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Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town

9,450 people have been displaced by the violence in and around Murzuq since the beginning of August

Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced thousands of “terrified” civilians, the UN said on Tuesday. “Casualties on all sides of the fighting have continued as a result of airstrikes by…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

As Ghana prepares to host the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat it organises a High-Level Policy Dialogue on Harnessing the benefits of the AfCFTA for a Ghana beyond Aid

The purpose of the National Conference is to bring together key stakeholders in Ghana to discuss national strategies and programme interventions

The Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and, in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission (AUC), are organising a High-Level Conference on AfCFTA from 19-21 August 2019, at the Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana focsuing…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Tackling child malnutrition (by Islamane Abdou)

Together with the government of Niger and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), UNICEF is fighting child malnutrition

Malnutrition is a major threat to children’s health and development in Niger. More than 4 out of 10 children under 5 are stunted, robbing them of their full potential. Global acute malnutrition is consistently above the 10 per cent ‘alert’ level – even during times and in places where no…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Visit of H.E. Kalla Ankourao, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad of the Republic of The Niger

H.E. Kalla Ankourao Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad of the Republic of The Niger will pay an official visit to Turkey on 15-16 August 2019. During this first visit at the level of Foreign Minister from Niger to Turkey, all aspects of our bilateral relations…

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International Youth Day marked by Education, Entrepreneurship Sessions for migrants across Niger

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Niger with its partner Terre Solidali, organized five training sessions in three cities for close to 250 migrants and community members

In the weeks leading up to yesterday’s celebration of International Youth Day, IOM Niger with its partner Terre Solidali, organized five training sessions in three cities for close to 250 migrants and community members, delivered by young entrepreneurs from IOM’s “Initiatives for the Development of the Enterprise” (IDEE) project. Launched in…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Responding to immediate needs (By Juan Haro & Thibaut Roux)

UNICEF and the Government of Niger, together with Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) partners (ACF, ACTED, DRC, IRC, OCHA, UNICEF and WFP) is responding to the most pressing humanitarian needs in terms of food, shelter and non-food items

The first hours after a crisis are crucial. During emergencies, a timely response can save lives. Humanitarians need to know the terrain and find new alternatives to deliver aid, despite the complex environment. In countries like Niger, the humanitarian action needs to be fast, joint, and effective to reach the…

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‘One Migrant – One Tree’: Over 100 Migrants Plant Trees on Niger’s Independence Day

To mark the day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported the initiative “One Migrant – One Tree”

Niger’s economy is largely dependent on subsistence agriculture, making it vulnerable to adverse climatic conditions. It is estimated that more than 100,000 hectares of arable land are lost each year in Niger due to desertification. Periodic droughts and floods – as well as land degradation caused by overgrazing – aggravate…

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Towards an AfroChampions fund to finance the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The AfroChampions Initiative Structures an Innovative Approach to Engage the Private Sector on Economic Integration in Africa

On the occasion of a high-level meeting convened in partnership with His Excellency  Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, and bringing together investors, financing institutions and sovereign and private funds, the AfroChampions (http://AfroChampions.com) Initiative has formally launched a private sector investment framework to secure financing for the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

The Foreign Ministry contributes to financing the assisted voluntary return of migrants from Libya, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad

Italy has made a 11-million-euro contribution from the Africa Fund to support the project titled “Protection and sustainable solutions for migrants and refugees along the Central Mediterranean route”, comanaged by the European Union, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The contribution…

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Workshop for Female Artists Strengthens Community Outreach Activities in Niger

During the one-week workshop, IOM’s community mobilizers or “MobComs” facilitated various debates between the 20 participants and speakers on various migration-related topics

Risks, vulnerabilities and needs while embarking on a migration journey are strongly shaped by one’s gender. In 2018 alone, IOM assisted more than 20,000 migrants at its six transit centres in Niger, of whom close to 2,000 are female migrants, coming mostly from Niger (40%), Nigeria (21%), and Cameroon (15%).…