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

UNHCR Briefing Notes - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees convoy reaches displaced people in southern Libya

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, managed to deliver this week urgently needed assistance to hundreds of displaced…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Press Statement of the 762nd PSC meeting on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 762nd meeting held on 9 April 2018, received a briefing on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”. Council took note of the presentations…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World Food Programme (WFP) - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch innovative German-funded project to support peace and rebuild lives in post-conflict areas of eastern DR Congo

The program will also aim at strengthening stabilization in these post-conflict areas

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by empowering women, supporting farmers and helping build peace between communities – all…

Delegation of the European Union to Sudan
Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European Ambassadors conclude a visit to Abyei

The European diplomats agreed that there is need for improved basic services especially in the areas of water, education, health and rule of law

The Ambassadors of the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and the Special Envoy of Norway to Sudan and South Sudan concluded a two day visit to Abyei.  The objective of the visit was to examine the political, security, development and humanitarian situation on the ground. The European diplomats…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

The UK announces further support in the fight against malaria

The Global Fund works in 38 of the 53 Commonwealth countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi and Tanzania

During the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London, the UK’s International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced a £100 million fund to be matched pound for pound by the private sector, to help boost the fight against the malaria. The money will be used to support Global Fund work…

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

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides a safe and dependable water supply to 41,000 residents in Jonglei

The European Union-funded project will provide safer, accessible and more reliable water to more than 41,000 residents in the six villages surrounding Bor town, the capital of Jonglei

On 13 April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency handed over a water reservoir (hafir) to the community in Jonglei State. The EU-funded project will provide safer, accessible and more reliable water to more than 41,000 residents in the six villages surrounding Bor town, the capital of Jonglei. The hafir, the local…

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

Red Cross steps up response in Niger as health conditions deteriorate

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is appealing for 1.6 million Swiss francs to strengthen the Niger Red Cross’s humanitarian response to save lives and reduce the suffering of tens of thousands of people

The rising number of people fleeing conflict and the arrival of thousands of migrants are overwhelming public health facilities in Niger, putting scores of families at risk – including tens of thousands of malnourished children. More than 400,000 people - including some 160,000 children suffering from malnutrition - are now…

Source: UNICEF Somalia |

Japan gives US$3 million to keep Somalia’s drought affected children healthy, in school and protected

The new funding will be used to monitor grave child rights violations, as well as provide support to 1,250 survivors of abuse, and to children who were previously involved with armed groups

The Government of Japan is providing generous funding to UNICEF to support children with proper sanitation facilities in schools, keep them in education and provide abused women and children with support services, UNICEF said today. The US$3 million grant will, over the course of the next year, help some of…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Minister for Africa discusses economic cooperation in Angola

Minister Harriett Baldwin visited Angola 12-13 April 2018, discussing economic cooperation, women’s empowerment, and work to make the country landmine-free

Harriett Baldwin, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development met senior ministers of the new Angolan government between 12-13 April, as well as representatives from business and civil society. In meetings with the Foreign, Interior, and Economic and Social Development Ministers, Minister…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

The African Union Peace and Security Council starts its field mission to the Republic of South Sudan

During its visit, the PSC delegation, led by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Permanent Representative of Nigeria and Chairperson of the PSC for the month of April 2018, will express its solidarity to the people and leadership of South Sudan

 The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU is in South Sudan for a five (5) day-field mission. During its visit, the PSC delegation, led by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Permanent Representative of Nigeria and Chairperson of the PSC for the month of April 2018, will express its solidarity to…