at least 34 people dead. The attacks were attributed to 3R (Retour, Réclamation et Réhabilitation), an armed group that is a signatory to the peace agreement signed on 6 February in Bangui. He expresses…

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UK Government allocates £8 million to drought response in Somalia

The funds will go towards providing food security, nutrition, clean water, basic health services and livestock vaccination; this extra support will provide a significant boost to those affected by the drought

The UK government is providing £8 million for humanitarian support to Somalis affected by the current drought. The funds will go towards providing food security, nutrition, clean water, basic health services and livestock vaccination; this extra support will provide a significant boost to those affected by the drought. Many thousands…

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Africa Day – Afrika Vuka! Our future is at stake. We demand a fossil- free Africa!

AfricaDay has been a symbol of aspiration for self-determination against the exploitation of natural resources that has seen the continent in perpetual conflict

Africa – On this auspicious day for Africans, people in their thousands, from all walks of life have united and gathered in more than 20 countries on the continent to show their support in the continual fight against fossil fuels and advocate for climate justice. S​ince its origins, AfricaDay has…

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Strengthening the healthcare system in north-east Nigeria - a priority for WHO

WHO is coordinating health sector partners to target 5.1 million people for humanitarian health interventions in the region

It started like every other normal day. Mallam Isah and his wife, Hauwa, had set off to the farm as it was the peak of the farming season. Half way into the day’s work, the attention of the couple was needed back home. Bintu, their 3-year old daughter had high…

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United Nations strengthens Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Ebola epidemic has claimed more than 1,200 lives and the risk of spread to other provinces in the eastern Congo as well as neighbouring countries remains very high

With the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now in its tenth month and the number of new cases increasing in recent weeks, the United Nations announced today measures to strengthen its response and end the outbreak. The Ebola epidemic has claimed more than 1,200 lives and…

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UAE Embassy distributes food aid to needy households in Egypt

The aid falls within the longstanding relations between the peoples of the two sisterly countries

A number of eligible households in Al Giza governorate, Egypt, have benefited from sizable food baskets distributed by the Sharjah Charity House in collaboration with the UAE Embassy in the Egyptian capital. The aid falls within the longstanding relations between the peoples of the two sisterly countries, said Saleh Al…

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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

Malaria remains one of the world’s leading killers, with an estimated 219 million cases and over 400 000 malaria-related deaths in 2017

Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.   Contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito, malaria remains one of the world’s leading…