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    • Some 2.2 million Somalis to face hunger during the July-September period
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FAO raises alarm over disastrous drought in Somalia where over 2 million people face severe hunger

Life-saving and livelihood support urgently needed to prevent loss of lives

A disastrous drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people - nearly 18 percent of the population - faced with severe hunger during the July-September period, FAO warned today. The UN agency issued a special alert on Somalia, indicating that the number of hungry people in the country this year is…

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    • CITES Elephant poaching and ivory smuggling levels remain alarmingly high in Africa
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African elephants under continued threat of poaching, warns UN-backed report

Evidence reveals that Proportion of Illegally Killed Elephants (PIKE) levels peaked in 2011 when an alarming 10 per cent of African elephants were poached

An updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty has confirmed that poaching continues to threaten the long-term survival of the African elephant. Based on the Proportion of Illegally Killed Elephants data, or PIKE, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has…

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    • Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho, Ambassador and Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the IAEA, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Angola’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2019–2023 on 30 April 2019. (Photo: O. Yusuf/IAEA)
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Angola Signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2019–2023

Angola has been an IAEA Member State since 1999

Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho, Ambassador and Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the IAEA, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Angola’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2019–2023 on 30 April 2019. A CPF…

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Earth Day 2019: Protecting Our Species

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo commends the Egyptian public and private sectors as well as civil society for their efforts to “Protect Our Species”

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo marked Earth Day 2019 on April 22 by highlighting the need to “Protect Our Species” with friends of Egypt’s environment at the Maadi Public Library. The program raised awareness of the dangers faced by all species through presentations on Egypt’s biodiversity, the Migratory Soaring Birds Project,…

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Assistance to Uganda in Developing a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants

The elephant population has been increasing steadily over the last twenty years, since being reduced by poaching to below 400 elephants in 1988

On Thursday, April 12, Handover Ceremony of a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants was held in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. This project was funded by the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The…

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Greenpeace Activists Ship Plastic Monster Back to Nestlé’s Factory in Kenya

Activists also held protests at Nestlé offices in the Philippines, Germany and other countries across the globe

Greenpeace Africa (https://www.Greenpeace.org/africa) activists and volunteers delivered a #PlasticMonster partly covered with Nestlé branded plastic packagingright back to its source: the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya and other East African countries calling on the multinational corporation to end its reliance on single-use plastic. Activists also held protests at Nestlé offices in the Philippines,…

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    • A villager walks through a baobab forest in Niger. Baobab leaves and fruits are sources of food for people and fodder for animals
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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) join forces to protect West Africa’s forests

New project to strengthen sustainable forest management and address transboundary threats

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have joined forces to protect West Africa's forests and help safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them. The three institutions…

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FAO chief calls for innovative approaches and investments to ensure enough water for everyone in the Near East and North Africa

Water scarcity can exacerbate food insecurity, migration and malnutrition in the region

Scaling up innovation, policies and investments in the water sector in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region is fundamental "to prevent water scarcity from setting us back in our ambitious vision of eradicating all forms of malnutrition, sustaining peace and leaving no one behind", FAO Director-General José Graziano…

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Cyclone Idai: Immediate help for Mozambique's livestock and fisheries sectors

FAO prepares to assist rural communities revive agriculture following disastrous flooding

The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. For a country where 80 percent of the population depends on agriculture, keeping animals alive, rehabilitating damaged land…

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Join an Earth Hour Adventure dash on 30 March 2019

Everyone will be encouraged to spread a picnic blanket on the lawns while marking Earth Hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm along with millions of people around the world

Get into the spirit of Earth Hour with family or friends by taking part in an orienteering-style adventure dash in one of South Africa’s most beautiful national botanical gardens. Following on two successive years of successful ‘dashes’, WWF will again be hosting Earth Hour Adventure events at the Kirstenbosch National…