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Source: U.S. Department of State |

Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks today at a UN Security Council Open Debate on peace and security in Africa. Ambassador Haley highlighted the nexus between humanitarian crises, human rights, and international peace and security on the continent.  “More than 14 million people are…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan meets First Vice President and Prime Minister of the Government of Sudan

H. E. the First Vice President and Prime Minister praised the United Nations role in Sudan and noted the significant progress made over the past few years

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Ms. Marta Ruedas today met with H. E. the First Vice President and Prime Minister of the Government of Sudan Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, at his office at the presidential Palace. The meeting discussed a number of issues including the…

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Solar Street Lights Illuminate Bujumbura, Burundi

Solar Pioneer Gigawatt Global Expands its Green Energy Offerings in Africa

“By expanding our investments from commercial scale projects to include off-grid additionally, we are positively impacting the lives of millions of people in Burundi and throughout Africa” - Yosef I. Abramowitz, CEO, Gigawatt Global  Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy MBONIMPA and…

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

UN Exploring Establishment of a New Base in Conflict-Ridden Yei

Most of the population fled, leaving Yei a ghost town, which it largely remains today amidst ongoing violence, human rights abuses, and extreme poverty

The United Nations is exploring the option of opening a new base in the conflict-ridden Yei region of South Sudan if warring parties agree to allow peacekeepers unfettered access to outlying villages. The Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, visited the town yesterday on…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Africa's Great Lakes: How Trade Is Essential to Regional Peace and Prosperity

Today, the Great Lakes region counts over 7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 3.5 million refugees

Promoting development, peace and security in the Great Lakes region of Africa will be in focus during an upcoming meeting organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region.   Attended…

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

UNHCR welcomes the support of the European Union for South Sudanese new arrivals in Sudan

UNHCR’s Representative in Sudan, Noriko Yoshida, welcomed the contribution of EUR 3.1 million in humanitarian funds from the European Union (EU) for South Sudanese new arrivals in Sudan. “We are seeing a great increase in the number of refugees coming across the border into Sudan, indicating that things are not…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Statement attributable to the United Nations Country Team in Sudan

United Nations Hopes for Positive Decision on US Sanctions Relief

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Sudan acknowledges that there has been a marked improvement in humanitarian access over the past six months, since Executive Order 13761 was signed on 13 January 2017, as a result of improved engagement between the Government of Sudan and humanitarian actors.   The…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay

Member Nations briefed on famine-fighting efforts in four at-risk countries

Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme on the sidelines of FAO's Conference.   "The situation remains extremely dire," said…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Sudan. Alfano: “Khartoum plays a key role between Sub-Saharan Africa and the Mediterranean”​

During the meeting, the two ministers also addressed bilateral issues, concentrating special focus on the possibility of broadening the two Countries’ economic relations

Today, in view of tomorrow’s Ministerial Conference "A shared responsibility for a common goal: solidarity and security”, which is dedicated to the Countries of Origin and Transit of migration flows, the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, met with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Sudan,…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

July 10 Briefing with Robert Jenkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, on U.S. humanitarian aid to fight famine in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, July 10 at 13:30 GMT (9:30am EDT) for a telephonic press conference with Robert Jenkins, who will discuss food insecurity and the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Mr. Jenkins will also discuss the relationship between conflict and famine, and what…