Africa

Climate technologies will boost agriculture in West and Central Africa

A new programme is being launched to equip farmers in Africa with climate-smart agricultural tools and technologies. The project is being rolled out by CORAF, a West African research institute, with the...

UN concerned that ‘donor fatigue’ is setting in for Sudan’s humanitarian crisis

The United Nations have announced concerns that South Sudan is not receiving the funding or attention it requires from international donors. In 2017 only 46% of the humanitarian appeal for Sudan was funded,...

Food insecurity in Africa is “very strongly related to climate change”

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN has warned that hunger in Africa is being made worse by the impacts of climate change. 224 million people are now reportedly under-nourished on the...

UNICEF: ‘we are failing the world’s poorest babies’

The latest report by UNICEF into new-born mortality reveals that the global deaths of new-borns is alarmingly high, particularly within the world’s poorest countries. New-borns in Pakistan, the Central...

12,000 children are being forced out of school every day due to conflict and drought in East Africa

Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought and conflict. This is the equivalent of 4.7 million children abandoning...

Which Oscars stars also play leading roles in aid and development?

With The 90th Academy Awards just a few weeks away Aid & International Development Forum have put together a list of Oscar winners and nominees who also play leading roles in humanitarian relief and...

WHO has announced new guidelines on care standards during childbirth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines on global care standards for childbirth aiming to reducing the use of needles and harmful routines. An estimated 140 million births take...

The UN has launched a new app to empower migrants in Africa

The United Nations International Orgnasation for Migration (IOM) has launched a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and the Horn of Africa. MigApp is a mobile tool that collates relevant,...

We help you save more lives, by saving costs

Do you know the Total Cost of Ownership of your Cold Chain equipment?   Do you know that a new cold chain equipment is half as expensive as vaccines wasted in one single breakdown. The value of vaccines...

FAO has launched a global platform to increase the success of Farmer Field Schools.

Farmer Field Schools are community driven programmes providing agricultural training and education to communities. The programmes are increasing in demand around the world as they improve the ability of...

UNFPA donates N$7 million worth of contraceptives to Namibia

The United Nations Population Fund has donated $7 million Namibian Dollars’ worth of contraception to Namibia’s public health facilities, this equates to approximately $60 thousand US Dollars....

WHO increases its efforts to reach malnourished children in South Sudan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 261,000 children living in South Sudan are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition. Insecurity and a worsening economic crisis has resulted in high...

UK pledges £21.5 million for climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe

The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) has announced new funding to support climate change programmes in Zimbabwe. A new £21.5 million grant was announced in Harare last week...

World Bank calls for a new approach towards forced displacement crises

The World Bank’s latest report ‘Cities of Refuge in the Middle East’ highlights the need for a new approach towards addressing forced urban displacement. Currently, forced displacement...

$1.06 billion needed to protect 26 countries from famine

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation have launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods and address hunger across 26 countries. Humanitarian needs have been exacerbated by...

Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa

On 7 February the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa’. Aimed at Senior...

Interview with Pete Whitehouse, Founder, Africa HR Solutions

Tell us about your organisation. Africa HR is involved with a number of NGOs in facilitating the immigration and employment of their expat workers and the employment of nationals of the country in which...

Health experts highlight the key challenges for improving maternal, neonatal and infant mortality

A group of leading health experts have highlighted a number of key issues in reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa. Particularly notable was the need for...

Bringing “Health on Wheels” to At-risk Teens in Cape Town

This article was written by Philip Smith, Programme Manager at Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation UNAIDS’ goal for HIV eradication calls for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% of...

Working together with water: effective collaboration protects our most precious resource

Our very existence depends upon taking in sufficient water:  it is the main constituent of our bodies, accounting for around 60% of an average adult´s weight. Without water, our organs cannot...

Interview with Scotto di Cesare, SVP, Commercial Business Development, Globecomm

How is Globecomm involved in humanitarian and development sectors? Globecomm’s mission is to provide communication solutions anywhere. We are technology agnostic, satellite centric IT networking organization...

28 African countries have no access to radiotherapy cancer treatment

Yesterday, 4th February 2018, marked World Cancer Day which aims to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. The international day hopes to save millions of preventable deaths by...

FAO calls for new funding to vaccinate livestock in South Sudan

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an appeal to help vaccinate nine million animals in South Sudan. The organisation is hoping to raise $7.5 million to combat the increased...

African leaders back initiative to combat malnutrition

A new plan to remove barriers to combating malnutrition has been agreed to by African leaders.  The resolution was made at a recent meeting in Addis Ababa with the African Union, which represents all...

South Africa leads the way with an innovative boarder management system

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs was particularly interested in a proactive solution, which would enable them to analyse and pre-screen travelers before they arrived. If necessary, this would...

$25.5 million investment to protect Gambia’s river basin from climate change

A new project from UN Environment and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will protect Gambia’s agricultural sector from the increasingly damaging effects of climate change. The six-year adaptation scheme...

Conflict and disaster forces 59 million young people into illiteracy, UNICEF reports

Latest findings of UNICEF reveal that 30% of young people between the ages 15-24 living in conflict or disaster affected areas are illiterate. This equates to 59 million young people. UNICEF have called...

Zambia looks to climate-smart agriculture to combat poverty

The government in Zambia has long known about the threat that climate change poses to its economy and the livelihood of its citizens. Estimated losses to the country’s GDP from its impacts on agriculture...

Somalia hopes to ensure that drought never turns to famine again

Somalia has launched a new humanitarian plan with the support of the United Nations that aims to ensure famine resistance. The announcement comes one year after Somalia announced a national emergency...

UK scientists lead cutting edge research into ‘super crops’

New research led by UK scientists is looking to create crops that are more nutritious and resilient to disease, drought and floods. The research aims to allow farmers in Africa to adapt to the changing...