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

South Sudan hits dire milestone of 100,000 new arrivals to the country fleeing violence in Sudan

The majority of those fleeing the violence are arriving after long, difficult journeys, in remote border towns like Renk, where prices for basic items have skyrocketed

During his visit to the country this week, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Raouf Mazou, urges the international community to not forget about South Sudan, as the number of recorded new arrivals surpassed the 100,000 mark. Since the start of the conflict in Sudan on…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Qatar Hosts Third Meeting of Quint Group on Somalia

The meeting discussed the current situation in Somalia, especially security, political and humanitarian aspects, ways that would achieve stability in Somali territory and priorities

The State of Qatar hosted the third meeting of the quint group on Somalia, which was held with the participation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States, the Republic of Turkiye, the United Kingdom (UK), and the Federal Republic of Somalia. HE Minister of State for International Cooperation…

Source: Government of Canada |

Canada announces matching fund for East Africa: Conflict, Climate and Hunger

Nearly 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes since the conflict in Sudan began on April 15, 2023

Canada is deeply concerned by the growing humanitarian impacts of conflict and climate events in East Africa, including in Sudan, that have forced hunger upon millions of people in the region. Severe droughts continue to plague the region, leaving millions of people without reliable access to food and water, while…

Source: UN News |

Critical humanitarian situation in Central African Republic

The conflict in neighbouring Sudan has further exacerbated needs

The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains critical, with more than half the population, 3.4 million people, requiring assistance and protection, the top UN aid official in the country said on Monday. Of this number, 2.4 million “have needs so severe and complex that their survival and dignity…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Participates in Meeting with African Presidents on African Mediation Initiative

The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, stated that during the meeting, African leaders discussed the details of the African initiative for the mediation between Russia and Ukraine

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated in a meeting with a number of African presidents to discuss the African mediation initiative on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. Participants included President of the Comoros Islands and current President of the African Union Othman Ghazali, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, President of Senegal…

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Central Africa faces ‘turning point’ amid multiple crises

Despite critical gains by Central African nations in advancing stability and cooperation, the region faces multiple crises, and the coming months mark “an important turning point”, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday

“Central Africa is richer in opportunities and resources than it is in challenges”, but, the coming months will mark “an important turning point” for the region, where crucial political and electoral processes must take place by the end of the year, said Abdou Abarry, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Central…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

European Union maintains its commitment to World Food Programme (WFP) for the provision of European Union-funded aircraft in support of humanitarian aid projects

This contribution will allow WFP to implement the EU HAF services from March to December 2023, utilizing WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) capacities

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of EUR 11.9 million from the European Union (EU) through its Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) for the provision of EU Humanitarian Aid Flights (HAF). This contribution will allow WFP to implement the EU…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

New International Rescue Committee (IRC) report: Political and economic marginalization paving way for climate change and conflict in Central Sahel

The Central Sahel has experienced a 172% increase in humanitarian need since 2016: more than 16 million people require assistance and protection

The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) new report, Watchlist Insight: Climate and Humanitarian Crisis in the Central Sahel, highlights the ways that long-term economic underdevelopment and political marginalization are making communities in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger more vulnerable to the effects of both the climate crisis and protracted armed conflict.  …

Source: Save the Children |

World Leaders Must Pick Up Bill to Protect 18 Million Children at Risk of Violence, Recruitment, Trafficking

In 2022, around 22.4 million children and their caregivers in most need were targeted for child protection services requiring funding of nearly $795 million

A shortfall of nearly $650 million in child protection funding is leaving nearly 18 million vulnerable children and caregivers living in the world’s worst humanitarian crises at risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, said Save the Children.  As world leaders gather for the Oslo Conference on Protecting Children in Armed Conflict,  Save…

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

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) calls for urgent support for 6.2 million people forcibly displaced by conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

In and around Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu province, more than 600,000 displaced people are sheltering in makeshift structures that are ill-equipped to withstand the extreme weather conditions

The humanitarian situation in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached devastating levels as cyclical violence perpetrated by armed groups and subsequent displacement continues to impact millions of vulnerable civilians. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expresses deep concern for the dire living conditions and…