Category Archives: Politics

Immediate action needed as millions face hunger in Southern Africa, warns the Red Cross

Pretoria/Nairobi/Geneva, Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia are scaling up …

Capstone Project research report: Gendered impacts of weather and climate: Evidence from Asia, Pacific and Africa

This report was co-authored by Ms Olga Bogdan, Mr McPherlain, C. Chungu and Ms Seulgi Yoon, in the framework of a joint partnership between the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the World

UNICEF Regional Multi-country Humanitarian Situation Report (July-September 2019)

  • Ongoing climate shocks across Africa, including drought in southern Africa have worsened food insecurity, malnutrition and communicable disease outbreaks across the region.
  • UNICEF continues to strengthen community surveillance and referral systems through active management of

Cash assistance gives refugees the power of choice

UNHCR is expanding cash-based assistance so that the millions of people that it serves can meet their needs in dignity, are protected and can become more resilient.

Taking a bank card to a cash machine …

School Feeding in 2018 – Beyond the Annual Performance Report 2018 Series

In our efforts to create a world where the opportunities for economic growth reach everyone, schools play a very significant role. Schools are where we shape future political leaders, scientists, economists, artists and thinkers. Schools …

UN Human Rights Office welcomes new agreement with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Zachary Muburi-Muita on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen the …

Regional overview of the Burundian refugee population: 2019 Burundi Regional RRP as of 31 October 2019

The above total reflects the refugee population covered by the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan and includes Burundian refugees who fled since April 2015, as well as some 37,000 Burundian refugees who sought asylum in …

The number of people affected by hunger in southern Africa ‘will stretch around the world’

The number of hungry children and adults living through Southern Africa’s worst drought in 35 years will soon be so vast that if put together would stretch one and a half times around the earth, …

Zambia launches polio immunisation campaign targeting more than 478, 500 children following an outbreak in the northern part of the country

Zambia has launched a polio immunisation campaign after confirming a case involving a 2 years 8-month old male child in Chienge district in the northern part of the country. The affected child has paralysis of …