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Providing Access to safe and clean water in Pulka, Borno state

Providing Access to safe and clean water in Pulka, Borno state“We have to be grateful that we now have water, but we don’t usually have enough water when we enter the dry and hot season,” says Adama. She was forced from her home by the violence that has spread throughout Borno state, in northeast Nigeria. Adama now lives in a camp for displaced people in Pulka, a small garrison town located 115 km southwest of Maiduguri, the state capital. Adama is only one of around 37,039 displaced people trying to survive here. The dry, hot season in the part of western Africa known as the Sahel usually lasts from November until May. Not a single drop of rain touches the cracked earth for nearly seven months, while the Harmattan, a dry wind coming from Sahara, brings desert sand and hot air during the day and cold air at night. The temperature can go from 9 and 35 degrees Celsius in […]

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Yemen: IOM seeks funding to help five million people as situation in Ma’rib deteriorates

Yemen: IOM seeks funding to help five million people as situation in Ma’rib deterioratesAs the conflict in Yemen enters its seventh year, the crisis remains the world’s most serious and continues to put millions of lives at risk. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today launched an appeal to assist more than five million people affected by the crisis in Yemen as part of the High-Level Virtual Conference for Pledges in Yemen. Yemen. With more than 10,500 people having recently fled areas of Ma’rib, where fighting has intensified in recent weeks, IOM will devote at least a third of the requested funds to life-saving assistance to displaced people, migrants and to local communities affected by the crisis. Ma’rib crisis. In a situation characterized by escalating conflict and displacement, a declining economy and the collapse of public institutions, the people of Yemen are expected to experience alarming levels of acute malnutrition and food insecurity throughout this period. year. Today, governments around the world will […]

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World NTD Day: Africa says No to Neglected Tropical Diseases

World NTD Day: Africa says No to Neglected Tropical Diseases On the second ever World NTD Day, spearheaded by policy and advocacy action tank Speak Up Africa, high-level stakeholders, private and civil society organizations, artists and the media united to say No to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). First launched in 2020, World NTD Day was introduced to mark the global fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases, a group of diseases that affect more than 1.5 billion people globally. Approximately one third of those live in Africa. To mark the occasion, the No to NTDs Civil Society Network coordinated iconic landmarks across Senegal, Niger, Guinea and Benin to shine orange and violet, the World NTD Day campaign colors, for the day to highlight the importance of all countries working together to fight NTDs. The Monument de la Renaissance in Senegal, the Place de la Concertation in Niger, the Monument du 22 Novembre in Guinea and the Etoile Rouge in Benin are among the many […]

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