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Cyclone Idai disaster compounds problems for Zimbabwe

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People arrive into the Ngangu township of Chimanimani. Zinyange Auntony/AFP
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After the droughts, floods for hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans now in need of urgent food aid.

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From the ground up: Inside the push to reshape aid

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A teacher stands in front of students sitting on the floor, actively engaged. Alphabet and learning charts and chalk boards line the wall.

A teacher instructs a class of Rohingya students at a makeshift school run by CODEC, a local NGO, in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.
A teacher instructs a class of Rohingya students at a makeshift school run by CODEC, a local NGO, in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. CREDIT: Jason Patinkin/IRIN
A teacher instructs a class of Rohingya students at a makeshift school run by CODEC, a local NGO, in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Jason Patinkin/IRIN
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Stories that explore locally driven humanitarian action on the front lines of the world’s crises

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ECA’s 52nd session to highlight requisite place of youths in Africa’s leap-forward

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Marrakech, 22 March  2019 (ECA) – The ongoing 52nd ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (COM2019), is opening up a decisive window to emphasize the important place of the ‘youth in driving the implementation agenda of fiscal policy, trade and investment through digital innovation in Africa’ (which is the overall theme of COM 2019).


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Smart ways of buying Africa’s railway vehicles, up for debate at COM2019

uneca 7 hours ago

Marrakech, 22  March  2019 (ECA) – An event to kick start solid arrangements for the innovative financing of railway vehicles that would ply the African Integrated High Speed Railway Network, one of  the African Union’s Agenda 2063’s flagship infrastructure programs, is billed for the Oliveraie room of Palmeraie Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco tomorrow.


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COM 2019: ECA moves to the agenda of regional integration in Africa

uneca 7 hours ago

Marrakech (Morocco), 20 March 2019 – Following the launching of the 52nd session, of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), through the Director of the Division of Regional Integration and Trade, Mr. Stephen Karingi, presented this Wednesday his report, “Assessing Regional Integration in Africa.”


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African Free Trade is almost here, delegates to ECA’s 52nd Session rejoice

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Marrakech, 22 March 2019 (ECA) – Delegates attending the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development have applauded the Federal Republic of Ethiopia for having just ratified the instruments instituting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in a plenary debate in which the AfCFTA was given prime focus.


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Briefing: The response to Cyclone Idai

irinnews March 22, 2019

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Cyclone Idai hit areas in Mozambique. WFP

More than 350 people are confirmed dead, as responders try to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors at risk from floodwaters and cholera.

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South Sudan: The humanitarian toll of half a decade of war

irinnews March 22, 2019

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Five years since conflict began, this collection of IRIN’s coverage explores the civilian costs

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Humanitarian innovation faces rethink as innovators take stock

irinnews March 21, 2019

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A drone takes off during a demonstration for residents in Thipa vllage, Kasungu District, Malawi.
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Labs, incubators, and hackathons are out of favour, while an ambitious alliance may not survive long enough to see its fourth birthday.

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UN flags warning signs in Sri Lanka as it debates civil war impunity

irinnews March 21, 2019

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, right, speaks with former president and current opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse after the presentation of the 2019 budget to the parliament by Sri Lankan Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in Colombo
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, right, speaks with former president and current opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse after the presentation of the 2019 budget to the parliament by Sri Lankan Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in Colombo on 5 March 2019. (Photo by ISHARA S…
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As the country stalls on prosecuting war crimes, some fear “a return to violence” against today’s minority communities.

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