Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Red Cross activates disaster response as Tropical cyclone Berguitta threatens Mauritius and La Réunion

All Red Cross branches in Mauritius have been put on high alert

Mauritius and La Réunion are on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moves towards southern Indian Ocean this week. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall. “This dangerous cyclone puts at risk hundreds of lives in Mauritius and La Réunion. Our teams…

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

Launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Food security needs are nearly double the five-year average, with an estimated 2,444,000 people in Crisis (IPC Phase3) and 866,000 in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) throughout Somalia

What: Launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan Who: 1) Peter de Clercq, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia          2) Representative of Federal Government of Somalia  When: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, from 10:00 to 11:30AM Where: Mogadishu, MIA AMISOM VIP conference room;        …

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada announces additional funding to respond to multiple food crises in sub-Saharan Africa

$19.8 million in additional funding to address extreme levels of food insecurity in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of millions of vulnerable people across sub-Saharan Africa, including women and children suffering from a lack of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their daily needs —the result of severe drought and conflict. On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude…

Source: Government of Canada |

Canada announces funding for humanitarian and development assistance in Kenya

Canada’s support will provide emergency food assistance and vital protection assistance to more than 500,000 refugees who have sought safety in Kenya

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of refugees and vulnerable people in Kenya to help save lives and alleviate the suffering of those affected by conflict and drought. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme step up efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai

Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict in Greater Kasai. The two United Nations agencies will be using US$10 million in Belgian government funding to improve access…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

From rainy to dry season – sustained support brings relief to farmers in northeastern Nigeria

Hunger declines for the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis

For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in northeastern Nigeria. In the three states ravaged by the violence, the number of people facing acute hunger has halved since June-August - from 5.2 million to 2.6 million people - according to the…

African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA)
Source: African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) |

BMCE Bank of Africa is honored to announce the winners of African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, its support program for African entrepreneurs

12 winners were selected in the final stage of the competition

BMCE BANK of Africa (www.BMCEbank.ma) is announcing the winners of the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award (www.African-Award.com), an initiative that aims to support African entrepreneurs, and has encouraged, since its launch in 2015, 33 entrepreneurs who were supported by more than 300 African and Global Mentors. Following the final stage,…

Debmarine Namibia
Source: Debmarine Namibia |

Road Safety - A Social Responsibilty: Debmarine Namibia embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in Namibia

The video shows the diverse reactions of Namibian drivers/passengers from all walks of life, when suddenly being confronted with possible drastic consequences of vehicle failure on roads

Debmarine Namibia (http://DebmarineNamibia.com) embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in the country, primarily among its employees, but also aimed at drivers, passengers and the community members at large. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fZGJox75ODo Road safety and accident prevention are recurring, frequently explored subjects,…

The Malabo Montpellier Panel
Source: The Malabo Montpellier Panel |

African Leaders convene to discuss ways to beat hunger and malnutrition

In sub-Saharan Africa, undernourishment affected 224 million people in 2016, accounting for 25 percent of undernourished people in the world

Today, His Excellence Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, Minister of State for Planning and Development of the Republic of Benin, and The Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi will co-chair the first meeting of The Malabo Montpellier Forum (www.MAMOPanel.org) in Cotonou, Benin. The Forum will…