Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Saving lives in one of the world's most dangerous countries

Sixty percent of Somalia's population depends on agriculture or livestock such as sheep, goats, camels and cattle

Millions in Somalia need humanitarian aid because of extreme weather conditions and conflict. However, relief work is difficult and dangerous in a country that has been ravaged by armed conflict for almost 30 years The UN warns that more than 1.2 million people will experience crisis levels of hunger by…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Diabetes is a Family Affair in Kenya

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin

Alara Amin was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the five years since, she has become actively involved in managing her condition, which is also a family and school affair. Even her 4-year-old brother understands that she must have insulin injections three times a…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

34th Universal Periodic Review: The Arab Republic of Egypt

The United Kingdom welcomes Egypt’s steps to address violence against women, including adopting a national strategy for women’s empowerment

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK Mission to the UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite delivers statement on Egypt during the 34th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), sharing recommendations to improve their human rights record. By Julian Braithwaite Thank you Mr President, and thank you Minister for your presence…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

Remembrance Day luncheon remembers service and sacrifice of Veterans in Ghana

Remembrance Day 2019 luncheon in Ghana remembers the service and sacrifice of British and Commonwealth Armed Forces and veterans in Ghana

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. Remembrance holds a central place in the Commonwealth’s annual calendar of events. Around the World, on Monday 11 November 2019 we remembered the fallen together. Following the 74th Ghanaian National Parade of Remembrance at the…

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Leaving no girl behind: Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Malawi, motivate girls to pursue sciences

The program will empower girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) launches “Educating Linda” program in partnership with the First Lady of Malawi and Ministry of Education of Malawi; he program will empower girls in STEM education. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The First Lady of Malawi, H.E. PROF. GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA…

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General Electric Appoints Selam Amare as Country Leader for Ethiopia

In this role, Selam will oversee General Electric's (GE) operations in the country and strengthen our businesses presence in the market

General Electric (GE) (http://www.GE.com) has announced the appointment of Selam Amare as the Country Leader for Ethiopia. In this role, Selam will oversee GE’s operations in the country and strengthen our businesses presence in the market. She will also play a crucial role in implementing GE’s growth strategy for Ethiopia…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Mozambique: Thousands at risk of disease and malnutrition as rainy season begins

The damage wrought on water, sanitation and hygiene facilities by the two cyclones are in part responsible for the increased health risks

More than half a year since cyclones Idai and Kenneth hit Mozambique, thousands of people are at risk of disease outbreaks and worsening food insecurity during the coming rainy season.  Food insecurity is expected to affect 2 million people in Mozambique by early next year and nearly 38,000 children are…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to South Sudan Floods affecting 900,000 people

More than three months of unprecedented rainfall has submerged entire communities resulting in the temporary mass displacement of people and the disruption of basic services

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has scaled up efforts to meet the needs of internally displaced people and host communities in response to devastating floods that have affected over 900,000 people in South Sudan. “It was distressing to witness the level of destruction and suffering that the floods have caused,”…

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

South Sudan: 100 days to alleviate the suffering of millions

Many South Sudanese fear the current fragile stability could be short-lived and that conflict could break out once again

Following the decision to extend the pre-transitional period by 100 days, peace and stability remain more than ever the prerequisites to alleviate the suffering of millions of South Sudanese. In the absence of a political solution and if high levels of violence were to return, the International Committee of the…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Africa on floods across the continent: “Without Climate Action we’ll be queuing for Noah’s Ark”

With floods hitting at least 16 African countries, Greenpeace Africa urges leaders to act for the people and against climate change

Rains have increasingly been torrential in the past months, striking large parts of East Africa and elsewhere, in unprecedented intensity in decades, causing at least dozens of deaths, displacement of more than one million people. Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa/en/) calls on Africa’s leaders to provide immediate aid to those affected, but also…