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Friday’s Daily Brief: Fundraising for Mozambique, Assange’s rights, Asia-Pacific development, Somalia and Sudan updates

This Friday, we cover: a donor conference to support life-saving and recovery aid for Mozambique following two recent devastating cyclones; the need to respect Wikileaks’ Assange’s rights; how Asia-Pacific is working towards achieving the 17 Sustainabl…

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Polio this week as of 29 May 2019

Health leaders at the World Health Assembly last week in Geneva, Switzerland, welcomed the new Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023, and acknowledged that while a lot had been accomplished, more efforts were needed in order to achieve a lasting polio-free…

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UNHCR evacuates hundreds of vulnerable refugees out of Libya to safety

Amid violent clashes and a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, 149 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers were today evacuated to safety in Rome.The evacuees are from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia. They include 65 children, 13 of them b…

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IGAD CLIMATE CENTRE RELEASES JUNE TO SEPTEMBER SEASONAL FORECASTS

ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia): The Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia, H.E. Dr. Seleshi Bekele, yesterday inaugurated the 52nd Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 52) organized by the Climate Predictions and Applications Cen…

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IGAD AND WORLD BANK TEAMS AGREE TO ACCELERATE MIGRATION PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

DJIBOUTI (Djibouti): The Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Migration Programme today held a meeting with the World Bank within the framework of the support provided to …

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Briefers, Delegates Stress Vital Need to Restore Governmental Cooperation, Deny Al-Shabaab Space, as Security Council Takes Up Situation in Somalia

Permanent Representative Faults Arms Embargo for Limiting Security Forces while Giving Extremist Group Comparative AdvantageThe tasks of restoring cooperation between Somalia’s two tiers of government and denying Al-Shabaab the space to prepare and lau…

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Somalia: Failed Gu’ rains push Somalia into severe drought (as of 9 May 2019)

5.4 million food insecure people 1.2 million children projected to be malnourished in 2019 2.6 million internally displaced peopleIN FOCUS: Food insecurity increases while the HRP remains underfundedSomalia is facing yet another severe drought, due to…

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Secretary-General Appoints George Conway of Canada Acting Deputy Special Representative, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today the appointment of George Conway of Canada as Acting Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), where he will also serve as United Nation…

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Baidoa Urban Profile – Working Paper and Spatial Analyses for Urban Planning Consultations and Durable Solutions for Displacement Crises [EN/SO]

The purpose of the working paper is to prepare a rapid urban planning exercise for elaborating on solutions for long term urban development and current displacement crisis. Reference is being made to other studies and data updates undertaken by UN agen…

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World’s Worst Air is in S. African Coal Community

MIDDELBURG, SOUTH AFRICA South Africa’s coal mining heartland has the worst air quality in the world, according to a recent study by environmental group Greenpeace. The 12 large coal mines in this area make it the world’s hotspot for toxic nitrogen di…