World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Coronvirus - Mali: World Food Programme (WFP) launches seasonal support for one million food insecure people in Mali - © WFP/Benoît Lognoné
  • All (1)
Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronvirus - Mali: World Food Programme (WFP) launches seasonal support for one million food insecure people in Mali

In line with the Government’s COVID-19 preventive measures, arrangements have been made to ensure the safety of staff, partners and beneficiaries

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a large-scale food and nutrition intervention to assist nearly one million people in the northern and central regions of Mali including Gao, Kidal, Ménaka, Mopti, Ségou, Taoudénit and Timbuktu. The assistance provided in support of the Government National Response Plan targets internally…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and their impacts on food security

Sustained support critical as new swarms threaten East Africa, Yemen and southwestern Asia

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region. The European Commission said it had…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: A conflict without borders continues to play out in the Sahel

Conflict is not the only danger they face; climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are also affecting the lives of millions

When the outbreak of COVID-19 led to a global ceasefire, the fighting in the Sahel region continued unabated. In the Liptako Gourma region, which straddles Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, the security situation and humanitarian crisis have deteriorated significantly in recent months. The front lines are constantly changing, which means…

African Union Commission (AUC)
Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Madagascar receives USD 2.13 million from African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited Policy for Drought Response

The payout will be implemented to assist the lives and livelihoods of 600,000 vulnerable population affected by the drought

The Government of Madagascar today received a symbolic cheque in the amount of USD 2,13 million from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover anticipated losses to livelihoods of its vulnerable population from the crop failure in the just concluded farming season. The ARC payout is…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, UN High-Level Forum aims to chart pathways toward a sustainable recovery

The virtual ten-day Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) takes place as the global death toll from COVID-19 has passed 500,000

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development from 7 to 16 July to chart the best paths forward to a healthier, more equitable world. The virtual ten-day…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Amid COVID-19, African church leaders say availing quality seeds to farmers can help beat food insecurity

Citizens in some of the continent’s countries are facing hunger and serious food shortages after governments implemented stringent anti-COVID-19 measures

As African nations begin opening after months of coronavirus closures, church officials and agricultural experts are stressing an immediate supply of quality seeds to farmers to help tackle a predicted food crisis. Citizens in some of the continent’s countries are facing hunger and serious food shortages after governments implemented stringent anti-COVID-19…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus – South Africa: Government commences urgent investigation into the supply of scrap to the Metals Industry in response to COVID-19

The downturn in global manufacturing resulting from COVID-19, has led to the amount of scrap metal available locally and internationally being dramatically reduced

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Mr Ebrahim Patel, has today issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) to urgently look into measures to help support the metals industry which, as a result of COVID-19, is facing several severe…

World Merit Rabat
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (7)
    • Merit Marhaba (World Merit Rabat Welcome Conference)
    • Mental health school Morocco
    • Beeleader project’s event
    • Artechubs project’s event
    • Future is loading project’s event
    • Equal education project’s event
    • Green festival project’s event
  • Links (1)
  • All (8)
Source: World Merit Rabat |

The era of positive impact, World Merit Rabat and its quest to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) objectives

An organization that builds projects, revolving mainly around the Sustainable Development Goals, to help its community grow

Amid rising and already existing challenges that our world is facing, World Merit RABAT, a local branch of the international World Merit organization (https://WorldMerit.org), has taken on the role of catalyst of change by leading and mentoring youth, towards building themselves and creating positive change for their community and the…

Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

African ministers, social partners join International Labour Organization (ILO) high-level summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

The pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing massive human suffering and exposing the extreme vulnerability of millions of workers and enterprises on the continent

More than 50 African ministers of labour or employment, along with representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations and international organizations joined the International Labour Organization (www.ILO.org) Regional Office for Africa on Thursday, 2 July for a virtual forum to discuss how to address the economic and social impact of the…

The Republic of Sierra Leone State House
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio opens COVID-19 treatmemt centre in Bo
  • All (1)
Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Coronavirus: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio commissions Covid-19 Care and Treatment Facilities, recognises Partner Interventions in Healthcare Systems

President Bio further noted that diagnostic testing was central to disease surveillance and could be the basis for reliable data on disease prevalence or disease burdens

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has commissioned Covid-19 care and treatment facilities, the pilot distribution of equipment and uniforms to healthcare workers in Bo, southern Sierra Leone, where he also praised the interventions of partner organisations. “Enhancing the capacity of healthcare personnel goes beyond simply recruiting and training…