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UNDP to boost reforestation, response to climate change in Kenya

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday pledged to support Kenya's efforts to improve forest cover and respond to climate change. Walid Badawi, UNDP...

Food for All Africa organizes “Feeding Caravan” to commemorate UN World Food day

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As a yearly ritual, today October, 16th 2020, marks UN World Food Day. Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Saudi king stresses continuous efforts to promote global COVID-19 response

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stressed on Wednesday his country's continuous efforts to promote global COVID-19 response, the Saudi Press...

UN provides US$10 million for flood response in South Sudan

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The UN humanitarian agency has announced 1.3 billion South Sudanese pounds (about 10 million U.S. dollars) to help people affected by flooding across South...
Illegal Immigrants

UN agency to open response center in Somalia for vulnerable migrants

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The UN migration agency said on Friday a new Migration Response Centre (MRC) to cater for the needs of vulnerable migrants returning to Somalia...
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Attorney General William Barr stand by at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Former aide to Pence slams Trump’s COVID-19 response, says to vote for Biden

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A former aide to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and said she...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

U.S. Oregon governor to preserve funding for wildfire response

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Governor Kate Brown of the U.S. state of Oregon on Monday said she will veto several line-item appropriations in order to preserve funding for...
Bill Gates

Bill & Melinda Gates call for global response to end COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a true test for the global community that demands a shared global response, said Bill and Melinda Gates in...
Flood

UN says lack of funding hampers flood response in Somalia

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The UN humanitarian agency said on Wednesday that shortage of funding continues to hamper life-saving response to the ongoing floods in Somalia. ...
Nice Stop Racism

NFL team owner slams U.S. gov’t response to racism, COVID-19: media

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Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has slammed the U.S. government's handling of systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, calling it a...
social community flooding

Flood-ravaged Chinese province ends emergency response

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East China's Jiangxi Province, hit hard by rains and floods this summer, ended its emergency response on Tuesday, marking its back-to-normal flood control...

UN agencies to immunize 400,000 Somali children against polio, measles

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Two UN agencies said Monday they have kicked off a three-day campaign aimed at immunizing 400,000 children under the age of five in Somalia...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Republicans boast about Trump’s COVID-19 response in spite of facts: report

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The majority of Americans believes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have failed to handle the COVID-19 pandemic properly, a CNN report...
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Four countries hold military exercise in response to Turkish activity

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A four-country air and sea military exercise involving France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus kicked off on Wednesday as a direct response to Turkish activities...
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African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic – UN report

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African businesses are shifting towards new technologies in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the United Nations...
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Kenya mulls COVID-19 social response bond

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Kenya is considering legal and regulatory reforms that will enable the issuing of COVID-19 bonds, the capital markets regulator said on Tuesday. ...
Israeli soldiers are seen in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights next to Blue Line, a border demarcation drawn in 2000 by the United Nations after Israel withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon, July 28, 2020. Lebanese leaders on Tuesday warned against heightened border tensions with Israel, while slamming Israel for attacking southern Lebanon a day earlier, LBCI local TV channel reported. (Ayal Margolin/JINI via Xinhua)

Israel says strikes Hamas’ tunnels in Gaza in response to explosive balloons attack

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Israel struck on Tuesday Hamas' tunnels in Gaza, saying the attack was a response to the earlier launch of explosive balloons from the Palestinian...
KHARTOUM, June 7, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Members of the Chinese medical expert team attend a video conference on prevention of the coronavirus with China's embassies in South Sudan, Mauritania and Morocco held in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 5, 2020. TO GO WITH "Chinese medical expert team in Sudan shares experience in COVID-19 prevention with Chinese doctors" (Xinhua/Ma Yichong)

Chinese medical experts train South Sudanese medics on COVID-19 response

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A team of medical experts sent by the Chinese government to South Sudan on Monday kicked off training for frontline health care workers...
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Pandemic response, economy among U.S. voters’ top concerns as Democratic National Convention underway

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Halfway through the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC), U.S. voters are keenly watching who will come out of this year's presidential election to lead...
Minneapolis Third Precinct Attacked By Demonstrators Protesting The Police Killing Of George Floyd

Unrest Continues in Response to Racist Killings in the United States

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Two consecutive days of unrest in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities demand an end to racist police and mob killings of African...
Undp

UNDP injects US$58 million for decentralized governance, response to COVID-19 in Mozambique

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Mozambican government signed Monday the cooperation agreements with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to receive the funds of 58 million U.S. dollars for...
tuberculosis

South Africa starts tuberculosis vaccine trial in response to COVID-19

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Researchers in South Africa on Monday vaccinated hundreds of health workers with a 100-year-old tuberculosis (TB) in clinical trial in response to the COVID-19...
United Nations

UN begins solidarity flights in Africa to boost COVID-19 response

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The first UN "solidarity flight" is scheduled to leave Ethiopia shortly to bring medical supplies and protective equipment to boost COVID-19 response on the...
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World Bank strengthens Nigerian public health response with US$82 million

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The World Bank has released 82 million U.S. dollars for immediate support in strengthening Nigeria's public health response through the Regional Disease Surveillance System...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO chief highlights financing health response as global coronavirus cases top 1 million

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Calling it an essential investment in saving lives, as well as in the longer-term social and economic recovery, the chief of the World Health...
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COVID-19 crisis: IOM steps in to rescue 2,371 stranded migrants in Niger

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Covid-19

China to contribute US$20 million to support developing countries’ response to COVID-19

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China will contribute 20 million USD to the WHO in support of its global efforts in combating the COVID-19 epidemic and helping developing countries...
African Union (AU)

Africa CDC bolstering response capacity of African countries against COVID-19

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The African Union (AU) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says it has actively been engaged in supporting AU member states in...
Israeli policemen inspect a hole in the highway in the Israeli city of Ashdod, Nov. 12, 2019. Some 50 rockets were fired on Tuesday morning at central and southern Israel, injuring at least one person, in a Palestinian retaliation after Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza. (JINI via Xinhua)

Gaza fires rockets into Israel in response to militant’s killing

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Militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday fired a barrage of rockets into southern Israel, both Hamas and Israeli sources said. The...
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Locust outbreak threatens food security in East Africa, international response urged

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by Xinhua writers Bai Lin, Bedah Mengo The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects...