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…

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

Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status. The National Immunization Days (NID)  will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Deputy Ministers Collaborate to Lead a Mandela Day Outreach Programme at Bk Matlala Commercial High School in Matlala-a-Thaba, Limpopo

The outreach is a joint programme in partnership with POPCRU Group of Companies (PGC) Safer SA, Kimmotive and Vodacom

Telecommunications and Postal Services Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana, will, on 20 July 2018, lead a Mandela Day outreach programme at BK Matlala Commercial High School, Matlala-a-Thaba area, Limpopo. The outreach is a joint programme in partnership with POPCRU Group of Companies (PGC), Safer SA,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Commemorates Nelson Mandela Day in Kwa-Zulu Natal

This year’s International Nelson Mandela Day marks 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth and the Nelson Mandela foundation continues to encourage the nation to emulate the servant leader

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson together with the Mayor of Dannhauser Municipality Cllr JP Phakathi will lead the International Nelson Mandela Day (67 minutes programme) in Dannhauser Local community, Kwa-Zulu Natal on the 18th of July 2018. This year’s International Nelson Mandela Day marks 100 years…

Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

A delegation of representatives from European entities including the European Commission and European Investment Bank, as well as international organisations, such as UNIDO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, together with European private sector representatives, will accompany President Tajani

“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara…

Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: 95% decrease in migration flows to Libya and Europe thanks to EU partnership and funds

President to visit Niamey with entrepreneurs, researchers and international organisations

''Through financial support and a strong partnership, the European Union has helped Niger to reduce migratory flows to Libya and the EU by over 95%. In 2016, 330,000 people crossed Niger primarily directed to Europe via Libya. In 2017, this number went down to less than 18,000, and in 2018…

Source: Amnesty International |

South Sudan: Arms embargo must be strictly enforced

Every day civilians are butchered using lethal arms in full view of the world

Responding to the imposition of an arms embargo on South Sudan by the UN Security Council, Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said: “The UN Security Council’s much-anticipated vote to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan is a step in…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

United Nation’s emergency fund releases US$15 million for life-saving assistance to displaced people in Ethiopia

The 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Plan requires $1.6 billion to reach millions of people with food and non-food support

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Historical tensions between communities in southern Ethiopia escalated in April 2018 and led to large-scale displacements, damage of properties and loss of life.  Close…

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Source: UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict |

Hearing ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan, UN envoy says they yearn only for peace

Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, widespread and systematic sexual violence has been a pervasive tactic of war and terror, said a high-level United Nations envoy, after visiting the war-torn country and hearing “horrific” testimonies

Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict, told reporterss that she had been “alarmed to hear about the increasing climate of intimidation” in which civil society organisations work, “including attacks against those providing services to sexual violence survivors.” The world’s youngest country, South Sudan has been wracked…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN’s Emergency Fund releases US$15 Million for Life-Saving Assistance to Displaced People in Ethiopia

Close to one million men, women and children are currently being sheltered

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Historical tensions between communities in southern Ethiopia escalated in April 2018 and led to large-scale displacements, damage of properties and loss of life.  Close…