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WFP, Takeda deepen partnership in West Africa to strengthen health emergency response
23-09-2021 | 08:13:00
A new $10.8 million partnership between Takeda and Global CSR Program to the World Food Programme (WFP), has brought forward a 5-year initiative to help strengthen regional health supply chain capacities in West Africa.
WFP receives $1.2m from Korea to respond to food crisis in Africa
31-08-2021 | 09:11:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received $1.2 million from the Republic of Korea to provide humanitarian activities for food crisis in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar, South Sudan and Burkina Faso.
Equity Group partners the UN to accelerate attainment of the SDGs in Kenya
28-06-2021 | 08:30:00
Equity Group and Equity Group Foundation together with the United Nations system in Kenya, and its SDG Partnership Platform, signed a strategic partnership to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya by 2030.
Piloting drones to deliver health-care products for women in Botswana
25-05-2021 | 08:16:00
This month, Botswana became the first country in Southern Africa, and the third in Africa, to pilot drone technology for health-care delivery. The Drones for Health pilot project aims to reduce preventable maternal deaths.
ROYBI, LING Project partner to support girls' education in Ghana
19-05-2021 | 13:34:00
ROYBI INC, the creator of ROYBI Robot for children, entered into a collaboration agreement with LING Project to provide its educational robot and other resources to selected schools in Ghana.
Merck foundation partners with ARCS to build fertility care capacity and advocacy in Africa
04-05-2021 | 16:03:48
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA, announced its partnership with Africa Reproductive Care society (ARCS) based in Lagos, Nigeria to build fertility and reproductive tube care capacity, build advocacy to break the stigma of infertility.
RTS,S malaria vaccine benefits children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi
22-04-2021 | 07:46:00
Two years on from the launch of a pilot programme, more than 1.7 million doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine have been administered in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, benefitting more than 650 000 children with additional malaria protection.
MedAccess announces extension to guarantee support for UNICEF
06-04-2021 | 12:48:00
MedAccess, a social finance company established by CDC to increase patient access to life-changing medical supplies in Africa and South Asia, announced a one-year extension to its $50 million procurement guarantee for UNICEF.
South Sudan receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility
26-03-2021 | 07:01:00
A total of 132,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the Juba International Airport in South Sudan. This is the first of several vaccine shipments scheduled to arrive over the coming months to South Sudan through the COVAX Facility.
ReSurge International launches RIPA to expand surgical capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
18-03-2021 | 09:07:00
ReSurge International, a global nonprofit specializing in reconstructive surgery, launched ReSurge International Program in Africa (RIPA), to increase access to safe reconstructive surgical care in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
Accor, Expedia join forces to expand UNESCO sustainability pledge into 96 countries
10-03-2021 | 08:34:00
Expedia Group, the global travel platform and Accor, a world hospitality group, in conjunction with UNESCO, are joining forces to further extend the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.
UN Emergency Fund allocates $15m for Ebola response in DRC, Guinea
17-02-2021 | 14:54:00
The UN Emergency Fund has allocated $15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in response to Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
IFC, CFA partner to increase gender diversity in Morocco
15-02-2021 | 12:54:00
IFC and Club des Femmes Administrateurs (CFA), a non-profit association in Morocco, signed an agreement to help women attain more leadership positions in the business world.
ILO joins partnership to promote global health
10-02-2021 | 06:57:07
The ILO has joined the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All (SDG3 GAP), becoming the 13th signatory agency to the partnership.
AfDB, partners launch sanitation and wastewater management tool to boost health and economic growth in Africa
03-02-2021 | 09:21:00
The African Development Bank, the UNEP and GRID-Arendal have released the inaugural Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa, a tool to benchmark and propel Africa’s progress towards SDGs on safe sanitation and wastewater management.
New Zealand contributes NZD 6.8m to facilitate market linkages for smallholder farmers in Rwanda
29-01-2021 | 07:50:00
The Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) welcomed the Government of New Zealand as a new partner with its multi-year commitment of NZD 6.8 million to support smallholder farmers across Africa, with NZD 4.2 million committed to Rwanda from 2020-2023.
Education Cannot Wait, partners launch multi year education programme in Burkina Faso
15-01-2021 | 13:13:00
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), together with the Government of Burkina Faso, UNICEF and Enfants du Monde, launched a new multi-year programme to provide education to over 800,000 children and adolescents in Burkina Faso.
UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce establishment of global Ebola vaccine stockpile
12-01-2021 | 12:07:00
International health and humanitarian organizations UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announced announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure outbreak response.
UNDP Nigeria launches Sustainable Development Goals Investor Maps Initiative
08-01-2021 | 14:49:24
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Maps, as part of the Global UNDP SDG Impact Initiative.
Sweden contributes $3.5m to help WFP deliver food in northern Mozambique
07-01-2021 | 07:25:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of $3.5 million from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to help meet the food and nutrition needs of people in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique.
Canada supports UN-Habitat to design resilient and inclusive hospitals in Mozambique
06-01-2021 | 14:37:57
UN-Habitat along with Mozambique’s Health Ministry and the Canadian Government launched a project to ensure health facilities can withstand disasters such as cyclones, strong winds, floods and earthquakes.
Education Cannot Wait approves $22.2m for multi-year resilience programme in DRC
22-12-2020 | 07:35:00
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced $22.2 million in catalytic investment grants to accelerate education in emergency response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
UNDP, WRC award grants to water innovators to build and improve innovations in South Africa
02-12-2020 | 07:59:00
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa and the Water Research Commission (WRC) awarded grants to the value of R3 million to seven innovators, to build and improve water innovations in the country.
African Academy of Sciences, partners launch Africa’s first online Clinical Trial Community
25-11-2020 | 10:53:00
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) together with global partners launched Africa’s First Online Clinical Trial Community (CTC).
Mastercard Foundation, UNICEF partner for quality and equitable learning opportunities in Ghana
24-11-2020 | 08:28:00
The Mastercard Foundation and UNICEF have joined forces to advance the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service to provide quality and equitable learning opportunities for more than nine million children in Ghana.
11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over
20-11-2020 | 07:39:35
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the government announced after a five-month response supported by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners.
WHO launches assistive technology capacity assessment tool
19-11-2020 | 11:37:00
WHO has developed the assistive technology capacity assessment (ATA-C) tool, a system-level tool to evaluate a country’s capacity to finance, regulate, procure and provide assistive technology.
WFP, China support government efforts in strengthening food security in Lesotho
16-11-2020 | 07:12:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution from the People’s Republic of China that has helped WFP reach vulnerable people with food and nutrition assistance.
UNICEF, WHO call for emergency action to avert measles and polio epidemics
09-11-2020 | 07:56:00
UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide.
Fears of Polio spike among children in South Sudan
04-11-2020 | 15:16:44
A spike in polio cases raises deep concerns over the further spread of polio in South Sudan, compounded by low levels of sanitation and health care available, Save the Children warned.
Malawi becomes the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate elephantiasis
29-10-2020 | 09:09:20
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in this week's WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record that Malawi has been validated to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
UNDP, UNCDF, Switzerland and Kenya launch new initiative to govern BigFintech
22-10-2020 | 09:00:00
Regulators, UN agencies, market actors and officials from 10 countries launched the Dialogue on Global Digital Finance Governance, implementing one of the key recommendations of the UNSG Digital Finance Task Force.
Japan supports WFP in addressing impact of locust outbreak in eastern Sudan
07-10-2020 | 08:27:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan received a contribution of $1.7 million from the Government of Japan to support vulnerable people whose livelihoods and food security are most at risk because of desert locust swarms.
[Zimbamwe] MSF hands over successful HIV & cervical cancer project to Health Ministry
02-10-2020 | 15:36:00
After nearly 10 years of providing quality HIV and cervical cancer treatment and prevention services in Gutu District, Zimbabwe, the international medical humanitarian organisation MSF is handing over its project activities to the Ministry of Health.
WHO, Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan
22-09-2020 | 16:07:00
The World Health Organization received a donation of $1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year.
Republic of Korea provides rice and funds for refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts
22-09-2020 | 08:57:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)welcom ed 5,000 metric tons of rice and $300,000 in cash from the Republic of Korea to provide much-needed relief assistance to 781,000 people including refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts.
Sierra Leone, China and UNICEF unveil newly established Special Care Baby Unit in Kailahun
18-09-2020 | 08:11:00
A newly established Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has been unveiled at Kailahun District Hospital in Sierra Leone.
WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DRC and beyond
14-09-2020 | 08:15:45
Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Global Fund seeks $5b as money runs out for COVID-19 response
31-08-2020 | 15:04:00
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is running out of funding for its COVID-19 Response Mechanism, and is seeking an additional $5 billion.
GCF approves $54.5m project to reduce deforestation, carbon emissions in Ghana
31-08-2020 | 10:03:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a project worth $54.5 million to address the alarming deforestation and forest degradation challenges in the Northern Savannah Zone of Ghana.
European Union helps WFP provide lifesaving food assistance in Malawi
28-08-2020 | 12:04:54
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a new contribution of €800,000 from the European Union (EU) to help provide food assistance to the most food insecure refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi.
European Union supports Eswatini's hungriest with cash transfers through the WFP
28-08-2020 | 11:51:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a €1.4 million contribution from the European Union (EU) to support 94,000 vulnerable Swazi households for 12 Months.
Food rations cut for refugees in Eastern Africa as coronavirus stretches resources
27-08-2020 | 09:32:00
Serious hunger and malnutrition loom for millions of refugees across Eastern Africa who depend on assistance from the WFP to survive, as the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 reduces vital funding from donors.
GCF approves $25.6 million funding for innovative climate resilience project in Sudan
27-08-2020 | 09:08:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $25.6 million in new funding for an innovative climate resilience project in Sudan, designed to promote agriculture, health, and food and water security.
Medical Teams International awarded $3.4m to provide comprehensive, timely medical care in Uganda
26-08-2020 | 16:20:00
Medical Teams International was awarded $3.4 million by the U.S. PRM to support Medical Teams’ ongoing work to provide comprehensive and timely medical care to refugees and host populations in Uganda.
Wild polio wiped out in Africa with UK aid support
26-08-2020 | 14:07:00
UK efforts to stop wild polio in Africa have contributed to the continent being officially declared free from the disease, which can kill or maim children for life.
World Health Organization’s African region certified wild poliovirus-free
26-08-2020 | 08:46:00
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced a historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization’s African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free.
Millions face acute food insecurity in Burkina Faso
25-08-2020 | 16:06:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) say urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, citing alarming new data.
WHO, UNICEF urge African governments to promote safe school reopening
21-08-2020 | 09:19:00
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF urged governments on the continent to promote a safe return to the classroom while also limiting spread of the virus.
Economic uncertainty, food instability in Nigeria propel Alight to engage with unexpected partners
20-08-2020 | 09:48:00
The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns throughout Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has led to growing concerns around food instability.
WFP, Ministry of Social Solidarity partner for food assistance to mothers and children in Egypt
19-08-2020 | 09:17:00
In support of Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity, the WFP has started providing financial assistance for mothers registered under the Ministry’s ‘Takaful and Karama’ programme and their children under 2 years to prevent malnutrition.
Nagashiki Shipping bulk carrier vessel MW Wakashio spills fuel oil off Mauritius
10-08-2020 | 09:14:23
On 25 July 2020, a bulk carrier vessel, MW Wakashio, ran aground on the reef of Point d’Esny, off the coast of Mauritius, approximately 40 kilometres southeast of the country’s capital, Port Louis, carrying nearly 4,200 metric tons (MT) of fuel.
World Bank to support Sudan students, teachers amid school closures
10-08-2020 | 08:45:00
With more than six million students out of school due to closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank Board approved a project to support continued learning at home, and safe transition back to school during recovery.
New project pursues climate innovations to boost Zimbabwe livestock production systems
08-08-2020 | 16:30:00
A new European Union-funded ‘Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe’ (LIPS-Zim) project is working to increase agricultural productivity in the country’s agro-ecological Zones.
WHO ramps up COVID-19 support to hotspot countries in Africa
07-08-2020 | 08:12:12
The first members of a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19.
Central African Republic receives food assistance from WFP
06-08-2020 | 13:23:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the first ever delivery of food assistance to the landlocked Central African Republic using barges along the Ubangui River from neighboring Republic of Congo.
WFP launches nutrition programme in Khartoum, Sudan
06-08-2020 | 08:26:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its nutrition support programme for the first time in Khartoum for 175,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under five, in collaboration with the Khartoum State Ministry of Health.
WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger
31-07-2020 | 08:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.
[Côte d'Ivoire] Godiva partners with Earthworm Foundation to promote sustainable change in the cocoa sector
29-07-2020 | 16:49:13
Godiva, a global company inn premium chocolate, has partnered with the Earthworm Foundation to make sustainable improvements to the cocoa supply chain beginning in Côte d'Ivoire.
15.4 million expected cases of acute malnutrition in West and Central Africa, UN agencies
20-07-2020 | 11:46:15
15.4 million cases of acute malnutrition in children under five years old are expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa if adequate measures are not put in place now, warns UN agencies, UNICEF and WFP.
Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola cases rise, surpasses previous outbreak
17-07-2020 | 11:38:00
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur Province continues to grow, causing major concern as the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners face critical funding gaps.
SBN competition celebrates African and Asian entrepreneurs scaling up nutrition
15-07-2020 | 16:01:00
In Africa and Asia, SMEs provide the majority of food consumed and have the potential to increase access to safe, nutritious foods if they can grow their businesses through finance and technical assistance.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with UNESCO, Eneza Education for digital mentorship programme
13-07-2020 | 09:20:00
Safaricom has partnered with UNESCO, and Eneza Education to implement a digital mentorship programme for high school students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, WCC
10-07-2020 | 16:07:00
African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Centre of Excellence in Rwanda to support African farmers and rural communities
10-07-2020 | 11:36:00
A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently, reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs.
UNHCR, WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages
09-07-2020 | 13:31:00
UNHCR and the World Food Programme are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters, as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 threaten to leave refugees across Africa without food.
WFP launches seasonal support for food insecure people in Mali
08-07-2020 | 12:37:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a large-scale food and nutrition intervention to assist nearly one million people in the northern and central regions of Mali.
Food security at risk in Ethiopia as WFP faces funding crises
04-07-2020 | 08:37:00
A funding shortfall of $158 million this year is threatening millions of people in Ethiopia who depend on food and nutrition assistance for their very survival, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.
WFP supplements government support to poor families hit by COVID-19 in Kenya
03-07-2020 | 08:07:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched cash transfers and nutrition support for more than a quarter of a million people struggling to survive from the impact of COVID-19 on informal settlements in Nairobi.
Portable solar power system boosts COVID-19 testing in Zambia
02-07-2020 | 11:06:00
First Aid Africa and Renovagen Ltd have announced the success of a rapid response project to support testing operations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia.
Africa becoming a dumping ground for obsolete and inefficient air conditioners, report
02-07-2020 | 11:05:35
A new report on environmental dumping finds that 35 per cent of the room air conditioners sold in many of Africa’s largest countries do not meet minimum energy efficiency standards in their countries of origin.
Japan provides support to drought affected people in Namibia
26-06-2020 | 16:12:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received Japanese Government contribution of $ 700,000 that will enable WFP to provide food assistance to some 30,000 vulnerable people in Namibia.
UNICEF, WFP partner to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia
26-06-2020 | 09:44:00
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers.
Germany donates $5.9m to protect vulnerable African farmers with climate insurance
22-06-2020 | 14:48:00
The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided $5.9 million for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to continue protecting 1.2 million vulnerable African farmers with climate risk insurance.
USAID E-WASH partners with Nigerian Bottling Company to improve urban water services
10-06-2020 | 14:29:00
USAID E-WASH announced partnership with the Nigerian Bottling Company to strengthen and expand the delivery of safe drinking water in Nigeria’s urban cities.
Red Cross calls for swift, extensive response to the new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
05-06-2020 | 09:25:00
More than 150 trained Red Cross volunteers have been deployed as part of a first wave of response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Équateur Province, in the western part of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Sudan, WFP sign agreement on Sudan family support programme
01-06-2020 | 09:05:00
The Government of Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the government’s Family Support program that will provide Sudanese families direct cash transfers.
Germany, WFP expand multi-year partnership to empower resilient communities in Niger
29-05-2020 | 09:43:22
The WFP in Niger welcomed an additional €24 million contribution from Germany to scale-up resilience building at a time when Niger is facing the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic on food security.
