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    • IOM is appealing for international support for its efforts to deliver assistance to migrants and displaced persons affected by the ongoing hostilities in Tripoli. Photo: IOM
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IOM Appeals for Funding to Continue Lifesaving Assistance to Migrants, Displaced Population

IOM is appealing to the international community today for USD 4.3 million to allow for the delivery of multi-sectoral lifesaving assistance to individuals affected by the on-going conflict

Nearly three weeks of fighting in the Libyan capital has displaced close to 35,000 people, claimed over 200 lives, and injured more than 1,000. Further insecurity, continued displacements and large-scale humanitarian and protection needs are expected as the conflict continues to intensify. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided…

Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2019 – Call for Nominations

The call for nominations is now open

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development…

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Libya: Thousands seek shelter in health clinics from Tripoli fighting, UN warns

In the past two weeks, UNHCR has moved 541 vulnerable refugees from the detention centres of Ain Zara, Qasr Bin Ghashir, Abu Selim and Janzour, to a safe location in central Tripoli

Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that “large numbers” of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured, and refugees and migrants remain exposed to clashes. “The latest figure as of last…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

They wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on 20 April 2019 against a convoy of MINUSMA between Douentza and Boni (region of Mopti), which resulted in one peacekeeper from Egypt killed and four others injured. The members of the Security Council expressed their…

Source: Freshworks |

Freshworks integrates with the WhatsApp Business solution to empower brands to offer scalable online support to 1.5 billion messaging users

WhatsApp Business API Added to Freshworks Omniroute™, its patent-pending routing technology, allowing businesses to easily manage WhatsApp inquiries

Freshworks (www.Freshworks.com), a global leader in customer engagement software, has integrated its customer engagement suite with the WhatsApp Business solution to offer on-the-go conversational support via WhatsApp. Over 1.5 billion people from 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends, family and businesses, anytime and anywhere. Freshworks now…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Grant Aid for three countries in Southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai

This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance

On April 23, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 11.7 million US dollars for three countries in Southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance in the areas of food, WASH, protection for vulnerable people, shelter/NFIs, camp coordination…

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Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure

Arrow Electronics (www.FiveYearsOut.com) and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

African Union (AU) Technical Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism meeting

The meeting considered the nexus between transport, energy and tourism and its relevance for Agenda 2063

The Second Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIET) took place this week from April 14-18, in Cairo. The meeting was organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to consider…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan provides $1.25 million To UNICEF and WFP in response to Malawi floods

Japan’s contribution is following its immediate response through providing non-food items (NFIs) such as tents and blankets that arrived on March 22

The Government of Japan has provided a contribution of USD 1.25 million to respond to emergency needs in Malawi following Cyclone Idai. The contribution, provided to the World Food Programme, will support immediate food and cash-based transfer to flood-affected population and early recovery efforts, while the contribution to UNICEF will…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

A business delegation from Germany in Addis Ababa

The delegation, which arrived on Sunday (April 14), was made up of representatives from sixty companies

Markus Soder, Minister-President of the German Free State of Bavaria led a delegation to Ethiopia this week. The delegation, which arrived on Sunday (April 14), was made up of representatives from sixty companies, and the focus of its visit was economic cooperation as well as issues of climate change and…