Africa Financing Summit in Paris Ends With Calls for Funding, Vaccines
May 19, 2021
Paris — A Paris summit on supporting African nations hard-hit by COVID-19’s fallout wrapped up Tuesday with sweeping calls for massive financial and vaccination support for Africa — and a broader sea change in relations between donor nations and the continent. French President Emmanuel Macron called earlier for a new deal for Africa. Among the
Africa: Refugee Pressure Rises As Funding Dwindles
February 11, 2021
Refugee resettlements in 2020 reached historic lows despite record-high numbers of displaced people in need. At the same time, substantial funding gaps remain. This is increasing pressure on African host countries, exposing refugees to enhanced risks and driving irregular migration. In 2020, only 22 770 refugees out of 79.5 million displaced people were resettled by
Africa: WFP Cuts Refugees’ Food Rations in Uganda As Funding Declines
December 22, 2020
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned it will have to further reduce monthly relief cash and food rations for 1.26 million refugees in Uganda due to a funding shortfall. With effect from February 2021, refugees will have to make do with only 60 percent of a full ration. “COVID-19 must not be
Trump Threatens to Cut Funding if Schools Do Not Fully Reopen
July 9, 2020
An administration official, who discussed internal deliberations on the condition of anonymity, said the new guidance had been in development for weeks but had yet to be cleared by top C.D.C. or task force officials. The guidelines would address how schools could reopen and whether parents should send children, most likely including a checklist for
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