International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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    • IOM assisted more than 20,000 migrants at its six transit centres in Niger in 2018. Most came from Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon and about 2,000 were female, according to the latest figures available
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New IOM Toolkit Offers Key Advice on Migrant Centres

This web-based toolkit contains guidance material, tools and design information, with a particular focus on centres established as part of Migrant Resource and Response Mechanisms (MRRMs) in countries transited by migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today launched an online toolkit for migrant centre administration and management. The toolkit offers governments and non-government stakeholders key knowledge and resources on how best to set up and manage migrant centres. This web-based toolkit contains guidance material, tools and design information, with a particular focus on…

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    • IOM Restores Community Theatre to Promote Social Cohesion in Sabha, Southern Libya
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IOM Restores Community Theatre to Promote Social Cohesion in Sabha, Southern Libya

A public event was organized to celebrate the opening with music, traditional dance and poetry for members of Sabha’s Municipality

This Sunday (26 September), the People’s Municipal Theatre in the southern city of Sabha reopened after being fully restored and equipped by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Sabha Municipality, as part of the Japan funded Learning for Life initiative. The biggest hall in the city,…

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    • UNMISS Sensitizes Residents of Twic County in Warrap on the Revitalized Peace Agreement
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UNMISS Sensitizes Residents of Twic County in Warrap on the Revitalized Peace Agreement

In this regard, the UN Peacekeeping mission held a two-day workshop for women and youth representatives, traditional leaders and community members

The Civil Affairs Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is continuing to engage with all stakeholders across Warrap state to promote the provisions contained within the Revitalized Peace Agreement of 2018. In this regard, the UN Peacekeeping mission held a two-day workshop for women and youth…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus: The Africa CDC Joins the Global Citizen Live Concert to Push for Vaccine Equity

They join a list of incredible hosts donating their time and talent to this once-in-a-generation, 24-hour worldwide event

Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong, and Head of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, Strive Masiyiwa to Address Vaccine Equity and Production Needs to Tackle COVID-19. Ms Bonang Matheba and Nomzamo Mbatha to are set to host th Global Citizen Live on the Great…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO to Donate Broadcasting Equipment to Community Radio in Manicaland, Zimbabwe

UNESCO is also providing technical support and capacity building trainings to support community radio practitioners

The UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa and the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services with funding from the World Bank under the UNOPS managed Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) will donate radio broadcasting equipment to a community radio in Manicaland Province on 27 September 2021. The equipment will be handed over to the community radio…

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South Sudan ‘determined to never go back to war’

South Sudan is “ready to turn a new page” towards greater peace, development and prosperity, Vice-President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior said in her speech in the UN General Assembly on Friday

A decade after gaining independence from Sudan, the country remains “on a path of nation-building” and is working to implement a 2018 revitalized peace deal which led to the formation of a unity government last year.  “I want to assure our friends and partners that we are determined to never…

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    • Somali Public’s Views Shared in Latest Round of Consultations on Constitutional Review Process
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Somali Public’s Views Shared in Latest Round of Consultations on Constitutional Review Process

The consultations, supported by the UNSOM, is part of MoCA’s ongoing outreach efforts to garner the views of a wide range of Somalis around the country to feed into the review process currently underway

 The latest round of public consultations on Somalia’s constitutional review process came to an end this week, with members of the public providing more of their views on what should go into the final document to safeguard their rights on a range of issues. “We need special treatment for persons with disabilities,…

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WFP Boosts Food Production and Builds Resilience to Climate Change in Malawi

WFP provides assistance using food or cash transfers to cover immediate food needs while asset creation builds community resilience over time

UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) activities in Malawi between 2015 to 2020 have helped communities adapt to a changing climate and enabled them to break out of the cycle of hunger, confirms a recent independent evaluation. The evaluation, conducted by Information, Training and Development (ITAD), highlights that 95 percent of…

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    • The Agreement was signed between FAO and SNBS in Mogadishu on Monday 20 September 2021
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The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics and FAO sign Landmark Agreement on the Transfer of National Data Collection and Analysis Functions

Through the agreement, FAO will gradually transfer data and analysis capability relating to food security, nutrition, markets, livestock, livelihoods and natural resources to SNBS

The Somalia National Bureau of Statistics (SNBS) of the Federal Republic of Somalia has signed a historic formal agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to transfer the Food Security & Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and the Somalia Water & Land Information Management (SWALIM) Programs from FAO to the…

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    • A pool of national master trainers trained on the updated IDSR third edition technical guidelines
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Improving Public Health Surveillance and Response in South Sudan

The South Sudan Ministry of Health, with support from WHO and partners has since 2006 invested in the implementation of integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) strategy to control and prevent priority diseases

Timely information and appropriate response are vital for preventing and effective control of public health events, outbreaks, and pandemics. As a core requirement of the international health regulations (IHR (2005), countries continue to invest in building and maintaining robust surveillance systems to enable timely detection and public health response for…