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New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees In Kenya

New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees In Kenya

With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May. “We are pleased […]

Actor Ben Stiller Joins Social Media Drive To Raise $2 Million For Somalia

Actor Ben Stiller Joins Social Media Drive To Raise $2 Million For Somalia

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller has teamed up with social media stars to raise $2 million for people facing starvation in Somalia amid a devastating drought. The Zoolander actor is now trying to recruit other celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, Beauty and the Beast actress Emma Watson and model Carla Delevingne to support the […]

Mimosa Donates To 400 Families

Mimosa Donates To 400 Families

Platinum producer Mimosa Mining Company has donated 20 tonnes of maize, five tonnes of sugar beans, 10 tonnes of soya chunks, two tonnes of potatoes, two tonnes of onions, 1 000 blankets and grocery to 400 families affected by recent floods in Mberengwa and Zvishavane. Mimosa Mining Company executive chairman Mr Winston Chitando said they […]

Somali Snapchat Guru Raises U.S.$27k For A Girl’s Medical Treatment In Turkey

Somali Snapchat Guru Raises U.S.$27k For A Girl’s Medical Treatment In Turkey

A Mogadishu girl from a poor background who has been affected by a rare skin disease is expected to fly to Turkey after wellwishers raised $26,947 through a Snapchat campaign. Dahir Qureishi has one of the highest number of followers on Snapchat in Somalia and took advantage of this to help in charity work. He […]

Activist Seeks Help For People With Disabilities

Activist Seeks Help For People With Disabilities

A YOUNG man at Walvis Bay is appealing for help to support people with disabilities at Walvis Bay. Mario Thaniseb says most people with disabilities are lonely, although they live with family members, who are expected to be their support. He says there is still a problem of stigmatisation and discrimination against people with disabilities […]

Namadingo, Suffix and Theo to Perform for Charity – in Aid of Girl-Child to Raise Funds for Sanitary Pads

Namadingo, Suffix and Theo to Perform for Charity – in Aid of Girl-Child to Raise Funds for Sanitary Pads

Rotaract Club of Blantyre has enlisted services of Patience Namadingo, Theo Thomson and Suffix in a bid to raise funds for reusable sanitary pads for school-going girls following concerns of high rate of dropouts. Most school-going girls in Malawi do drop out of school due to, among other reasons, lack of sanitary pads especially during […]

Food and Agriculture Organization Supports Fisheries Department Of Gambia With Fishing Gears

Food and Agriculture Organization Supports Fisheries Department Of Gambia With Fishing Gears

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 28 December handed over fishing gears worth over GMD4.7m to 12 communities and the Fisheries Department at a brief ceremony held in Banjul. The Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources Pa Ousman Jarju who presided over the event received the donation on […]

Drought Relief Assistance Continues Until June 2017 In Botswana

Drought Relief Assistance Continues Until June 2017 In Botswana

 Government will be continuing with Drought Relief and special assistance measures until June 30, 2017. President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama said when delivering the State-of-the-Nation Address on Monday (December 5), during the third session of the eleventh Parliament that this was in view of the fact that crop production was affected by […]

UN Partners Commit $200m To Food Aid

UN Partners Commit $200m To Food Aid

Over $200 million has been contributed towards drought mitigation strategies as Government, in conjunction with the United Nations and other humanitarian organisations vow that no one will starve in the coming months. This comes as Government has also implemented social protection services which cover harmonised social cash transfer, public assistance, Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) […]

Italy Grants Half A Million Euros For UNICEF Project In Sudan’s Red Sea State

Italy Grants Half A Million Euros For UNICEF Project In Sudan’s Red Sea State

The Italian government, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, is to provide €500,000 for a new project to be implemented by Children’s Rights & Emergency Relief Organization Unicef-implemented in Sudan’s Red Sea state. A joint press statement by Unicef and the Italian government says that the 12-month project is to be implemented in five […]