Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Documentation opens doors for Kenya's stateless Shona community

The Kenyan government has expressed willingness to register the Shona as Kenyan citizens,

Ending statelessness by 2024 is an ambitious goal, but NORCAP expert Sadiq Boateng is closing the gap with efforts to recognise Kenya’s stateless Shona people. In the 1960s, a group of Zimbabwean missionaries from the Shona ethnic group immigrated to Kenya. Many settled and remain in and near Nairobi where…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Tanzania: Protect Burundians Facing Abuse

Ensure Repatriations Are Voluntary

 Tanzania should protect Burundian refugees fleeing widespread abuses instead of requiring them to return to Burundi against their will. Tanzanian authorities have announced a plan to send all 183,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania back to Burundi by the end of 2019. Instead, the authorities should allow refugees fearing persecution to remain in Tanzania.…

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Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report

The estimates also show vast inequalities worldwide, with women and children in sub-Saharan Africa facing a substantially higher risk of death than in all other regions

More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups* led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly…

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

Statement of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General David Shearer Briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan, 18 September 2019

There have been more than 130 different rapprochements held across the country which demonstrate confidence and commitment at the grassroots level

Just six days ago, we marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. At the official ceremony last year, I witnessed much jubilation and hope that the agreement signaled an end to war and the beginning of a new…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Boosting the efforts of the South Sudanese people's push for peace

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on South Sudan

By Jonathan Allen Thank you, Mr President. As my colleague has just said, we very, very much welcome the meeting that took place between President Kiir and Dr Machar. This was a necessary step for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement and for the formation of a transitional government of…

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

Maintaining momentum key to progressing peace process in South Sudan

David Shearer pointed particularly to the need to progress the reunification of security forces and decisions on states and their boundaries

While progress has been made, maintaining momentum is key to progressing the fragile peace process in South Sudan, said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, David Shearer.  Speaking to the UN Security Council in New York, David Shearer described the recent meeting between President Salva Kiir and Opposition leader Riek…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) provides emergency livestock response for drought-affected communities in Ethiopia

FAO is carrying out treatment campaigns and helping households to sell their animals to generate cash and reduce pressure on limited available pasture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protectionto drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. Funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) and the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO), FAO is carrying out treatment campaigns and helping households to sell their animals…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S Africa Command (AFRICOM) Commander Visits Mali as Part of Regional Visit

The primary U.S. military focus in Mali is defense institution building with the goal of positioning African partner self-sufficiency

General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S Africa Command, initiated his first multi-country regional visit to West Africa beginning with the Republic of Mali, Sept. 16. “The U.S. Embassy in Bamako welcomes General Townsend's visit as an opportunity to meet directly with Mali's leaders and for him to see the U.S. government-wide…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE rescues people affected by floods in Al Jazeerah, Sudan

The team successfully completed phase one of the programme in Al Jeely and Daramally

The UAE, represented by a team from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, is continuing to provide food and shelter to thousands of people in flood-ravaged Sudanese provinces. The team dispatched an aid convoy to support villages in Al Jazeerah Province, which includes 6,000 food parcels and 200 tents…

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

Escalation of violence in Birao

On 14 September over 13,000 people mainly women and children have been forced to flee their homes seeking protection from the violence

The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic, Ms. Denise Brown, says the fighting in the northeastern town of Birao, Vakaga province has resulted in a crisis for the local population and is a clear violation of human rights. “Clashes in Birao over the past two weeks have resulted in…