Monthly Archives: March 2020

Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched

Post arrival emergency life saving assistance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia returnees – Monthly update | February 2020

BACKGROUND In March 2017, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced that all irregular migrants should leave the country during an amnesty period, or face fines, detention and deportation. At the time, the Government of Ethiopia estimated that the new

Real Estate Donates 1.5 Mn Birr to Support Fight against COVID-19

 Gift Real Estate Plc donated 1.5 million Birr to support the effort underway to contain the spread of the Coronavirus today. Gift Business Group Managing Director, Gebreyesus Igata told journalists the financial assistance is part of the social responsibility of

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Ethiopia Health Cluster Situation and Response Dashboard, February 2020

Ethiopia’s Minister of Health declared a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak on 13 March 2020. A yellow fever outbreak was declared in Ener Enor woreda of Gurage zone. Cholera outbreaks continue in SNNPR, Somalia and Oromia regions, including Chereti, Elakri, Moyale, Selamango,

Ethiopia Key Message Update: Atypical staple food price increases further limit food access, March 2020

Key Messages: Humanitarian food assistance is expected to continue preventing more severe outcomes across parts of the country through at least May 2020, if distributions continue as planned. Even in the presence of humanitarian food assistance, Stressed (IPC Phase 2)

How Africa’s academic diaspora can help revive higher education back home

The academic world is not as distant from everyday reality as some might think. In the late 1970s, the global commodities crisis reduced export revenue in African countries and institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank intervened to provide loans. The loan

IGAD Leaders Decide to Adopt COVID-19 Regional Response Strategy

Heads of State and Government of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) decided to adopt a regional response strategy to halt the spread of COVID-19. The leaders convened a Virtual Summit on Monday to discuss coordination and regional response to curb