Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Welcomes Passage of United States (US) Humanitarian Aid, Supporting Communities on the Frontlines of Crisis in Ukraine, Gaza and Globally

Amid ongoing challenges such as the latest wave of missile strikes in Ukraine, spiraling conflict in Sudan, and imminent famine in Gaza which continue to uproot and destroy lives, U.S. assistance remains essential

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) welcomes the passage of a $9 billion global humanitarian aid package that will avoid sharp U.S. cuts in the midst of near record humanitarian need and displacement. The package will save lives and help drive solutions to support people facing armed conflict, economic turmoil, and…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Members of Parliament (MPs) return mandate to supervise Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) back to Internal Affairs Ministry

The amendment now mainstreams the Bureau as a department under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as part of government’s policy to rationalize various entities

Legislators have scrapped the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Board returning its mandate of overseeing operations of NGOs back to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.  This was while the lawmakers considered the NGO (Amendment) Bill, 2024 passed during the plenary sitting on Tuesday, 23 April 2024.  The Chairperson, Committee on Defence and…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Water wells are helping safeguard health in remote villages in Mozambique

Access to clean water is essential to disease prevention

Accessing clean water has traditionally been an arduous task in Mogovolas, a district in the northern region of Mozambique. Villagers often resort to unsafe water sources to meet their basic needs, exposing themselves to a host of diseases. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recently established eight wells in this district…

Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

A new study by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and partners reveals women and children are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The study by IRC, the Ecole Regionale de Santé Publique of the Université Catholique de Bukavu (ERSP-UCB), and partners reveals attacks against healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) impact women and children the most

DRC suffered 159 documented attacks against healthcare facilities in 2022. In the case study areas, healthcare facilities cease operations for up to 4 weeks following an attack; Women avoid seeking antenatal and postnatal care in attacked health centers, risking maternal and infant lives; Shortages of medicines and parental fear endanger malnourished children; Local…

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The MSC Foundation, the MSC Group and Mercy Ships International Join Forces to Build a new Hospital Ship

The new purpose-built hospital ship will expand the impact of Mercy Ships’ life-changing surgeries, anaesthetic care and surgical education for future generations of patients and healthcare professionals in sub-Saharan Africa

A groundbreaking agreement between MSC Group, MSC Foundation and the charity Mercy Ships (https://MercyShips.org) International prepares for the construction of a brand-new hospital ship that will deliver free surgery and training annually to thousands of people in Africa. On 8 April, the chairman of MSC Group and MSC Foundation, Capt.…

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Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Keeping the Dreams Alive: Supporting Children in Northeast Nigeria

The ICRC’s mental health and psychosocial support teams in Nigeria run a program designed to guide and support the children of those who have disappeared, through counselling

When someone goes missing due to conflict, the children they leave behind can feel that loss more than most. In response, we ran a program for children in Maiduguri to make sure their needs would not be overlooked. When family members go missing due to armed conflict, they leave behind…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Saving lives and building resilience: what we learn from nutrition in emergencies response in Ethiopia during 2023

As of May 2023, 22.8 million people in Ethiopia faced food insecurity, lacking sufficient food for consumption

Ethiopia's conflict-affected regions faced many challenges, including communication disruptions, power outages, and supply shortages.  As of May 2023, 22.8 million people in Ethiopia faced food insecurity, lacking sufficient food for consumption. The prevalence of food insecurity in Ethiopia was 22.25 per cent of the population at the time.  The situation…

Source: UNICEF Zambia |

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) join hands to strengthen the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s cholera response

$100,000 in funding from USAID allows UNICEF to strengthen a cross-sectoral cholera response plan, coordinating with key partners and the Government of the Republic of Zambia at local and national levels

Through support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UNICEF will continue to strengthen the ongoing cholera response efforts by supporting the Ministry of Health in the Southern Province. Cholera cases have been found in all ten provinces of the country, but specifically in high-density locations like Lusaka…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Combating Measles: a comprehensive community-centered approach in Ethiopia

A community-led initiative has been making remarkable progress in combating measles, malaria, and malnutrition through collaborative efforts

In the districts of Sidama, Central, and South Ethiopia, access to healthcare is often challenging, exacerbated by various health emergencies such as communicable diseases outbreaks, including malaria, measles, and cholera. These regions, particularly in identified hotspot districts, face multifaceted health emergencies like drought, malnutrition, conflicts, displacement, and floods, coupled with…

Source: UN News |

Geneva conference pledges $630 million in life-saving help for Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s international partners convened in Geneva on Tuesday to address the urgent need for increased humanitarian funding for the crisis-hit country, pledging a total of almost $630 million

The UN-backed $3.24 billion humanitarian response plan for 2024 is only five per cent funded.  Organised by the UN along with the Governments of Ethiopia and the United Kingdom, the conference aims to hear commitments that will enhance life-saving aid to approximately 15.5 million people in 2024. An immediate funding…