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WFP, FAO identify 23 countries as ‘highest alert’ hunger hotspots

David Beasley

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say in the next four months, conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis are likely to increase hunger in 23 countries. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Ms Eri Kaneko, the Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, António Guterres, said this while briefing correspondents at the ...

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Govt, UN to inaugurate programme to empower 20m Nigerian youths by 2030

UNICEF

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to partner with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to empower 20 million Nigerian youths by 2030. L-R: Mr Silas Nwoha, E-I-C, NAN; Mr Peter Hawkins, Country Representative of UNICEF in Nigeria; Ese Williams, A-E-I-C; Maureen Okon, repoter; and Geoffrey Njoku of UNICEF The initiative tagged: “Generation Unlimited” and set to be inaugurated ...

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UN deputy chief warns of a ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’

Amina Muhammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has warned of a “bloody surge” impacting humanitarian crises around the world, with civilians in conflict zones paying the highest price. UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Muhammed Speaking on behalf of the UN chief, the Deputy Secretary-General told the Security Council on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the UN headquarters in New York that humanitarian ...

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Africa records sharpest rise in hunger as 282m people are undernourished, says UN

David Beasley

Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflicts, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19 as between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) The information is in a report on the “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI)”, jointly ...

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Chevron urges closer ties, peace from host communities in Ondo

Rick Kennedy

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has urged for closer ties and peace from host communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State to enable sustained developmental projects in the area. Mr Rick Kennedy, Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited The CNL Managing Director, Mr Rick Kennedy, made the call on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ...

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WFP welcomes $5.3m from U.S. for refugee food assistance in Rwanda

David Beasley

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday, June 24, 2021 received $5.3 million from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to provide humanitarian food assistance to refugees. The food assistance is in the form of cash transfers to over 104,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees in camps across Rwanda. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) ...

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UN World Food Programme sounds alarm amid Madagascar hunger crisis

David Beasley

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 warned of the starvation in Madagascar as he exhorted the international community to come to the island’s aid. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive director, David Beasley, said in a statement while visiting the region that thousands of people were on ...

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CODE seeks MDAs probe over mismanagement of N97b COVID-19 fund

CODE

The 2020 annual report released by Connected Development (CODE) detailing how the federal and state governments spent the N97 billion Coronavirus intervention fund has recommended for the probe of all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) directly involved in the acquisition and distribution of COVID-19 palliative relief materials for operational mistakes and logistics mismanagement. Chief Executive Officer of CODE, Hamzat ...

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Mount Nyiragongo eruption has worsened displacement crisis in DRC – 350Africa

Mount Nyiragongo eruption

On Saturday May 22, 2021, Nyiragongo volcano which is located near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), erupted. As a result, at least 32 lives were lost and nearly 4500 homes were destroyed, leaving an estimated 20,000 people homeless. The Mount Nyiragongo eruption is said to have worsened displacement crisis in DRC Officials have since ordered ...

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To save the climate, recognise our land rights, indigenous leaders tell summit

Tuntiak Katan

The Global Alliance of Territorial Communities, a coalition of organisations representing Indigenous and local communities from Brazil, Indonesia and the nations of the Amazon and Mesoamerica, has called for the recognition of the ancestral and traditional peoples’ lands. Tuntiak Katan, coordinator of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities The call was made on Thursday, April 22, 2021 during the Leaders’ ...

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