World Vision: Global Hunger Response Situation report #8 (February 2023)

This is the eighth situation report released by the Global Hunger Response (GHR) highlighting key concerns and ongoing impact as of January 2023 for GHR’s 26 countries of highest alert.

2023 is anticipated to be even tougher for tens of millions of people around the world as the largest hunger crisis in modern history is putting people who are struggling to feed their families in extreme jeopardy. Download the publication below to learn more.

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Source: World Vision

Marib Field Office site profile, January 2023

Located in Marib city, in northeast Yemen, Marib field office opened in 2021, and covers four of the 14 districts of Marib governorate.

Over 1.6 million displaced Yemenis have sought refuge in Marib. Over 93,228 people (15,538 households) have been displaced in or to Marib gov between January 2021 and October 2022.

UNHCR and its partners provide protection, humanitarian assistance and camp coordination support to internally displaced persons and the host communities.

ACHIEVEMENTS 2022

29,133 IDP families (163,853 individuals) have been supported with Core Relief Items in 2022.

22,651 IDP families (131,663 individuals) were reached with vulnerability/needs assessments in 2022.

4,343+ IDP families (24,092 individuals) at six IDP sites in Marib Alwadi and Alsowayda have received support under CCCM activities.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Victory of Adwa Symbolizes African Unity, Pan Africanism: Military Attachés

Addis Ababa The Battle of Adwa which ended with the ever-shining victory of Ethiopians in 1896 symbolizes African unity and Pan-Africanism, according to military attachés residing in Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian army did the unthinkable by defeating the invading Italian force and successfully defended its independence.

Meanwhile, the Adwa victory cast motivation for Africans to stand united and struggle for freedom and liberation from the colonialists.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Nigerian Defense Attaché Colonel Rufai Umar Mairiga said that the victory regained by the united Ethiopians at the Battle of Adwa is the symbol of African unity.

“Ethiopia is the symbol of African unity and that is the depiction of the Adwa victory. So all African countries will continue to look at Ethiopia as the symbol of African unity and we hope with the commemoration of the Adwa victory Africans will continue to unite against all forms of colonization. Africans should look the Adwa victory as a symbol of unity and freedom,” Colonel Mairiga stressed.

Let Africans have confidence on themselves for they have everything it requires, he said, and added “if we unite and look inwards we can solve our own problem.”

South African Defense Attaché, Colonel Goodman Hokwana said on his part that the Battle of Adwa happened immediately after Berlin Conference, which was referred to as the scramble of Africa.

Italians attempted to colonize Ethiopia, he said, and stressed that Ethiopian made a firm stand and said ‘we are not to be colonized’ and defeated the invading Italian forces.

The victory of Adwa became a motivation for Africans to stand against colonizers in unison with the spirit of Pan Africanism.

“And that (victory of Adwa) became very much a motivation for the Africans that ‘we can do it’. It became a motivation and then there was a struggle by Africans throughout the African continent for liberation from the colonizers. Africans realized that becoming united was key to the agenda of Africans. Hence, becoming the theory of Pan-Africanist to say that we Africans can stand together and liberate ourselves from the colonizers,” Colonel Hokwana noted.

Ethiopians across the nation and in the diaspora as well as black people across the globe will commemorate the 127th of Adwa victory on March 2, 2023.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency