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21 Sep 2021 GITEGA, Burundi
Natural disasters driving displacement in Burundi.
9 May 2020 KINSHASA, Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), continued heavy flooding from the end of April, has caused UNICEF to warn of a potential outbreak of cholera.The Mulongwe River has burst its banks: flooding has damaged the local water treatment facility and destroyed the principal health facility in the area...
3 Feb 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and man-made climate change.Humanitarian agency CARE International launched its fourth such analysis 28 January, examining 40 disasters and conflicts that have affected at least a million people to determine which are the most under-reported...
11 Dec 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System to inform national planning and evidence-based decision making. The project will be implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda...
12 Oct 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
A new report on water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector financing in UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) has identified massive funding gaps that will hinder achievement of WASH Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.In comparison to other parts of the world, ESAR has the lowest percentage of households with access to at least basic water services but also lags behind in basic sanitation coverage, according to "The State of WASH financing in Eastern and Southern Africa"...
23 Sep 2019 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has announced an additional $38 Million USD in humanitarian relief for the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid is earmarked for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and for continued support to Burundian refugees in the region.This brings the overall amount of EU aid in the Great Lakes region in 2019 to almost $77 Million USD...
23 Sep 2019 ROME, Italy
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) has reported that there are 41 countries that continue to require some external assistance to meet food requirements. Conflicts act as the primary cause of food insecurity, with adverse weather conditions also acutely affecting food availability according to the agency...
4 Jul 2017 BUJUMBURA
Pop icon Beyonce is throwing her superstar power behind a new effort to bring safe, clean water to children in Burundi in a partnership with UNICEF, the United Nations’ children’s agency. Plans call for the project, BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, to help build wells and improve hygiene education and water and sanitation facilities in schools.
28 Jun 2017 KAMPALA, Uganda
Last week’s summit of Nile Basin countries did not live up to its billing. Only two heads of state bothered to make the journey to the June 20-22 event in Kampala, Uganda to resolve differences around the contentious 2010 Entebbe Agreement which purports to regulate water-sharing among the river’s riparian nations...
23 Jun 2017 KAMPALA
Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni of Uganda has said at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State House, Entebbe. The summit that brings together all countries along the River Nile was attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudan Vice President Joseph Wani, Burundi’s 2nd Vice President Joseph Butore and Sudan’s Vice President Hasabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman.
23 Aug 2016 CAIRO, Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi emphasized the importance of fostering relations with fellow Nile Basin countries during a call with Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atty on August 20th.Al Sisi also stressed the need to support other riparians’ needs at the local and official levels...
5 Aug 2016 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
Egypt has requested reinstatement of its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which it suspended in 2010, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week.The Ethiopian News Agency quoted Mekassa as saying Egypt had submitted the request during the 24th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Nile Basin Initiative, held in Uganda last month...