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TECNO Expands Partnership with UNHCR to Support Higher Education in Africa for Refugees

TECNO expanded the partnership with UNHCR to tertiary education, supporting refugee scholars in Africa to complete four-year higher education

Premium smartphone brand TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) announced today the renewal of its partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support its Refugee Scholarships Programme DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative). The partnership aims to provide higher education and possible job opportunities to refugee scholars in Africa, unlocking their full…

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Vital humanitarian flights to hard-to-reach areas in Guinea and Niger could be grounded due to funding cuts

In Guinea, following the outbreak of Lassa fever on 29 April 2022, the Government requested UNHAS to assist with transporting tests and other medical items from Bissau to Conakry

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that its UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) – that provides crucial transport links for humanitarian responders to the world’s most remote and challenging locations - will be forced to ground its planes in Guinea and Niger by August 2022 if additional…

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Mali: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement strongly condemns killing of two Red Cross aid workers

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked and saddened by the violent deaths of two Red Cross aid workers who were killed yesterday, during an attack by armed men in the Kayes region of Mali

The aid workers were on their way back from a field visit to the Malian town of Kayes when their car was attacked. Both colleagues sustained fatal injuries during this attack. Two other members of the team survived and are deeply affected by this tragedy. The area where the aid…

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European Parliament delegation visited drought-stricken southern Madagascar

Five members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development met vulnerable villagers in the districts of Amboasary and Ambovombe, epicentres of a four-year drought where famine-like conditions were declared in 2021

Members of the European Parliament who visited drought-stricken southern Madagascar to see how front-line communities and responders are dealing with the protracted humanitarian emergency there noted that a steady flow of assistance has helped avert catastrophe and ease widespread hunger. But they warned that much remains to be done to…

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The world’s ten most neglected crises are all in Africa

The DRC is followed by Burkina Faso, Cameroon and South Sudan on top of the bleak ranking

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is once again the world’s most neglected displacement crisis according to the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) annual analysis. For the first time, the top 10 list is comprised entirely of African countries. The annual list of neglected displacement crises is based on three criteria: lack…

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In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the surge in violence has driven thousands of displaced people to the outskirts of Goma

An ICRC team has set up water bladders to improve the hygiene conditions and meet the daily needs of 10,000 people

The intense, ongoing clashes in Rutshuru Territory between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and M23 fighters have caused more than 72,000 people [1] to flee their homes in the space of one week. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) calls on all combatants…

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Mining Indaba 2022 makes a R200 000 donation to Cotlands Children’s Charity

Cotlands helps shape tomorrow’s heroes by giving them a fighting chance at a better life

Investing in African Mining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com) organisers Hyve donated R200 000 to Cotlands Children’s charity. The donations are made at the end of every Indaba through the handover of a cheque to the charity. This year both Hyve and Cotlands representatives were able to do the handover in person. Cotlands is…

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UNHCR: A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

The number of forcibly displaced people worldwide rose to 90 million by the end of 2021

The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday. “One hundred million is a stark figure --…

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African Union and ICRC Marks 30 years of Partnership on Humanitarian Issues

ICRC has 35 offices across Africa, employs some 8000 staff and spends close to 800million US dollars annually on various humanitarian activities in Africa

Africa accounts for about 14 percent of the world's human population. Over the years, Africa's journey to progress has been hampered by political instability and violence in many regions. This has generated humanitarian suffering including displacement, food insecurity, detention, wounded, and loss of family contacts. To address the humanitarian needs,…

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Burkina Faso: Over a quarter million people victims of new “water war” in peak dry season

Civilians there have access to less than three liters of water a day to cover all their needs from drinking to hygiene and cooking

Thirty-two water facilities have been destroyed so far this year, impacting nearly 300,000 people according to a group of 13 national and international organisations providing humanitarian and development assistance in the country. Targeted attacks have ranged from direct hits on water points and water trucks, purposeful contamination of water resources…