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Monthly Archives: January 2016

UN allocates $100 million in emergency funds to assist vulnerable people in nine neglected crises

UN allocates $100 million in emergency funds to assist vulnerable people in nine neglected crises

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released $100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected emergencies.

The funds will enable life-saving help for millions of …

‘Waves of violence’ by rebels in eastern DR Congo forces thousands to flee � UN

‘Waves of violence’ by rebels in eastern DR Congo forces thousands to flee � UN

The "cycle of misery" is continuing in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) three years after a major rebel offensive was defeated by United Nations and Government forces in North Kivu, as now, armed …

Corruption and risk 2016

Corruption and risk 2016

Transparency International has launched its annual ranking of corruption, pointing to the negative effects of public sector graft on the poor and vulnerable. The ranking combines a range of factors to produce a best-to-worst …

Libya conflict lingers leaving nearly 2 million in need of health care

Libya conflict lingers leaving nearly 2 million in need of health care

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 28, 2016

As Libya's yearlong peace talks aimed at establishing a unity government stall again, the lives of millions of people needing urgent health care linger in the balance. WHO and …

UNICEF Launches Record Appeal

UNICEF Launches Record Appeal

This appeal has doubled in just three years, largely due to worsening conditions in Syria. "The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the launch of a $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children …

New Malaria Test, illumigene® Malaria, Sets a New Gold Standard for Diagnosis

New Malaria Test, illumigene® Malaria, Sets a New Gold Standard for Diagnosis

Meridian Bioscience Collaborates With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar to Launch Diagnostic Test up to 80,000 Times More Sensitive Than Current Options

CINCINNATI, Jan. 26, 2016 …

Powerhive announces completion of $20M financing round to support development of off-grid energy access solutions in emerging markets

Powerhive announces completion of $20M financing round to support development of off-grid energy access solutions in emerging markets

BERKELEY, California, Jan. 26, 2016 / PRNewswire / — ­Powerhive, an energy solutions provider for emerging markets announced today that the company has closed a $20M Series A financing round, which will support Powerhive’s expansion

Denmark Votes to Rob Refugees

Denmark Votes to Rob Refugees

The Danish government doesn't seem to mind the global outcry over a new measure that strips the most desperate people of the world of what little valuables they may possess. "Denmark is set to pass …

TRACE And PYXERA Global Host Anti-Bribery Workshop In Ghana: High Level Of Attendance Demonstrates Strong Commitment To Commercial Transparency

TRACE And PYXERA Global Host Anti-Bribery Workshop In Ghana: High Level Of Attendance Demonstrates Strong Commitment To Commercial Transparency

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Jan. 25, 2016 / PRNewswire — On Thursday, January 21, TRACE International and PYXERA Global hosted an anti-bribery training workshop in Accra, Ghana as part of a pilot outreach program aimed at advancing

UGANDA’S OUSTED EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER TAKES CASE TO COURT

UGANDA’S OUSTED EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER TAKES CASE TO COURT

KAMPALA, The ousted Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Dr Margaret Zziwa of Uganda, has asked the East African Court of Justice to summon four witnesses to appear and give evidence or produce …

Security Council delegation visits Burundi in diplomatic push to end months of political tension

Security Council delegation visits Burundi in diplomatic push to end months of political tension

Diplomats from the United Nations Security Council are wrapping up a visit to crisis-torn Burundi, after meetings with top Government officials in the capital, Bujumbura, where they encouraged all parties to pursue an inclusive dialogue …

El NiAo threatening health of 60 million people in developing world

El NiAo threatening health of 60 million people in developing world

The physical health of 60 million people in developing countries is at risk due to the current El NiAo phenomenon.

That's according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which says the weather event is being …

El NiAo threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency

El NiAo threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency

El NiAo threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries - UN agency The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners announced today they predict a major global increase in health …