Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Record admissions at Médecins sans frontières (MSF) hospital in Dagahaley, Dadaab, as humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate

MSF, in coordination with the host community and humanitarian actors, has stepped up its emergency support beyond comprehensive healthcare in Dagahaley camp

Hospital admissions of children suffering from severe malnutrition have spiked in Dagahaley, one of three refugee camps in the Dadaab refugee complex, amid worsening humanitarian conditions in the overcrowded camps, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In 2022, MSF treated a record 12,007 patients – an overwhelming majority of whom are…

Source: Save the Children |

Warnings Over Child Malnutrition Rising in Niger this Year as Climate Crisis, Conflict Take a Toll

Niger and two other Central Sahel nations are listed among 15 countries hardest hit by an unprecedented global food and nutrition crisis according to UN agencies

More children in southern Niger are suffering from malnutrition with doctors and aid agencies warning that the situation could get worse this year due to the climate crisis, higher food prices and more women and children arriving to escape violence in Nigeria, Save the Children said. Niger and two other…

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

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) call for urgent action on regional learning crisis on the International Day of Education 2023

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) call for urgent action on regional learning crisis on the International Day of Education 2023

“Today we strongly urge governments across Eastern and Southern Africa to turn high-level commitments made at last September’s Transforming Education Summit (TES) into concrete action to support the millions of children waiting for their education to be prioritized.   “We acknowledge countries progress and steady efforts to relentlessly strengthen their…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Violence and Threats by Armed Groups Continue to Displace Refugees and Civilians in Mali

In N’Tillit village in northern Mali, the attacks have forced more than 3,700 Burkinabé refugees and local Malians to flee to Gao, the nearest city located 120 kilometres away

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for enhanced support for those recently displaced in Mali, where violence and threats by armed groups have forced local Malians and refugees to flee for safety. In N’Tillit village in northern Mali, the attacks have forced more than 3,700 Burkinabé refugees and local…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Tens of thousands of children benefit from nutritious meals as Canada funds World Food Programme's (WFP) school feeding in South Sudan

The contribution from Canada will be channelled into areas impacted by conflict and climate shocks, both of which cause significant disruptions to education and access to food

A contribution of CAD5.5 million (US$4.1 million) from the Government of Canada will provide more than 23,000 children in South Sudan with access to daily nutritious meals at school, or take-home rations, over the next three years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today at a signing ceremony.…

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia |

New United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Ethiopia presents credentials

Newly-appointed UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia, Dr. Aboubacar Kampo presented a copy of his credentials to Ambassador Demeke Atnafu Ambulo, Director General of Protocol Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Today, the new UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia, Dr. Aboubacar Kampo, presented a copy of his credentials to Ambassador Demeke Atnafu Ambulo, Director General of Protocol Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. Welcoming Dr. Aboubacar to Ethiopia, the Ambassador said that he looked forward to continuing the strong…

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Source: World Health Organization - Eritrea |

Eritrea launched Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health – Nutrition and Health Aging (RMNCAH - NUT & HAA) 2022-2026

The Ministry of Health called for accelerated action and increased investments in line with the costed strategic plan to meet the SDG targets by 2030

On 13 January 2023 the Ministry of Health, Eritrea, launched the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health – Nutrition and Health Aging (RMNCAH - NUT & HAA) 2022-2026. The launch ceremony took place in the presence of the Honourable Minister of Health, Mrs.…

Source: Amnesty International |

South Africa hears historic class action for lead poisoning launched by Zambian children and women

This lawsuit has the potential to set a key legal precedent and fill an important accountability gap

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg will continue hearing a ground-breaking case brought by Zambian children and women against the mining giant Anglo American, seeking compensation for lead poisoning, human rights groups announced today. At the end of the 12-day hearing that opened on 20 January, the Court will…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Intercommunal Violence in Jonglei-Pibor: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Supports Authorities in Returning Abductees

The return of the abductees followed a request made by Nicholas Haysom to the state government of Jonglei

Following serious intercommunal clashes in Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has contributed to a total of 88 abducted women and children being recovered and returned to Greater Pibor. The people being handed back had been captured when armed Jonglei…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Chad: Justice Needed for October Crackdown

Investigate Killings, Torture, Deaths in Custody, Unlawful Detentions

Chad’s transitional government should end its crackdown on opponents and provide redress for the serious human rights violations that were committed around the October 20, 2022 protests, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have an obligation to conduct prompt, independent, thorough, and transparent criminal investigations into serious human rights…