Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General reconvenes International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Committee will meet on 17 July, 2019, in Geneva from 12 midday, to ascertain whether the ongoing outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reconvened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 Emergency Committee on Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   The Committee will meet on 17 July, 2019, in Geneva from 12 midday, to ascertain whether the ongoing…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

New UK aid funding to tackle Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The UK has announced fresh support to help deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Speaking at an event about the crisis in Geneva yesterday (Monday 15 July), the International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart, announced funding of up to £50 million to aid the ongoing response in North Kivu and Ituri, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as helping neighbouring countries to…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa Oil Week turns up heat on deal-making with new features for 2019

This year organisers have crafted a programme that puts deal-making front and centre of the agenda for the 1500+ delegates

For over twenty-five years, Africa Oil Week ( has acted as a central hub for decision-makers in the African oil and gas sector, bringing together delegates from Marrakesh and Maputo to Lagos and Lusaka in Cape Town each November. Following consultation with two expert advisory boards, and countless interviews with…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Ebola Emergency: Humanitarian activities by Italy's Cooperation service in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Upon the initiative of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, Italy pledged a further financial contribution of €300,000 at the Geneva Donor Conference to support the healthcare operations (medical treatment, immunisation and burials in “sanitised” conditions) carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

IOM Partners with Burundi to Combat Human Trafficking

The project known as Burundi Counter-Trafficking 2019-2022 will reinforce the government’s efforts to combat human trafficking and other cross-border crimes

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the Government of Burundi, this week (10/07) launched a project to strengthen government capacity to combat trafficking in persons (TiP). The precarious security situation in Burundi has created an opportunity for human traffickers who often target the most vulnerable. An estimated…

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…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

South Korea provides 5,000 metric tons of rice to World Food Programme's (WFP) Uganda Refugee Support Operations

The donation supports Uganda’s efforts to assist refugees who have fled conflict and hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other conflict areas in the region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an important contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea to WFP’s refugee support operations in Uganda, which will help feed more than 200,000 refugees. “The Republic of Korea believes food relief is the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“Join Africa50 to lay the foundations for a more prosperous Africa,” African Development Bank urges

Africa50 is an innovative fund for developing and financing African infrastructure

African governments must explore innovative technologies to drive transformation on the continent, board members at Africa50’s General Shareholders Meeting, held in Kigali heard on Wednesday. Prime Minister of Rwanda Edouard Ngirente made the call at the opening of the shareholders meeting. “Let’s explore these digital opportunities to move our continent…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Change of British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia - August 2019

Mr Woolley will take up his appointment in August 2019

Mr Nicholas Woolley has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia in succession to Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE. Mr Woolley will take up his appointment in August 2019. CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Nicholas Kerrison Woolley Married to: Deborah Jane Sidwell Children: Two 2016 to Present Democratic Republic…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts

Enhancing Integrated Capacity and Assistance to Crisis Affected Populations on Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters and Returns in Burundi

In poor countries like Burundi, seasonal rains often lead to displacement—due to floods and landslides that impact subsistence farmers and small-scale traders, many of whom are vulnerable are vulnerable to losing farmland and their livelihoods in a matter of minutes. When such misfortune is accompanied by an epidemic, outbreak of…