Archive for May, 2008

Boosted investment in health key to help Africa’s children, says UNICEF

28th May 2008 Uncategorized

Stepped-up investment to enhance health systems in sub-Saharan Africa is essential to help the continent’s children, according to a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched today. (more…)

IOM Press Note: Migrants Seek Assistance to Return Home

27th May 2008 Uncategorized

South Africa – Thousands of foreigners fleeing South Africa in the aftermath of the ongoing xenophobic attacks are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, prior to and after arrival in their home countries with IOM receiving constant requests for voluntary return assistance from many different nationalities. (more…)

UNICEF responds to emergency needs of children and women affected by xenophobic violence in South Africa

27th May 2008 Uncategorized

Pretoria – UNICEF South Africa has joined forces with the cities of Johannesburg, Ekhuruleni, and Tshwane, areas hardest hit by the violence, to provide emergency relief supplies to meet immediate needs of vulnerable women and children. (more…)

The Route of the Potato – A photographic exhibition in celebration of the International Year of the Potato

26th May 2008 Uncategorized

On the 4th of June 2008, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the Embassy of Peru, the University of Pretoria, Potatoes South Africa and the Department of Agriculture will host a photographic exhibition in celebration of the International Year of the Potato. (more…)

Malawi-born Security Guard Flees Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa, Heads Home

23rd May 2008 Uncategorized

Beaten and robbed by a South African mob, a father of seven returns to Malawi traumatized. But Begson Lubelo bears no grudges.

Johannesburg – “An African must save an African” says 40-year old Begson Lubelo philosophically, as he waits at a makeshift bus stop near Johannesburg’s Park Station for a bus to take him home to Malawi. (more…)