The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive. WFP
Ethiopian forces have deployed in Belet Weyne, in South Central Somalia as they begin their duties under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops have been integrated into AMISOM.
Fleeing violence in Bor, South Sudan, many have headed to capital Juba, some 200 kilometers to the south. Some 500 families landed in Gorom, an Ethiopian refugee camp on the outskirts of Juba, home to close to 2500 people. UNHCR
Wubalem, a 17-year old girl living in Machakel district, Ethiopia, no longer has to choose between attending school and making a three-hour trek to fetch unclean water from a river. Two programmes sponsored by UNICEF and the European Union have brought more than 100 water points to the area and a nutrition programme has helped [...]
More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE
A new UNICEF report "A Promise Renewed" examines trends in child mortality since 1990 and the opportunity to end preventable child deaths. Health extension workers, especially in the remote areas, have helped slash child mortality rates by half inEthiopia than ten years. UNICEF
A new UNICEF report examining trends in child mortality shows that Millennium Goal 4, to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015, will not be met. And if efforts aren't stepped up, the reports predicts 35 million more children will die mostly from preventable causes. UNICEF
A nutrition program in Mancha Ethiopia has shown that in the past three years, malnutrition rates have dropped from 20 percent to five percent and severe
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief journalist today on his recent trip to the African continent. UNTV
Somalia’s first wild poliovirus (WPV) case since 2007 has triggered a surveillance alert and mass vaccination plans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).