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Kenya: Cash Transfers Can Help Refugees, but They Also Carry Risks. Insights From Kenya

[The Conversation Africa] Humanitarian organisations - such as the World Food Programme (WFP) - are increasingly using cash transfers as a way of assisting vulnerable people. Conventionally, humanitarian organisations procure food or other goods and distribute it directly to recipients. But cash transfers allow people to choose and purchase what they need for themselves. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: The U.S. Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Crisis Response

[State Department] Today, at the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting, "A Dialogue with the World's Top Ten Donors on Global Humanitarian Needs," hosted by the United States, we announced nearly $108 million in humanitarian assistance for the people South Sudan, including South Sudanese in neighboring countries.  This funding includes nearly $97 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $11 million from the U.S. Agency for International (AllAfrica)

Libya: Libya Is a Victim of Migration, Not Its Reason, Says GNA President Serraj

[UN News] Libya, as a country of transit for migrants, cannot surmount the associated challenges without international support, the country's Head of State told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly, rejecting "unilateral" reports on the situation of migrants. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Deadly Flooding Adds New Danger to Communities Fleeing Sahel Violence

[UN News] Humanitarians have stepped up assistance to communities "on the brink", who have been affected by devastating flooding in Africa's Sahel region, where several hundred thousand people have been displaced by seasonal rains. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Over 21,000 People Killed Since UN Global Ceasefire Resolution

[Oxfam] At least 21,347 people have been killed in conflict, including more than 5,800 civilian adults and children who were directly targeted [i], despite the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a global cessation of hostilities some 90 days ago. Instead of a ceasefire, allowing countries and humanitarian organisations to focus on battling the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing violence is pushing millions to the brink of conflict induced famine and hindering the battle against the outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Project Launched to Strengthens Urban Wash System in 23 Cluster Lead Towns

[ENA] Addis Ababa -- WaterAid Ethiopia announced that it has launched the second phase of Urban WASH System Strengthening Project that aims at strengthening urban WASH systems in 23 cluster lead towns at a total project cost of 1.25 million Euros. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: ADB Bank Donates Gh¢100,000 to Support 25th GJA Awards

[Ghanaian Times] The adb Bank has presented a cheque for GH¢100,000 to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to support the 25th GJA Media Awards scheduled to take place on October 24, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: NGO Presents Items to St Anthony

[Ghanaian Times] Global Village Africa, an Akatsi-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) yesterday presented assorted items to the St Anthony Hospital at Dzodze in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Turkish Aid Body Supports Somali Hospital With Medical Equipment

[Dalsan Radio] Turkey's state aid agency announced that it donated an X-ray machine to Galgaduud hospital in Galmudug state according to a statement on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: USAID Awards $2.6m Grants to Solar Energy Companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

[Premium Times] Power Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced grants totalling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies in sub-Saharan African countries. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: United States Announces Nearly $108 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance to Help the People of South Sudan

[USAID] Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Where Climate Change Is Reality - Supporting Sahel Pastoralists to Secure a Resilient Future

[World Bank] One morning in February, in Kaffrine Region, Senegal, Kaffia Diallo emerged from her tent. She is happy; her new grandson was born just two days earlier. "A beautiful baby," she said, "although I wish he weighed a little more." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Six-Year-Old Appeals for Surgery Assistance

[263Chat] A young old girl who dreams of one day becoming a doctor is facing an uncertain future following a six year long battle with a congenital disorder. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar: Cash Transfers Support Madagascar's Poorest and Most Vulnerable Citizens During Covid-19 Restrictions

[World Bank] Antananarivo -- Ralaimoty, 70 years old, has difficulty moving towards the cash box with a piece of wood that he uses as a cane. On this Saturday morning he is at the Alarobia Professional Technical High School near his home in Soavimasoandro, to receive 100,000 ariary (the equivalent of $27) from the government through an unconditional cash transfer program. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Marginalised Receive Homes

[New Era] Nkurenkuru -- Marginalised communities, particularly the residents of Nkurenkuru Extension 5, Siurungu and Mayara villages, received 33 housing units last Friday. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: National Parks Donates Covid-19 Preventive Materials to Stakeholders

[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -- Department of Parks and Wildlife has donated Covid-19 preventive kits worth k 7 million to stakeholders from nine Traditional Authorities (TAs) living around Kasungu National Park. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Diaspora Liberians Donate Assorted School Materials to School Going Kids

[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville City -- A humanitarian group 'Diaspora Liberians in the United States' has donated assorted school materials to school going kids in three high schools in Paynesville. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: FM Lauds Spanish Support to Flood Victims

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Foeign Ministry , on Tuesday, appreciated the government and people the Spanish Kingdom for their continuous support to the Sudanese people to face the natural disasters that hit the country recently. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Minister Assures Floods-Affected Citizens On Fair Distribution of Relief Materials

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Minister of Labor and Social Development, the Head of Higher Committee for Rainfall Emergencies Lena Al-Sheikhaccompanied by the USAID Mission Director in Sudan, HelenPataki and the Director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Catherine Noorthring visited, Tuesday, the IOM warehouses, south Khartoum, to inspect the distributionof the relief materials to the floods-affected population in the country. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: U.S. Provides Aid to Ward Off Floods Effects

[SNA] Khartoum -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has transported urgent relief supplies to help about 15,000 flood-affected families in Sudan via air bridge. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: UN Says Funding Constraints May Reverse Humanitarian Gains in Somalia

[Shabelle] The UN humanitarian agency on Tuesday called for increased funding to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of Somalis in need. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Dutch Couple Donates to Needy Families in Gambia

[The Point] A Dutch couple through Foundation Hands Together, The Gambia over weekend donated over 50 25kg bags of rice, 5-litres of oil and 50