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    • European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment
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Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…

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

Despite difficult business environment in Iran, 865 exhibitors from 21 countries present the entire value chain at iran agrofood 2019

National pavilions of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Russia and Turkey

Despite the currently difficult business environment in Iran, as many as 865 exhibitors from 21 countries will be presenting their products, solutions and technologies "from field to fork" at iran agrofood 2019. More than 40,000 trade visitors from all over Iran and neighbouring countries are again expected. Brazil, China, Germany,…

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

UNHCR evacuates hundreds of vulnerable refugees out of Libya to safety

Many of the evacuees need medical treatment and are suffering from malnourishment

Amid violent clashes and a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, 149 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers were today evacuated to safety in Rome. The evacuees are from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia. They include 65 children, 13 of them below a year in age. One of the children was born just…

Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

Countries represented include Colombia, Congo, Cote d' Ivoire, France, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Italy, Mali, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, Thailand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States

Experts and global actors from Africa, Asia and South America gathered in Manila to address child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM). The first-ever Inter-regional Knowledge-Sharing Forum on Child Labour and Working Conditions in ASGM  of the International Labour Organization (ILO) served as a platform for…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

The Italian Cooperation service dispatches humanitarian flight to Niger

Meeting the request put forward by the Authorities of Niger to enable them to tackle the Country’s persisting health emergency, which has further worsened following the local outburst of violence, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, in association with the Italian Air Force, has…

Wari Group
Source: Wari Group |

Wari enables customers to request its financial services on WhatsApp

On WhatsApp, Wari customers will be able to easily request access to frequently used services and request to initiate financial operations

More than 1-billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. It is this very reason that has driven Wari (www.Wari.com) to integrate with the WhatsApp Business solution to enable customers – through strategic partnerships - to request its financial services around…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO distributes urgently needed medical supplies as Libya conflict continues

The medical supplies have been received by more than 30 primary health care facilities and main hospitals across Libya

WHO has delivered medicines and medical supplies to health facilities across Libya to meet shortages amid intense conflict in the country’s capital. The shipments, sufficient for more than 600 000 beneficiaries, include emergency medical supplies, trauma kits to treat injured patients, and medicines for chronic and infectious diseases. Included are…

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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for a new approach to address hunger and conflict

Food and agriculture are pathways to peace in Central African Republic

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today called for a complete change in the ways to address the often-related issues of hunger and conflict. He made the appeal at an event at FAO headquarters in Rome highlighting progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace. "If…

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

Move refugees in Tripoli out of harm’s way, urges UNHCR

When the hostilities intensified late last night, refugees and migrants were trapped inside and unable to flee to safety

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling for refugees and migrants in detention centres in conflict areas in Tripoli to be immediately evacuated to safety, after an airstrike hit a target less than 100 metres away from Tajoura detention centre, where over 500 refuges and migrants are being detained. More…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day: Celebrating “14 million points of hope”

This year’s celebration also coincides with the centenary of the founding of IFRC on 5 May 1919 by the American, British, French, Italian and Japanese Red Cross Societies

On World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2019, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is celebrating the nearly 14 million Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers around the world who provide a lifeline to countless communities in need. In a statement sent to the…