Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021

 I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the government and people of the Republic of Uganda on the occasion of their 58th Independence Day.   

As a founding member of IGAD, Uganda plays a leading role in making our region peaceful and prosperous. 

In these challenging times, Uganda has shown resilience and the power of unity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

I wish happy and healthy Independence Day to the government and people of Uganda.

Dr Workneh Gebeyehu 

IGAD Executive Secretary 

19 September 2020 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, concluded a three-day working visit to Moscow during which he met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr Sergei Lavrov, on 16 September. 

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In the past few weeks large areas of Sudan, 16 out of 18 of the States in the Republic of Sudan, has experienced the worst floods seen in more than 100 years. According to the report from the Government of Sudan more than 500,000 people have been affected by the floods, over 100 persons lost their lives, and about 100,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged rendering many families homeless.

The Government of the Republic of Sudan has declared a three month state of emergency due to the extensive floods. There is a high probability that the flood conditions will get worse in the coming weeks because of the expected heavy rains. The government of Sudan has appealed to the international community for immediate response to mitigate the effects of the unfolding flood disasters. In view of the seriousness and the magnitude of the effects of the flood disaster, the international community is called upon to respond speedily.

Given the extent of the prevailing flood disaster and the unprecedented wet conditions expected to continue thought the northern parts of the IGAD the region, the capacity of the Government of Sudan has been severally limited to cope with the immediate humanitarian needs. I, therefore, on behalf of IGAD urge partner Governments, humanitarian agencies, international and regional organizations to respond promptly to the appeal made by the Government of The Republic of Sudan.

 

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Download this file (Annex_Report for Sudan Flood Appeal.pdf)Annex_Report for Sudan Flood Appeal.pdf[ ]9364 kB2020-09-09 13:55

South Sudan is still grappling with the response and rehabilitation works for an approximately 980,000 flood-disaster victims from the flood events of 2019. Furthermore, the control measures needed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have placed enormous pressure on the economy of South Sudan especially on the livelihoods of the vulnerable population.

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Download this file (Annex_Report for South Sudan Flood Appeal-3 (1) (1).pdf)Annex_Report for South Sudan Flood Appeal-3 (1) (1).pdf[ ]2267 kB2020-08-29 05:31
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July 27, 2020 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, yesterday was a working visit to Ali Sabieh District in Djibouti to hand over sewing machines and cloth to the Minister of Interior, H.E. Moumin Ahmed Cheick, for the populations of two refugee camps to produce their own protective masks against COVID-19. Dr Workneh also visited a Migrants COVID-19 Quarantine Centre in Araoussa within the same District along with the Minister and the Chief of Missions from development partners.

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