Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

Poor humanitarian access to displaced populations puts thousands at risk in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Sustained funding is needed to provide vital assistance and protection to those affected by the crisis, including displaced populations and host communities

Over 135,000 people have been displaced by ongoing violence since January; Over 600 people have been killed in the last 90 days; Almost 800 people have been injured during continued violence; Almost 200 people have been abducted by non state armed groups.  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is concerned about the escalating humanitarian…

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

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Force Commander Visits Warrap Following an Upsurge of Tensions

Persistent cross border clashes between the Dinka Twic and Dinka Ngok communities over territorial disputes in the Abyei Administrative Area

In South Sudan, subnational violence continues to be an issue, especially in hotspots across the states of Unity, Jonglei, Lakes and Warrap. Warrap, in particular, has witnessed persistent cross border clashes between the Dinka Twic and Dinka Ngok communities over territorial disputes in the Abyei Administrative Area, which has led…

Source: UN News |

United Nations committed to help Somalia deliver ‘for its people’

A $1.6 billion humanitarian plan for this year aims to support 5.2 million most vulnerable people

Somalia remains resilient and strongly committed to state-building but more is needed to sustain the gains made in the fight against terrorist insurgency, the UN Special Representative in the country told the Security Council on Monday.  Catriona Laing, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), briefed ambassadors on…

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

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) goes greener: Water Treatment System at base in Juba now entirely solar powered

Combatting climate change, UNMISS has built a photovoltaic solar power farm capable of producing all the energy needed to run its water treatment system at UN House in Juba

In its quest to reduce its carbon footprint, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is celebrating a new milestone: at UN House, one of its bases in the capital, a new 100 kW photovoltaic solar power farm is set to produce sufficient energy for the system treating all…

Source: United Nations Regional Office For Central Africa (UNOCA) |

Central Africa: The United Nation faces emerging and persistent challenges to peace and security

Senior UN officials also took this opportunity to reflect on ways and means to strengthen coordination and common approaches to the threats facing countries under their mandate

A virtual meeting of representatives of UN entities covering Central Africa took place on 15 February 2024. Initiated by UNOCA, and moderated by its Chief of Staff, El Hadji Diene, this meeting mobilized Special Representatives and Envoys of the United Nations Secretary-General, Regional Directors and Resident Coordinators of the United…

Source: Amnesty International |

Ethiopia: Authorities must stop using state of emergency law to silence peaceful dissent

Lack of transparency violates the right of access to information and the principle of legality

Ethiopian authorities have used the state of emergency to silence peaceful dissent by arbitrarily detaining prominent politicians critical of the government and journalists, Amnesty International said today. On 2 February 2024, Ethiopia’s House of People’s Representatives endorsed an extension of the state of emergency, which came into force in August…

Source: Save the Children |

World's 10 largest crises force over 10 Million Children from their Homes in One Year - Save the Children

Save the Children analysed available figures from the 10 largest displacement crises of 2023 to see how many children were newly displaced across the year

More than 10 million children were forced to flee their homes last year in the world’s 10 largest crises, according to new Save the Children analysis. This has likely pushed the number of children displaced globally to more than 50 million, the highest ever [1], with numbers more than doubling…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Sudan crisis sends shockwaves around the region as displacement, hunger, and malnutrition soar

Hunger and acute malnutrition have soared in Sudan since the conflict broke out

At least 25 million people are struggling with soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition as the crisis in Sudan sends shockwaves around the region, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns today, with thousands of families being displaced and forced across borders into Chad and South Sudan each week.…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan provides US$50 million for World Food Programme (WFP)’s life-saving assistance to 20 countries affected by conflicts, climate crisis and economic shocks

This contribution will enable WFP to assist vulnerable populations affected by conflict, extreme weather and economic crisis in 20 countries across mainly Asia, the Middle East and Africa

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a grant of US$50 million from the Government of Japan at a time of unprecedented funding shortage. This contribution will enable WFP to assist vulnerable populations affected by conflict, extreme weather and economic crisis in 20 countries across mainly Asia, the Middle…

Source: Save the Children |

Education in Africa: Violent attacks against Schools rose 20% in 2023

The number of violent incidents affecting education in Africa Union countries rose by 20% in 2023 with 411 reports of violent incidents

Save the Children analysis released during the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa show dramatic rise in violence affecting schools, teachers and learners; The AU has dubbed 2024 the year of Education and Save the Children…