Sudan: Lives of traumatized, displaced women in West Darfur under threat

ONGOING instability in Sudan’s West Darfur region has left the lives, health and safety of thousands of women hanging in the balance, according to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. Since 28 December, intercommunal disputes in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) have left more than 40,000 civilians displaced, of whom an estimated 10,800, are women of reproductive age. More than 50 were killed and 60 others injured, the UN has reported, and thousands of civilians in recent weeks crossed the border into Chad, seeking refuge. Citing two flash reports…

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Harare To Ban Hosepipes Use

HARARE City is considering banning the use of watering hosepipes as a way of curbing and containing the abuse of the scarce resource. By Kudakwashe Pembere Harare Environmental Management Committee chairperson Counsellor Kudzai Kadzombe said top on their agenda in their first meeting as a committee is to ban hosepipes. “We are facing a water crisis at the moment and we are making a resolution in our first environmental management committee next week to ban the usage of hosepipes,” she said. She explained that the reason why there are banning…

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Gvt Urged To Make Realistic Commitments Towards Improving Nutrition Standards

THE Zimbabwe Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance (ZCSOSUNA), has challenged government to make realistic and attainable nutrition targets ahead of the forthcoming 2020 Japan Nutrition for Growth summit. By Michael Gwarisa Addressing Journalists this morning, ZCSOSUNA Projects Officer, Kudzai Chavhunduka said government should take the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit  to be held in December  as a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition. As the country’s Civil Society Alliance in Scaling Up Nutrition, we applaud the government of Zimbabwe for…

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