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    • Mozambicans in the areas impacted by Cyclone Idai help distribute food assistance delivered by the U.S. Government. To date, U.S. military and chartered commercial flights have airlifted more than 700 metric tons of relief supplies to Mozambique
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Source: U.S. Embassy in Mozambique |

U.S. Government delivers more than 700 Metric Tons of Humanitarian Assistance to Mozambicans impacted by Cyclone Idai

On March 20, USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to coordinate the U.S. government’s response efforts

The amount of humanitarian supplies delivered to Mozambique by the U.S. Government has surpassed 700 metric tons.  This includes eight commercial flights chartered by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to deliver relief supplies from U.S. Government warehouses in Pisa, Italy and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and eight U.S.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Dakar: the story of Antigone and the African theatre

The garden of the Leopold Se'dar Senghor house / museum will host works of art of African tradition, kindly offered by the largest art gallery of Dakar, Antenna

The experiences and influences of avant-garde theatre have been combined with African traditional theatre in a theatrical piece dedicated to the story of Antigone and staged at the Italian embassy in Dakar in collaboration with the new Italian Cultural Institute. "Antigone An African story", by Jean Anouilh, directed and set…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Nearly one month after cyclone: Beira stirs while search for survivors continues in Zimbabwe

The challenge now is shifting to the outlying countryside, especially the Buzi River districts southwest of Beira, which largely were accessible only by helicopter until little over a week ago

The streets of this busy port city are returning to life as Mozambique approaches the one-month anniversary of Cyclone Idai’s March 14 landfall, while the search for survivors continues in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Freighters and other heavy sea vessels ply the lanes along Beira’s waterfront and debris from fallen trees and…

Source: European Parliament - The President |

President Tajani: "Chaos and a new migration crisis must be avoided in Libya. The European Union must take immediate action"

Military action is not the solution to the Libyan crisis

By President of European Parliament "I am very concerned by developments in Libya. I appeal to all parties to stop and avoid violence. “Military action is not the solution to the Libyan crisis. A new conflict would only cause further loss of life and enormous damage to the country and…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint Statement on Fighting Near Gharyan, Libya

The following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States

The governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States are deeply concerned by fighting near Gharyan, Libya and urge all parties to immediately de-escalate tensions, which are hindering prospects for UN political mediation. At this sensitive moment in Libya’s transition, military posturing and…

Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

A magnificent launch in Baghdad: More than 90 exhibitors from 16 countries display their products, solutions and technologies at the first iraq agrofood & plastprintpack 2019

The event enjoys the strong support of the Ministry of Trade of Iraq and its subsidiary institutions

Three key figures to characterize the Iraqi market: Value of own food and beverage production US$ 2.917 billion, food imports US$ 6.333 billion and hundreds of millions of US$ invested annually in modern processing technology; EUROMAP country cluster plastics confirms high double-digit annual growth for Iraq. It’s been only a…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The United States Announces Nearly $33 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by Cyclone Idai

The new assistance will provide both direct food assistance, including more than 17,000 metric tons of rice, peas, fortified cereal, and vegetable oil; as well as vouchers, to enable families to purchase food in local markets

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced nearly $33 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs caused by Cyclone Idai and related flooding, including nearly $31 million for the people of Mozambique and over $2 million for the people of Zimbabwe.…

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    • A technician checks olives for pests' infestations in Italy where Xylella fastidiosa has led to the decline of 180,000 hectares of olive groves
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New standards to curb the global spread of plant pests and diseases

The International Plant Protection Convention adopts standards on fumigation and six pests, including Xylella fastidiosa and the oriental fruit fly

The body charged with keeping plant pests and diseases at bay and trade in plants safe adopted new international measures to prevent pests from crossing borders and spreading. The standards, including protocols to block highly invasive pests such as Xylella fastidiosa and the oriental fruit fly, were approved during the…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Shelter Aid from IOM Helps 20,000 in Mozambique in First Weeks of Response to Cyclone Idai

Two and a half weeks after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, its impact can be seen everywhere

A total of 37,720 Mozambicans have now received shelter aid—either tarpaulins to replace destroyed roofs, or full tents—in a concerted international response to devastation brought by Cyclone Idai, one of the worst natural disasters to strike this African nation in decades.  More than half of those beneficiaries —at least 20,450 people—…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO scales up health response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

To expand the emergency response, WHO has deployed experts, including epidemiologists, logisticians and disease-prevention experts, to build a 40-strong team

Today (April 1) the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, took a first-hand look at response efforts to save lives and protect health for the people in Beira, the city hardest hit by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. “The next few weeks are crucial and speed is of…