Eastern Africa Region: Regional Floods and Locust Outbreak Snapshot January 2020

Heavy rainfall continued in December 2019 and January 2020 in several locations across East Africa, bringing the number of people affected by flooding since July 2019 to nearly 3.4 million. In Uganda, torrential rains in …

Eastern Africa Region: Regional Floods and Locust Outbreak Snapshot January 2020

Heavy rainfall continued in December 2019 and January 2020 in several locations across East Africa, bringing the number of people affected by flooding since July 2019 to nearly 3.4 million. In Uganda, torrential rains in …

3 killed, 100-Plus Hurt in Collapse During Ethiopia Ceremony

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – An Ethiopian security official says more than 100 people are injured and some people are dead after a wooden stand erected for the colorful Epiphany celebration on Monday collapsed.

The security …

UN Agency Appeals for $375.5 Million to Enhance Human Rights Globally

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is appealing for $375.5 million to support its efforts to promote and protect human rights in dozens of countries around the world at …

UN Envoy Hopes for, but Cannot Predict, Speedy Reopening of Libya Oil Ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but could not predict whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be …