Facebook is expanding its charitable contribution feature to the U.K. and Europe, allowing users to donate directly to charities in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany and Spain. Facebook said the tool has generated millions of dollars for U.S. charities since its launch in 2015. (Read more...)
Development actors are uniquely positioned to tackle violent extremism in Africa and should play a key role in preventing it, according to a new report, "Journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment," by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In this article, Devex outlines three takeaways from the report for aid organizations. (Read more...)
The International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy, named after the late Seychelles Founding President Sir James Mancham, has opened at the University of Seychelles. Seychelles' neutrality was a key consideration in establishing the Centre as a meeting place for learning, exchanging of ideas and experiences, and playing an active role in conflict resolution in the Indian Ocean region. (Read more...)
On World Humanitarian Day, the UN and its partners called on all global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict, and stand with the health and aid workers who risk their lives to help them. "Let the world know: Civilians are Not A Target," underscored UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the Day. (Read more...)
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a Fighting Famine campaign to warn about the severe food crisis that puts 20 million people at risk of dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the northeast of Nigeria. In these places, 1.4 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition and their lives are at risk. To support the campaign, visit: www1.wfp.org/fighting-famine. (Read more...)
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