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

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights - Ethiopia

Over the weekend, the ERC visited a health centre and a school in Hawzen, South Eastern Tigray, and met with women, men, and local authorities

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Martin Griffiths, continues with his mission to Ethiopia. Over the weekend, the ERC visited a health centre and a school in Hawzen, South Eastern Tigray, and met with women, men, and local authorities.  In Firweni, Eastern Tigray, he visited a site…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Security Council Adopts Presidential Statement Recognizing Progress to Advance Peace, Security in Darfur Following Hybrid Operation Drawdown

The Council stressed the need for continued progress to consolidate peace and security

The Security Council today recognized the progress made in Darfur since 2007 to advance peace and security, following the complete drawdown of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on 30 June, as it looked forward to receiving an assessment of lessons learned from the experience no later than…

Source: Embassy of The Kingdom of Bahrain - Cairo, Egypt |

Coronavirus: Embassy of Kingdom of Bahrain in Cairo to start vaccinating citizens in Arab Republic of Egypt on Tuesday, August 3

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Cairo registered the Bahraini citizens residing in the Arab Republic of Egypt who signed up, to complete the necessary procedures through the e-platform

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Arab Republic of Egypt will start the vaccination process for all Bahraini citizens and students in the Arab Republic of Egypt who have signed up to get vaccinated against Covid-19, in implementation of the royal directive issued by His Majesty King…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
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    • On 27 July 2021, UNMISS, together with the Joint Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JVMM) held a workshop in Juba to train all stakeholders on operational guidelines aimed at ensuring greater access for the peacekeeping mission to communities in need of urgent protection or humanitarian assistance. Photo by Isaac Billy/UNMISS
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UNMISS, Joint Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JVMM) hold workshop to educate stakeholders on new operational guidelines enabling greater access for the mission

UNMISS provides information to the Government of South Sudan’s about the proposed movement to enable access

“As peacekeepers, our primary job is to protect civilians who are in imminent danger,” says Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in South Sudan and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission, UNMISS. “When we receive reports of conflict or an escalation in tensions from any part of the country, we…

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    • Thai engineers serving with UNMISS have conducted two vocational trainings with members of the displaced community in Juba, South Sudan, to train them in sustainable agricultural practices. The project has been handed over to the South Sudan National Police Service who will ensure that such capacity-building continues to take place. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS
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Thai engineers support displaced communities in South Sudan by training them on sustainable farming practices

To equip people with skills to become economically independent and embrace a sustainable mode of livelihood

Peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) often go beyond their mandated tasks to help the communities they are here to serve. The Thai Horizontal Military Engineering Company are no exception. Blue Helmets from Thailand are not only doing their bit to repair and rehabilitate critical…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus – South Africa: US Donates Pfizer Vaccine Doses to SA

The initiative is part of the collaboration between the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), COVAX, and the US government

South Africa has received 2.8 million Pfizer vaccine doses from the United States as part of a donation that is set to boost the country’s vaccination rollout campaign. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi was joined by Deputy Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla and the Chief of Mission at the US Embassy…

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Former U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to Enhance U.S.-Africa Relations at African Energy Week in Cape Town

Leading a delegation of American businesses, independent producers, and financiers to African Energy Week in Cape Town, Ryan Zinke will drive inter-continental partnerships and investment into emerging African markets

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) is proud to announce that Ryan Zinke, former U.S. Secretary of Interior under former-President Donald Trump, has confirmed his attendance and participation at African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, taking place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November 2021. Zinke will lead a delegation…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Coronavirus: Kenya has Received an Additional 410,000 Doses of AstraZeneca

The Covax facility has also allocated Kenya 407,040 doses of AstraZeneca and 271,440 doses of Pfizer

Kenya has received an additional 410,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in yet another boost to ongoing efforts to vaccinate its adult population. Speaking at JKIA after receiving the consignment, on behalf of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said the donation will go a long…

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    • United States Donates Second Batch of 151,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Niger
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Coronavirus – Niger: United States Donates Second Batch of 151,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Niger

This donation will help protect the Nigerien people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger announces the donation by the United States Government of a second batch of 151,200 doses of the single shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the past week, the Embassy donated 151,200…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus – Zambia: Brazil Partners with WFP to Provide Personal Protective Equipment to the Government of Zambia

WFP Zambia provided cash assistance to over 312,000 vulnerable people impacted by the negative effects of COVID-19

This week, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) procured and delivered personal protective equipment, funded by Brazil to the Ministry of Health in Zambia. The equipment, consisting of 1,315 white overalls and 11,505 disposable gowns will be used in Zambia’s efforts to fight COVID-19. To date, Zambia has recorded…