Source: CAJ News Africa |

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…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

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…

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    • Sudanese refugees visit a medical clinic for baby wellness checkups in the Zamalek district of Cairo, Egypt, December 2017. © UNHCR/Scott Nelson
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UNHCR urges critical support for refugees in Egypt

Ongoing conflicts in Yemen and in Sub-Saharan Africa have forced more people to flee to Egypt

Support for refugees in Egypt is under severe pressure due to increased arrivals and inadequate resources, warned UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today. Ongoing conflicts in Yemen and in Sub-Saharan Africa have forced more people to flee to Egypt. Over the past two years the number of registered refugees and…

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Since the Godoria Shipwreck More Ethiopian Migrants Opt to Go Back Home

The final death toll of the boat accident was 52 and included three women

A January shipwreck that took the lives of dozens of migrants from the Horn of Africa may pose a turning point in the deadly passage of Africans to the Arabian Peninsula. Officials of the International Organization for Migration report that since the 29 January tragedy near Godoria in the Obock region, north-east…

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EU – Arab League Summit: End conflicts in the region through cooperation, not shortcuts

The EU and League of Arab States (LAS) also worked together in Libya through the Quartet in support of the UN mediation, where common work can help Libyan actors move towards a true reconciliation

Many files on the table at the very first summit between the European Union and the League of Arab States. From the conflicts in Syria – where both the EU and LAS can help "win the peace" when the war will be over, but without taking shortcuts – to the…

Source: Council of the European Union |

EU - League of Arab States Summit, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 24-25 February 2019

The summit will also provide an opportunity for leaders to discuss the latest developments in the region, such as the situations with the Middle East Peace Process, Yemen, Libya and Syria

The European Union (EU) - League of Arab States (LAS) summit will be held in the International Congress Centre in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 24-25 February 2019. The summit will for the first time bring together the heads of state or government from both organisations. European Council President Donald Tusk…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

In Address to African Union IOM Director General Lauds Partnerships that Deliver Results

IOM Director General António Vitorino was among the dignitaries who spoke at the 32nd African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit on Sunday (10/02)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has cited the Regional Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen as an example of humanitarian and development efforts that work together to support durable solutions, address the drivers of displacement and build the capacity of governments in the region.   IOM Director…

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In Address to African Union International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General Lauds Partnerships that Deliver Results

Through initiatives like the Africa Migration Report (AMR), the first ever of its kind, IOM will continue to support the African Union Commission in its aspiration to own its migration narrative

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has cited the Regional Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen as an example of humanitarian and development efforts that work together to support durable solutions, address the drivers of displacement and build the capacity of governments in the region. IOM Director…

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    • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, FAO aims to help 1.8 million crisis-hit populations restore their livelihoods and enhance food production
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In 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet

$940 million required to meet urgent needs of food-insecure people in more than 30 countries

As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure populations. In 2019, FAO is hoping to reach over 32 million people who rely on agriculture for…