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22 Oct 2017 description

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

1.- It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this briefing. First, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Republic of the Sudan, on behalf of UNAMID and the Joint Special Representative, on the lifting of US sanctions after almost two decades. I assure you of the Mission’s continued support to our host government and hope this decision avails a window of opportunity leading to development and sustainable peace in Darfur and across Sudan.

Ladies and gentlemen,

22 Oct 2017 description

Development on the 2018 HNO/HRP

Inside this issue:

Development on the 2018 HNO/ HRP

Cluster Objectve 1: Deliver quality lifesaving interventions for acutely malnourished girls, boys and pregnant and lactating women

Cluster Objectve 2: Contribute to prevention of malnutriton by enhancing BSFP, micronutrient support, deworming and IYCF

Cluster Objective 3: Strengthen capacity of natonal authorites and local partners, to ensure effective, decentralised nutrition

22 Oct 2017 description

20 October 2017-Mbabane: The Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) conducted a sensitisation workshop for technical officers as well as senior officials on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

22 Oct 2017 description

19 October, 2017, Juba: The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), held a two-day consultative multi stakeholder meeting from 18-19 October, 2017 in Juba for the development of an integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH & N) strategic plan for South Sudan.

22 Oct 2017 description

Today the national taskforce for poliovirus containment in the laboratory met as part of the country’s efforts to maintain its polio free status. The committee members discussed findings from a field mission reviewing all biomedical laboratories for possible wild poliovirus infectious material while encouraging the destruction of all unneeded materials. The Ministry aims to strengthen its surveillance system by developing an inventory of all laboratories that retain material which may have potential infectious material.

22 Oct 2017 description


o This Reserve Allocation Strategy is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board of the IHF, to set the IHF funding priorities for the Hawiga Response Plan.

o A total amount of up to USD 20 million is available for this allocation. This allocation strategy paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization.

o This allocation paper also provides strategic direction and a timeline for the allocation process.

22 Oct 2017 description

by Isaiah Esipisu

“Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa”

ABIDJAN, Oct. 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In 2008, as food prices rose around the world, riots broke out in West Africa, and Mali’s government stepped in.

It quickly launched an initiative to subsidise purchases of good-quality certified rice seed, as well as fertilisers, for farmers, in an effort to cut reliance on rice imports and grow more food of its own.

22 Oct 2017 description

Efforts at shifting the continent towards decolonial peace


22 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, UNICEF and Save the Children co-hosted a No Lost Generation event at UNICEF House in New York in the margins of the UN General Assembly opening week. The event was organized with the support of the European Union Madad Trust Fund.

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Over 11 million Yemeni children are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the devastating conflict that has ravaged the country since March 2015. Facing the largest food security crisis in the world and an unprecedented cholera outbreak, deprived of access to basic WASH, health and nutrition services, children are unable to fulfil their potential. Every 10 minutes, at least one child dies of preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhea, and respiratory tract infections.