World Food Programme and Crisis Group Partner to Strengthen Conflict Prevention

The UN’s World Food Programme has signed a Strategic Partnership with global conflict resolution organisation, the International Crisis Group, in order to boost its conflict sensitivity and prevention capacity as it continues to deliver life-saving food to the world’s most vulnerable people. The partnership comes after a year marked by increased conflict, the impact of the pandemic, spiralling food prices and a downturn in donor support. Hunger and famine-like conditions are spiking in countries like Yemen, South Sudan and Afghanistan, which continue to be shaken by conflict, with conditions set…

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ONE LIGHT, ONE TUNNEL: How commitments to COVID-19 vaccine equity can become reality for last mile communities (May 2021)

Introduction As COVID-19 vaccination campaigns progress in some countries around the world, we are seeing the light at the end of the global pandemic tunnel. By mid-April 2021, close to 735,000,000 vaccination doses had been administered, with over 405,000,000 individuals having received at least one vaccination dose, broadly 5 per cent of the global population. Yet, these impressive numbers mostly reflect the vaccination drives in a small number of countries, with close to 60 per cent of vaccination doses being administered in just three countries: the United States of America,…

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ICC Opens Hearing on Militia Leader Accused of Darfur War Crimes

WASHINGTON – The International Criminal Court has begun hearing evidence against Sudanese para-military commander Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, the alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed for atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region. The hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial on one or more of the 31 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity Kushayb is facing. During her presentation Monday, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called Ali Kushayb a “willing and energetic” perpetrator of crimes committed in 2003 and 2004…

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La Ligue islamique mondiale se félicite du cessez-le-feu et demande que des mesures soient prises pour répondre aux revendications des Palestiniens

MAKKAH, Arabie Saoudite, 24 mai 2021 /PRNewswire/ — La Ligue islamique mondiale (LIM) salue l’annonce d’un cessez-le-feu inconditionnel pour mettre fin aux récentes hostilités à Gaza, à Jérusalem et ailleurs. La LIM appelle maintenant à ce que des efforts immédiats soient déployés pour répondre aux revendications de longue date du peuple palestinien. La LIM, dont le […]

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Seegene introduces an exclusive diagnostic system for diagnosing COVID-19 variants at ECCMID

SEOUL, Korea, May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Seegene Inc. (KQ 096530), a biotechnology firm specializing in molecular diagnostics has once again been recognized for its unique system for diagnosing COVID-19 variants at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology, the ECCMID. Seegene’s Dr. Guy Willem Lee, Director of Marketing Strategy introduced the diagnostic system under […]

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