Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel, made landfall at the port of Beira and left 500 000 residents without power and means of communication

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel,…

Source: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) |

Africa Climate Week Signals Continent’s Huge Investment Opportunity

The event takes place in the shadows of Cyclone Idai, which has hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, affecting more than 2 million people

Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana, got firmly underway this morning with the commencement of the high-level segment at the capital’s Convention Center. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony — President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation; Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng; Mayor…

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Cyclone Idai: UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as full extent of disaster continues to emerge

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated $20 million on Wednesday to ensure aid reaches those most affected

As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The UN’s…

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FAO and Ministry of Agriculture Formulating Future Scenarios 2050 of Livestock Production Systems

The objectives of the workshop were to formulate with the participants different future scenarios towards 2050

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR) conducted a three-day technical workshop to formulate livestock development scenarios 2050 in Egypt under the Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL 2050) project, funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).…

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UK to provide extra £12 million in UK aid for survivors of Cyclone Idai

The UK is to provide an extra £12 million of support, including food, water and shelter, to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Yesterday, over 7,500 emergency shelter kits and 100 family tents, all funded by UK aid, arrived in Mozambique for onward distribution to families who have had to flee their homes; Today’s package takes the UK’s total support to help the victims of the cyclone to £18 million. There are images and…

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South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum Encourages Refiners and Traders to Take Part in Upcoming Crude Tenders

The minister also said that South Sudan would sell its crude via a competitive and transparent tender process for spot and term buyers

South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth today announced that the government was inviting more refiners and traders to take part in its upcoming competitive tenders for government-owned crude cargoes. “Due to efforts by the government, under the leadership of H.E President Salva Kiir to increase current production…

Source: APO Group - Africa Newsroom |

Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa

Unitel competed with MTN (which has 18 operations in Africa) and with Wana Corporate, Morocco

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two years, renewable for two more, upon evaluation of the work…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank: Professor Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, named among world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy”

Nyong chosen by London-based peer-to-peer learning platform Apolitical for his impact on influencing climate policy on the continent

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce  the nomination of Professor Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’ by Apolitical, a peer-to-peer learning platform for governments. Nyong, a pioneering and globally recognized climate change…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Zimbabwe; the International Rescue Committee (IRC) launches immediate emergency response

The IRC is also supporting those displaced with food and kits for women

With tens of thousands of people impacted by Cyclone Idai and in need of assistance, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is on the ground in the hardest hit areas providing medical care, supplies, and kits for women. Cyclone Idai made its way into Zimbabwe on Friday, March 15 causing massive…

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

Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General

The DRC Red Cross is set to strengthen its Ebola operation with the support of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs. Speaking at the end of a three day…