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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing – 2 December 2022

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. This week I had the privilege of travelling to Brussels for the launch of the European Union’s Global Health Strategy. The EU is a key partner for WHO, and has played a leading role in global health. It was a driving force behind the creation of the ACT […]

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Ukraine: FAO Humanitarian response update, 2 December 2022

According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food (MAPF), since 24 February 2022, Ukraine exported1 29.1 million tonnes of agricultural products. As of 28 November, in the 2022/23 marketing year, Ukraine exported 17.3 million tonnes of cereals (including about 50 000 tonnes of flour) compared with 25.3 million tonnes during the same period in […]

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Humanitarian Action for Children in the Middle East and North Africa 2023

Appeal highlights In the Middle East and North Africa, protracted conflicts, climate change and social and natural hazards continue to threaten the lives and well-being of children. Consequently, 50 million children, including 6.4 million refugees and approximately 6.4 million internally displaced children, are in need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF prioritizes meeting the immediate needs of […]

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UNHCR Egypt UNHCR partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS) (November 2022)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has continued to face extensive levels of displacement, particularly over the past ten years. With conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, the Arab region hosts 53 per cent and 67 per cent of the refugee and forcibly displaced populations worldwide, respectively. Tense security conditions and political unrest […]

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25,000 Tons of Ukraine Grain Reach East Africa

The first shipment of grain as part of Ukraine’s own initiative to supply countries in need arrived Monday in Djibouti for delivery to neighboring Ethiopia amid the region’s worst drought in decades. Ukraine’s embassy in Ethiopia confirmed that the “Grain from Ukraine” shipment of 25,000 tons is separate from a United Nations World Food Program […]