Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Ambassador Sales’ Meeting with Sudan Prime Minster Hamdok

Prime Minister Hamdok outlined the progress Sudan has made on democracy and human rights

Acting with the authorities of the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales met Tuesday with the Republic of Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Prime Minister Hamdok outlined the progress Sudan has made on democracy and human rights and expressed confidence that…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Mauritania shipwreck survivors returned home by authorities

On Friday (6/12), a second fishing boat carrying between 150 and 180 migrants was intercepted by the Mauritanian coast guard

Mauritanian authorities in coordination with the governments of The Gambia and Senegal today began returning the 87 survivors of Wednesday’s fatal shipwreck to their countries of origin. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been providing humanitarian assistance including medical and psychosocial care to the 78 Gambian and nine Senegalese…

Source: Horasis: The Global Visions Community |

Former President Koroma hosts The Chairman of Horasis

Frank-Jurgen Richter, formerly director of the World Economic Forum, is visiting in preparation for the 2020 Horasis Global Meeting

Sierra Leone's distinguished statesman, former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has hosted Dr. Frank-Jurgen Richter, Chairman of Horasis.  Frank-Jurgen Richter, formerly director of the World Economic Forum, is visiting in preparation for the 2020 Horasis Global Meeting. It could be recalled that during the April 2019 Horasis meeting in Cascais,…

Source: Thales Alenia Space |

Nilesat-301 satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space

Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with Nilesat-201 to provide Ku-band services for the Middle East and North Africa

Thales Alenia Space (ThalesAleniaSpace.com), a Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with…

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

UN asks the world to invest $29 billion in humanity in 2020

Protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and crumbling economies have pushed millions to the brink of survival

A record 168 million people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2020; protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and crumbling economies have pushed millions to the brink of survival; humanitarian organizations today present their plans for how to respond and what it will cost. The United Nations in collaboration…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the appointment of the members of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

Last year the number of people displaced as a result of conflict reached an all-time high of more than 41 million

Following his statement of 22 October announcing the establishment of a High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has today appointed its eight members. The Panel will be co-chaired by Federica Mogherini, the former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…

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

UNHCR outraged at senseless attacks on humanitarians in South Sudan

The world’s youngest country has remained among the world’s most violent places to deliver aid

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased protection for aid workers in South Sudan after…

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‘Continuing Deterioration’ Leaves Mali Facing Critical Security Level: UN Expert

Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country

“I am gravely concerned at the continuing deterioration of the overall security situation, which has now reached a critical threshold”, said Alioune Tine, the UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Mali. “It is time to recognize the inadequacy of the current security responses so Mali can move to more…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The Members of the Security Council reinforced the importance of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Libya

The Members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the recent escalation of violence in Libya. The Members of the Security Council stressed the need for all parties urgently to de-escalate the situation and to commit to a ceasefire. The Members of the Security Council reaffirmed their full…

Source: UNICEF South Sudan |

Launch of Humanitarian Action for Children

The situation for children in South Sudan deteriorated in 2019 because of a prolonged humanitarian situation and new emerging crises

Who: UNICEF South Sudan Representative, Mohamed Ag Ayoya; UNICEF Chief of field operations, Mads Oyen; UNICEF field workers What:  UNICEF is launching the Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal for 2020. The HAC outlines the most immediate needs for children for the coming year and how UNICEF will respond to them…