Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Water and Sanitation interacts with political leaders and councilors on water supply issues

Recent water supply challenges within some municipalities in Gauteng province prompted Minister Senzo Mchunu, together with Deputy Ministers, Mr David Mahlobo and Ms Judith Tshabalala to embark on a two-day fact-finding mission on 26-27 September 2023

Deputy Ministers of Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo and Judith Tshabalala, and Rand Water Board Chairperson, Mr Ramateu Monyokolo, yesterday (27 September 2023) interacted with the political leaders and the councilors of City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and the City of Tshwane, on ways to resolve water supply issues in…

Source: UN News |

Libya floods: ‘Tragedy is not over’ warns United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF stated that many more children are affected due to lack of essential services, such as health, schooling and safe water supply

More than 16,000 children are displaced in eastern Libya following Africa’s deadliest storm in recorded history the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday, highlighting the urgent need for psychosocial care.  UNICEF stated that many more children are affected due to lack of essential services, such as health, schooling and safe…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank debars Joycot General Contractors Limited for 15 months for fraudulent practices

An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found that Joycot General Contractors Ltd. engaged in fraudulent practices

The African Development Bank Group (, on 25 September 2023, announces the 15-month debarment of Joycot General Contractors Ltd. effective 8 September 2023. Joycot General Contractors Ltd. is a construction company registered under the laws of Kenya. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found that…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Two Qatari Planes from Qatari Air Bridge Arrive at Benina Airport in Libya to Aid Flood-Hit People

The State of Qatar affirms its full solidarity with the State of Libya and in standing with its brotherly people in facing the disaster of floods and torrents

The seventh and eighth Qatari planes from the Qatari air bridge arrived at Benina International Airport, Benghazi, on Sunday to assist the people affected by floods and torrents east of the sisterly State of Libya. The two planes carried 58 tons of humanitarian and relief assistance as an urgent response…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

“From satellites to sandbags”: Putting water at the heart of climate action

With thousands of IFRC network volunteers across South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda, the IFRC network is uniquely positioned to deliver innovative and trusted local action

As proved so tragically in Libya last week, while water holds the key to life, all too often it kills. Whether – like in Derna - it’s too much water leading to floods, or too little water causing droughts, or polluted water resulting in health risks, addressing the dangers that water…

Source: World Health Organization - Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Now is the time to act for Sudan: a call for renewed commitment to saving lives

WHO has verified 56 attacks on health care, resulting in 11 deaths and 38 injuries, since the war began

Five months of war in Sudan have had a deadly impact on the lives, livelihoods and health of the people. A health system that was already weak and struggling due to conflict, disease outbreaks and hunger is buckling under the immense pressure of the war. Health is under threat in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Assistance to the State of Libya in Response to the Damages caused by the Flood Disaster

Chargé d’Affaires Amadera talked over phone with Mr. Saqr BUJWARI, Mayor of Benghazi, and expressed his heartfelt condolences to the victims of the disaster as well as to their families and the people of Libya

On September 18, the emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, water purifiers, etc.) that the Government of Japan had decided to provide through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in response to the damages caused by the flood disaster in the State of Libya, arrived at the airport in Benghazi, the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Delegation Concerned About Slow Pace of Completion of Bulk Water Treatment Plant Projects

The delegation heard that several bulk wastewater treatment plants in the province have reached their design life span and are failing to cope with the increased demand for water and sanitation services to the local communities

The delegation of the North West’s permanent delegates to the NCOP has unequivocally expressed its discontent regarding the slow pace of the completion of the construction and refurbishments of the bulk wastewater development infrastructure projects in the North West Province. North West Province is one of the water scarce provinces…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme rolls out food assistance to families affected by Storm Daniel in Libya

On Tuesday, food distributions through WFP’s partner LibAid had already reached 2,000 people who had fled Derna and arrived in the city of Benghazi

The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing desperately needed food assistance to more than 5,000 families displaced by massive flooding in Libya. Entire neighbourhoods in the city of Derna have disappeared, along with many of their residents, after flood waters from Storm Daniel caused two ageing dams to collapse.…

Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

Flooding in Libya is emblematic of climate change and conflict on vulnerable communities, warns the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) underscores that climate change has amplified extreme weather events, making them more frequent, prolonged, and severe, thus exacerbating the plight of vulnerable populations

The recent devastation caused by Storm Daniel in Libya has once again shed light on the dire situation faced by conflict-affected and climate-vulnerable communities. Libya, a nation already grappling with the impacts of more than a decade of conflict, has been pushed to the brink by the intensifying consequences of…