Komet Announces Closing of Previously Announced Transaction Regarding the Sale of the Dabia Sud Property in Mali

MONTREAL, July 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Further to its news release dated May 15, 2020 announcing the entering into of a binding letter of intent, Komet Resources Inc. (“Komet” or the “Company”; TSX-V: KMT) is pleased to announce that it has closed, on July 2, 2020 (the “Closing Date”) its previously announced transaction relating to the […]

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Komet annonce la clôture de la transaction précédemment annoncée concernant la vente de la propriété de Dabia Sud, au Mali

MONTRÉAL, 03 juill. 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Suite à son communiqué de presse du 15 mai 2020 annonçant la conclusion d’une lettre d’intention contraignante, Ressources Komet Inc. (« Komet » ou la « Société »; TSX-V: KMT) est heureuse d’annoncer qu’elle a conclu, le 2 juillet 2020 (la « date de clôture »), la transaction précédemment annoncée concernant la vente de […]

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EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

Today, as part of the EU’s global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the EU – through its Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) – has adopted a new assistance package to protect migrants, stabilise local communities and respond to COVID-19 in North Africa. This package includes €80 million in new funds as well as €30 million reallocated from non-contracted actions under the EUTF. In line with the Joint Communication on the global EU response to COVID-19, this new funding will also strengthen the immediate response capacity, reinforce the health systems…

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WFP complements Kenya Government emergency response with food for 9,000 families

NAIROBI – The World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food to 9,000 families affected by floods in Garissa, Mandera, Tana River, and Turkana counties in coordination with the National Disaster Operations Centre, the Ministry of Devolution and ASALs, and county governments. This complements other food distributions funded and managed by national and county governments. With funds from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, WFP aims to support up to 54,000 people who have not yet been reached with assistance from the Government, which says floods affected at least 760,000 people…

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Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogues on violence against children and on children and armed conflicts

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held separate interactive dialogues with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, noted that the measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic had increased the risk of children being exposed to violence at home, online and in the community. More than 1 billion children were exposed to violence every year, a problem that required a genuine…

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Protecting agro-pastoral livelihoods: a case of Kerio ward, Turkana County

ACTED is supporting the establishment of desert locust surveillance and control teams, supporting the efforts in ensuring that the desert locust invasion is controlled effectively in six affected counties in Kenya, including Turkana. In the affected areas, desert locusts pose a great risk to food security, not only for people but for their livestock as well. With support from FAO, ACTED is supporting trained scouts across Turkana county to enhance the early warning mechanism for desert locust control, supporting control and surveillance operations to increase the resilience of livelihoods to…

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Tiffany & Co. Announces the Tiffany Infinite Strength campaign and an additional commitment of $2M+ to COVID-19 recovery

In celebration of the continued reopening of its stores around the world, Tiffany & Co. launches the *Tiffany Infinite Strength *campaign, whereby 100% of the profits from sales globally of the Tiffany Infinity collection from July 1 through August 31 will be donated to CARE. Funds raised will support CARE’s mission, and in particular address financial resilience for the most vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19, particularly women and people of color, with a minimum commitment of $2M. Since its inception, Tiffany & Co. has been guided by the belief that…

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United Nations in West and Central Africa Concerned Over Increased Vulnerabilities of Migrants Amid COVID-19

Dakar – The Regional United Nations Network on Migration together with the Regional UN-SDG COVID-19 Executive Committee in West and Central Africa are concerned with the wellbeing of millions of migrants across the region amid the COVID-19 crisis. While they face the same health threats from COVID-19 as any other human being, migrants may be exposed to a higher level of vulnerability linked to discrimination and exclusion in their living and working conditions or in their access to basic services including healthcare. Under these difficult circumstances, migrants may be at…

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