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26 Jun 2017 description

CANADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched the #ASK1TOASK1 campaign, asking all Canadians to join the challenge to raise 150,000 meals for children in Haiti through the ShareTheMeal app to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

26 Jun 2017 description

This blog was written by Hélène Cardona, EISF Projects and Membership Officer.

On the 23rd and 24th of March, 76 people working on or interested in NGO security risk management met in Brussels for the EISF Forum. This included 50 EISF members representing 48 member organisations, guests, speakers and the EISF Secretariat. EISF has two forums each year for its members, and this was the biggest EISF has ever organised.

26 Jun 2017 description

By Sue-Lin Wong

MAO COUNTY, China, June 26 (Reuters) - Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwestern China, with some complaining about a lack of information and asking why they had not been moved from an area prone to land slips.

Read more on Reuters

26 Jun 2017 description

by Kizito Makoye

Practical and affordable, solar energy is being deployed on a growing scale to provide essential services for refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East

DAR ES SALAAM, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.

26 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

Above-average wheat crop output forecast in 2017

Wheat import requirements increasing in 2017/18

Inflation rates increase

Above-average 2017 wheat crop to be harvested

26 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

Below-average precipitation limits production potential

Stable cereal import requirements in 2017/18

Rate of inflation increases supported by domestic demand

Refugees from the Syrian Arab Republic continue to put strain on local resources

Below-average precipitation limits production potential

26 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 25, 2017 (KAMPALA) – South Sudanese refugees have condemned the lack of health care services and the continued shortage of food within the resettlement camps.

The refugees have calling on world leaders to urgently support the Ugandan government to help fight the current crisis.

Nearly a million refugees have arrived in Uganda since the crisis erupted in Juba in July 2016, leaving Uganda as the country putting up with the largest number of refugees in the continent.

26 Jun 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By JOSHUA ARAKA

The World Health Organization is likely to certify Kenya free of the Guinea worm disease before the end of the year.

However, this is on condition that no case of the disease is reported before then.

“We have started a campaign in search of the last Guinea worm disease case in the country before the certification is given,” WHO public health adviser Joyce Oigara said.

CERTIFICATION

26 Jun 2017 description
report World Vision

World Vision through its Lake Chad Basin Emergency Response has recently completed a study on cash transfer programme which will better inform its programming and that of the humanitarian community in the future. The ‘Feasibility of Multipurpose Monetary Transfers’ focused on N’guigmi division located within the Diffa region, Niger.

26 Jun 2017 description

The African Union and its partners are a vital part in combating the continent’s crises.

Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.

It’s these and other issues that are going to keep Africa’s leaders busy at the 29th AU summit in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July, and more specifically the AU Assembly meeting of heads of state on 3 and 4 July.

26 Jun 2017 description

Austria ups its aid to East Africa and provides Uganda with a further 2 million euros

26 Jun 2017 description

WARSAW, 26 June 2017 – On the occasion of today’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), called on all OSCE participating States to ensure that no one is exposed to the risk of torture, including by ensuring that the states’ actions do not put people at risk of being tortured in other countries.