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Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 revealed

FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021, the winners of which will be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022

Shortlists for players’, goalkeepers’ and coaches’ prizes announced; public voting via FIFA.com (https://fifa.fans/3xdZ943): votes can be cast until 10 December 2021; the Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 show to take place on 17 January 2022. FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021, the winners of which…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Danish Government Extends Additional Financial support worth over 5 Billion Shillings Towards the COVID-19 Resurgence Response in Uganda

The grant is in addition to roughly UGX 9.3 billion, which was granted in April 2020 for the Emergency Response to COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda

The Government of Denmark through the Danish Embassy in Uganda has extended a grant worth 5 billion Uganda, Shillings, to the Government of Uganda through the World Health Organization (WHO) towards the implementation of the COVID-19 Resurgence Response Plan developed by the Ministry of Health. The one-year project will support…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) and National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) conduct the first training for the staff of the only shelter for Victims of Trafficking in Egypt

The training was organized within the framework of the project “Strengthening the Sphere of Protection for Victims of Trafficking and Vulnerable Migrants in Egypt While Preventing Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking” (SPHERE ll)

on 28th February to 2nd March 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission to the Arab Republic of Egypt conducted a training for 16 staff members of the only government-run shelter for victims of trafficking (VoTs) in Egypt – one of the joint priorities towards the enhancement of the…

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Burkina Faso ‘one step short of famine’, warns UN food relief agency

Violence and insecurity have pushed 7.4 million people in the Central Sahel region of West Africa into acute hunger, according to World Food Programme (WFP)

Unless access is urgently granted to humanitarian organizations, thousands in the Central Sahel will be “pushed into further destitution”, the UN emergency food relief agency warned on Monday. Ahead of Tuesday’s High-Level Ministerial Conference on the Central Sahel in the Danish capital Copenhagen, the World Food Programme (WFP) sounded the alarm that catastrophic levels of hunger could hit parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.   ‘Tragic’ food…

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Coronavirus: Violence, COVID-19, contribute to rising humanitarian needs in the Sahel

The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now require humanitarian assistance: a staggering two-thirds jump in just a year

A surge in armed violence, coupled with the economic and social fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to worsening conditions for children in the Central Sahel, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday. The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now…

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NTT Pro Cycling confirm the seven riders that will take to the start for Gent-Wevelgem

NTT Pro Cycling is pleased to confirm the seven riders that will take to the start for Gent-Wevelgem and will also see a return to race attendance for our Head DS, Lars Michaelsen

A very experienced group consisting of Edvald Boasson Hagen, Michael Valgren, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Michael Gogl will all play crucial roles on a day in which the Kemmelberg will once again be key feature. German sprinter Max Walscheid will be looking to continue what he considers to be…

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Coronavirus: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Government of Ethiopia provide Cash Grants to thousands of migrants returning due to COVID-19

Nearly 34,000 migrants have returned to Ethiopia since the outbreak of COVID-19

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Ethiopia to strengthen return and reintegration assistance to thousands of Ethiopian migrants returning home due to COVID-19. This is particularly crucial as the pandemic continues to deepen the already challenging economic and social situation…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: The “Angels” who bury the COVID-19 dead alone

At the same time, the burial team commiserates with the bereaved family and the responsible officer offers the necessary psychosocial support

“Angles” is a name one would hardly associate with the COVID-19 burial teams, but in greater Masaka sub-region, southern Uganda, they are known as such It all started in Kyambogo village Lwankoni sub-county in Kyoteera district where the team had gone to conduct a safe and dignified burial of a…

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#IMOLA2020: Seven NTT Pro Cycling Riders to Tackle World Championships

The road race is just under 260km including around 5000m of elevation gain and is set to be a serious test for the field

NTT Pro Cycling (http://www.NTTProCycling.com) will have no less than seven of its riders compete at the 2020 World Championships in Imola, Italy, starting on Friday 25 September. On Friday, our contingent in the men’s individual time trial will be headlined by specialist in the event, Victor Campenaerts. The 28-year-old Belgian…

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Coronavirus: Celebrity Advocates Connie Britton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Yemi Alade call for green and gender-equal COVID-19 recovery during the United Nations General Assembly week

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the people and the planet but has also provided an opportunity for the world to come out stronger

The three UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors joined the SDG Action Zone during the 75th UN General Assembly to share personal experiences during the pandemic and talk climate, inequality, and the challenges of being a working mom UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors American actor Connie Britton, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nigerian musician Yemi…