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Students Speak: The UN’s ‘Famous Five’ Security Council Must Change

Students Speak: The UN’s ‘Famous Five’ Security Council Must Change

With the UN set to appoint a new secretary general at the end of the year, the spotlight is on who will step into the most powerful diplomatic post in the world. They will have a tough job ahead of them, as an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises continue unabated. We asked students to tell […]

#WD2016:Mission to ensure sexist data replect women’s realities (No woman or girl left behind

#WD2016:Mission to ensure sexist data replect women’s realities (No woman or girl left behind

Copenhagen — Campaigners are finding more and more holes in official data to track where and which women need help Data, once the domain of geeks, is being put at the centre of women’s rights by campaigners arguing current statistics are sexist and need to have “soul” that reflects women’s real lives. While the 193 […]

50 Million Africans Face Hunger After Crops Fail Again

50 Million Africans Face Hunger After Crops Fail Again

Up to 50 million people in Africa will need food by Christmas as a crisis across the continent triggered by El Niño worsens, the UN and major international charities have warned. A second year of deep drought in much of southern and eastern Africa has ravaged crops, disrupted water supplies and driven up food prices, […]

Burundi Exiles Record Forgotten Victims of Political Crisis

Burundi Exiles Record Forgotten Victims of Political Crisis

By gathering personal testimonies and information on citizen deaths, a project run by Burundians in exile is recording the stories of those killed during the current political crisis. Violence broke out last year when the president, Pierre Nkirunziza, announced plans to run for an unconstitutional third term. Clashes soon escalated, leading to a series of […]

Sexual Health Gets Little Attention In A Crisis, With Devastating Results

Sexual Health Gets Little Attention In A Crisis, With Devastating Results

About 125 million people are affected by crises. A quarter of those people are female and of reproductive age – and women are 14 times more likely than men to die in a crisis. On Monday global thinkers, activists and politicians will come together for the world humanitarian summit in Istanbul to tackle some of […]

World Humanitarian Summit Starts Amid Hope, Hype and Fear Of Empty Words

World Humanitarian Summit Starts Amid Hope, Hype and Fear Of Empty Words

Hundreds of world leaders and politicians will descend on Istanbul on Monday in a nominal attempt to reform the global humanitarian system, despite criticism that their summit is a photo-opportunity that will achieve little. Representatives of 175 countries, including 57 heads of states or governments, will attend the world humanitarian summit, as the outgoing UN […]

CSR: Chinese Consulate, Firm Build 5-classroom Block in OgunSschool

CSR: Chinese Consulate, Firm Build 5-classroom Block in OgunSschool

China further strengthened the existing cordial relationship between her and Nigeria recently through one of her companies, Speco 3 Power Construction Corporation, with the commissioning of a five-classroom block built and equipped by the company in Olorunsogo Community Primary School in lfo Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State. The company, which operates in the […]

UN Criticises Kenya’s Plan to Close Refugee Camps

UN Criticises Kenya’s Plan to Close Refugee Camps

The United Nations has condemned Kenya’s decision to close down Kakuma and Daadab refugee camps. The government was asked to reconsider its decision and avoid taking any action that might be at odds with its international obligations. In a statement from Geneva on Monday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the move […]

How to Stop People Dying From Aid Shortages? Tackle Roots of Crises

How to Stop People Dying From Aid Shortages? Tackle Roots of Crises

Barcelona — Women in Niger travel miles by donkey cart to health centres in the hope of getting food for their malnourished infants, leaving their vegetable gardens unattended and chores undone, only to be turned away with nothing. Children in Somalia and Democratic Republic of Congo find their grades start to drop when they no […]

Global Fund Uncovers Fraud in Malaria, TB, HIV/Aids Grants to Nigeria

Global Fund Uncovers Fraud in Malaria, TB, HIV/Aids Grants to Nigeria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GFATM, an international financing institution that invests the world’s money to save lives, has suspended disbursement of funds for malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, following discovery of large scale fraud by recipient organisations in Nigeria. The discovery of the fraud, involving millions of dollars, was uncovered after […]