IOM, UN Partners associate with Mozambican Authorities to Enhance and Protect Migrant Workers’ Rights

The UN Migration Agency (IOM), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) have collaborated to enhance and protect the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW). The four-day National Training on Treaty Body Reporting and Workshop on the socialization and domestication of the CMW also aims to improve the government’s capacity to review its legal, policy and institutional framework in … [Read more...]

UN Grants $3 Million to support Cyclone hit Somaliland

The United Nations has released approximate $3 million to help people affected by an unprecedented storm which delivered a full year's worth of rain in just a few days, compounding damage caused by recent severe flooding. This grant will help to tackle the effects of climate change among the most vulnerable local populations, as resilience in these communities had already been extremely strained due to at least four failed rainy seasons. UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq … [Read more...]

International Community announces US$4.4 billion life-saving Humanitarian Aid to support Syria

At the second Brussels conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region, the international community has announced a US$4.4 billion in funding to support life-saving humanitarian aid as well as resilience and development activities to millions of affected people in Syria and the region this year. The international community also confirmed $3.4 billion in funding for humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2019 to 2020 for the Syria crisis response. Thirty-six donors at … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship!

Deadline: 7 May 2018 Applications are now open for the Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship which is a unique opportunity for young journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations. Hosted every fall at UN Headquarters, the programme brings a select group of journalists to New York for the opening of the General Assembly. The 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship will take place at United Nations Headquarters … [Read more...]

UPS Foundation announces $16 million 2018 Grants for Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience and Safety Programs Worldwide

The UPS Foundation has announced 2018 grants and in-kind support totaling more than $16 million to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for humanitarian relief, community resilience and safety programs worldwide. Grants provide support for disaster response, preparedness and recovery, enhancing public health care supply chains and improving global road safety. Among the programs, UPS Foundation is expanding its work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and … [Read more...]

Finland Grants EUR 67 million to curb Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

Finland granted EUR 67 million to humanitarian aid organisations via principal UN specialised agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and six Finnish civil society organisations. The biggest amount of funding is channeled to fight the acute difficult humanitarian crisis in Syria. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Anne-Mari Virolainen said, "The global humanitarian situation continues to be difficult also this year. For people living in the middle of crises and natural disasters, … [Read more...]

UN receives $1 billion contributions from Saudi Arabia and UAE to assist Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The United Nations has received nearly $1 billion contributions from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and urged other donors to follow suit and help tackle the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen. More than 22 million people in Yemen require humanitarian aid or protection assistance, including 2 million who are internally displaced due to the ongoing conflict between the Government and rebel forces. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “I would like to take this … [Read more...]

UN Grants $9 million Assistance to support People displaced in North-East Nigeria

The United Nation has provided $9 million assistance from the United Nations-managed country-based humanitarian assistance fund to help thousands of people displaced in North-East Nigeria. Some 60,000 people have been displaced by ongoing hostilities in Nigeria’s crisis-torn Borno state. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said, “The crisis continues to displace thousands of vulnerable women, children and men every week. Many have gone through unspeakable hardship and … [Read more...]

Japan provides WFP with US$2.5 million to fight Malnutrition in Chad’s Sahel Region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a US$2.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan to support 65,000 people in Chad’s fragile Sahel region suffering from high levels of acute malnutrition. Insufficient rainfall during the last planting season in parts of Chad’s Sahel region has ignited an early onset of the lean season – the period when families increasingly face difficulties feeding themselves as food stocks from the previous harvest are depleted. WFP … [Read more...]

USA Grants $ 2.5 million to Assist Venezuelans in Colombia

The US government has announced $ 2.5 million in humanitarian aid to help Venezuelans who have been forced to leave their country and seek a better future in Colombia. In the statement, USAID said it will channel funds through the Pan American Health Organization and the United Nations World Food Program. Administrator of USAID, Mark Green said, "In partnership with Colombia, this initial and immediate commitment of $ 2.5 million will provide food and emergency medical assistance for … [Read more...]

Ghana to Host the 2018 World Press Freedom Day to mark Country’s Growing Democratic Credentials

Ghana to host the 2018 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) as a mark of the country’s growing democratic credentials. The Accra event will bring together civil society, the academia, media and representatives of the judiciary. The event will be in four plenary sessions including an academic conference on the safety of journalists, a youth newsroom and photo exhibition. The Director-General of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Madame Bokova added that … [Read more...]

IKEA Foundation announces €3.5 million support for Women’s Empowerment Programme in India

The IKEA Foundation has announced a new grant for €3.5 million to support its partner PRADAN with its successful women’s empowerment programme in India which helps women living in rural communities in India to organise themselves into strong self-help groups. These groups give them a stronger voice within their families and villages, and enable them to take charge of their lives. IKEA have been working with PRADAN since 2013 and invested a total of €11.5 million in their programmes, which … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: 2018 Tibetan Refugees in India and Nepal Program

Deadline: 17 April 2018 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals for a program entitled “2018 Tibetan Refugees in India and Nepal”. Proposed activities should primarily support Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal locations. Priorities Proposed activities should primarily support Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal locations. Because of PRM's mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and … [Read more...]

Islamabad inaugurates Workshop on countering the menace of Child Abuse

The Government of Balochistan, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) inaugurated a  two-day national workshop on countering the menace of child abuse was inaugurated here today, bringing together key stakeholders from across the country to discuss and commit to a clear roadmap for the establishment of responsive and coordinated child protection systems. The Inception Workshop on Child … [Read more...]

China provides US$6 million to assist Refugees and People hit by Drought in Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to assist refugees and people suffering because of drought in the Somali region of Ethiopia. Over the last two years, China has contributed a total of US$14 million for WFP nutrition, relief and refugee programmes in Ethiopia.  With this US$6 million contribution, WFP will be able to support 350,000 people living either in refugee camps or in … [Read more...]

Japan announces US$72.3 million to WFP to meet Hunger needs in 23 Countries

The Government of Japan has announced the contribution of US$72.3 million to WFP to meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries contribution. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Director of the WFP Japan Office, Naoe Yakiya said, “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from Japan which comes at a critical time when the organization is simultaneously … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: 2018 NGO Programs Benefiting Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Migrants from Venezuela

Deadline: 16 April 2018 The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for its “2018 NGO programs benefiting asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants from Venezuela”. PRM seeks proposals that fill critical gaps in humanitarian assistance and local integration support for particularly vulnerable asylum seekers and migrants, including women, children, and indigenous populations, and disabled and elderly … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: 2018 NGO Projects Benefiting Urban Refugees in South Africa

Deadline: 12 April 2018 The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking concept notes from eligible organisations for its 2018 NGO Projects Benefiting urban refugees in South Africa. Programs should build capacity of national organizations and within communities to address refugee and asylum seeker needs and promote self-reliance. Focus Sectors Protection: Proposal should bear in mind existing refugee protection mechanisms including … [Read more...]

UNAOC Fellowship Programme 2018: Fostering Youth Resilience to Prevent Violent Extremism and Build Sustainable Peace

Deadline: 8 April 2018 The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2018 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The theme of the Fellowship 2018 being “Fostering youth resilience to prevent violent extremism and build sustainable peace”, candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies

Deadline: 4 May 2018 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals for its FY 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity for global programming to further innovation in addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in conflict-affected humanitarian emergencies. This announcement is for submissions that advance GBV programming and practice at the field level, with a particular focus on initiatives and efforts that improve quality and accessibility of … [Read more...]