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    • UNICEF/Taha Almahbashi Millions of children across Yemen face serious threats due to malnutrition, (file 2018)
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Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals

The report also highlights that unemployment in NENA, particularly for young people and women, is a significant regional challenge

Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.  Conflicts and civil instability have long-lasting impacts on the food and…

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World Red Cross Red Crescent Day: Celebrating “14 million points of hope”

This year’s celebration also coincides with the centenary of the founding of IFRC on 5 May 1919 by the American, British, French, Italian and Japanese Red Cross Societies

On World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2019, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is celebrating the nearly 14 million Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers around the world who provide a lifeline to countless communities in need. In a statement sent to the…

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia

Both sides discussed how to strengthen cooperation between the UAE and Liberia

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Gbehzohngar Findley, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia. During their meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, both sides discussed how to strengthen cooperation between the…

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Economic and security cooperation discussed in Cairo

The Polish foreign minister and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry discussed bilateral relations with a focus on economic, security and defence cooperation, as well as cultural, scientific, and tourist links

“Egypt is one of Poland’s key partners in Africa and in the Arab world,” said the chief of Polish diplomacy Jacek Czaputowicz on Sunday, on the first day of his working visit to Egypt. The Polish foreign minister and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry discussed bilateral relations with a…

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President Donald J. Trump Remains Commited to Egypt and Middle East Stability

The United States and Egypt have a strong relationship with many security and economic implications

“It’s a great honor to be with President El-Sisi, a friend—a great friend—of Egypt. And we have very special things happening. Our relationship has never been stronger. And we’re working with Egypt on many different fronts, including military and trade.” – President Donald J. Trump A STRATEGIC AND POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP: The…

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    • Twins Elizabeth and Madelina, who suffer from malnutrition, are being held by a relative in the street, where they live, in Juba, South Sudan. (2018)
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Acute food insecurity ‘far too high’ UN agency warns, as 113 million go hungry

Climate and natural disasters pushed another 29 million people into acute food insecurity in 2018

Approximately 113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity last year, according to a new joint UN and European Union (EU) report released on Tuesday, which warns that these crises are primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food…

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    • Nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger are concentrated in just 8 countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen
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Global Report on Food Crises: acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide

113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018

A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017. Commissioner for International Cooperation and…

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Minister of Foreign Affairs participates in Arab Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in preparation for the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis

The meeting discussed several of the issues tabled for discussion on the Arab Summit agenda and adopted a number of draft resolutions which will be raised to the Arab leaders

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, today participated in the Preparatory Meeting ahead of the 30th Arab Summit, due to kick off in the Republic of Tunisia on Sunday 31 March 2019.  The meeting discussed several of the issues tabled for discussion on…

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What on earth is Djibouti doing?

In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help

Djibouti is destroying itself in its quest for development In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help. The African country sees itself as the tail wagging the dog, but nothing could be further from the truth. China has its eyes set on Africa as a means to enrich…

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Ahead of International Women’s Day, International Rescue Committee violence experts reveal five most dangerous places to be a girl right now

Niger, Yemen, Bangladesh, South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) are currently posing the most dangers to girls living there

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) violence experts today revealed the five most dangerous places to be an adolescent girl right now. Analyzing indicators such as child marriage, adolescent birth rates, literacy, rates of violence and child labor, in contexts where IRC operates, IRC experts concluded…