Daily Archives: September 9, 2020

Collectively we need to do more to protect education from attack

Statement to High-Level Virtual Event to Commemorate the First International Day to Protect Education from Attack, Delivered by ICRC President Peter Maurer Excellencies, Congratulations to Your Highness Sheika Moza bint Nasser and the State of Qatar on your dedicated efforts to advance on this critical issue. This week I am traveling to the Sahel region

West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (1 – 7 September 2020)

REGIONAL FLOODS Heavy rains have been recorded in West and Central Africa in the past weeks, including in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Republic of Congo and Senegal, leading to devastating floods that have killed dozens and displaced thousands of people. In Niger, 329,958 people had been affected by flooding with 65

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group positions itself as a leader in disaster risk management in Africa

Dakar, September 9, 2020 – The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group, a pan-African disaster risk management institution, organized a conference in Dakar today during which the new Group Director-General, and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (UN-ASG), Mr. Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, and the CEO of ARC Limited, Mr. Lesley Ndlovu presented the institution, its strategy, its areas

IOM COVID-19: Impact On Points Of Entry – Bi-Weekly Analysis, 9 September 2020

Executive summary The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected global mobility both in terms of international mobility restrictions and restrictive measures on internal movement. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to gather, map and track data on these restrictive measures impacting movement. This report provides a global

IOM COVID-19: Impact On Key Locations of Internal Mobility – Bi-Weekly Analysis, 9 September 2020

Executive summary The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected global mobility both in terms of international mobility restrictions and restrictive measures on internal movement. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to gather, map and track data on these restrictive measures impacting movement. This report provides a global

Demonstrators in Bamako Show Support for Malian Junta

BAMAKO – Hundreds of people demonstrated in Mali’s capital on Tuesday in support of the junta that has seized power in a coup, as debate rages over the timeframe for the country’s return to civilian rule. Months of protests over the simmering jihadist insurgency, bloody ethnic violence and endemic corruption in the country boiled over

‘Octopus Teacher’ Lets Filmmaker Into Secret World

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – South African nature filmmaker Craig Foster was burned out. He had lost his passion for working on documentaries such as “Blue Planet 2.” To re-energize, he started free diving without an oxygen tank or wet suit near in the chilly waters off the Western Cape, where he’d grown up. The