Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) multimedia package highlights Ebola response in Democratic Republic of Congo

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is part of the emergency response, providing food to Ebola survivors and people potentially carrying the virus

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will travel to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow to highlight efforts being made by the international community to combat the deadly virus.  The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is part of the emergency response, providing food to…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Ethiopians abused on Gulf Migration Route

Trafficking, Exploitation, Torture, Abusive Prison Conditions

Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a network of trafficking groups, Human Rights Watch said today. They also encounter abusive prison conditions in Saudi Arabia before being summarily forcibly deported back to Addis Ababa.…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa

Locusts multiply and spread due to weather conditions causing damage to crops

Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, FAO warned today. This could result in potentially adverse impacts on the agricultural seasonal yields and local…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) and Luxembourg join forces to boost Emergency Telecommunications in Emergencies

On 8 July, Paulette Lenert, Luxembourg’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, and Rehan Asad, WFP’s Chief of Staff witnessed first-hand the impact of this partnership

The ability of humanitarian responders to communicate and exchange information in emergency settings is vital to ensuring lives are saved, and that the needs of disaster-hit communities are met rapidly and effectively. The Government of Luxembourg’s partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) demonstrates…

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Ethiopian Returnees Recall Harrowing Irregular Migration Ordeals

The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen who have been taken home as part of an International Organization for Migration (IOM) Voluntary Humanitarian Return operation that began in May 2019

After being stranded in Yemen, a group of 280 Ethiopians returned home on Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 July) with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The returnees are among a large group of Ethiopian migrants from Yemen who have been taken home as part of an IOM Voluntary Humanitarian…

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    • In South Sudan, the number of severely food insecure people was estimated at almost 7 million, 60 percent of the population, as of May-July 2019. Women weeding a field in Torit, South Sudan
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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) scales up assistance in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as conflict flares

WFP intends to triple, to 300,000, the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) it supports with life-saving food and cash

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up an already sizeable relief operation for conflict-displaced people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following renewed inter-ethnic violence that has forced tens of thousands more from their homes. In Ebola-afflicted Ituri province, where a resurgence of clashes between ethnic…

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Food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching a sustainable future

Director-General José Graziano da Silva closes Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference

There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN agency's Director-General, José Graziano da Silva said today. He made the…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Over 2,100 Ethiopian Migrants return home from Yemen with Organization for Migration (IOM) support

Despite the conflict in Yemen, migrants seeking opportunities in Gulf countries continue to make the treacherous journey by land and sea to the Arabian Peninsula

Yesterday (20/06), a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with 96 migrants on board took off from Yemen, headed for Ethiopia. This movement was the 18th flight from Aden to Addis Ababa under IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme since 28 May, helping a total of 2,133 stranded migrants,…

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

UNHCR Somalia stands in solidarity with millions forced to flee

The campaign invites people to step in solidarity with refugees by either walking, running, dancing, swimming or cycling

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Somalia pays tribute to the millions of people forcibly displaced all over the world. World Refugee Day is marked on 20 June each year to highlight the courage and resilience of…