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Minister Kaag: investing more in development in Niger

The government will also support projects to help ensure safe and clean water, as well as initiatives that will help young entrepreneurs start businesses

The Netherlands will be increasing its investment in sustainable development for Niger over the next several years. As part of this, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag is focusing on programmes that combat poverty and offer young people education and access to the job market. The government…

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GROHE Is the Driving Force of the Digital Transformation in the Sanitary Sector and Sets New Standards at the 2019 ISH

At the 2019 ISH, for the first time GROHE will present itself as one of the leading global brands for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management

For GROHE (GROHE.com), 2018 was all about strategic partnerships and the digitization of water. At the 2019 ISH, for the first time GROHE will present itself as one of the leading global brands for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management. GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

“Nothing to drink and nowhere to sleep” – Tens of thousands flee northeast Nigeria for Cameroon

Over the past two weeks, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical staff have provided more than 400 consultations

More than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks following an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian town of Rann. Having arrived in the village of Goura in Cameroon’s far northwest, they are in urgent need of food, shelter and water, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF),…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Hunger on the rise in Africa, new UN report reveals

A new United Nations report reveals that hunger is on the rise in Africa following years of decline due to a number of reasons, including difficult global economic conditions, adverse climatic conditions due to El Niño and soaring staple food prices. Titled The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and…

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

Manyang-Ngok community hopes two new boreholes will end feud over water access

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A borehole construction project has been launched in Manyang-Ngok county in Tonj, hoping to bring an end to conflicts arising from water access, thanks to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which has broken ground to drill two water points in the remote villages of Akot Madut and Atoong,…

Source: Embassy of the United States of America in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire |

Coastal Resilience Project launches in Fresco – Cote d’Ivoire, to protect Ecosystems and improve lives of thousands

The Fresco coastal landscape includes the Fresco Lagoon and the upstream watershed consisting of the Bolo and Niouniourou rivers

A new Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is being launched in Fresco, southern Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, February 13, to promote the wellbeing of households living in an area that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and an urgent need to increase…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

New UN report reveals that hunger in Africa continues to rise

237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts

Hunger in Africa continues to rise after many years of decline, threatening the continent's hunger eradication efforts to meet the Malabo Goals 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2). New data presented in the joint UN report, the Africa Regional Overview of…

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Boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops inspires fight for cleaner seas along African coast

The boat gets its name from the 30,000 recycled flip-flops used to decorate its multi-coloured hull

After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailing boat made entirely from recycled plastic, known as the Flipflopi, has successfully raised awareness of the need to overcome one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges:…

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

Thousands fleeing new violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a surge in refugee arrivals from South Sudan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the past few days thousands of desperate people have been crossing the border to escape fighting and violence against civilians. It’s estimated that 5,000 refugees have…

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In 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet

$940 million required to meet urgent needs of food-insecure people in more than 30 countries

As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure populations. In 2019, FAO is hoping to reach over 32 million people who rely on agriculture for…