Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Dwindling medical supplies in northern Ethiopia prevent health workers from aiding those in need

The ICRC is profoundly concerned over availability of medical treatment, including medicine and medical equipment

As the conflict in northern Ethiopia continues to evolve, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, putting enormous strain on the region’s health-care system and medical staff. The ICRC is profoundly concerned over availability of medical treatment, including medicine and medical equipment. Health-care services are lacking essential medical supplies,…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

WHO and IFRC partnership aims to build regional capacity in responding to key public health challenges

The aims of the agreement between WHO and IFRC are to strengthen the support provided to countries in order to improve the health and well-being of populations living in emergencies

The WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari and the Regional Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Dr Hossam Elsharkawi, today signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration to support countries in the Middle East and North Africa…

Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi
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Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (18 January 2022)

New Cases: 183 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 82,975 Active Cases: 14,421 Total Recovered: 65,842 (321 New) (Recovery rate: 79.35%) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 168 (21 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 36 Total Test Conducted: 515,907 (898 New) (Positivity rate: 20.38%) Total Deaths: 2,480 (6 New) (CFR: 2.99%) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 1,098,898 (0 New) Second Dose AstraZeneca: 399,078 (0 New)…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Federal Republic of Somalia |

Somalia: Foreign Minister talks with UK Minister for Africa

Somalia’s Foreign Minister thanked the U.K government for their enormous contribution to Somalia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali, on Tuesday, spoke with UK Minister for Africa, H.E Vicky Ford, and discussed UK’s multifaceted support to Somalia including on critical humanitarian assistance, security and economic cooperation, and exchanged views on political developments in the Horn of…

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Source: Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini |

Coronavirus - Eswatini: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (18 January 2022)

Total Daily Tests: 823 Active Cases: 602 New Deaths: 2 New Confirmed Cases: 57 Recoveries: 65,968 (69 New) Total Deaths: 1,365 (CFR 2.0%) Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 67,935 Currently Admitted: 33 Fully vaccinated: 312,516 (26.6% of Total Population)

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Bangladeshi engineering troops bring football joy to Makpandu, Western Equatoria State

They prepared a football ground in the area, played a friendly against the local team and handed over two sets of jerseys, footballs, a couple of trophies and a South Sudanese flag to the schools

There is a reason football is the world’s most popular sport: the beautiful game can be played almost everywhere. In Makpandu in Western Equatoria State, it used to be the word “almost” that defined the situation for boys and girls attending primary and secondary school, and everyone else in the…

Source: UN News |

Sudan urged to stop unnecessary use of force against protestors

Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said the human rights situation in Sudan continues to be of serious concern, with peaceful protestors killed or injured on a near-daily basis

Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice.  Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said the human rights situation in Sudan continues to be of serious concern,…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Chad

The recently approved Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement by the IMF Executive Board will help lessen the severe stress on the economy

Chad’s economic and financial situation and medium-term prospects have worsened due to a series of long-lasting shocks since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; The recently approved Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement by the IMF Executive Board will help lessen the severe stress on the economy and put it on…

Source: Cuba’s Representative Office Abroad |

Ambassador of Cuba in Zimbabwe´s interview on ZBC

The Cuban diplomat highlighted the historical ties between the two nations

The Ambassador of Cuba in Harare, Carmelina Ramírez Rodríguez, had an interview for "Good Morning Zimbabwe", a programme of the Zimbabwean television ZBC. The Cuban diplomat highlighted the historical ties between the two nations, which started before Zimbabwe independence and they are still prevailing to this day. During the interview she…