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Handover ceremony: Japan provides 9.4 Million grant for Upgrading six primary schools in Laikipia county, Kenya

The Government of Japan offers a financial assistance program for development designed to meet diverse needs of developing countries. Known as “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)”, this scheme supports projects proposed by various bodies such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Today, the official handover ceremony of “The Project for the Improvement of Learning […]

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees steps up support for Uganda’s refugee programme

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today new measures to support the government of Uganda’s refugee programme, including through a major biometric data verification exercise. “We are taking extremely seriously recent developments in Uganda. The refugee programme in this country is of critical importance, given the scale of the emergency and the role model played […]

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The International Organization for Migration DRC Assists Returnees, Displaced Families in Tanganyika, Welcomes Additional Funding from Sweden

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully carried out the first voluntary return operation from Tanganyika Province on 17 February. The return operation was preceded by a survey conducted among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the collective center EP La Gloire, a school located in Kalemie, […]

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Call for day of prayer for South Sudan reinforces message of peace

On 23 February Pope Francis has called for a worldwide day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and The Democratic Republic of Congo; two countries plagued by conflict, unrest and famine. The call is heeded by the World Council of Churches and all are encouraged to join in the prayer. For the South Sudan […]

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