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Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Invests in Digital Solutions to Modernize Ethiopia’s Health System

The United States is the largest bilateral provider of support to Ethiopia’s health sector

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, announced the launch of the new USAID Digital Health Activity to continue investments in digital information solutions to further strengthen the country’s health system and improve the quality of services. USAID Mission…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European support to rehabilitate Malawi transport network confirmed: EUR 139m

Works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export

European institutions provide a EUR 139 million contribution towards the rehabilitation of over 347 km of the M1 road; EUR 95.5 million EIB loan combined with EUR 43.1 million European Union grant, to support EUR 191 million total investment; works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export;…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Over 20,600 People Displaced by Floods in Bangui, Central African Republic, Hosted by Families

So far International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided about 1,000 emergency shelters for internally displaced persons at affected sites during the emergency response phase

Heavy rains falling in Bangui, Central African Republic, since 21 October, continue to cause significant material damage and make more vulnerable a population already affected by repeated cycles of violence since 2013. Such heavy rains are unusual in November.  In Bangui, the country’s capital, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) estimates that…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Water Systems Completed in Uganda Refugee Settlements with European Union (EU), United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) Support

The two water systems were part of a one-year project aimed at strengthening the water and sanitation infrastructure for refugees and host communities in Uganda

Refugees in Kyaka and Kyangwali settlements in Uganda and their nearby host communities are benefitting from two piped water systems that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently completed, thanks to a EUR 2 million (UGX 8.3 billion) humanitarian aid package from the European Union.  This substantial EU funding was complemented by…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Sheinvest - New Initiative to Mobilise EUR 1 Billion for Women across Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative to boost gender equality and female economic empowerment

The European Investment Bank is unlocking transformative investment supporting gender equality and female entrepreneurs; Boosting innovative digital and financial solutions for women; Promoting gender-responsive climate financing. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative to boost gender equality and female economic empowerment. The aim is to mobilise…

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

Mozambique: Thousands at risk of disease and malnutrition as rainy season begins

The damage wrought on water, sanitation and hygiene facilities by the two cyclones are in part responsible for the increased health risks

More than half a year since cyclones Idai and Kenneth hit Mozambique, thousands of people are at risk of disease outbreaks and worsening food insecurity during the coming rainy season.  Food insecurity is expected to affect 2 million people in Mozambique by early next year and nearly 38,000 children are…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to South Sudan Floods affecting 900,000 people

More than three months of unprecedented rainfall has submerged entire communities resulting in the temporary mass displacement of people and the disruption of basic services

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has scaled up efforts to meet the needs of internally displaced people and host communities in response to devastating floods that have affected over 900,000 people in South Sudan. “It was distressing to witness the level of destruction and suffering that the floods have caused,”…

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

Cattle Keepers and Farmers in Bahr El Ghazal Agree on Peaceful Coexistence During Tense Dry Season

The aim of the talks was to minimize the annual conflicts that cattle movements during the dry season tend to generate

Disarming cattle keepers before they enter farming areas and making sure that compensation is paid to landowners whose crops have been destroyed by roaming animals are two of the measures that communities in the Tonj, Gogrial and Wau areas have been discussing at a conference this week. The aim of…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Africa on floods across the continent: “Without Climate Action we’ll be queuing for Noah’s Ark”

With floods hitting at least 16 African countries, Greenpeace Africa urges leaders to act for the people and against climate change

Rains have increasingly been torrential in the past months, striking large parts of East Africa and elsewhere, in unprecedented intensity in decades, causing at least dozens of deaths, displacement of more than one million people. Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa/en/) calls on Africa’s leaders to provide immediate aid to those affected, but also…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization (WHO) scales up cholera vigilance in Khartoum, Sudan

As of 3 November, Sudan’s Ministry of Health reported 332 suspected cases of cholera, concentrated in Blue Nile and Sennar States

To prevent a potential spread of the current cholera outbreak to Khartoum State – including to the country’s capital Khartoum City – and at the request of the Federal Minister of Health Dr Akram Eltoum, WHO is working closely with health partners, nongovernmental organizations, and at-risk communities to ensure that…