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United Nation General Assembly President Meets Displaced People and Supports Efforts To Protect Communities Through De-Mining in South Sudan

President Francis expressed his solidarity and support for the communities as well as the determination of the United Nations to back all efforts to fully implement the peace agreement

Among a sea of white tattered tents live tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes when civil war erupted in South Sudan over a decade ago. Many of the children were born in this displacement camp and remain there today. On the third day of his goodwill…

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits the Democratic Republic of the Congo as violence against children reaching ‘staggering scale’

UN-verified data show 30 per cent increase in grave violations against children in eastern DRC during first three months of this year compared to last quarter of 2023

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the first time this week, as escalating violence and mass displacement in the eastern part of the country pushes the number of grave violations against children towards a peak. “The staggering scale of the conflict in…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Supports Training on Preventing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Sessions touched upon how stigmatization and discrimination can hinder the lives of people living with the disease

To dispel myths surrounding HIV/AIDS and raise public awareness, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in partnership with Lakes state’s HIV/AIDS Commission facilitated a 10-day ‘Change Agent’ training. Some 26 participants, mainly women, drawn from various institutions including hospitals, took part. Peer education, HIV prevention strategies, including safe…

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United Nation (UN) Builds Stakeholder Capacities on Elections Awareness

Group discussions enabled the participants to consolidate their voices on the importance of voter education and recommend ways of expanding civic participation

As the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, seeks to complete its democratic transition by conducting free, fair and credible elections in December this year, the United Nations is supporting the process. A recent three-day training facilitated by the UN’s Integrated Electoral Assistance Team (IEAT) aimed to build capacities among relevant…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) -Funded Vegetable Market Makes Dream Come True for Women in Yambio

The 50,000 USD project, implemented by the self-help Women Development Organization, will serve as a trading point for the produce of the predominantly farming people of Yambio

Singing, dancing, and openly voicing their gratitude: The women of Yambio have finally seen their long-standing wish for a marketplace fulfilled. Thanks to a United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Quick Impact Project, they now have two brand new buildings suitable for their commercial endeavours. Cecilia Peter couldn't contain…

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Horn of Africa: 600k Children Affected by Devastating Floods as Torrential Rains Threaten further Havoc

The rains are the latest in a series of extreme weather events to hit East Africa

Devastating floods and landslides have affected about 600,000 children across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia [1] so far this year, with the number potentially climbing to as high as 1.5 million by the end of the rains, according to Save the Children analysis.[2] The torrential rains, which come after years of…

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Mercy Ships Welcomes First Patient in Madagascar, Marking a New Era in Africa

Baby receives surgery as charity marks milestone for operating in two nations in continent at once

A baby girl became the first patient to receive free life-changing surgery from Mercy Ships (www.MercyShips.Africa) in Madagascar since the international charity returned to the island nation. Ten-month-old Anjara’s surgery marks a significant landmark for the organization which is operating two hospital ships at once in Africa for the first…

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Relief efforts still an ongoing challenge: Xylem helps bring water to Morocco's earthquake victims

Innovative technology and Xylem's Watermark volunteers help bring our most valuable resource to those who need it most

To help bring ongoing relief to thousands of people affected by Morocco's devastating Marrakesh–Safi earthquake last year, Xylem's Watermark volunteers (www.Xylem.com) are working with Moroccan NGOs to deliver mobile water stations to impacted regions. Working with NGO groups such as Amis des école, Xylem Watermark deployed several AquaBlock systems, an…

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes commitments at ID4Africa 2024 on digital identity gains for displaced people in Africa

Participants agreed that digital identity and related services can drive socio-economic progress for displaced populations in Africa and beyond

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed on Friday commitments made by various African countries to integrate refugees and stateless people into their national identification systems at the ID4Africa 2024 annual general meeting in Cape Town. Countries including Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zambia highlighted successful and ongoing…

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Egypt: President El-Sisi receives United States Congressional Delegation

The US delegation stressed that its visit comes within the framework of the special importance that its country attaches to the strategic partnership with Egypt

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a delegation from the US Congress that included members of the Democratic and Republican parties, headed by Senator Jerry Moran, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The meeting was attended by the Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, Major General Abbas Kamel. The…