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Livelihood skills and monthly stipends for Ebola survivors

The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have today jointly signed the Annual Work Plan (AWP) with budget of US$1,436,000 for the Social Rehabilitation and Payment to Ebola Survivors Project. The overall objective of the project is conflict prevention and resilience […]

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Livelihood skills and monthly stipends for Ebola survivors

The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have today jointly signed the Annual Work Plan (AWP) with budget of US$1,436,000 for the Social Rehabilitation and Payment to Ebola Survivors Project. The overall objective of the project is conflict prevention and resilience […]

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Livelihood skills and monthly stipends for Ebola survivors

The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have today jointly signed the Annual Work Plan (AWP) with budget of US$1,436,000 for the Social Rehabilitation and Payment to Ebola Survivors Project. The overall objective of the project is conflict prevention and resilience […]

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U.S. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, and Malawi

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 22, 2016 U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, and Malawi, June 23-July 1. In Uganda, June 23-24, she will have meetings with government officials, civil society representatives, and youth leaders. On June 26, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield […]

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U.S. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, and Malawi

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 22, 2016 U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, and Malawi, June 23-July 1. In Uganda, June 23-24, she will have meetings with government officials, civil society representatives, and youth leaders. On June 26, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield […]

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Establishment of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC)

The Ministers of Culture, Youth and Sports of African Union Member States have today established the long awaited African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission as a specialized agency of the African Union. The establishment is the result of concerted efforts led by the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (www.FEPACIsecretariat.org), […]

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Launch of emergency vaccination campaigns on the DR Congo and Angola border

As the yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo continues, the World Health Organization will launch emergency pre-emptive vaccination campaigns on the DR Congo, Angola border and the city of Kinshasa in the DR Congo to halt the epidemic and prevent the risk of further international spread. The initial phase of […]

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Sweden supports United Nations humanitarian air service in Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Sweden to support the WFP-operated United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan. This contribution from Sweden, of SEK 5 million (approximately US$600,000), will allow WFP to continue running a safe and reliable air service to hundreds of humanitarian staff […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama to travel to Marrakech June 28 and 29

On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28-29, 2016, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will travel to Marrakech, Morocco. On June 28, the First Lady—joined by Meryl Streep, also an advocate for girls’ education, and Freida Pinto—will participate in a conversation with adolescent Moroccan girls moderated by CNN’s Isha Sesay. In the discussion, participants […]

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Food insecurity in the Lake Chad basin

Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In northeast Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on agriculture is estimated at USD 3.7 billion due to livestock losses and reduced agricultural production, destruction of irrigation and farming facilities, and collapse of extension services […]

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Food insecurity in the Lake Chad basin

Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In northeast Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on agriculture is estimated at USD 3.7 billion due to livestock losses and reduced agricultural production, destruction of irrigation and farming facilities, and collapse of extension services […]

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Stop massacres in eastern Congo and bring perpetrators to justice, urge MEPs

MEPs urge all parties fighting in north-eastern Congo to put an “end to the violence, lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks and promote dialogue” towards a peaceful solution, in a resolution voted on Thursday, after a debate on Wednesday. “There can be no impunity for perpetrators”, they add. Concerned at the […]

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