Daily Archives: January 10, 2019

Policy in Focus : Volume 15, Issue No. 3 o December 2018 – Social protection: meeting children’s rights and needs

Editorial

Despite significant progress in the reduction of extreme poverty in recent years, millions of children are still poor or vulnerable to poverty. There is growing consensus that poverty comprises more dimensions than just monetary. Social protection policies can help …

WFP Mozambique Country Brief, December 2018

1,363 MT of food assistance distributed

US$ 833,000 in cash-based transfers

US$ 6 million net funding requirements for six months (December 2018 � May 2019) representing 64% of total needs

89,193 people assisted in December 2018

Situation Updates

Mozambique is …

UN, AU IN FRESH BID TO RESTART CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PEACE TALKS

BANGUI, Senior officials from the United Nations, the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) began a visit to Bangui to relaunch the AU-led peace talks.

The senior officials are in Bangui to revive international efforts …

Indonesia to Put Muslim Issues Forward at UN Security Council

JAKARTA, INDONESIA Indonesia says it will use its new position on the U.N. Security Council to focus attention on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But observers say Jakarta should use its seat to put forward a broader range of issues affecting Muslims …

NAMIBIA SUSPENDS MEAT IMPORTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA OVER FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

WINDHOEK, Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said.

The disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, was detected in a …

Protests, Anger Predicted After Congo Names Surprise Election Winner

JOHANNESBURG Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sparked surprise and outrage by naming opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the nation’s presidential election, after counting delays and a poll marred by irregularities, rampant suspicions and chaos.…