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UN partners private sector to tackle northeast humanitarian crisis


The UN system in Nigeria has partnered leading Nigerian companies from the banking, energy, legal and consumer services sectors to support the Federal Government to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the northeast. Head of Communications, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Mrs Samantha Newport, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Friday, November 16, ...

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UN says 33m people are food insecure in the Sahel

Ibrahim Thiaw

No fewer than 33 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission have said. The UN bodies, at a joint forum in New York, also said building climate resilience and peace, must go hand in hand for the region. The forum said to build a sustainable peace in ...

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World leaders pledge $1bn to transform health, nutrition of poor women, children

Global Financing Facility

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 announced $1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and the United Kingdom. This will help the GFF partnership ...

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About 13.1m people face severe hunger in Congo, says report

Joseph Kabila

About 13.1 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are estimated to face severe food insecurity due to ongoing conflict in the country’s Central and East regions, according to report on Monday, November 5, 2018. The report was published by the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS). The number almost doubled over that of 2017 from 7.7 million ...

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Food insecure people in northeast drop from 5.2m to 2.9m – FAO

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says food security has improved in northeastern states with the number of food insecure people dropping from 5.2 million to 2.9 million. The FAO Representative in Nigeria Mr Suffyan Koroma, represented by Mr Patrick David, the FAO’s Programme and Liaison Officer, said that the number dropped between August 2017 and August 2018 in ...

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EU scheme seeks to strengthen resilience of returnee IDPs


The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) in partnership with Mercy Corps is implementing a project aimed at strengthening resilience in six of the local government areas (LGAs) affected by insurgency in Borno State. The Borno “MAIDA” project reportedly aligns with the global objective of the EU’s planned support for early recovery in the state. The European Commission ...

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CODE secures media commitment on Conflict and Fragility Project in Niger Delta


Connected Development (CODE) has secured a working relationship with the media for its policy advocacy activities on the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAPBHR). The development emerged after following a two-day roundtable in Abuja for the media on the organisation’s campaigns around the NAPBHR in the oil and gas sector, especially as it affects host communities and ...

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AfDB gives South Sudan $43.5m to fight hunger

Benedict Kanu

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 provided a grant of $43.5 million to South Sudan to help in the fight against hunger. According to Benedict Kanu, AfDB Country Manager in South Sudan, the donation seeks to provide immediate food assistance to hunger-hit areas of South Sudan. Kanu added that the contribution would support efforts to improve ...

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UNHCR urges Australia to address worsening health condition of offshore refugees

Catherine Stubberfield

The United Nations (UN) has urged the Australian Government to address the collapsing health situation among refugees and asylum-seekers at its offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Although according to a Guardian report at the weekend, the Department of Home Affairs of Australia said in a statement that it took refugee health and welfare “seriously,’’ the UN ...

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San Francisco proclaims October 8th as Indigenous Peoples Day

San Francisco

The City of San Francisco in California, USA, has joined several other cities in the country to proclaim October 8th as Indigenous Peoples Day. On Monday, October 8, 2018, during a celebration coordinated by the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) in Yerba Buena Gardens, Mayor London Breed accompanied by Board of Supervisors Vallie Brown and Malia Cohen delivered a Proclamation stating ...

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