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Recreational Centre Opens for Children in Zinder, Niger

Niger, considered a major migratory hub in West and Central Africa, is a country of origin, transit and destination for numerous vulnerable migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over last Friday (17 May) the Centre for the Prevention, Promotion and Protection of Children (CEPPP) in Matameye, department of Kantché, Zinder region, to representatives from the Ministry of Women Promotion and Child Protection (MPFPE) in Niger. The centre was built and equipped through…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Oral statement to Parliament on the Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart, updates on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the UK's response

By Rory Stewart Ebola is back, this time in the eastern DRC. It is the largest outbreak in the country’s history, the second largest in the world, and the first in a conflict zone. So far 1,209 people have died. And we must do much more to grip this situation.…

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WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for promoting global health

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Natália Loewe Becker to champion global health

World Health Organization today announced today the appointment of four new goodwill ambassadors, from the fields of sports, politics and community mobilization, to promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally. The new ambassadors are: Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams, and…

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Mitigating displacement due to Climate Change, Disasters a Risk Reduction Priority, International Organization for Migration (IOM) says

Following Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, IOM provided shelter to more than 85,000 survivors, and stands ready to help the government build back better in the recovery phase

Climate change and disasters are driving more people to move than ever before, whether due to sudden onset disasters like the unprecedented cyclones that devastated Southern Africa earlier this year, or destructive long-term weather patterns causing drought. Last year alone more than 17 million people were displaced following disasters – accounting for 61 per cent of all internal displacements globally, according to Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre,…

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2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards Nominations Closing Date Extended

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards recognise, honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa for their passion and determination in making a difference through out the continent

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org) Awards nominations has been extended to Monday, 10 June 2019.  The extension gives more women entrepreneurs an opportunity to enter these prestigious, multi-industry awards, and be recognised for their contribution to Pan-African, social and economic agendas.…

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT): UNHCR launching consultations on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees’ rights

With over 70 countries around the world still criminalizing same sex relationships, many LGBTI people continue to experience severe human rights abuses and persecution

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has launched this week a series of consultations to identify ways of ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees are better protected against harm, and are able to seek justice and support when they experience violence and discrimination. Echoing the theme chosen…

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Cyclone Idai casts a shadow over global disaster conference

This warning coincides with the opening tomorrow (15 May) of the UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva

A major international conference on disaster risk reduction will take place under the shadow of Cyclone Idai – a disaster that underscored how little investment the international community makes in protecting vulnerable people from rising disaster risks. Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique on the night of 14 to 15 March.…

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Ringier Digital Marketing (RDM) further penetrates Africa with frontline Digital Solutions

When it comes to creating cutting-edge strategies that endear brands to their audiences, Ringier Digital Marketing (RDM) continues to go all out to provide professional digital marketing services to brands in Africa and beyond

In a bid to continuously provide world class services to clients, the company has assembled a team of creative strategists - content creators, developers and managers, who update their skills and knowledge regularly with up-to-date industry trends and tools so as to offer top notch advisory and executions to clients.…

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises: International Organization for Migration (IOM) launches Institutional Framework in South Sudan

It will help IOM safeguard the safety, dignity and well-being of all crisis-affected persons, especially women and girls

Working to ensure a consistent and robust approach in addressing gender-based violence (GBV), and that measures to mitigate risks of, respond to and prevent GBV are integrated in IOM’s crisis operations worldwide, IOM has launched its Institutional Framework for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises (GBViC) Framework in South Sudan on…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Child Rights Committee to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Tonga

The above are among the States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols, and so are required to undergo regular reviews

The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 13 to 31 May to review Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, and Tonga. The Committee will also review Sri Lanka under the Optional Protocol on sale of children. The above are among the States parties to the Child…