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18 Jul 2018 description
report BioMed Central

Geoffrey Fatt, Nicoletta Ngorima-Mabhena, Frank Chirowa, Benson Chirwa, Kudakwashe Takarinda, Taurayi A. Tafuma, Nyikadzino Mahachi, Rudo Chikodzore, Simon Nyadundu, Charles A. Ajayi, Tsitsi Mutasa-Apollo, Owen Mugurungi, Eula Mothibi, Risa M. Hoffman and Ashraf Grimwood

Abstract

16 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

This report focuses on the period, July 1 to July 13. Instances of political violence will be discussed with specific reference to the interparty and intraparty conflicts which is currently at play in almost all political parties. The number of cases reported in the period under review remain on a high, considering that this is just over two weeks in July and the efforts that are being invested in fostering a peaceful election.

Observations

16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

16 Jul 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2019

13 Jul 2018 description

Guatemala- Actividad Sísmica10/7/18

El Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología,
Meteorología e Hidrología de Guatemala (Insivumeh) sumó al Pacaya y al Santiaguito, a los monitoreos constantes que realizan al de Fuego.

13 Jul 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

13 Jul 2018 description

Early depletion of 2018 staple production by households likely to trigger staple price increases

KEY MESSAGES

12 Jul 2018 description

SG/SM/19133

Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference, held in New York today:

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I really thank you very much for your presence.

Tomorrow, the General Assembly is expected to agree on a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh. This action has immense potential to help the world harness the benefits of regular migration while safeguarding against the dangers of irregular movements that place people at risk.

12 Jul 2018 description

11 July 2018, Binga – UN team, led by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, comprising of UNICEF Representative, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya; IOM Chief of Mission, Ms. Lily Sanya; WFP Representative and Country Director, Mr. Eddie Rowe; and UNDP Country Director Mr. Georges van Montfort concluded a three-day field visit, 9-11 July 2018, to UN-supported development programmes in Matebeleland North Province.

11 Jul 2018 description
report Salvation Army

11 July 2018

WITH less than three weeks to go before general elections in Zimbabwe on 30 July, The Salvation Army is stepping up its peace-building initiatives. In the past, Zimbabwe has often suffered from the outbreak of election-related violence for political, tribal or regional reasons. Inspired by peace-building efforts by The Salvation Army in Kenya, Salvationists in Zimbabwe are seeking to promote and build peace in the country in the lead-up to the elections.

11 Jul 2018 description

Zimbabwe: Elections offer a chance to break with decades of gross human rights violations

Zimbabwe's election at the end of the month will take place in the context of decades of politically motivated gross human rights violations, including mass killings, the forced disappearance of critics and suppression of peaceful protesters, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.

10 Jul 2018 description

09 July 2018, Gaborone, Botswana - The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 million people, representing 14 percent of the population, according to the “State of Food and Nutrition Insecurity and Vulnerability in Southern Africa” report. The report was compiled from results of the 2018 vulnerability assessments and analysis of 11 SADC Member States. The number of the food insecure population is 13 percent higher, compared to last year, 2017/8.

06 Jul 2018 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.

06 Jul 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Jul 6 2018 (IPS) - Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape up 20 bags from the little piece of land that he has left – it measures just under a hectare.

Kiragu, who is from Kenya’s Rift Valley region, tells IPS that years of extreme and drastic weather patterns continue to take their toll on his once-thriving maize business. His business, he says, has all but collapsed.