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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Emergency Response Project for Displaced Communities in Niger Concludes Amid Deteriorating Security Situation

The nine-month project aimed to prevent the exacerbation of the already dire situation in the Tillabéry region

This November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s emergency response project Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Affected Populations in Tillabéry, funded by the Government of Japan, came to an end.  The nine-month project aimed to prevent the exacerbation of the already dire situation in the Tillabéry region by improving the living…

Source: Save the Children |

South Sudan: More Than 200,000 Children Forced to Flee Their Homes Following Flooding

Families already facing extreme malnutrition now taking refuge in displaced to temporary shelters

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families – many of whom were already facing extreme malnutrition - have been displaced by heavy rainfall and are now living in temporary, makeshift settlements across South Sudan. Save the Children is deeply concerned for the health of more than 420,000 people, including…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

German Embassy supports ‘Pionier Boys’ School’ in Windhoek

Pioneer Boys’ School is a government school for boys with learning difficulties

On 11 November 2019, Orgill van Wyk and Benneth Sankwasa, the school principal and hostel superintendent of Pionier Boys’ School, signed a grant contract with Ambassador Herbert Beck. The school in Windhoek receives financial support amounting to 62,098.16 N$  (approximately 3,800.00 €) which will be used to purchase a solar…

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

Humanitarian funds release US$18.7 million for life-saving floods response in Somalia

The $8 million from CERF will enable UN agencies and their partners to sustain and scale up their ongoing time-critical interventions in the worst-affected areas

 A combined $18.7 million has been released from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to scale up life-saving assistance to just over half a million people affected by floods in Somalia. “These funds come at a critical time, enabling humanitarian partners to…

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U.S. Invests in Digital Solutions to Modernize Ethiopia’s Health System

The United States is the largest bilateral provider of support to Ethiopia’s health sector

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, announced the launch of the new USAID Digital Health Activity to continue investments in digital information solutions to further strengthen the country’s health system and improve the quality of services. USAID Mission…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway Increases Support for Sexuality Education in Developing Countries

The NOK 75 million in funding will be disbursed during the period 2019–2021 and will be used to support the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) work

‘Girls and boys need knowledge about their bodies, relationships and living together as well as about health and rights if they are to make good choices and develop positive relationships. This is why Norway is increasing funding for comprehensive sexuality education by NOK 75 million,’ said Minister of International Development…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Diabetes is a Family Affair in Kenya

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin

Alara Amin was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the five years since, she has become actively involved in managing her condition, which is also a family and school affair. Even her 4-year-old brother understands that she must have insulin injections three times a…

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Commitment to a “Zero-Child Army” Trumps Differences During Juba Conference

Representatives of the peacekeeping mission urged participants to work for increased transparency and pledged its continuous support to the creation of a child-free army

Although the converging of warring factions is normally not a good sign, a recent conference in Juba proved to be a significant exception when government and opposition forces met to discuss a matter that has been ravaging South Sudan for many, many years: the all too common presence of children…

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In Tombura, UNMISS Works With Faith Groups to Foster Peaceful Coexistence

Tombura had been accommodating internally displaced persons from the neighbouring villages since the conflict erupted in South Sudan in 2013

22-year-old Angelica Luka finds herself working long hours making pancakes, daily, yet her labour fetches only 1.5 dollars by the time she retires. It is the only way she gets to feed her three children. “I’m doing this small business to provide salt and soap, and anything I might need…

Source: Novartis |

Novartis announces new strategy to provide innovative medicines to more patients in sub-Saharan Africa

A newly formed sub-Saharan Africa unit will deploy innovative approaches to increase patient reach across the full income pyramid

The strategy is aligned with the Novartis Access Principles, which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally; a newly formed sub-Saharan Africa unit will deploy innovative approaches to increase patient reach across the full income pyramid; Novartis (Novartis.com) is building on its…