Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

As hundreds of thousands flee Somalia to Ethiopia, United Nations (UN) and partners call for urgent funding

The humanitarian situation on the ground is dire, with moderate acute malnutrition observed in many children under five and in pregnant and nursing mothers

As needs grow and refugees continue to arrive, UN agencies and partner organizations today appealed for US$116 million to provide life-saving assistance to Somali refugees seeking safety in an extremely remote area of Ethiopia’s Somali region. Since hostilities erupted last month in the city of Laascaanood, in the Sool region,…

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Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Inter-school cultural exchanges facilitated by United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) seeks to strengthen social cohesion

School teachers from each of the six selected schools set aside Thursdays and Fridays for spirited discussions with students on a range of topics

As South Sudan’s ongoing peace process reaches a critical juncture with the recent 24-month extension of its ongoing transitional period, the full participation of young people in the country’s democratic transition is crucial. To this end, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently held a two-month cultural exchange…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan extends US$760,000 to World Food Programme (WFP) in support of Cabo Verde's school feeding programme

Cabo Verde’s school feeding programme has also been instrumental in achieving high enrolment rates of 96 percent in primary schools

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 760,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide daily nutritious meals to 90,000 school children in Cabo Verde in 2023. The funding comes at a crucial moment for Cabo Verde, as it grapples with significant challenges in achieving its economic…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

African Union (AU), European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) push for urgent action to address the pressing needs of migrants and refugees in Libya

The Tripartite Taskforce Members reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the Libyan authorities’ efforts for tackling the urgent needs on the ground

The AU–EU–UN Tripartite Taskforce on the Situation of Migrants and Refugees in Libya has called on the international community and Libyan authorities to work together to improve the plight of migrants and refugees in Libya. At a meeting in Brussels yesterday, the Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Almost Half of School Children Get Free Meals, Report Shows, but Most Vulnerable Still Miss Out Amid Global Food Crisis

In eight African countries, less than 10 percent of school children receive a free or subsidized meal in school, the report showed

Amidst a global food crisis which sees families in many countries struggling to put food on the table, a new report says governments worldwide are increasingly convinced that school meals are a powerful and cost-effective way of ensuring that vulnerable children get the food they need. Almost 420 million children…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

International Rescue Committee (IRC): 43,000 feared dead as drought continues to ravage Somalia

The country is the second most vulnerable country to the effects of the climate crisis, according to the ND-Gain Index

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is deeply concerned by today’s report by the Somalia Government’s Minister of Health that indicates an estimated 43,000 excess deaths may have occurred in 2022 in Somalia due to the ongoing drought. It is feared that half of these deaths may have occurred among children under the…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

As emissions targets fail, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) warns that least prepared communities on climate crisis frontlines will bear the most cost

Nearly 21 million people across East Africa are facing extreme hunger due to the fifth consecutive season of failed rains - the worst drought in history, exacerbated by the climate crisis

Today, the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning of the future of global climate. Climate scientists have clearly linked human-caused warming and the need for urgent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Without drastic cuts, the world is nearing the 1.5-degree limit established…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

More South Sudanese civilian victims recorded in 2022 compared to 2021, though killings, violent incidents show decrease – United Nations report

The brief covering the period from January to December 2022, registered at least 3,469 civilian victims

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has released the human rights Annual Brief on Violence Affecting Civilians that shows a two percent increase in the number of civilians harmed across South Sudan in 2022, despite a 27 percent decrease in the overall number of documented violent incidents compared…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

10 million children in extreme jeopardy in central Sahel as insecurity seeps into neighbouring countries – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Armed groups that oppose state-administered education systematically burn and loot schools, and threaten, abduct or kill teachers

Ten million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are in dire need of humanitarian assistance – twice as many as in 2020 – largely due to spiralling conflict, while nearly 4 million children are at risk in neighbouring countries as hostilities between armed groups and national security forces spill…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) Responds to Impact of Cyclone Freddy in Malawi as Government Declares State of Disaster

Cyclone Freddy comes on top of several crises including inflation in food prices (maize prices have tripled in a year) and the worst cholera epidemic in decades

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up an emergency response to help an estimated 130,000 people affected by the devastating effects of Cyclone Freddy, which has dumped six months’ worth of rainfall in six days in southern Malawi. The cyclone hit the southern African country just as…