Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF signs annual work plans worth 1.4 billion birr with the Government of Ethiopia

The upcoming Country Programme 2020-2025 will build on the achievements of the ending Country Programme.

UNICEF signed the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2012 annual work plans worth US$ 49 million (1.4 billion birr) with the Government of Ethiopia under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2016-2020). The work plans were signed by H.E. Mr. Admasu Nebebe, State Minister of Finance, Ms. Adele…

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World Health Organization (WHO) scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation

WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which has seen over 200,000 displaced. WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services, as well as increasing supplies of medicines…

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Oil Executives join African Energy Chamber in visit to the Famous Slave Hub of Goree Island, Senegal

Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the sixteenth century until 1848

Led by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) and its Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, several oil executives went on a symbolic visit to Senegal’s Goree Island today, southeast of the capital Dakar. Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF)
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Nigeria: Rugby seminar excites Lagos school Teachers and Pupils

The well-attended event with over 46 primary and secondary school teachers in attendance, also drew stakeholders in the rugby football community

The much-awaited seminar on rugby for primary and secondary school teachers in Lagos Island tagged ‘Get Into Rugby’ lived up to the billings as the participants exuded so much enthusiasm over the seminar. The event organized by the Lagos Island Rugby Football Club and sponsored by Hon. Larinde Williams, as…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Humanitarian Actors Establish First Anti-Trafficking Task Force in North-East Nigeria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) jointly with Heartland Alliance International and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched the Task Force on 9 July

n a bid to better respond to trafficking in persons in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, where 7.1 millionpeople need humanitarian assistance, twenty organizations are joining forces in a new Anti-Trafficking Task Force (ATTF) in humanitarian action. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), jointly with Heartland Alliance International and the UN Refugee…

Source: UN News |

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province

Latest health data from DRC point to around 115,000 cases of suspected measles in the country

Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that’s in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record.  UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Thursday that it aims to inoculate 67,000 children in Ituri province.  They’re just a small fraction…

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

After the first reported case in the Ariwara Health Zone on 30 June, no new cases have been observed in that health zone

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity to the previous week. While the number of new cases continues to ease in former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandima health…

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In Mozambique, it’s ‘a matter of the heart’ says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation’s ‘undeniable moral authority’

More aid and more support will be needed from the international community in Mozambique to respond effectively

Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said “undeniable moral authority” lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world. “For me,…

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Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement

The first sites targeted for measles vaccinations are four displacement camps in Bunia, Ituri

Health workers are urgently rolling out a complex measles vaccination campaign targeting 67,000 children in Ituri, northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region ravaged by armed conflict that is now also the hub of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. At least 1,981 deaths due to measles have…

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British Embassy and British Council celebrate refugee footballers

The football tournament promoted values of diversity, inclusion and equality

In true AFCON fashion, the British Council partnered with the British Embassy to run a football festival for 45 Egyptian and refugee football enthusiasts. Coach Hellen Orende, a Kenyan coach certified from the Premier League, was invited to deliver a Premier Skills football activity that addresses violence against women and…