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Access to safe water for all is key to sustainable development

World Water Day: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urges innovation in water technologies to increase water-use efficiency

With climate change and population growth putting increasing pressure on finite water resources, FAO is urging countries to step up efforts to increase water efficiency and provide access to safe water for all. Ensuring global water security is fundamental to achieve Zero Hunger and the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK aid Cyclone Idai response - additional flight to leave for Mozambique

UK aid to fly heavy-lifting gear to unclog cyclone-hit airport

The UK is due to send forklift trucks and other equipment to help quickly unload aid from planes and cut the time it takes to get relief items to those in need, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today (22 March). The flight, which is scheduled to leave from Doncaster-Sheffield…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Belgian Emergency Aid for Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe after passage of cyclone Idai

The Belgian government expresses its sympathy to the affected populations of the three countries

The passage of the tropical cyclone Idai and the floods that accompanied it caused an enormous havoc in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. It is one of the most devastating storms affecting Southern Africa in recent history, with probably more than a thousand victims. The Belgian government expresses its sympathy to…

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Churches call for support amid devastation caused by Cyclone Idai

As the numbers of victims and people displaced are still unfolding, churches in the region are calling everyone to join in prayers for the wellbeing and protection of those affected

More than 100,000 people are still stranded from massive flooding caused by a devastating cyclone and heavy rainfall in Mozambique and neighboring southeastern African countries. As the numbers of victims and people displaced are still unfolding, churches in the region are calling everyone to join in prayers for the wellbeing…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response

The World Food Programme (WFP) said that people are still stranded on rooftops after the storm began its sweep through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe six days ago

Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts to reach those most in need. Warning that the situation is likely to deteriorate, the World Food Programme…

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On International Day of Forests, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces new forestry education initiatives

This year’s theme highlights importance of forestry education to secure the future of our forests

FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deploys Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

Statement by Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington on the Deployment of the Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

By Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is activating a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mozambique to lead the U.S. Government's response to Cyclone Idai, which has caused catastrophic flooding, killed hundreds of people, and affected hundreds of thousands of others in…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Africa needs policies to protect its economies from vulnerabilities

Mr. Elhiraika said Africa’s growth is projected to remain strong, moderating around 3.2% in 2018, but expected to recover to 3.4% in 2019 and 3.8% in 2020

African countries need policies that can help build resilience, raise potential growth and inclusiveness if the continent is to achieve the sustainable development goals and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063. This was said Wednesday by Adam Elhiraika, Director of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the Economic Commission for Africa…

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Dr Jackie King wins prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management

WWF South Africa board member Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management. In the citation for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize, she is recognised for having “advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and…

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Africa Climate Week Signals Continent’s Huge Investment Opportunity

The event takes place in the shadows of Cyclone Idai, which has hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, affecting more than 2 million people

Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana, got firmly underway this morning with the commencement of the high-level segment at the capital’s Convention Center. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony — President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation; Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng; Mayor…