Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Joint Statement on Hostilities in Tripoli

The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate their deep concern about ongoing hostilities in Tripoli

The text of the following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Begin Text: The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

New UK aid funding to tackle Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The UK has announced fresh support to help deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Speaking at an event about the crisis in Geneva yesterday (Monday 15 July), the International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart, announced funding of up to £50 million to aid the ongoing response in North Kivu and Ituri, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as helping neighbouring countries to…

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Ethiopian Returnees Recall Harrowing Irregular Migration Ordeals

The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen who have been taken home as part of an International Organization for Migration (IOM) Voluntary Humanitarian Return operation that began in May 2019

After being stranded in Yemen, a group of 280 Ethiopians returned home on Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 July) with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen who have been taken home as part of an IOM Voluntary Humanitarian…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Ebola Emergency: Humanitarian activities by Italy's Cooperation service in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Upon the initiative of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, Italy pledged a further financial contribution of €300,000 at the Geneva Donor Conference to support the healthcare operations (medical treatment, immunisation and burials in “sanitised” conditions) carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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World Health Organization (WHO) scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation

WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which has seen over 200,000 displaced. WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services, as well as increasing supplies of medicines…

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Oil Executives join African Energy Chamber in visit to the Famous Slave Hub of Goree Island, Senegal

Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the sixteenth century until 1848

Led by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) and its Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, several oil executives went on a symbolic visit to Senegal’s Goree Island today, southeast of the capital Dakar. Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the…

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

Somalia: Response plan for impact of poor Gu rains in place to avoid a major crisis

The delayed start and poor performance of the 2019 Gu’ (April-June) rains resulted in severe drought conditions across Somalia through early May

Two years after the prolonged 2016/2017 drought destroyed livelihoods and displaced almost one million Somalis - but also triggered a massive and successful scale up in humanitarian response to avert famine - severe climatic conditions, combined with other persistent drivers of humanitarian crisis, armed conflict, protracted and continued displacement and…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Humanitarian Actors Establish First Anti-Trafficking Task Force in North-East Nigeria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) jointly with Heartland Alliance International and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched the Task Force on 9 July

n a bid to better respond to trafficking in persons in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, where 7.1 millionpeople need humanitarian assistance, twenty organizations are joining forces in a new Anti-Trafficking Task Force (ATTF) in humanitarian action. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), jointly with Heartland Alliance International and the UN Refugee…

Source: UN News |

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province

Latest health data from DRC point to around 115,000 cases of suspected measles in the country

Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that’s in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record.  UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Thursday that it aims to inoculate 67,000 children in Ituri province.  They’re just a small fraction…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

After the first reported case in the Ariwara Health Zone on 30 June, no new cases have been observed in that health zone

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity to the previous week. While the number of new cases continues to ease in former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandima health…