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Coronavirus: Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021

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Download logoAs the COVAX Facility is forced to slash planned COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Africa by around 150 million this year, the continent faces...

Ethiopia: Ethnic Tigrayans Forcibly Disappeared

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Ethiopian authorities since late June 2021 have arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, and committed other abuses against ethnic Tigrayans in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The authorities...

Liberia Concludes Three-Day Training to Strengthen Event Based Surveillance through Epidemic...

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To better detect acute public health events with pandemic potential and to monitor disease control measures on a real time basis, the National Institute...

Uganda: Harassment of Civil Society Groups

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Ugandan authorities on August 20, 2021, announced without prior notification that they had halted the activities of 54 civil society groups, including human rights and...

New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

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Download logoCountries in Africa assessed as being least vulnerable to an epidemic were the worst affected by COVID-19, new research suggests. Nations with more urban...

DR Congo: Massacres Persist Despite Martial Law

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Download logoAttacks on civilians by armed groups have continued in two conflict-ridden provinces of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the government imposed martial law in...

Nigeria commemorates humanitarians and alerts citizens to the alarming effects of...

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Download logoThe 19th of August marks World Humanitarian Day (WHD), a day that honors humanitarian aid workers all over the world. This year’s WHD...

Eritrea- Green Light Committee Monitoring Mission 2021

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The Green Light Committee (GLC) Initiative, together with the Working Group on MDR-TB, promotes implementation of the component two of the Stop TB Strategy...

Press Statement by the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General,...

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Download logoOn this World Humanitarian Day, I wish to draw attention to the global climate crisis ravaging our planet. Its scale has become too...

UN launches climate change campaign amid growing water concerns in Libya

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Download logoAs concerns about water availability in Libya grow due to climate change and conflict, the UN’s humanitarian office (UNOCHA) today commemorates World Humanitarian...