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

Urgent support needed to respond to Humanitarian Needs in Cameroon

Renewed armed attacks have driven tens of thousands more Nigerians into Cameroon’s Far-North region, which already hosts 138,000 refugees

Humanitarian needs in Cameroon have risen by a third this year owing to an upsurge in insecurity and violence, leaving one in six people – mostly women and children – requiring assistance. Today we launch the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan appealing for US$299 million to provide support to 2.3 million…

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Chargé d’Affaires Hunt’s Remarks for Cutlass Express 2019 Senior Leaders Seminar

This year’s Exercise took place in three locations, stretching from Djibouti down the coast of East Africa to Northern Mozambique, and finally to the Seminar here in Maputo

By Chargé d’Affaires Mr Bryan Hunt Rear Admiral Muatuca, Commander of the Navy Rear Admiral Lacore, Vice Commander US Sixth Fleet, Honorable senior members of the Mozambican Ministry of Defense, Distinguished participants in the Senior Leaders Seminar, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. Please accept my congratulations as we gather here…

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

UNHCR South Sudan Operational Update

UNHCR provides business management support to over 100 refugee women in Upper Nile

UNHCR and partners roll out ‘back to school’ campaign in Unity: A back to school campaign took place in Ajuong Thok and Pamir refugee camps in coordination with the Ministry of Education, CRA, and partner Lutheran World Foundation (LWF), and UNHCR and refugee community. The campaign reinforced the use of…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

“Nothing to drink and nowhere to sleep” – Tens of thousands flee northeast Nigeria for Cameroon

Over the past two weeks, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical staff have provided more than 400 consultations

More than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks following an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian town of Rann. Having arrived in the village of Goura in Cameroon’s far northwest, they are in urgent need of food, shelter and water, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF),…

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159 Eritrean asylum-seekers get access to safety after months in detention in Libya

Life-saving evacuation of vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers from Libya has reached 3175 persons, having evacuated 2491 persons to Niger, 415 to Italy, and 269 to Romania

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, evacuated yesterday 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Tripoli airport to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, continuing its commitment to offer protection to the most vulnerable. Released from different detention centres across the country, most of them extremely overcrowded and lacking basic standards, asylum-seekers were…

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

Hunger on the rise in Africa, new UN report reveals

A new United Nations report reveals that hunger is on the rise in Africa following years of decline due to a number of reasons, including difficult global economic conditions, adverse climatic conditions due to El Niño and soaring staple food prices. Titled The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

New UN report reveals that hunger in Africa continues to rise

237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts

Hunger in Africa continues to rise after many years of decline, threatening the continent's hunger eradication efforts to meet the Malabo Goals 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2). New data presented in the joint UN report, the Africa Regional Overview of…

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

Thousands fleeing new violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State

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 seeing a surge in refugee arrivals from South Sudan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the past few days thousands of desperate people have been crossing the border to escape fighting and violence against civilians. It’s estimated that 5,000 refugees have…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Oped Food safety Addis: There is no food security without food safety

By José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food security for all is a cornerstone of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which recognizes that global sustainable development can only be achieved if hunger and all forms of malnutrition are eradicated (Sustainable Development Goal number 2). Nevertheless, the international community must be aware that food security does not only…