Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Southern Africa in Throes of Climate Emergency with 45 Million People facing Hunger across the Region

As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate change, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned

A record 45 million people - mostly women and children - in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate…

Source: Embassy of Namibia in Brussels, Belgium |

Windhoek East tackles unemployment

Owners of income generating projects recently received equipment or materials worth N$150 000

Khomas regional council’s Windhoek East constituency office has once again demonstrated that it remains at the forefront of driving self-employment in its community when owners of income generating projects recently received equipment or materials worth N$150 000 as part of efforts in fulfilment of government promise of assistance to the…

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

Al-Sumait Prize 2020 Call for Nominations

The Prize is to be awarded annually to individuals or institutions within one of the proposed three fields (Food Security, Health and Education)

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative established an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO responds to urgent health needs of people affected by conflict in El Geneina, West Darfur

Violence between opposing tribes resulted in tens of people killed and hundreds injured

The World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners are responding to the health needs of people affected by recent conflict in El Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan. To date, WHO has delivered medicines and medical supplies for more than 120 200 people, including those in need of trauma or surgical care.…

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Pibor residents upbeat after rehabilitation of area airstrip by Korean UN peacekeepers (By Mach Samuel)

The newly upgraded and extended three-kilometre airstrip now allows cargo and passenger flights to land almost every day, changing life in the area for the better

A bottle of water retails at 200 South Sudanese pounds or SSP (just under $1) in Boma area’s Pibor town. But that is a smaller matter. To get any kind of medical service, each member of the area’s impoverished population must have no less than 30,000 SSP ($100). “Even soda…

Source: South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum |

Announcement of Environmental Audit of Oilfields

The Republic of South Sudan Invites Companies to Bid for a Tender to Conduct a Full Environmental Audit of the Country’s Oilfields

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan has announced a tender for a comprehensive environmental audit of all the country’s producing oilfields. Download Document: http://bit.ly/2Nb5siQ The Petroleum Act of 2012, enacted a year after independence, governs the oil sector in South Sudan. The Act is designed to better manage the…

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Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region

Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday, citing Sudanese Government data

“Violence between communities in and around El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, had reportedly killed at least 54 people, injured 60 and displaced 40,000, since 28 December”, OCHA Spokesperson Jens Laerke told reporters in Geneva, adding that humanitarian partners were working to verify the displacement figures. There have also been…

Source: UNICEF Uganda |

New Year’s Babies: Over 3,900 children were born in Uganda on New Year’s Day

In 2020, The Government of Uganda will invest in infrastructure and human resource capacity to improve access and quality of services for women and children

UNICEF is calling for world leaders and nations to invest in health workers with the know-how and equipment to save every newborn. UNICEF estimates that 3,916 babies were born in Uganda on New Year’s Day. Ugandan babies accounted for approximately one per cent of the estimated 392,078 babies born worldwide…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of World Food Programme (WFP) and other agencies to the limit

Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the coming months. The…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

International Community Must Step Up Support to Millions of Desperately Hungry Zimbabweans

Years of drought have slashed food production in Zimbabwe, once an African breadbasket

Millions of Zimbabweans pushed into hunger by prolonged drought and economic crisis face an increasingly desperate situation unless adequate funding for a major relief operation materialises quickly, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. With nearly eight million people – half the population – now food insecure, WFP…