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OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won’t be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday. Raphael Mbuyi, Oxfam’s acting […]

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Two international charities have launched a program in southern Malawi to help girls in rural areas remain healthy and stay in school. The charities are running girls’ clubs in the Mulanje district, a hotspot of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Some 360 girls are taking part in the Mawa Girls clubs, which were launched […]

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

Unicef has procured some 4.7 million primary and secondary school textbooks to benefit 4,383 disadvantaged primary schools and 1,211 disadvantaged secondary schools in all 72 districts of the country. The textbooks were presented to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for distribution. This is Phase 2 of UNICEF’s textbook procurement: an investment of almost […]

Shell Donates Relief Materials To Flood Victims In NigerDelta

Shell Donates Relief Materials To Flood Victims In NigerDelta

The management and staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) have distributed relief materials worth over N300 million to communities affected by devastating floods in Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta states. The donations, which include food, non food items, medical supplies and financial contributions from staff, reached over 4,000 displaced families in some […]

KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

“It is time to act, instead of discussing it on social media.” These are the words of Thulani “DJ Dash” Mzinyane, 32, who will be walking all the way from Ballito to Durban’s North Beach later this month. He told News24 on Friday that the 50km walk is to raise awareness around the killing, abuse […]

Humanitarian Groups Seek Ways To Reduce Attacks On Aid Workers

Humanitarian Groups Seek Ways To Reduce Attacks On Aid Workers

In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants recently abducted and killed two aid workers. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, civilians threw stones at Ebola health workers, a day after rebels shot and killed two medics with the Congolese army. London-based research group Humanitarian Outcomes says 139 humanitarian aid workers were killed worldwide in 2017, with another […]

Aid And Few Others Killed By Boko Haram

Aid And Few Others Killed By Boko Haram

Few aid agencies operate in Nigeria’s volatile Borno State, where a faction of extremist group Boko Haram executed Hauwa Liman, 24, this week. A midwife with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), her killing underscores the dangers faced by humanitarian groups serving civilians in the region. Liman was one of three local aid […]

UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan has welcomed a three-month unilateral cessation of hostilities by the rebel SLA-AW. It has allowed aid assistance to an estimated 380 people. The rebels accused the Sudanese army of shelling southwestern Jebel Marra. A joint team comprised of Unamid civilian staff, the humanitarian country team, and […]

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Burundi refugee children at Furaha Primary School in Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania, study in a makeshift classroom under the trees. UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin Four million refugee children do not attend school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. This is an increase of half a million of out-of-school refugee children […]

160 Ugandan Police Officers Leave Mogadishu

160 Ugandan Police Officers Leave Mogadishu

An AU police contingent of 160-personnel is due to leave Somalia over the weekend, after a year’s tour of duty in the Horn of Africa country. The team from Uganda’s Formed Police Unit is part of a multi-national police force under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which is training and mentoring Somali police […]