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

Deteriorating conditions putting Eritrean refugees at grave risk in Tigray

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – 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 deeply alarmed at the deteriorating conditions faced by Eritrean refugees in the camps in Tigray. After three weeks with no access due to the security situation, UNHCR staff managed to reach Mai Aini and Adi Harush refugee camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Iceland extends its support to strengthen home-grown school feeding in Malawi

The contribution will sustain and increase access to education through the provision of nutritious school meals for 13,000 children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$ 1.7 million from the Government of Iceland to scale up school feeding in the district of Mangochi from 2022 to 2024. The contribution will sustain and increase access to education through the provision of nutritious school meals for…

Source: Government of UK |

Minister for Africa visits East Africa to tackle regional challenges and deepen economic ties

The Africa Minister visited Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to deepen trade, education and health partnerships, and discuss challenges such as conflict and drought

Minister for Africa has visited Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to deepen partnerships on trade, education and health, and discuss solutions to regional challenges including conflict and drought. Vicky Ford announced £17 million of UK Aid to respond to region-wide drought, and one million COVID-19 vaccines. The Minister also announced new…

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

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Ethiopia, Tonga

A measles vaccination campaign launched in the first week of January continues reaching more than 145,000 children to date, out of nearly 800,000 in need

Ethiopia The UN and its non-governmental organization partners are having to reduce, postpone or cancel critical distributions of assistance, including food, medicine, and nutrition interventions in Tigray. This is because the transport of humanitarian supplies into Tigray, via the Semera-Abala-Mekelle corridor, remains suspended since 14 December, 2021 due to ongoing…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

United Nation chief lauds ‘demonstrable effort to make peace’ in Ethiopia

The United Nations stands ready to support an all-inclusive and nationally owned dialogue, peace, security, and reconciliation process in Ethiopia

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa.  According to a statement released by his Spokesperson, António Guterres spoke on the phone with the former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to exchange views on the conflict that has affected millions of people across the country and…

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Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Equipping Ethiopian Farmers to Earn an Income

SELD aims to address the issue of food insecurity

The Shurmo Education and Livelihood Development (SELD) project in Ethiopia has been supported through our Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) partnership with International Needs Australia (INA) for many years. INA’s in-country partner is Bole Bible Baptist Church Childcare and Development (BBBC). Together, they help to develop local skills to ensure updated, productive and effective…

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New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into a humanitarian crisis

A group of 13 NGOs are calling for the international community to protect the people of Mali

New sanctions against Mali could have a devastating impact on the country, where one in three people are already dependent on humanitarian aid. 13 NGOs are urging all states and bodies supporting these sanctions to unequivocally commit to applying humanitarian exemptions, so that life-saving aid can reach all those in…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Griffiths And President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Maurer

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price

Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met virtually with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer about efforts to strengthen the provision of urgently needed humanitarian assistance and other activities supporting basic…

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

UN Agencies Denounce Attacks on UN Operations During Darfur Visit

A significant increase in insecurity across the region has been observed, posing a threat to aid operations and puts already vulnerable communities at risk of not getting the support they need

During a visit to El Fasher, the state capital of North Darfur, 16 to 17 January, UN officials from UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR and OCHA denounced the attacks on UN operations that occurred over the last few weeks. These acts of violence constitute a direct attack on the most vulnerable people…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

MCIA signs agreements with Landscope (Mauritius) Limited and DBM

The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr Renganaden Padayachy; the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin; and other eminent personalities were present on that occasion

A lease agreement was signed, today, during an official ceremony at the Caudan Arts Centre in Port Louis, between the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority (MCIA) and Landscope (Mauritius) Limited for the construction of a sugar storage warehouse facility of a capacity of 150,000 tons at Riche Terre. The MCIA also…