Daily Archives: May 15, 2020

UNDP’s AgriTech initiative: Cultiv@te finalists announced

Singapore – Food security,  productivity and efficiency of agriculture, and the resilience of farmers to the impact of climate change – these are some of the challenges that the world will face on a larger scale in the years to

Mapped: Where polio lives in 2019

There’s reason for both optimism and deep concern on World Polio Day, 24 October: global polio numbers have fallen over decades, but new outbreaks continue to fester, raising questions about eradication efforts in countries where humanitarian access is a problem.

A vote in Burundi, a vaccine price war, and COVID-19 innovation in Africa: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. You can now sign up to receive The Cheat Sheet as a newsletter. Subscribe here. On our radar Troubling times in Burundi Burundians head to the polls on

IGAD Executive Secretary Hands Over PPE Kits To Refugee And Cross Border Populations

(Ali-Sabieh, Djibouti): As part of IGAD Regional Response Strategy against COVID19, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, today handed over Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) supplies to the refugee population living in Hol-Hol Refugee

COVID-19 Response: Standard Operating Procedure for Returning Migrants – May 13, 2020

Background on COVID-19 The outbreak of COVID-19 was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. The virus is spread between people primarily via respiratory droplets produced during coughing. These droplets can also be

UAE Embassy donates food items to refugee children in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia– The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today donated 100 food packages to vulnerable refugee children mostly from Eritrea. The refugees were selected from among 122 unaccompanied and separated children (children who either came alone or

Naked protest: how ordinary citizens reveal truth to repressive regimes

The past two decades have seen the rise of new forms of authoritarianism. These modern authoritarian regimes use diverse tactics to keep democratic institutions weak. For example, governments in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda have formally decentralised

How Contact Tracers Could Help Control COVID-19

One August day in 2017, a 31-year-old man with a cough boarded a crowded minibus in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. The man was dead before he could reach his destination. That touched off the most lethal outbreak of pneumonic plague in decades. By