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16 Jan 2019 description

Tinbit Amare

GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA: In a refugee camp hosting more than 85,000 refugees, a young mother of two have paved her way as one of the most popular teachers in the camp.

It’s early morning and students are lining up outside the school, eager to have their homework checked.

"Excellent work, students!" Nyanchew Chuol says loudly. As she is going through every single exercise book, the teacher is generous with her encouraging comments.

16 Jan 2019 description

New grant to support the construction of WASH facilities at health centres and schools to meet national standards

KAMPALA, WEDNESDAY, 16 January 2019 – Nearly 20,000 children in West Nile will benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, thanks to a grant from the Government of Iceland.

16 Jan 2019 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 16 January 2019

As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019.

From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact of climate change worldwide, humanitarian crises are worsening and conflict threatens aid delivery to those most in need.

16 Jan 2019 description


Residents of Anyidi in the Jonglei region have applauded the South Korean contingent serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan for providing them with medical services during a recent visit to the town.

“It is the first time that we have had a medical team visit and treat us since the breakout of the war in 2013,” one resident commented.

The health intervention of the peacekeeping mission reached more than 200 people and about 100 goats in the community.

16 Jan 2019 description


Des violences intercommunautaires ont éclaté en décembre 2013 et provoqué le déplacement interne et transfrontalier de personnes. La République Centrafricaine continue de faire face à des niveaux élevés d’insécurité et de conflits violents entre différents groupes armés dans la majeure partie du pays, provoquant des déplacements nouveaux et prolongés.

16 Jan 2019 description

Major fraud and corruption in Uganda’s operations will come at a steep cost to all refugees.

Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed fraud and corruption within Uganda refugee operations.

15 Jan 2019 description

A new Global Compact on Refugees has been agreed upon by UN members states. The compact will further guide the roll-out of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Ethiopia, and across the world.

Two multi-dollar investments were made by the global fund ‘Education Cannot Wait’ and the African Development Bank in December which have potential to further the Global Compact and CRRF agenda in Ethiopia.

15 Jan 2019 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.

Approximately 231,000 of all the refugees in Ethiopia, have gone through the comprehensive (L3) registration, helping to develop a system to better manage and assist refugees.

15 Jan 2019 description

Janet Adongo

A school bell rings out in Malakal.

It is the first time since 2013 that this particular bell, which signals the start of the South Sudan school certificate exams, has been heard here.

So momentous is this occasion that one student, Lilian Martin Nyilek, has made a gruelling three-day riverine trip from Sudan to sit for the examination.

“I came by boat because I want to get my South Sudanese certificate. I arrived a bit late but I thank God I managed to sit for the English paper which was good,” she says.

15 Jan 2019 description


  • 60 personnel have been trained on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and vaccination protocol for Yei, Maridi, Yambio, Torit and Jubek.
  • The EVD case definition posters and fliers have been printed and the distribution plan developed.
  • Seventeen screening points are operational. About 999,260 people entering South Sudan have been screened. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM,
15 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

By Federico Borello Executive Director of the Center for Civilians in Conflict, or CIVIC.

2018 was a disastrous year for civilians caught in conflict.

In most conflict zones around the world, the majority of those killed were civilians. Those who survived suffered myriad physical, emotional, and economic hardships.

Read more on IRIN.