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More than 7,500 refugees are now living in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara refugee camp in Chipinge. Without adequate and timely assistance, these refugees will not be able to sustain themselves. A partnership between the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped them persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.
“The most important thing is that we're safe, we have shelter, the kids are going to school and we do not go to bed hungry,” says Catherine Hatangimana, a refugee who fled violence in Rwanda.
The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.
Following the successful launch of the Eastern and Southern Africa Commitment on HIV Prevention and Sexual Health for Young People in November 2011 by Dirk Niebel, Germany's Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UNAIDS and UNESCO have now established a High-Level Group of policymakers and experts to steer this initiative.
Five actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in June 2008 and three improved, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch, released today.
In Zimbabwe, state-sponsored violence further escalated ahead of the 27 June presidential run-off vote, as the Mugabe regime continued its brutal crackdown to secure victory. Opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was detained five times over the month, opposition campaigning was repressed and the polling day itself marked by widespread voter intimidation.
Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
The United Nations agency that is feeding 73 million people caught up in crises around the world this year is appealing for funding to close a $500 million gap caused by a global spike in food and fuel prices.
'We urge your Government to act quickly on this request so that we may avoid cutting the rations for those who rely on the world to stand by them during times of abject need,' Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), said in a letter to donors send out on 20 March.
The price of food and fuel has risen to record levels in recent years, …
Event: Chatham House Africa Programme
Speech Date: 21/06/06
Speaker: Lord Triesman
By Cris Chinaka
HARARE, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The most cautious discuss politics in whispers, watching nervously over their shoulders.
It is a reflex that has become second nature for many working with international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Africa -- a way of surviving in political environments where they are sometimes seen as the enemy.
Thousands of NGOs operate across Africa, promoting health, education and food provision and tackling an AIDS pandemic ravaging the world's poorest continent.
Yet some African governments have accused Western-backed NGOs of …
Zimbabwe: Caring for Zimbabwe's Homeless
UMCOR is joining other faith-based humanitarian agencies to provide basic necessities to hundreds of thousands of people recently displaced from their homes and jobs in Zimbabwe. Tents, cooking utensils, soap, and emergency food are among the aid to be distributed in the coming weeks.
December 13, 2002 -- The World Bank Group's Vice-President for Africa, Callisto Madavo, and the International Monetary Fund's African Department Director, Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, issued the following joint statement to the Boards of Executive Directors of both institutions, on the food situation in Southern and Eastern Africa.