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Cigna Foundation teams up with Cup of Uji Kenya, contributes US$200,000 to fund meals for children

The partnership with Cup of Uji Kenya supports local NGOs with the funds with an aim to purchase and distribute 500,000 meals comprising rice and beans across local schools

Cigna Foundation (https://bit.ly/3nFCpnJ) has partnered with Cup of Uji Kenya, a school feeding program founded by Hope Alive Campaign, a community based organization, to reduce food insecurity among primary school children in Kenya. In line with the partnership, the Cigna Foundation has contributed US$200,000 to fund nutritious meals for children…

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Coronavirus: World Food Programme (WFP) Guinea Country Brief

WFP distributed 630 mt of food to 12,172 vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 in Conakry in collaboration with the Agence nationale d’inclusion économique et sociale

In Numbers 199.536 mt of food assistance distributed USD 10.2 m six months (October 2020- March 2021) net funding requirements 18 251 people assisted in September 2020 Download Report: https://bit.ly/35XAaEJ Operational Updates Security situation • In Guinea, the presidential election is scheduled on 18 October 2020. Tensions remains high with…

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African Development Bank Group approves $440,000 emergency relief assistance for flood victims in South Sudan and Sudan

The package, from the Bank’s Special Relief Fund, will be split nearly equally between the two countries and will be used to purchase food items and water

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved an emergency assistance relief package of $440,000 to fund ongoing humanitarian and emergency relief efforts in areas recently hit by floods in South Sudan and Sudan. The package, from the Bank’s Special Relief Fund, will be split nearly equally between the two countries…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region COVID-19 External Update #22

Since the first confirmed COVID-19 related death on 21 March, there are now some reported 3,597 deaths in the region

Operational Context The COVID-19 situation in the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes (EHAGL) region is in its eighth month since the first cases were reported in March 2020. As the situation continues to evolve, the region is still relatively less impacted than the rest of the…

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Coronavirus - OCHA-Bucky: A COVID-19 Model to Inform Humanitarian Operations - Model Methodology

Epidemic forecasting is one tool through which we can gain an understanding of the final outbreak size and indicators of when the COVID-19 epidemic peaks in a country

1 Introduction Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) emerged in Wuhan, China, in November 2019. By October 2020, this virus had resulted in more than 41.5 million cases of COVID-19 and 1 million deaths. The majority of COVID-19 cases currently being reported are predominantly in developed countries, such as the…

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A new generation of desert locusts, flooding and COVID-19 threaten food security in Ethiopia

The Afar region has faced an unprecedented locust invasion since August this year

Mohammed Ali, 30, a pastoralist, is visibly tired, but relentlessly searching for pasture for his cattle under scorching sunshine. He leads over 400 head of cattle from Ewa to Asayta Woreda in the Afar region. Although pastoralists like Mohammed are accustomed to making the annual 200 km trek in January…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: When an Electricity Dam Construction Site was Turned into a COVID-19 Treatment Facility

That was the scene at this site until the first week of August 2020 when one of the workers tested positive for COVID-19 during a random check

There is a beehive of activity at the construction site of Achwa Hydro-Power Plant (AHPP) in Pader district, Northern Uganda, about 100 Kms from Gulu City. People and machines pace up and down with a determination of beating a set deadline – kind of a race against time. That was…

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As COVID-19 increases global food insecurity, less children are receiving nutrition support across conflict-affected states

The knock-on effects of COVID-19 have led to a global food insecurity crisis, with 265 million people projected to experience life-threatening levels of hunger this year alone

A new analysis by the International Rescue Committee finds that the number of children receiving treatment for malnutrition has decreased across conflict-affected countries, despite increasing food insecurity reported globally, indicating that life-saving treatments have been less accessible to families during the COVID-19 pandemic; The number of patients seeking care for…

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Norway provides NOK 390 million to those affected by the crisis in the Sahel

Around 13 million people in Burkino Faso, Mali and Niger are in need of emergency humanitarian aid. Some 1.4 million of these have been forced to flee their homes

A deterioration in the security situation, climate change and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are causing immense suffering and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the Central Sahel region. Norway is announcing a contribution of NOK 390 million at a digital donor conference today. Around 13 million people in Burkino…

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Burkina Faso ‘one step short of famine’, warns UN food relief agency

Violence and insecurity have pushed 7.4 million people in the Central Sahel region of West Africa into acute hunger, according to World Food Programme (WFP)

Unless access is urgently granted to humanitarian organizations, thousands in the Central Sahel will be “pushed into further destitution”, the UN emergency food relief agency warned on Monday. Ahead of Tuesday’s High-Level Ministerial Conference on the Central Sahel in the Danish capital Copenhagen, the World Food Programme (WFP) sounded the alarm that catastrophic levels of hunger could hit parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.   ‘Tragic’ food…