Joint Saudi-UNDP Technical Team Formed to Work in Yemen

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has formed a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) following a meeting between SDRPY Supervisor Ambassador Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Nahed Hussein on Wednesday. Following a review of SDRPY’s development goals and a briefing on its future projects in the environmental sanitation, social protection, food security…

‫شركة ميديكوم تعلن عن إنشاء مصنع بريطاني للكمامات بالتحالف مع الحكومة البريطانية

مونتريال، 26 حزيرن/يونيو، 2020 / بي آر نيوزواير / — أعلنت شركة ميديكوم غروب (“ميديكوم”)، وهي واحدة من الشركات المصنعة العالمية الرائدة للكمامات الطبية والتنفسية، عن توسيع إضافي لبصمتها العالمية بخطة لافتتاح مصنع جديد لتصنيع الكمامات في المملكة المتحدة هذا العام. وإذ سيتم إنشاؤه تحت اسم “ميديكوم هيلث برو ليميتيد”، سينتج هذا المصنع مئات الملايين من الكمامات التنفسية والطبية تحت العلامة التجارية الرائدة لشركةكولميالأوروبية، لتلبية الاحتياجات المحلية في المملكة المتحدة. يذكر…

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: EU mobilises almost €100 million to support the most vulnerable in the Horn of Africa

The European Union is mobilising €97.2 million of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa to support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management, and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons, under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).   Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen said: “The Emergency Trust Fund for Africa has been key for addressing the…

UNMISS donates trucks and equipment to bolster fire services in Juba

Years of civil war have devastated infrastructure and community services across South Sudan. The lack of adequate fire prevention and fighting services has been a huge problem with large blazes damaging markets, homes and taking lives, particularly in the capital where communities live and work in congested conditions. With only one fire truck that often broke down, it has been impossible for local authorities to provide much-needed protection in Juba.…

UNMISS provides face masks to prevent COVID-19 in bustling Yambio markets

The market in Yambio is bustling with activity as people go about their business of selling and buying goods. This community in the Western Equatorian region of South Sudan are well aware of the risk posed by COVID-19 and the need to stay physically distant from each other to avoid spreading the virus. But they feel they have no option except to carry on with normal life because not working…

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #272, 26 June 2020

In Numbers 6.48 million people facing acute food insecurity from May to July 2020 (IPC) 1.7 million acutely malnourished women and children (IPC) 1.5 million people assisted by WFP in May 2020 1.47 million internally displaced people (OCHA) 2.2 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR) 188,528 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS) Highlights WFP has reached 3.7 million beneficiaries with one to three months’ worth of food assistance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Nile Countries Agree to Restart Talks Over Disputed Dam

The leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed late Friday to return to talks aimed at reaching an accord over the filling of Ethiopia's new hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, according to statements from the three nations. Early Saturday, Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia's water and energy minister, confirmed that the countries had decided during an African Union summit to restart stalled negotiations and finalize an agreement over the contentious mega-project…

Press Conference by Secretary-General António Guterres at United Nations Headquarters

Following is the transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference, in New York today: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome.  We mark tomorrow’s seventy-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Charter at a time of colossal global upheaval and risk.  From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision — embodied…