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IMF / EBOLA

The IMF said Thursday that the impact of the Ebola outbreak will cut growth in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, raising their financing needs to $100-130 million each. IMF

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

MALI / FALLEN PEACEKEEPERS CEREMONY

A memorial ceremony was held for the four Chadian peacekeepers that were killed last week when their convoy hit a landmine in northern Mali. MINUSMA

10 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBERIA EBOLA

The UN special representative for Liberia Karin Landgren warned that the Ebola crisis has become complex, with political, security, economic and social implications that will continue to affect the country well beyond the current medical emergency. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ KENYA CARBON CREDITS

Extended droughts and unpredictable rainy seasons-those are the effects of climate change in Kenya, and farmers are struggling to adjust. Climate change in Kenya is devastating many smallholder farms. But now there's a program that offers training and money in exchange for Carbon Credits. WORLD BANK

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA AU SOLDIERS

Secretary-General's spokesperson said United Nations welcomed the steps that have been taken by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to investigate the allegations about sexual abuse and exploitation against vulnerable women and girls perpetrated by soldiers from the AU Mission. UNIFEED-UNTV / RECENT

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

After two days of discussion on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines, more than 150 participants, representing the fields of research and clinical investigation, ethics, legal, regulatory, financing, and data collection, identified several therapeutic and vaccine interventions that should be the focus of priority clinical evaluation. WHO/UNTV/CDC

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PM IN TIYEEGLOW

The Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has appealed for urgent humanitarian assistance for the people of town of Tiyeeglow, in Bakool region, recently recaptured from Al-Shabaab militants. AMISOM

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / BOKO HARAM CHILDREN

At a launch of a report on children in armed conflict in north easternNigeria, a member of the human rights commission in that country called on the international community "to place pressure on the Nigerian Government and compel the right action to bring back the 219 girls still in custody as well as confront insurgency." UNIFEED [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA HUMAN RIGHTS

A new United Nations report warned about serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law that are taking place in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi with dire consequences for civilians and civilian infrastructure. OHCHR

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FOOD INSECURITY

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that more than one million people in Somalia are facing acute food insecurity. According to the UN agency, the situation has worsened by delayed and erratic rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance.

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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