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South Africa – 2023 IFRC network country plan (MAAZA003)

The South African Red Cross Society was admitted to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 1919. It was established in 1921 by the Parliament of South Africa as a voluntary humanitarian relief and development organization, and an auxiliary to the public authorities in the

End the male guardianship restriction for releasing women from prisons

The internationally recognized government (IRG) and the Huthi de facto authorities must free women who have completed their jail sentences but remain arbitrarily detained because there is no male guardian to release them to, Amnesty International said today. Prison authorities across Yemen keep women who have completed their sentences in

WHO seeks $2.5 bn for health emergency responses in 2023

GENEVA The World Health Organization on Monday appealed for $2.54 billion for its work in 2023 to help millions of people facing health emergencies around the world. The UN health agency said that it was currently responding to an unprecedented number of intersecting health emergencies. It pointed to the brutal

With 2022 Deadliest Year in Israel-Palestine Conflict, Reversing Violent Trends Must Be International Priority, Middle East Coordinator Tells Security Council

The international community’s immediate priority in the Occupied Palestinian Territory must be reversing the trends that marked 2022 as one of the deadliest years in recent history, the United Nations senior official working to end the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict told the Security Council today as it held its regular open

UNHCR welcomes US$ 1.6 million from Japan to support refugees in Sudan

Khartoum: The Government of Japan has contributed US$1.6 million to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in support of protection and assistance interventions for refugees hosted in White Nile State, Sudan. This contribution will benefit over 220,000 South Sudanese refugees in the state amid a complex humanitarian situation in the country,