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    • WHO Executive Board appoints directors for Africa and Europe
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WHO Executive Board appoints directors for Africa and Europe

Re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 146th session in Geneva, has re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dr Hans Kluge as Regional Director for Europe in his first term. Re-election of the Regional Director for Africa “I am greatly honoured…

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Government and donors enable The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist 1.2 million refugees and build local economies in Uganda

The government and donors helped WFP to expand cash-based transfers, reaching 35 percent of all refugees assisted

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) commends the Government of Uganda and all its donors for helping it to contribute to the basic food needs of 1.2 million refugees and their host communities across the country in 2019. Donors and the Government of Uganda supported WFP to meet the…

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    • Back in business: A passenger aircraft at the newly rehabilitated Pibor airstrip
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Pibor residents upbeat after rehabilitation of area airstrip by Korean UN peacekeepers (By Mach Samuel)

The newly upgraded and extended three-kilometre airstrip now allows cargo and passenger flights to land almost every day, changing life in the area for the better

A bottle of water retails at 200 South Sudanese pounds or SSP (just under $1) in Boma area’s Pibor town. But that is a smaller matter. To get any kind of medical service, each member of the area’s impoverished population must have no less than 30,000 SSP ($100). “Even soda…

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World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

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Korea, Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) Highlight Strong Partnership on Strengthening Technical and Scientific Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

The event held today will further strengthen the collaboration between Korea, African governments and the World Bank on PASET

The World Bank and Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) noted the impressive strides made in strengthening science and technology in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with Korea’s support through the PASET partnership over the past 6 years.  These comments were made during a meeting with representatives from…

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Humanitarian funds release US$18.7 million for life-saving floods response in Somalia

The $8 million from CERF will enable UN agencies and their partners to sustain and scale up their ongoing time-critical interventions in the worst-affected areas

 A combined $18.7 million has been released from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to scale up life-saving assistance to just over half a million people affected by floods in Somalia. “These funds come at a critical time, enabling humanitarian partners to…

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    • L to R: Joohoon Kim, Chargé d’ Affaires of the Republic of Korea in Angola; Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s Director for Regional Development & Regional Integration; Joffre Van-Dúnem Júnior, Minister of Commerce; Sérgio dos Santos, Secretary of State for Economy; Joseph Ribeiro, the Bank’s Country Manager for Angola
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African Development Bank Funds Angola Initiative to Improve Business Environment and Diversify Exports

With regional integration, countries such as Angola have the opportunity to buttress trade with its neighbours, hence realizing the structural transformation that is needed to step up to the global stage

The Angolan Government has launched a study funded by the Bank through the KOAFEC trust fund to support the improvement of export diversification and the business environment. The launch event was attended by the Bank’s director for regional development and regional integration, Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s country manager for Angola,…

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New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials

Ms. Telewoda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women Empowerment and Leadership

The new Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations (Vienna), Youngor Sevelee Telewoda, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Telewoda, who is also Ambassador to Germany, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador…

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South Korea provides 5,000 metric tons of rice to World Food Programme's (WFP) Uganda Refugee Support Operations

The donation supports Uganda’s efforts to assist refugees who have fled conflict and hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other conflict areas in the region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an important contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea to WFP’s refugee support operations in Uganda, which will help feed more than 200,000 refugees. “The Republic of Korea believes food relief is the…

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    • In South Sudan, the number of severely food insecure people was estimated at almost 7 million, 60 percent of the population, as of May-July 2019. Women weeding a field in Torit, South Sudan
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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…