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…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel, made landfall at the port of Beira and left 500 000 residents without power and means of communication

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel,…

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

Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General

The DRC Red Cross is set to strengthen its Ebola operation with the support of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs. Speaking at the end of a three day…

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QNET offers a platform to ‘Work hard, benefit and bring about change’

Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and services over the weekend at Mlimani City Mall in Dar es Salaam

Residents showed an amazing mobilization as Thousands attend QNETs (www.QNET.net) 2-days Absolute Living Expo in Dar es Salaam; public benefits from products and business opportunities; QNET Expo caravan sets for Kumasi, Ghana on the 23rd and 24th March. Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and…

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Ecobank Academy and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) join hands in an effort to boost effective and sustainable leadership capabilities

The aim of the course is ‘Building African National Society leadership to be proud of’

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) is proud to announce that its prestigious Ecobank Academy will be training 150 senior leaders of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) from 45 African countries this week to strengthen their leadership skills with regard to helping the communities they serve. The IFRC…

Source: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) |

Water Source Partnerships critical for South Africa’s future water security

There are still 3 million South Africans without access to treated drinking water within 200m of their house, and 14 million without decent sanitation

Government alone cannot address the challenges of South Africa’s current water crisis. This is the message from WWF during National Water Week (18 to 22 March) which culminates on Friday with World Water Day under the UN-theme of “Leaving no-one behind”.   Under its freshwater programme, WWF-SA is mobilising Water Source…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

On the ground in Mozambique: “The first thing you see is destruction”

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the cyclone in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

Teams with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to the devastating floods in southern Africa following Cyclone Idai, which hit the region late last week. The first MSF emergency team arrived yesterday in Beira, Mozambique, a port city of half a million people…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Government of Uganda (GoU), World Food Programme (WFP) investigate Super Cereal issue in Karamoja

The Ministry of Health received an alert through its surveillance teams on the ground in Karamoja about suspected food poisoning and began investigations

The Government of Uganda and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are investigating whether there is a connection between recent illnesses reported in two districts in Karamoja and Super Cereal, a fortified blended food distributed by WFP for prevention of malnutrition. On Tuesday, 12th, 2019, the Ministry of Health received…