Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director visits Sudan to meet new government and sends off first barges to South Sudan

On his visit to Kosti, Beasley saw the three WFP-contracted barges loading 4,500 tons of food procured locally in Sudan

The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley, today concluded a two-day visit to Sudan where he met leaders of the new government and travelled to Kosti to waive off the first three barges to carry humanitarian food supplies down the River Nile to South Sudan…

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United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) takes message of peace to Malakal

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, travelled to Malakal following a visit by a high-powered delegation from the UN Security Council

Regina Achai fled her home in Malakal five years ago along with thousands of other families when violence erupted across South Sudan during the civil war. The 27-year-old has now returned to the area in the wake of a peace deal which has helped reduce political violence across the country.…

Source: Austrian Embassy in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia |

Book presentation: "Eduard Zander: His Life and Work in Ethiopia 1847-1868"

Born in Germany in 1813, he lived and worked in Ethiopia from 1847 to his death in 1868

Dr. Dorothea McEwan will present her book on Eduard Zander's life and work in Ethiopia on Tuesday, November 5, here in Addis Ababa. The event will be held at the Goethe Institut at 17h30. If you are interested, you are most welcome to join and discover more about this book.…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Participatory Dance to Strengthen Resilience to Violent Extremism in Niger

These performances offered youth from challenging environments opportunities to share their daily experiences and aspirations for a better future

The Tillabéri region, located in southwest Niger, straddles Niger’s borders with Mali and Burkina Faso. The region is characterized by fragile stability and today sits threatened by various economic and security risks concentrated at this three-state border zone. Lack of effective border control and tensions over limited available resources have…

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

Seven children reported killed and scores injured as violence continues in Libya

From Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

“In the past two weeks, violence has taken a heavy toll on children in Tripoli. “Last Thursday, three children and two women were reportedly killed while driving on a main highway, 16 kilometres from Tripoli. On 14 October, three sisters were reportedly killed, and their mother and a fourth sister…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Democratic Republic of the Congo Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Minister Tumba was thankful to the Government of Japan for its various assistance including that against the Ebola virus desease outbreak

On October 21, commencing at 1:00 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Ms. Marie TUMBA NZEZA, State Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who was visiting Japan. The overview…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO supports Government to immunize ‘Almajiri’ Children in Northwest Nigeria

Almajiri vaccination is the deliberate targeting of eligible children in Almajiri schools with vaccines

In an effort to reach and vaccinate every eligible child in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Government to vaccinate as many Almajiri children in the country as possible. As part of the demand creation strategies, Almajiri vaccination is the deliberate targeting of eligible children in Almajiri…

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Blandine Kazade: The nurse who saved a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Of the 162 health workers infected since the start of this tenth outbreak in August 2018, 65 died; 63%, or 102 of them, were nurses

In the Ebola epidemiological zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health care workers must stay alert, vigilant and careful. An Ebola infection could find them before they realize it is circulating within a patient who just came for treatment. Of the 162 health workers infected since the start…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Somalia’s 2.6m Internally Displaced Citizens in Need of Water, Shelter and Health

In the first half of the year, forced displacement in Somalia was primarily due to insecurity, drought and floods

Somalia has for almost three decades been in the throes of conflict; now add the most recent drought and the result is displacement and food shortages.  There are reports of urgent need for assistance among the most affected regions, such as Baidoa.  In the first half of the year, forced…

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

Release of a new music video ‘Lib Yaleh’ on maternal and newborn health

The music video is produced by a renowned bass player/producer and UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Thomas T. Gobena

WHAT: Release of a new music video focusing on maternal and newborn health entitled Lib Yaleh. The music video is produced by a renowned bass player/producer and UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Thomas T. Gobena (also known as Tommy T) in collaboration with University of Alberta of Canada. The video was directed…