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MSF emergency team responds to worrying health needs in Riang, South Sudan, with high rates of malaria

In January, an MSF emergency team flew into Riang and found remote communities struggling to access clean water, safe water storage, latrines and basic healthcare

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is concerned about the situation in Riang, in Jonglei state, eastern South Sudan, where the health of communities is increasingly at risk. In January, an MSF emergency team flew into Riang and found remote communities struggling to access clean water, safe water storage, latrines…

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EU funding helps WFP address hunger challenges in Mozambique

Funding from the EU is also allowing WFP to develop life-changing innovations for longer-term climate resilience of communities in drought-prone districts of Gaza and Tete

A combined total of €7.6 million in funding from the European Union (EU) is helping the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) address the growing food needs in Mozambique driven by climate change, insecurity, displacement and the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also strengthening national capacity to respond…

Source: Save the Children |

Children must be protected in Sudan amid surge in violence

The Government of Sudan needs to ensure children and their families are protected, as without specific controls, more innocent people will lose their lives

According to media reports, at least 83 people, including children, have been killed and more than 160 wounded in inter-communal violence in Darfur, Sudan over the weekend. Over 50,000 people have been displaced from Krinding IDP camp and nearby villages and towns in El Geneina, West Darfur, with reports suggesting the…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Mounting hostilities disrupt aid delivery in the Central African Republic

NRC calls for parties to the conflict to provide secure humanitarian access, protect civilians and ensure free movement of essential goods to prevent further suffering

Humanitarian operations in several parts of the Central African Republic are at a standstill due to ongoing election unrest and heightened insecurity, leaving many of the 2.8 million people in need of essential humanitarian aid without access to life-saving assistance. “Like most of the other humanitarian organisations, we have had…

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Ethiopia: MSF provides medical assistance to some of the most affected people in Tigray

Since December 23, MSF medical teams have been running the hospital’s emergency room, as well as the medical, surgical, pediatric, and maternity wards

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November, 2020. Some 50,000 people have crossed to Sudan as refugees, while many others are displaced within the region, staying in towns and remote areas or trapped between…

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Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today called for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category

Nominations for the US $ 1 Million Prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30, 2021

Al-Sumait Prize (www.AlSumaitPrize.org), Health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving health challenges in Africa, with a special focus in the 2021 cycle on the utilization of effective frameworks and programs to resolve and manage health crises such as SARS, COVID-19, and infectious…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Mali: A patient dies after an MSF ambulance is violently detained

Médecins Sans Frontières condemns a "serious and violent obstruction of medical aid, and calls for respect of humanitarian and medical action and the civilian population”

A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance transporting patients between Douentza and Sévaré, in central Mali, was violently stopped by armed men for hours on Tuesday 5 January, resulting in the death of one of the patients onboard. MSF strongly condemns this serious obstruction of medical aid, and calls on all…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP provides food assistance for four hundred thousand affected by conflict in Cabo Delgado despite increased insecurity and limited funding

WFP is currently assisting up to 400,000 people in Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa provinces

Thousands are at risk from serious hunger and malnutrition in Cabo Delgado as humanitarian operations face shortage of US $108 million and the number of people forced to leave their homes has risen to 565,000, according to the Government of Mozambique. WFP is currently assisting up to 400,000 people in…

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Responding to neglected crises in the Sahel

Acute humanitarian emergencies worsened by armed conflict and mass displacement

Two of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world are currently taking place in the central Sahel and Lake Chad Basin regions. Africa’s Sahel region stretches across the continent from east to west—a semiarid belt that lies between the Saharan desert to north and the Sudanian savanna to the…

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Deadly start of 2021 for children in Sahel, Save the Children calls for their protection

At least 17 children and possibly more are among the dead in three separate attacks in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso in the first week of January, highlighting the deadly risks children face in the region

Three deadly attacks in the first week of 2021 mark the danger for children in the Sahel region, as a spike in violence has killed dozens of people, including at least 17 children, possibly more. Save the Children urges warring parties to ensure that children are protected from harm and…