Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General reconvenes International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Committee will meet on 17 July, 2019, in Geneva from 12 midday, to ascertain whether the ongoing outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reconvened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 Emergency Committee on Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   The Committee will meet on 17 July, 2019, in Geneva from 12 midday, to ascertain whether the ongoing…

WHO Regional Office for Africa
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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

World Health Organization (WHO) scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation

WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which has seen over 200,000 displaced. WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services, as well as increasing supplies of medicines…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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    • “International Approach to Refugees and Migrants in Libya Must Change”: IOM Director General António Vitorino and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
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“International Approach to Refugees and Migrants in Libya Must Change”: IOM Director General António Vitorino and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

The international community should consider the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees a core element of its engagement in Libya

On 3 July, more than 50 migrants and refugees lost their lives in an airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in the east of Libya’s capital Tripoli. This week we appealed to the European Union and African Union to prevent such a tragedy from being repeated. The international community should consider the…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

English access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference

The English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will bring together more than 180 English Access Microscholarship alumni and current students from eight cities in Ethiopia

English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will take place from July 13 - 14, 2019 in Addis Ababa The English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will bring together more than 180 English Access Microscholarship alumni and current students from eight cities in Ethiopia.  The conference provides an opportunity to evaluate…

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UNHCR and IOM joint statement: International approach to refugees and migrants in Libya must change

The international community should consider the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees a core element of its engagement in Libya

On 3 July, more than 50 refugees and migrants lost their lives in an airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in the east of Libya’s Tripoli. This week, we appealed to the European Union and African Union to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. The international community should consider…

Source: Amnesty International |

Tanzania: Justice must be done for death of journalist Azory Gwanda

Activists and fellow journalists have been asking about Gwanda’s whereabouts for months, including on #WhereIsAzory on Twitter, with no answer from the Tanzanian government

Following the disclosure by Tanzanian Foreign Minister Paramagamba Kabudi that investigative journalist Azory Gwanda, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in November 2017, is dead, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Joan Nyanyuki said: “It is very sad and extremely shocking that Gwanda is…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

British Embassy and British Council celebrate refugee footballers

The football tournament promoted values of diversity, inclusion and equality

In true AFCON fashion, the British Council partnered with the British Embassy to run a football festival for 45 Egyptian and refugee football enthusiasts. Coach Hellen Orende, a Kenyan coach certified from the Premier League, was invited to deliver a Premier Skills football activity that addresses violence against women and…

Source: Amnesty International |

Malawi: Civil society leaders targeted in post-election clampdown

Police arrested Gift Trapence – Vice Chairman of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition – and McDonald Sembereka – a coalition member – on 9 July

In response to the arbitrary arrest on allegations of fraud of two of the key figures involved in organizing post-election demonstrations in Malawi, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southern Africa said:  “These charges are a ploy to harass and intimidate the two activists and force them to end…

Source: Amnesty International |

Equatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society

The move also took place in the context of a 20-year-old legislation regulating non-governmental organizations’ activities

Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately rescind their decision to dissolve a prominent civil society organization and allow human rights defenders and activists to work without fear of reprisals, Amnesty International said today. The country’s Minister of the Interior and Local Corporations published on 5 July, a decree revoking the…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Statement by President of International Rescue Committee (IRC) David Miliband after four-day visit to Chad and Cameroon

Across the Lake Chad region, the lives and livelihoods of 10 million people are threatened by this new reality

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee said: “I traveled to Chad and Cameroon to meet IRC staff and witness the modern face of humanitarian crisis: multiple fronts of conflict, growing displacement and poverty all deteriorating thanks to the undeniable impact of climate change.  Across the Lake…