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IOM Calls for Funding to Match Needs, at DR Congo Humanitarian Conference

IOM Calls for Funding to Match Needs, at DR Congo Humanitarian Conference

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
GENEVA, SwitzerlandDeadly violence has forced millions of people from their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of internally displaced persons in the country to 4.5 million. The funding levels required to address the enormous needs have not been met. Only 11 per cent of IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s appeal for 2018 (USD 75 million) has been funded. The DRC is in urgent need of humanitarian funding to respond to the deteriorating situation and save lives. Today (13/04), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the European Union are hosting a Humanitarian Conference on the DRC at the UN Office in Geneva. IOM’s appeal launched last December is a part of the overall humanitar
US relationship with Russia at peak

US relationship with Russia at peak

INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD
At Kmaupdates, we are retweeting some of Donald Trump's tweets that are making headlines 1) Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race? 2) Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it! 3) Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most confli
UN Security Council condemns Al-Shabaab attack against the Ugandan contingent

UN Security Council condemns Al-Shabaab attack against the Ugandan contingent

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
NEW YORK, United States of America The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 1 April 2018 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle in Somalia in which a number of soldiers were killed and injured. "We express our deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Uganda. We wish them a speedy recovery to those injured."  said the Security Coucil The members of the Security Council underscored their full support to AMISOM in delivering their mandate to reduce the threat posed by the terrorist group Al Shabaab and armed opposition groups in Somalia. The members of the Security Council un
Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela  granted Special Official Funeral

Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela granted Special Official Funeral

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD
PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the late Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a recipient of the Order of Luthuli in silver for her “excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa” - will be honored with a Special Official Funeral Category 1. A Special Official Funeral Category 1 entails elements of military ceremonial honors and is declared, in line with the Presidency’s State, Official and Provincial Official Funeral Policy, for persons of extraordinary credentials specifically designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa. “Mama Winnie deserves the highest respect our nation can demonstrate in honor of a patriot and citizen who served our nation and humanity at lar
Liberia prepares to turn a page as UN mission exits

Liberia prepares to turn a page as UN mission exits

AFRICA
MONROVIA, Liberia The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed has congratulated all Liberians on a hard-won peace after 15 conflict-torn years and the progress made during the subsequent post-war period. At the launch of the country’s new National Development Plan in the capital, Monrovia she, outlined the opportunities, and serious challenges that  lie ahead. “When I look at the young women and men, and the initiatives for peace that they have courageously carried forward, sometimes even risking their lives, I am filled with pride and hope but also with fear,” said Ms. Mohammed, noting severe economic constricts in the country and high unemployment among its youth.  She applauded the country’s new development framework, dubbed the Liberia Moment, whereas underlining