UNAMID Head briefs UN Security Council on Darfur
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur and Chief Mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, briefed on 7 August the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Darfur, as well as measures taken by UNAMID to implement... Read more
UNAMID welcomes SLA/Minni Minawi renewed commitment to end recruitment of child soldiers
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The leadership of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur welcomed the new steps taken by the Sudan Liberation Army/Minni Minawi (SLA/MM) to prohibit the recruitment and use of child soldiers in its ranks. The movement previously issued... Read more
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 8 August 2014 E-mail Print
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Epidemiology and surveillance Between 5 and 6 August 2014, a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 29 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector... Read more
MP Goldring to Announce New Funding for Food Security in Somalia
OTTAWA, Canada, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament for Edmonton East, will participate in a public event with the Somali community in Edmonton to discuss current humanitarian and development issues in Somalia. During the event, MP Goldring will deliver remarks and announce funding... Read more
Human Rights Commissioner Strässer responds to murder of six local aid workers in South Sudan
BERLIN, Germany, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (7 August) in response to the murder of six local people working for humanitarian agencies in Maban County,... Read more
AFRICAN UNION CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE SIGNING AND RATIFICATION OF THE AU CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION AND ASSITANCE TO INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA – KAMPALA CONVENTION
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES When: 12th to 14th August 2014 Meetings start at 09:30 Where: Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana Who: Department of Political Affairs Purpose: The purpose of the Accra meeting, among others, is to promote the signing... Read more
EU to provide new funding to counter organised crime and drug trafficking
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Commission will provide additional funding for the Airport Communication Project (AIRCOP) to disrupt the illegal networks that are disseminating drugs and other illicit products through smarter, more effective, well-connected and intelligence led counter-narcotic activities of participating... Read more
London Diaspora Dialogue Aims to Build Somalia’s Capacity
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Somalia faces major human resource gaps as it attempts to move forward and achieve the reconstruction and peace-building objectives set out in its Vision 2016 initiative. The Somali diaspora present a unique reserve of experts with skills and professional experience... Read more
Solar Lanterns Diminish Gender-Based Violence, Bring Other Benefits to Displaced in Somalia
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has donated 3,300 solar lanterns to reach 20,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia. The recipients are now at less risk of gender-based violence (GBV), their children will be able to do homework after school, and they may be... Read more
IOM Conducts Biometric Registration of Displaced in Juba Civilian Protection Sites
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Since the crisis began in South Sudan in December 2013, over 1.1 million people have been displaced from their homes. Over 95,000 of them are sheltering in UN Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites throughout the country, where they are provided... Read more