Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

United States Awards $25,000 To Promote Entrepreneurship for Meheba Refugees

This grant, awarded through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund to non-profit organization Caritas Czech Republic Zambia, will enable the organization to leverage its existing expertise and infrastructure

The U.S. government (through the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) has awarded a $25,000 grant to improve livelihood opportunities for refugees and host communities in the Meheba refugee camp. Located in Kalumbila District, North Western Province, the Meheba camp is the largest refugee settlement in Zambia, with approximately…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

The Climate Crisis in Focus as Giorgio Parisi joins FAO’s Nobel Laureates Alliance

The 2021 physics prize winner delivers a lecture on “Science: the headlight on our future”

The climate crisis is posing a growing threat to our food security. Today, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed Physics Nobel Laureate Giorgio Parisi to join its Nobel Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace, an advocacy group that aims to amplify FAO’s work in…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

Coronavirus – Tanzania: U.S. donates an additional 1.6 million COVID-19 vaccines to Tanzania

The U.S. government has so far donated over 4.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Tanzania

Tanzania accepted delivery of over 1.6 million Pfizer BioNTech vaccines donated by the government of the United States through the global COVAX vaccine sharing initiative. Dar es Salaam Regional Medical Officer Dr. Rashid Mfaume officially received the donation from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Office Director Ananthy Thambinayagam…

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Brewing tensions in Eastern Equatoria’s Loronyo area Prompt Consultative Meetings with Communities Involved

The community of Loronyo in Torit County and their neighbours from Idali in Lafon County have been at loggerheads over the past years, with tensions prompted by cattle raids and subsequent revenge attacks

Reported concerns about tensions among communities in Eastern Equatoria State’s Loronyo payam (administrative division) recently prompted peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to visit the area for a proactive consultative meeting. “Our youth are living in fear of being attacked, especially when they bring our animals to graze…

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Women Refugees bear the brunt of Ethiopia’s forgotten Crisis in Gambella

UNFPA is distributing emergency reproductive health kits to facilities in Gambella

“My only joy is my child, I don’t have anything else in life,” said Nyabel Jock, a 19-year-old refugee from South Sudan, during her regular pregnancy check-up at the Jewi Health Centre in the Jewi Refugee Camp in Gambella.  Nyabel fled to Ethiopia more than five years ago from Nasir…

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Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Equipping Ethiopian Farmers to Earn an Income

SELD aims to address the issue of food insecurity

The Shurmo Education and Livelihood Development (SELD) project in Ethiopia has been supported through our Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) partnership with International Needs Australia (INA) for many years. INA’s in-country partner is Bole Bible Baptist Church Childcare and Development (BBBC). Together, they help to develop local skills to ensure updated, productive and effective…

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New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into a humanitarian crisis

A group of 13 NGOs are calling for the international community to protect the people of Mali

New sanctions against Mali could have a devastating impact on the country, where one in three people are already dependent on humanitarian aid. 13 NGOs are urging all states and bodies supporting these sanctions to unequivocally commit to applying humanitarian exemptions, so that life-saving aid can reach all those in…

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UN celebrates 25 years of mandate to protect children caught in conflict

Although international action over the past 25 years has led to the release of more than 170,000 boys and girls recruited to fight, more remains to be done, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday

Mr. Guterres was among senior officials, ambassadors and other members of the international community marking the 25th anniversary of the UN mandate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC).  In harm’s way  Besides the thousands of children freed by armed groups and forces during this time, hundreds of life-saving commitments and…

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Secretary General of the Mano River Union Regional Organization visits the Cuban Embassy in Liberia

The Mano River Union is an economic union integration project that was launched by the African countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1973

In the morning hours the Secretary General of the regional organization Mano River Union Her Excellency Ambassador Medina Wesseh Esq, who was received by the head of mission of Cuba in Liberia Mercedes L. Martinez Herrera, visited the headquarters of the Cuban Embassy in the West African country. The atmosphere was…

Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…