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

A Bawi, la MINUSCA œuvre à instaurer un climat de confiance entre les forces de sécurité intérieure et les communautés

Ce dialogue communautaire a servi de cadre de d’échanges aux participants pour s’informer sur les rôles et responsabilités de la police

En appui à la mise en œuvre du Programme de réduction de la violence communautaire (CVR5), la Section DDR (Désarmement, Démobilisation, Réintégration) de la MINUSCA de Bouar a organisé le jeudi 13 janvier à Bawi une session de dialogue communautaire entre les forces de sécurité intérieure et les communautés sous…

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UN in Geneva celebrates 6 decades supporting impartial TV news

The UN Office in Geneva is celebrating a 60-year collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union of public-service broadcasters, which has helped transparent, fair and impartial television news to be seen around the world

For years, the United Nations and its agencies in Geneva have relied on global news agencies and other media outlets based at the Palace of Nations to get the latest breaking stories out to the world daily.  But one special partnership with the Geneva-based European Broadcast Union (EBU), ensures that public service…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Cameroon: A haven for refugees from conflict in the Central African Republic

In the East, Adamawa and North regions, World Food Programme cash grants are a lifeline

“Go get the children, we have to leave, they will kill us,” shouted Ousmane, Djanabou’s husband in the middle of the night, in December 2013. Having woken up abruptly, she gathered their four children, took the first bag of clothes she could find and got into her husband's car. That…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland |

Finland increases its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern

The Trust Fund for Victims at the ICC assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

Finland’s support will be targeted at providing assistance to victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Uganda, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and at implementing reparations awarded to former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as ordered by the…

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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…

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Central African Republic: Scores of Militias Forced Out of Boyo

The UN peacekeepers were able to intervene to protect civilians and continue their operations throughout the city with robust patrols

UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have ousted scores of militants from the embattled town of Boyo, in the south of the country. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR, known by its French acronym MINUSCA, launched an operation on Saturday to expel from Boyo, in Ouaka prefecture, around 200…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Yellow Fever - West and Central Africa

Since the beginning of 2021 and as of 20 December, there have been 300 probable and 88 laboratory confirmed cases of YF

In 2021, nine countries in the WHO African Region (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic (CAR), Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, and Republic of Congo,) reported human laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) in areas that are at high risk for the disease and…

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IMF Management Approves a Staff-Monitored Program for the Central African Republic

Its satisfactory implementation would pave the way for the resumption of discussions under an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) supported program in mid-2022

The seven-month Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) will help the authorities address the economic challenges caused by the security crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. Its satisfactory implementation would pave the way for the resumption of discussions under an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) supported program in mid-2022; the SMP will also support the…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Experts Design Sequencing for Transformative Leadership Towards Central Africa’s Economic Transformation

ECA was requested to develop statistical toolkits and a multi-partner platform for measuring leadership practices and the dialogue between the public and private sectors as well as a benchmarking matrix on economic diversification

Central African economies would make a complete turnaround from exporting raw gems and other commodities, to a state of value addition and economic diversification, should they wake up to a new paradigm of leadership and transformational change, involving all segments of society. A series of high-level debates and group reflections…