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17 Nov 2018 description

Lubango - The United Nations Population and Development Fund (UNDP) has available US $ 465 million for drought-resilient projects in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene in favor of 1.1 million people of the country’s southern region.

This was announced Friday to the press in Lubango by UNDP Angola director, Henrik Fredborg Larsen, who is on a working visit to Huíla adding that the project to be implemented until 2030, has made available this year 22% of the total value.

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Letter of concern regarding implementation of the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law (2012) as Amended by The Law Amending the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law (2018)

16th November, 2018


1) Chairman, National Land Use Council, Nay Pyi Taw.

2) Chairman, VFV Land Management Central Committee, Nay Pyi Taw.

17 Nov 2018 description

Is the data aid agencies collect from the people they help secure enough? Not necessarily, experts say - and that's creating risks

By Sebastien Malo

NEW ORLEANS, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Are you HIV-positive? Gay? Frustrated with government assistance after a disaster? Aid workers are increasingly asking such questions of the people they help, hoping to better pinpoint their needs by gathering and analyzing data on them.

17 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa, 16 November 2018 – The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, today started a second vaccination campaign to protect high-risk populations against yellow fever. More than 1.3 million people will be protected in this seven day campaign, which follows a smaller, more focused campaign in October.

17 Nov 2018 description


  • Most parts of the region are experiencing a slow start to the rainfall season, with below average early rainfall received early in the season

  • Short term forecasts suggest that the slow onset of rains will continue until at least late November, potentially delaying planting of summer season crops in several areas

  • Seasonal forecasts suggest high chances for normal to below normal rains in many areas this year, with implications for crop production potential

Regional Summary

17 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

An important step was taken this week in New York, where the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was adopted by the Third Committee of the General Assembly. The GCR was developed over an 18-month consultation period that involved a variety of stakeholders, including member states, UNHCR, and non-state actors such as ACT Alliance and its members. Refugees and host communities around the world are now looking towards all of us to make the Compact a reality.

17 Nov 2018 description

Mr. President,

Yemen has long been referred to as the forgotten war. I am grateful that this is no longer the case. Never has so much international attention and energy been given to this crisis, and rightly so. Yemen remains the largest humanitarian disaster in the world as we will hear from Mark Lowcock and David Beasley. The fight against famine is ongoing. Women, children and men are dying from preventable diseases. The economy remains on the verge of collapse.

This requires urgent action from all of us.

17 Nov 2018 description
report EastAfrican


South Sudan has intensified the Ebola epidemic surveillance at the border with DR Congo following the suspicious death of a hunter in the region.

The Director of the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre, a unit coordinating the South Sudan Ebola surveillance, Mr Mathew Tut, said the samples from the deceased were taken to the Kampala Virus Research Institute for further examination, after preliminary tests in Juba turned negative.

The hunter from Lanya County in Yei River State, reportedly died of Ebola-like symptoms.

17 Nov 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Commission of Refugees (SCR) said 400 Ethiopian refugees have arrived in the eastern state of Gedaref following ethnic clashes between Amhara and Tigray.

Sudan’s commissioner of refugees Hamad al-Gizouli said the Ethiopian refugees have entered Sudan through Gallabat and Metemma border crossing points between the two countries.

17 Nov 2018 description

With two additional vehicles, one of which is equipped to provide medical treatment, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is increasing its support of the Comandos de Salvamento ambulance service and the communities it serves in Soyapango, a town close to the capital, San Salvador.

The ambulance service transports patients who live in neighbourhoods heavily affected by violence to the main hospitals in San Salvador.

Getting heathcare to those who need it

17 Nov 2018 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a flagship economic report on Zimbabwe, titled: “Building a new Zimbabwe: Targeted policies for growth and job creation” which aims to support renewal and transformation of the country.

Prepared by the Bank Group’s Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Vice-Presidency, the report was presented in a plenary meeting by the Bank’s Lead Economist, Ferdinand Bakoup, which was attended by the country’s Government officials, representatives of public and private sectors as well as other development partners based in the country.

17 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

New safety, security and access information

01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian

17 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue.

In a statement, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, described the conviction by a UN-backed international tribunal in Cambodia as “a good day for justice”, adding that “it demonstrates that justice will prevail, and that impunity should never be accepted for genocide and other atrocity crimes.”

17 Nov 2018 description

Messages clés

La hausse globale de la production de céréales de 34 pourcent par rapport à la moyenne (CPS/SDR) malgré des poches localisées de baisse de production liées aux inondations et à l’insécurité civile, augure d’une disponibilité moyenne à supérieure à la moyenne de céréales durant l’année alimentaire 2018-19. La disponibilité des récoltes en cours permet l’accès des ménages aux vivres ; ce qui met la plupart des ménages dans le pays en insécurité alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1 de l’IPC).