Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

UK Statement: Human Rights Council Organisational Meeting

The UK announced that it will be leading on resolutions for Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Syria, at this month's Human Rights Council

Thank you Mr President, I would like to refer to 4 initiatives which the UK will present as part of core groups. These are three resolutions and one joint statement. Firstly, the Core Group on Sri Lanka, comprising Canada, Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro and the UK will present a resolution on…

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Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism participates in the Aqaba Process meeting on East Africa

The Aqaba Process was launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in 2015

The Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov has concluded a visit to Jordan to participate in the Aqaba Process meeting on East Africa. The Aqaba Process was launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in 2015 to comprehensively address interconnected counter-terrorism…

Source: Canon |

Canon Day of Giving raises funds to support two educational programmes in partnership with Dubai Cares

The event also held raffle draws for a variety of valuable prizes granted by the event’s sponsors and partners

Canon (, a provider of imaging technologies and services, raised AED 250,000 to support two educational programmes, one in the Middle East and a second in Africa. The funds were raised through sponsors, and the general public who participated in the Canon Day of Giving fundraising event which was recently…

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Source: Uganda Rugby Union |

Rugby – Uganda: Plascon Mongers, Hima Cement Heathens hit centuries in Uganda Cup first round

All top tier sides recorded wins with Plascon Mongers and Hima Cement Heathens the biggest winner

The first round of the 2018 Uganda Cup was played on Saturday at seven different grounds across the country, and there were no surprises. All top tier sides recorded wins with Plascon Mongers and Hima Cement Heathens the biggest winners. Plascon Mongers demolished Busitema University in their own backyard, winning…

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Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International Unveils Incredible Members Only Experiences For Loyalty Members

From the Style and Glamour of Milan Fashion Week, to a Braai Master Class in South Africa, to an Epicurean Journey Through Mesmerizing Jordan, to Romantic Island Getaways, Members Enjoy Exclusive Access to Enthralling Experiences

Stepping up its experiences game, Marriott International ( continues to create memories that connect with members through their passions be it culinary, culture, music or lifestyle. The company has added countless redemption opportunities for its loyalty members giving them the opportunity to bid their points in exchange for access like…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

The Republic of South Africa sends Condolences to the People of Kingdom Jordan following the Terrorist Attack on Friday 11 August 2018

The South African Government was deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing-on of 5 Jordanian security officials on 11 August 2018, following a suicide bomb attack in the Jordanian town of Fuheis. The blast is believed to have targeted the annual Fuheis festival, a prominently Christian gathering that is…

Source: World Vision International |

Princess Sarah Zeid champions maternal and child health as she visits World Vision’s nutrition project in South Sudan

The World Food Programme (WFP) provides nutrition supplies for the moderate acute malnutrition cases as well as budget funding in running the 11 nutrition centers in Juba

Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, a global advocate for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, rights and wellbeing visited World Vision's nutrition program at Gurei primary health care center (PHCC) in Juba, South Sudan, today.  During the visit, Princess Sarah recognized the important role of women as…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Egypt: Giving is in your Blood: Celebration to Thank Ramadan Blood Donors

The campaign which ran on Facebook across eight countries encouraged people to donate blood after breaking their fast at sunset.

Leaders of major international aid groups are gathering in Cairo this week to thank people across the Middle East and North Africa for a hugely successful Ramadan blood donor campaign that ran for 5 weeks starting on 14 May 2018. A celebration will take place at Cairo Opera House on…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Egypt: World Blood Donor Day Celebration-21 July 2018

The opening ceremony will include short videos reflecting blood donation activities in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt

You are cordially invited to attend and cover the World Blood Donor Day 2018 Celebration and musical concert lead by the Iraqi Maestro Naseer Shamma, on 21 July 2018 at Cairo Opera House. WHAT: We would like to thank the generous individuals who donated blood during the #GivingIsInYourBlood campaign, in…