[Kenya] Safaricom’s Sanda Ojiambo appointed United Nations Global Compact Executive Director
26-05-2020 | 12:29:00
Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact has been appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
As world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity, UN
25-05-2020 | 09:30:00
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests.
Fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains, FAO Director
22-05-2020 | 16:31:00
The Director-General of FAO QU, has warned that efforts to control Desert Locusts will take time, noting increased concern for the Sahel and Southwest Asia is adding to the burden of efforts ongoing in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
Education Cannot Wait expands its education in emergency COVID-19 response in Cameroon
21-05-2020 | 14:12:04
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announces a $1.5 million allocation to support the education in emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon.
Japan, WFP partner to fight malnutrition in Tanzania
19-05-2020 | 16:00:00
The Japanese government has contributed $1.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the implementation of the four-year Boresha Lishe nutrition project in rural areas of central Tanzania.
Ericsson launches digital learning program
19-05-2020 | 12:55:11
In response to how the global COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate.
FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact
19-05-2020 | 08:01:00
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19's impact could be devastating.
World tourism remains at standstill as 100% of countries impose restrictions on travel, UNWTO
12-05-2020 | 08:22:00
New research from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism.
Germany, WFP collaborate to build resilient communities in Mali
11-05-2020 | 13:20:00
Germany has reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term improvement of livelihoods and food security in Mali through an EUR 11 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme’s life-changing activities in the country.
Climate smart agriculture project invests € 2 million in East Africa
09-05-2020 | 15:04:10
The Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow project has co-invested € 2 million in grants to 14 private sector companies working in agriculture value chains in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Japan pledges $14.8 million for food assistance in Zimbabwe
07-05-2020 | 08:03:00
The Government of Japan announced an additional US$14.8 million in funding to meet the essential food security needs of vulnerable populations in Zimbabwe through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Zimbabwe.
Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits, WFP
06-05-2020 | 11:58:00
Over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions being a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
Schools remain locked for more than 127 million children in Eastern, Southern Africa, UNICEF
05-05-2020 | 11:31:00
More than 127 million pre-primary, primary, and secondary school students in Eastern and Southern Africa, who are supposed to return to school this week, remain at home, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
TikTok contributes $10 million to support lower-income countries in Africa fight COVID-19
01-05-2020 | 12:26:00
TikTok will contribute US$ 10 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to support Gavi’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in lower-income countries in Africa.
UNESCO, agencies issue new guidelines to provide road-map for safe reopening of schools
30-04-2020 | 15:56:00
UNESCO, UNICEF, WFP and the World Bank issued new guidelines on the safe reopening of schools amidst ongoing closures affecting nearly 1.3 billion students worldwide.
African Union receives third COVID-19 consignment from Jack Ma Foundation
30-04-2020 | 14:05:00
The African Union Member States will soon receive further medical supplies for their COVID-19 response after the arrival of the third batch from the Jack Ma Foundation.
Oxfam, partners raise alarm over Somali remittance lifeline
30-04-2020 | 11:17:00
Oxfam International, together with over 100 NGOs, activists, and academics, raised an alarm regarding the plummeting Somali remittances amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Coca-Cola donates over Ksh 30 million towards Covid-19 sensitization and relief in Kenya
30-04-2020 | 09:15:00
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Franchise in Kenya and its bottling partner Coca-Cola Beverages Africa have contributed over Kshs 30 million worth of support in Covid-19 sensitization and relief in Kenya.
WFP receives funding from Japan to treat child malnutrition in Central and West Darfur, Sudan
29-04-2020 | 11:39:00
The United Nations World Food Programme in Sudan received a contribution of US$1 million from Japan, for the treatment of acute malnutrition of 127,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Central and West Darfur states.
Russian Federation donates $10 million to support fight Desert Locusts in East Africa
29-04-2020 | 09:06:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) received a donation of $10 million from the Russian Federation to support its operations in fighting against the Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa.
COVID-19 will double number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken, WFP
27-04-2020 | 09:06:00
The COVID-19 pandemic could almost double the number of people suffering acute hunger, pushing it to more than a quarter of a billion by the end of 2020, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.
WHO urges countries to move quickly to save lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
24-04-2020 | 09:17:00
Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and in access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year compared to 2018, according WHO.