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October 31, 2017 7:20 PM Yemen Cholera Outbreak Update: Oct 31st, 2017

Yemen is facing a acute and fast spreading cholera outbreak that threatens to worsen the already dire humanitarian crisis in the country. The lack of a functioning health system and limited access to safe water and hygiene posses a threat to effectively controlling the spread of the disease. 18.9 Million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance 54

October 29, 2017 9:56 AM DR Congo's Kasai conflict: 'Millions face starvation without aid'

The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai. David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation. He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered. Violence flared 39

October 28, 2017 6:30 PM South Sudan situation: Regional update 1

UNHCR hosted a high-level Side Event on the South Sudan situation at the annual Executive Committee meeting in Geneva to further raise the profile of the refugee crisis to delegates from the international community, South Sudan, refugee hosting countries, UN and NGO officials. The event included moving testimonies from South Sudanese refugees and a panel 31

October 26, 2017 3:10 AM OKINYO: FKF must amend constitution in tandem with devolution

World football governing body, Fifa, first penned its statutes when it was founded on May 21, 1904. Countless developments in sport, society, finance and politics have since called for various amendments, such as in 1990 when Fifa last subjected its statutes to partial revision. Some 10 years later, it was evident that further amendments were necessary 16

October 25, 2017 9:31 PM UN representatives praise Jordan's progress towards SDGs

AMMAN — Representatives of the UN agencies operating in Jordan on Wednesday gathered to discuss the next strategic planning framework of cooperation between the government and the UN for 2018-2022. Held on the occasion of the UN Day, marked annually on October 24, the press conference provided an overview of the 17 UN agencies' work in Jordan, focusing 41

October 24, 2017 12:25 AM Ugandan girls forced into child marriage because they can't afford sanitary pads

LONDON, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma's story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education when they begin menstruating because their schools lack proper 29

October 22, 2017 6:34 AM Jkuat graduate falls victim to Mogadishu bomb attack

There is a chilling joke in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that a Kenyan head fetches $3,000 (about Sh300,000). The import of this unpleasant taunt is Kenyans are preferred targets of the Al-Shabaab militia group for abduction, torture and even murder. For Kenyans living or working in Mogadishu, this realisation forever keeps them on the edge — cautious 46

October 21, 2017 12:41 PM U.N., U.S. failed to stop ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Sudan

Yei, South Sudan — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United Nations must send peacekeepers to Yei to protect civilians 27

October 21, 2017 10:38 AM Continued instability likely to force more South Sudanese to seek safety elsewhere

Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark. NAIROBI, Kenya — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the humanitarian agencies is warning that without an imminent resolution in sight for the crises in South Sudan, more South Sudanese 27

October 20, 2017 10:21 PM President N’Guesso is Great Lakes mediator for volatile Kenya

President Denis Sassou N’Guesso has been named as the lead Great Lakes Region’s mediator for volatile Kenya.The seventh extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in the Congolese capital Brazzaville saw the adoption on Thursday of several recommendations including President 26