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A Glimpse Of Hope For A Better Life For Street Kids

A Glimpse Of Hope For A Better Life For Street Kids

STREET children menacing major towns and cities in Zimbabwe are set for a new lease of life after the transformation of one of the oldest refugee centres into a rehabilitation centre. The move also brings to life the Chambuta refugee camp, situated in the southeastern Chiredzi in Masvingo Province, near Mozambique. It has been underutilized […]

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi presented sheets for temporary shelters and chlorine for treating water to people in eight villages whose homes were washed away by flood in Chikwawa districts.The floods demolished homes and household items, as well as washed away crops and livestock. Roads and bridges have been destroye and people’s access to clean, safe water […]

Rapid Response Seeks U.S.$25.5m To Reach Civilians Displaced By Inter-Communal Violence

Rapid Response Seeks U.S.$25.5m To Reach Civilians Displaced By Inter-Communal Violence

In response to the growing number of interally displaced persons due to inter-communal violence, a rapid response plan has been lunched, requesting US$25.5 million to address the most pressing needs in the health, nutrition, education, WaSH, non-food item, protection and agriculture sectors. The Plan exclusively focuses on response to recent violence-induced displacements in Benishangul Gumuz […]

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 […]

Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Kemiyondo Coutinho was born in Kampala to Ugandan parents, Sheila and Alex Coutinho. She has been writing and acting since age of 17. In 2001, when she was 13 years old in 2001, she joined the United World College of Waterford Kamhlaba, South Africa and graduated in 2007. She moved to Portland, Oregon in the […]

Liberia Joins African Union Peace and Security Council

Liberia Joins African Union Peace and Security Council

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Monday, March 26, inducted Liberia as member of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) for a two-year term. Liberia was elected to the Council during the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union, which convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2018. This is the first […]

Books Donated TO IDPs Are Being Repackaged And Sold

Books Donated TO IDPs Are Being Repackaged And Sold

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect at a motor park in Borno State allegedly trying to divert books and other educational materials donated to schools in the state by the United Nations. The agency said it had also intercepted the diversion of cartons of assorted […]

More Than 7.8 Million People Need Emergency Food Assistance In Ethiopia

More Than 7.8 Million People Need Emergency Food Assistance In Ethiopia

Some 7.88 million people need emergency food assistance in 2018, National Disaster Risk Management Commissioner Mitiku Kasa said. Speaking at the launching the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) document jointly produced by the government and humanitarian partners today, he said the figure is based on the Multi-Agency Meher assessment results. “The total resource […]

Aung San Suu Kyi The Voice, Loud And Clear

Aung San Suu Kyi The Voice, Loud And Clear

Three Nobel Peace Prize winners sent a stark message to fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday: Bring an immediate end to the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, or face prosecution.  Iran’s Shirin Ebadi, Yemen’s Tawakkol Karman and Northern Ireland’s Mairead Maguire are on a week-long humanitarian trip to Bangladesh, which now hosts some […]

A Screening System Must Be In Place To Catch Sexual Predators – Kevin Watkins

A Screening System Must Be In Place To Catch Sexual Predators –  Kevin Watkins

The head of Save the Children called on Monday for a global screening system for the aid sector to keep sexual predators out of humanitarian operations and said Interpol should be involved. Chief executive Kevin Watkins likened the sexual exploitation crisis which has engulfed the aid world to the 2008 financial crisis and urged charities […]

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