Daily Archives: July 6, 2020

La Soka Gakkai se joint à l’OIBT pour soutenir la restauration des forêts au Togo en Afrique de l’Ouest

TOKYO, 6 juillet 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Le 1er juillet 2020, Minoru Harada, président de l’organisation bouddhiste Soka Gakkai, a rencontré Dr Gerhard Dieterle, directeur général de l’Organisation internationale des bois tropicaux (OIBT), pour la signature d’un protocole sur le lancement d’un projet de reforestation apportant des opportunités de revenus à des groupements de femmes dans deux zones

Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response

Significant polio programme resources are being used to fight the pandemic. Expertise in polio eradication that has put Africa on the verge of being certified free of wild poliovirus has been brought to the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight. A network of responders from the World Health Organization (WHO) polio eradication programme and partner organizations

Africa Starts Opening Airspace Even as COVID-19 Cases Climb

JOHANNESBURG – As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the planes arrived. Two chartered Air Seychelles flights carrying more than 200 passengers also brought the coronavirus. A few tested positive. Then, between June 24 and

Africa’s Locust Outbreak Far From Over

NAIROBI – The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in East Africa are at stake, and

Progress in AIDS/HIV Fight Uneven, UN Says

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says global HIV/AIDS targets for 2020 will not be met, and that some progress could be lost, in part because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seriously impacted the HIV/AIDS response. “Our report shows that COVID is threatening to throw us even more off course,” Winnie Byanyima, executive director

Islamic Militants May Have Committed War Crimes in DRC, UN Says

A series of brutal attacks against Congolese civilians by Islamic militants are possible war crimes, United Nations monitors said Monday. Eighteen months of attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed more than 1,000 civilians, the U.N. Joint Human Rights Office says in a new report. “In the majority of cases, the means and

Water and climate coalition takes shape

Climate change impacts are affecting water availability and are exacerbating the damages floods and drought cause worldwide. Climate related water action is a key for bringing us back on track to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 6, to ensure access to water and sanitation for all and to sustain a healthy environment. WMO hosted a virtual

A Psychosocial Approach to Reintegration Counselling: Adapted for the East and the Horn of Africa Region | January 2020

Description: Adapted from a document originally developed for Western and Central Africa, this guide – specifically tailored for the European Union–IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa – discusses the importance of a psychosocial approach to reintegration counselling. It outlines the basic counselling and communication skills necessary to conduct

WFP Regional Bureau for the Middle East, North Africa (MENA), Central Asia & Eastern Europe COVID-19 Situation Report #9, 5 June – 18 June

HIGHLIGHTS As of 18 June, there were 514,563 reported cases of COVID-19 within the countries covered by this region. There has been a 25% increase over the last two weeks and a 76% increase over the last month (from mid-May to mid-June). Several countries in the region have continued easing restrictions, including Algeria, Egypt, Iran,