World Bank Continues Support to South Sudan Local Service Delivery Improvement, Strengthening of Community Institutions

WASHINGTON– The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $45 million International Development Association (IDA*) grant for South Sudan to continue to improve access to basic infrastructure and strengthen community institutions.   The South Sudan Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance Project (ECRP) will benefit as many as 630,000 citizens who live in 21 of the country’s 79 counties by providing investments for community infrastructure and services prioritized by…

US Sanctions Companies Linked to Businessman Close to Putin

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on companies connected to Russian businessman who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and suspected of helping finance the covert social media campaign aimed at American voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The actions announced Wednesday take aim at front companies that officials say Yevgeny Prigozhin has relied on to process millions of dollars and to evade sanctions in Sudan, where the Trump administration…

FAO welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and their impacts on food security

Rome - The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region.   The European Commission said it had allocated funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst Desert Locust upsurges…

IOM South Sudan Shelter and Non-Food Items (S/NFI) 2020 | Quarter 1 Report

230,405 individuals reached by S-NFI Cluster partners 6,200 shelters strengthened through community-based disaster risk management initiatives 80,536 individuals assisted with provision of direct IOM S-NFI assistance 1,383 individual reached with Housing, Land and Property awareness activities including community orientation and legal aid services 211 one room permanent shelters constructed for the returnees in Wau 83% of the targeted population reported that the S-NFI assistance they received responded to their main…
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