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Wave of increased food insecurity hits West and Central Africa

The most recent data shows that economic turmoil including stagnated production, currency devaluation, increasing inflation and trade barriers have exacerbated the food crisis in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Mali

Almost 55 million people are facing further food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central Africa during the region’s three-month lean season from June through August, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. This is a four million increase in the number of people currently dealing with food insecurity…

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Disney Animation / Kugali Series “Iwájú” Airs across Africa on Disney Channel

Following the debut of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African Entertainment Company Kugali’s “Iwájú” on Disney+, the original animated series premieres on Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303) across Africa this April and May

First-of-its-kind Collaboration Between Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African Entertainment Company Kugali; Original Animated Series Set In A Futuristic Lagos; Special Premiere, Repeat and Marathon Broadcasts To Air in April And May. Following the debut of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African Entertainment Company Kugali’s “Iwájú” on Disney+, the original animated series premieres…

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Nigeria: 10 Years after Chibok, Schoolchildren Still at Risk

Implement Safe Schools Plan to Protect Schools, Children

Ten years after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigerian authorities have failed to put in place and sustain crucial measures to provide a secure learning environment for every child, Human Rights Watch said today. Since 2014, according to Save the Children, more than 1,600 children have been abducted or kidnapped across…

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Women share stories of hardship during year of war in Sudan

Women and children are bearing the brunt of the crisis, with 19 million school-age children out of the classroom and more than 100 reports of sexual violence

On 15 April 2023, war broke out in Sudan in between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). In the year that followed, some 8.2 million people have fled their homes, and an estimated 24.8 million are projected to need humanitarian assistance in 2024.  As the conflict reaches…

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Women and girls endure a year of conflict in Sudan

UN Women has supported women and girls in Sudan and in exile to help meet their immediate needs and to build the groundwork for a lasting peace in the country

Since 15 April 2023, fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces has resulted in the deaths of at least 14,600 people. More than 19 million children are out of school, in what UNICEF calls the “largest child displacement crisis in the world”. As the war ends its first year,…

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Eritrea: Meeting on Implementation of Measles and Rubella Vaccination Program

The measles and rubella vaccination drive, accompanied by the distribution of Vitamin A, is scheduled to take place from April 24 to 28, marking a significant step towards bolstering public health

A workshop focusing on roll out of national measles and rubella vaccination program, which also includes the distribution of Vitamin A supplements, was conducted on 9 April in Asmara under the theme “Let’s Ensure Our Children’s Health with Integrated Effort”. The workshop was attended by heads of the Ministry of…

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Sudan's Year of War: One in Two Children in the Line of Fire

The majority of violent events since April 2023 have occurred in the more populated locations of Sudan including towns and cities of over 100,000 people exposing many children to traumatising violence repeatedly

More than 10 million children in Sudan have been in an active warzone and less than five kilometres away from gunfire, shelling and other deadly violence over the past year of war, said Save the Children. Analysis by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) on behalf of…

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Thousands still fleeing Sudan daily, after one year of war

The number of Sudanese forced to flee has now surpassed 8.5 million people, with 1.8 million of them having crossed borders

A year on, the war in Sudan continues to rage, with the country and its neighbours experiencing one of the largest and most challenging humanitarian and displacement crises in the world. The number of Sudanese forced to flee has now surpassed 8.5 million people, with 1.8 million of them having…

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Stepping into a Brighter Future, Boy's Life Transformed by Charity Operation on Bowed Legs

A five-year-old soccer fan whose legs started to bow from the age of two can run and play with friends without pain after his life was transformed by a surgical charity.

Malang from Senegal had been to multiple hospitals in his home country in search of medical help without success. “It was tough for him to walk. I was very sad when I saw Malang walking like that,” his father Sadio recalled. “Sometimes his friends would run and leave him behind,…

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Half of out-of-School Children Live in Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, with Philippines Latest to Shut Schools due to Extreme Weather

In South Sudan, which saw scorching temperatures of up to 45 °C as this year’s hot season hit much earlier than usual, the government ordered schools to close for two weeks

Around one in two out-of-school children and adolescents live in countries at the forefront of the climate crisis, according to new analysis by Save the Children. The figures come as extreme heat has forced hundreds of schools to shut in the Philippines this week [1], while in South Sudan, students…