Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Embassy of Japan gives UNICEF Ethiopia US$ 2.5 million to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of internally displaced populations

UNICEF Ethiopia’s total humanitarian appeal for children for 2019 is pegged at US$ 124.1 million and aims to reach 3.7 million people, including two million children

The Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia has contributed US$ 2.5 million to UNICEF Ethiopia to help alleviate the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of some 400,000-people displaced by droughts and ethnic conflicts. UNICEF will use the funds over 12 months to provide lifesaving WASH services to internally displaced populations…

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Source: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) |

Dr Jackie King wins prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management

WWF South Africa board member Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management. In the citation for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize, she is recognised for having “advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and…

United Nations (UN)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • WFP / Hugo du Plessis | Aid has started to arrive in Beira, Mozambique, providing assistance to rescued people from Bozi
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations (UN) |

Cyclone Idai: UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as full extent of disaster continues to emerge

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated $20 million on Wednesday to ensure aid reaches those most affected

As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The UN’s…

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • UAE supports 'Empowering 100 Women Future Leaders Programme' in Rwanda
  • All (1)
Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE supports 'Empowering 100 Women Future Leaders Programme' in Rwanda

The training, which began yesterday, is focusing on excellence in the hospitality industry, with an aim to impart world-class skills in tourism and hospitality through capacity development

One Hundred Rwandan women are taking part in a 3-day training programme in Kigali, entitled, "Empowering 100 Women Future Leaders in Hospitality Excellence". The training programme was conducted by experts from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management The training, which began yesterday, is focusing on excellence in the hospitality industry,…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Government of Uganda (GoU), World Food Programme (WFP) investigate Super Cereal issue in Karamoja

The Ministry of Health received an alert through its surveillance teams on the ground in Karamoja about suspected food poisoning and began investigations

The Government of Uganda and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are investigating whether there is a connection between recent illnesses reported in two districts in Karamoja and Super Cereal, a fortified blended food distributed by WFP for prevention of malnutrition. On Tuesday, 12th, 2019, the Ministry of Health received…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

FIFA receives record number of expressions of interest in hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

This is the largest-ever list of member associations (MAs) to have submitted formal expressions of interest to FIFA with a view to hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup™

Following its invitation to all member associations (MAs) to express their interest in submitting a bid to host the final competition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, FIFA has received a total of nine expressions, namely from the following MAs (in alphabetical order by country): • Argentinian Football Association • Football…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Flash Update No. 4, 18 March 2019

At least 84 people have died following Cyclone Idai’s landfall

HIGHLIGHTS The death toll from Cyclone Idai’s landfall has reportedly risen to at least 84 and the President has said that it could rise above 1,000, according to media reports. Heavy rainfall is projected to continue in Sofala and Manica provinces from 19 to 21 March. Alerts have been issued…

Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (3)
    • Ambassador Sullivan at the Shea processing plant
    • Ambassador Sullivan at the Kaladan SDA Primary School, Tamale
    • Ambassador Sullivan with the Tamale Mayor
  • All (3)
Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

U.S. Ambassador Reinforces Commitment to Sustainable Development in the Northern Region

Ambassador Sullivan met with the Northern Regional Peace Council, with which the United States partners to promote peace building, conflict prevention, and institutional development

“I'm proud to have visited the Northern Region during my second official trip in Ghana, after having joined President Nana Akufo-Addo last week during Independence Day celebrations in Tamale. I'm especially encouraged by the dedication of our Ghanaian friends, from alumni of U.S. exchange programs to USAID implementing ‎partners promoting…

L'Oréal Group
Source: L'Oréal Group |

Ghanaian female scientist receives international award for research

Dr Priscilla Mante from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana was one of 15 International Rising Talents and the only African award recipient

Since 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation (www.FondationLOreal.com/en), in partnership with UNESCO, has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers, remaining strong in our conviction that the world needs science, and science needs women. In its first 21 years, the For Women in Science programme supported and raised the…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Building resilience and peace in resource-scarce Darfur

Like many Darfuris, Aziza, 52, has lived for decades in a fragile environment, characterized by growing climatic variability and periods of shortage

Four years ago, Aziza Mohammed Abdallah Mukhtar was scraping a living growing tobacco in the community of Zamzam in Sudan’s arid North Darfur State. Like many Darfuris, Aziza, 52, has lived for decades in a fragile environment, characterized by growing climatic variability and periods of shortage. Her crops took seven…