Trina Solar Launches 405W+ Vertex S Module Series with an Expected Capacity of 15GW in 2023

Universal solution for residential and commercial applications, the Vertex S boasts ultra-high performance despite its small size profile CHANGZHOU, China, Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On November 3, 2020, Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy solution provider, announced the launch of Vertex S, the latest in their high-efficiency PV module series for […]

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IOM Regional Office for Middle East and North Africa COVID-19 Response – Situation Report 15 (16 – 28 October 2020)

Key Regional Updates • As of 28 October 2020, a total of 2,034,442 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, out of which 35,794 fatalities have been reported. • Countries in conflict continue to be disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. In Yemen, a recent flare in conflict has resulted in more than 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of emergency humanitarian assistance. Significant gaps have been observed across water and sanitation, health, camp management, protection and shelter sectors. As conflict…

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Durable solutions for Internal Displacement in the Sahel Zone

Nairobi, 01 November 2020 — As the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel Zone sharply deteriorates, the Government of Denmark, in partnership with the Government of Germany, the European Union and the United Nations, recently hosted a high-level ministerial round table on the Central Sahel. UN-Habitat was invited to share a video-message and host a side-event, focusing on “Durable Solutions for Displacement in the Central Sahel: The role of local governments for improved Urban Services”. The objective of the session was to highlight the role of local actors for durable solutions…

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UNHCR Fact Sheet – South Africa Representation Office, July-September 2020

The Representation is a multicountry office, reaching 276,173 people of concern in Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles and South Africa. COVID-19 is impacting the health and livelihoods of refugees alongside citizens. In South Africa, 6,079 people received emergency cash assistance to help make ends meet and keep businesses afloat. Regular priorities include: strengthening national asylum systems; ending statelessness; enhancing the protection environment; strengthening partnership Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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IOM Continental Strategy for Africa 2020–2024

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched its Continental Strategy for Africa 2020-2024 in a virtual event live-streamed and attended by representatives from the African Union Commission (AUC), the regional economic communities (RECs), and other key partners. Intra-African migration remains a dominant trend in contemporary African migration. The Strategy frames the Organization’s new orientation with Africa at policy and strategic levels. It is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) to which almost all African countries adhere,…

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COVID-19 Emergency Response: Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, 29 October 2020

Operational Context As of 26 October 2020, there have been 830,405 reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 16 countries covered by UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Southern Africa. While case numbers continue to grow, it is at a much slower pace than previous months, with a two per cent increase in active cases, along with a six per cent increase in recoveries. However, in South Africa, host to 94 per cent of cases in the region, there are widespread concerns over a ‘second wave’ of infections as observance of social…

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Thousands Flee Ivory Coast Post-Election Violence

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The U.N. refugee agency says more than 3,200 Ivorians have fled post-election violence in their country to Liberia, Ghana and Togo and more reportedly are on their way. Violent clashes erupted in Ivory Coast after Saturday’s presidential elections, reportedly killing at least 12 people and injuring many more. That has prompted thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries. The U.N. refugee agency says most of the new arrivals are women and children from Ivory Coast’s west and southwest regions. Among them, it says are former Ivorian…

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Cameroon Officials Say 11 Teachers Abducted by Separatist Groups

YAOUNDÉ – Cameroon’s government says gunmen abducted at least 11 teachers in Cameroon’s northwest town of Kumbo early Tuesday morning. No one has claimed responsibility for the abductions, but residents suspect the teachers were taken by separatists. A 45-year-old teacher said fighters attacked Presbyterian School Kumbo at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. The teacher, who asked not to be identified for fear of being targeted by separatists, said children had just finished their morning prayers when the fighters moved in and kidnapped 12 teachers. “We came in the morning, did some…

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