Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…

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    • A hybrid, solar system, funded by the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), saves the Organization roughly 142 USD per day. Photo: IOM 2019/Angela Wells
    • IOM’s solar run 11kW Grundfos CR32–6A pump is able to pump more than half million litres per day. Photo: IOM
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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

As The Sun Rises, The Water Flows: A Green Humanitarian Response in South Sudan

Last year, IOM’s water, sanitation and health (WASH) teams soon began to tap into the potential of the nearby river and the sun

By Angela Wells, IOM Public Information Officer, Department of Operations and Emergencies The town of Malakal sits on the East bank of the Nile River in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State- a country where the sun’s rays never cease. In 2013, armed groups attacked communities in Upper Nile, causing thousands…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO’s seed fair links farmers to certified quality seed in northeastern Nigeria

Vouchers were used to redeem the seeds of staple crops like millet, sorghum and cowpea as well as high-value cash crops like groundnut

Gombi local government area lies two hours outside Yola, the capital of Adamawa, and a mere three-hour drive to Cameroon. Nearly all residents farm on some scale, with maize, sorghum, cowpea and groundnut among the most commonly grown and traded crops. When her village was attacked, Adama Aliyu, a 25-year-old…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Highest number of people displaced since World War II - Ethiopia tops list

An estimated 3.2 million people were displaced by conflict and drought by April this year

Ethiopia has the highest number of new displacements globally, as new figures reveal over 70 million people are on the move worldwide - the highest number ever recorded. "Every day an average of 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes. The international community must provide safety and protection for…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway to provide further contribution to EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Norway is participating actively in European cooperation to address the challenges associated with migration and forced displacement

The Norwegian Government will provide a further NOK 60 million to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the EU’s trust fund for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa (EUTF for Africa). ‘Norway is participating actively in European cooperation to address the…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Despite challenges, Africa's debt is still under control says African Development Bank

In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to reinforce reserves and its business growth capacity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) remains strong with growing operating revenues and allocable income generated since 2010 reaching $2.5 billion, the Bank Group’s Treasurer, Hassatou Diop N'sele, stated on Thursday. In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Local leaders help turn the tide on Ebola

So far there have been more than 2008 cases in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri

Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become one of the most committed social mobilizers in a region ravaged by the ongoing outbreak Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kakule, 47, is a native of Butembo. He is one of the local leaders who are…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Joint Statement on Developments in Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom

The Troika condemns the violent attacks in Sudan on June 3, which resulted in the killing and injuring of many peaceful civilian protesters. By ordering these attacks, the Transitional Military Council has put the transition process and peace in Sudan in jeopardy. We call for an agreed transfer of power…

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Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Cameroon tops list of most neglected crises

Cameroon tops the Norwegian Refugee Council’s annual list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises launched today

“The international community is asleep at the wheel when it comes to the crisis in Cameroon. Brutal killings, burned-down villages and massive displacement have been met with deafening silence,” warned the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland. Conflict has so far uprooted half a million people in…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Joint Statement on Developments in Sudan

The Troika condemns the violent attacks in Sudan on June 3, which resulted in the killing and injuring of many peaceful civilian protesters

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom.  The Troika condemns the violent attacks in Sudan on June 3, which resulted in the killing and injuring of many peaceful civilian protesters. By ordering these attacks, the Transitional…