Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

MFA Nasser Bourita holds talks with his Burkinabe Counterpart

During this call, the two ministers commended the excellent ties of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and Burkina Faso

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, had a phone conversation on January 14, 2022, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Burkinabe Abroad, Ms. Hadizatou Rosine Sori-Coulibaly. During this call, the two ministers commended the excellent ties of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN releases US$150 million for underfunded humanitarian crises

The CERF funding will support relief operations in the Syrian Arab Republic ($25 million), the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($23 million), the Republic of the Sudan ($20 million) and Myanmar ($12 million)

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, released US$150 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. The announcement on 13 January follows the recent launch of the Global…

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2021 Year in Review: Refugee, migrant numbers rise, despite travel curbs

By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data

Pandemic-related travel restrictions may have put a dent on international migration figures in 2021, but the number of people forced to leave their homes, due to conflict and persecution, rose to record highs. By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data. This…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Khatibzadeh condemns deadly terror attack in Burkina Faso

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed deep regret over the death of a number of people in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed deep regret over the death of a number of people in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. Khatibzadeh condemned the attack and expressed sympathy with the government and people of Burkina Faso as well as the bereft families of the dead. Khatibzadeh…

Source: France Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères |

Burkina Faso – France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack in the vicinity of You (27 Dec. 2021)

It extends its condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Burkina Faso

France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack carried out in Northern Burkina Faso, in the vicinity of You, on December 23, which left several dozen civilians dead. It extends its condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Burkina Faso. Together with all the…

Source: European Commission |

Sahel food crisis: EU allocates €15 million in additional humanitarian funding

The number of people suffering from the food crisis in Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Mauritania is at a record high compared to previous years

The EU has allocated €15 million in additional humanitarian funding to Africa's Sahel region, in response to the unprecedented food crisis affecting more than 8.7 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said “Earlier this year, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to the Sahel…

Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

Burkina Faso signs ATI’s Participation Agreement

The signing of the participation agreement is a condition precedent to the disbursement of EUR15 million by the European Investment Bank

The Government of Burkina Faso and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-aca.com) have today signed a Participation Agreement, in fulfilment of the Government of Burkina Faso’s final membership requirements to join ATI; The signing of the participation agreement is a condition precedent to the disbursement of EUR15 million by…

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Women’s rights organization, Equality Now, urges EAC Chairperson President Uhuru Kenyatta and ECOWAS Chairperson President Akufo-Addo to scale up efforts to end cross-border FGM in their Regional Economic Communities

Cross-border Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was widespread in East and West Africa where lack of regional monitoring and data mechanisms on the cross-border practice remains

Leading women’s rights organization, Equality Now (www.EqualityNow.org), has called on Kenya’s President and Chairperson of the East African Community, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who chairs the Economic Community of West African States to marshal their peers into prioritizing efforts to end the practice of Female…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Training Judges from African Judicial Institutions for Ending Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

The Training of the Trainers in Nairobi, Kenya, is part of UNESCO Judges’ Initiative which aims to reinforce the capacities of judicial actors to promote freedom of expression and safety of journalists

A 5-day Training of the Trainers targeting judges from African Judicial Training Institutes was held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, from 29 November to 3rd December 2021, organized by UNESCO, in partnership with the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights. This training aimed at empowering judges…