World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) supports WaSH services in response to the Cholera outbreak in Ethiopia

WHO has supported technically and financially the training of 181 health workers on practical skills of water quality monitoring and IPC/WASH

According to Ethiopia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2022, the country has been experiencing one of the most severe La Niña- induced droughts in the last decade following the fifth consecutive failed rainy season since late 2020. The areas most affected are Afar, Oromia, SNNP, Somali, and Southwest regions. This prolonged…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Guinea: Ensure Respect for Rights in Massive Iron Ore Project

Simandou Project Threatens Land, Water, Climate

Guinea’s massive Simandou iron ore mine project poses severe risks for communities’ land, water, and environment, Human Rights Watch said today. The mining companies developing Simandou have promised to respect strong human rights and environmental standards, but their track record in Guinea means that the project deserves the closest possible scrutiny.…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Malawi |

Cholera : European Union allocates EUR 540 000 in emergency funding to Malawi

This action will include an emergency water and sanitation component in the affected areas

The European Union is providing EUR 540,000 in humanitarian funding to support the fight against the ongoing cholera outbreak in Malawi. Our humanitarian partner UNICEF will use this funding to address the epidemic through a health operation aiming to reduce the mortality and the spread of the disease. This action…

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

Drought and Conflict Force 80,000 to Flee Somalia for Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camps

Despite a recent decrease in the pace of daily arrivals, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners in Dadaab estimate that some 24,000 people have arrived since the end of September

More than 80,000 people have arrived in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, the majority arriving over the past two years fleeing ongoing insecurity in Somalia and the unrelenting drought – the longest and most severe in decades. Despite a recent decrease in the pace of daily arrivals, UNHCR, the UN Refugee…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Mozambique |

Providing Critical Health and Hygiene Services to Mozambique’s Conflict-Affected Communities

According to an assessment by World Health Organization (WHO), around 27% of the province’s health facilities have been destroyed

Celestina Ceverano lives in Ntocota, a village in Metuge District in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado Province, which has been ravaged by armed violence since October 2017. This has led to the internal displacement of nearly a million people and caused widespread disruption to health and humanitarian services. According to an…

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    • The African Development Fund is working to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia’s drylands
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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Ethiopia: African Development Fund Approves $13.95 Million Grant for Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program

The Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program will enhance access to climate-resilient, gender-sensitive integrated and sustainable water and sanitation services

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a $13.95 million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to implement the first phase of a livelihood improvement project for pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s drylands. The Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program will enhance access to climate-resilient,…

Source: Government of UK |

Innovative new projects join Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa

Fifteen innovative low-carbon projects have been selected to join the UK’s Climate Finance Accelerator - they will each receive tailored capacity building to help them find investment

These new projects from across South Africa have been announced as the second cohort of projects for Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa support, following a call for proposals that attracted 166 applications. The chosen projects come from the energy, transportation, AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses), circular economy…

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Source: Saudi Fund for Development |

President of the Republic of Guinea meets with Saudi Fund for Development Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to discuss development projects in Guinea

Fifth phase of the Saudi Program for Well Drilling and Rural Development in Africa

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Guinea, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, today received the CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development (https://SFD.gov.sa), His Excellency Mr. Sultan Abdulrahman Al-Marshad, and his accompanying delegation in Conakry. The meeting was attended by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

2021/22 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) shows questionable environmental compliance across many regulated sectors

The findings of the 2021/22 National Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Report (NECER) provide a contrast between increases in compliance and enforcement activities

The increase in environmental incidents in the last year resulted in devastating impacts on the environment bringing into question the environmental compliance profile of the sources of these problems. These require a cohesive and complex government intervention to effectively address them. “It is against this background that an ideal opportunity…

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    • Inauguration of High Level Panel for Water Investments in Africa at COP27. From left: Prof Dr Patrick Verkooijen, CEO: Global Center on Adaptation; Achim Steiner, Administrator: United Nations Development Programme; Nardos Bekele-Thomas, CEO: African Union Development Agency; H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal; H.E. William Ruto, President of Kenya; Amb. Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Paloma Escudero, Director: Global Communications and Advocacy: UNICEF
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Source: Africa Water Investment Program |

Investments in Africa’s Water Sector Picks up Momentum as Heads of States High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa Begins Work

Over 300 million Africans do not have access to clean drinking water and over 700 million live without access to good sanitation

Heads of State and global leaders from Africa and the global north have united to call for urgent investment into Africa’s water and sanitation sector. “USD $10-19 billion is invested each year in Africa, while at least USD $30 billion/year is required to achieve water security by 2030. There is…