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WFP Chief seeks Millions from Donors for Food

WFP Chief seeks Millions from Donors for Food

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
UNITED NATIONS: Even before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), World Food Programme (WFP) chief David Beasley was warning the world would face its worst humanitarian crisis in 2020 since the Second World War. That was due to wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere, locust swarms in Africa, frequent natural disasters, and economic crises including in Lebanon, Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia. Then came COVID-19 which quickly became a pandemic, escalating the need for food — and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it is still not under control. Beasley, who caught COVID-19 in April, has spent the months since he recovered reaching out to world leaders and visiting stricken countries with a new warning: Millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of c...
South Sudanese Refugees to be Relocated within Uganda’s Rhino Camp

South Sudanese Refugees to be Relocated within Uganda’s Rhino Camp

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, TRAVEL
Ugandan authorities said over 3,000 South Sudanese refugees will be resettled in a new camp within Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Uganda’s West Nile region, away from where deadly clashes took place last month between the host community and the refugees. The clashes which began after a disagreement over grazing land left 10 South Sudanese refugees dead and nine others injured.  Speaking to reporters on Monday, the refugee desk focal person at the office of the Prime Minister, Solomon Osakan, said they have identified a new resettlement camp and have started working on demarcating and opening roads leading to the new camp Solomon said the move came after the refugees demanded to be relocated away from Tika 1 camp where the clashes erupted earlier last month.  “As of...
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