Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Central African Republic: United Nations (UN) expert to visit for human rights assessment

During his mission, the expert will meet government officials, representatives of civil society and the UN system, as well as members of the diplomatic community

The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR), Yao Agbetse, will conduct an official visit to the country from 11-23 February 2024. The visit is in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/54/31, which mandated the expert to assess, monitor and report…

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

Central African Republic: $367.7 million needed to reinforce strictly humanitarian response in 2024

Launch of the 2024 Central African Republic Humanitarian Response Plan

The situation has generally improved in the Central African Republic (CAR), but humanitarian needs remain high as a result of the conflict that has persisted for over a decade, and the recent impact of the war in Sudan and insecurity in the northwestern border region with Chad. 2.8 million people…

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Rasha Kelej & African First Ladies called for 2024 action to Build Health capacity, Break Infertility Stigma & Support Girl Education during Merck Foundation First Ladies initiative - MFFLI in India

Merck Foundation has provided till today, more than 1700 scholarships to young doctors from 50 countries in 42 critical and underserved specialties

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej and The First Ladies of Botswana, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo conducted MFFLI committee in India on 2nd day of 10th Merck Foundation Africa…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

United Nations (UN) women’s rights committee to review Niger, Tajikistan, Italy, Turkmenistan, Greece, Oman, Djibouti and Central African Republic

The above eight countries are among the 189 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its upcoming session from 29 January to 16 February, during which it will review Niger, Tajikistan, Italy, Turkmenistan, Greece, Oman, Djibouti and the Central African Republic. The above eight countries are among the 189 States parties to the Convention on…

Source: UNICEF West and Central Africa |

46.7 million children at risk of malnutrition, displacement, poor health & learning loss in West and Central Africa due to conflict and displacement

UNICEF appeals for $1.89 billion to provide life-saving nutrition supplies, clean water, education and child protection services, among others

A forecast 46.7 million children face another year of humanitarian need in West and Central Africa mainly due to ongoing conflict and insecurity, including in the central Sahel region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the massive displacement of women and children into Chad from Sudan. UNICEF in…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Sahel: Major European Union (EU) funding to World Food Programme (WFP) helps crisis-affected people during hunger crisis

Food insecurity has reached a 10-year high in West and Central Africa with over 47 million women, men and children unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs

With a Euro 48.5 million contribution from the European Union (EU) received through its Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), WFP was able to respond to the severe food crisis in eight countries of West and Central Africa during the 2023 hunger gap and beyond. Food insecurity has reached a 10-year high…

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Norwegian Refugee Council launches a new fund to make humanitarian operations more sustainable

NRC launched the Fund in November with an initial pipeline of pilot countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Mali, and Cameroon

The Norwegian Refugee Council launches a new fund to enhance the sustainability of humanitarian operations, with the initial focus of financing the replacement of diesel generators with solar technology. The fund will mix grants and loans from private investors and institutional donors, along with resources from NRC’s own reserves. NRC’s…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Central African Republic: Red Cross project gives a boost to a weakened health system

A total of 14 other health centres across the country and one hospital have received a wide range of equipment, including an ambulance, an X-ray machine and other equipment

From schools to universities and health facilities, nothing has been spared by the crisis that has hit the Central African Republic since 2012. To help these institutions get back on their feet and improve healthcare for all, the Red Cross is rehabilitating health facilities and training institutions across the country.…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) |

United Nations’s Top Woman Police Officer ‘A Young Agent of Change’

First Sergeant Renita Rismayanti received the prestigious Woman Police Officer of the Year Award during a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York

An Indonesian police officer serving at the UN Mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, was on Thursday awarded a top peacekeeping honour.  First Sergeant Renita Rismayanti received the prestigious Woman Police Officer of the Year Award during a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York. At 27, she is the…

Source: UN News |

Security Council: United Nations (UN) Police need greater support amid ‘many challenges’

Police officers serving under the UN flag must be properly prepared, equipped and resourced in the face of the significant challenges to both multilateralism and peacekeeping, the Security Council heard on Tuesday

Ambassadors met for their annual briefing with the heads of UN Police Components serving at field missions. Approximately 9,000 police officers - men and women - from 94 countries are deployed at UN peace operations, mainly in formed police units (FPUs) comprised of 140 members.  Unique responses required Jean-Pierre Lacroix,…