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ActionAid International: Office Administrator

The vision of ActionAid International is a world without poverty in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity.

Actiona Aid International Secretariat (IS) in Johannesburg seeks to appoint an Office Administrator to support the IS Hub Manager and Office Coordinator.

The role of the Office Administrator is to provide efficient administrative and secretarial support to the Johannesburg IS Hub Office and assist with International Finance Administration. As the Office Administrator, you will be The Office Administrator.

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Municipality Pledges to Help Needy Students

Only a week after a Sowetan report that five Ekurhuleni pupils were in desperate need of help to further their studies, the Ekurhuleni district municipality has pledged to pay for their studies.

The learners all from the Katlehong township, faced a bleak future despite having done well in their studies. They all scored six matric distinctions but a lack of funds meant they could not further their studies.

The Ekurhuleni’s municipality’s Zweli Dlamini, says they decided to invest in the future of the children after they realised what tremendous potential they have.

Mozambique Residents Evacuated After Floods

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mozambique has collaborated with the government to assist in the evacuation of residents affected by the heavy rains.

Mozambican authorities say they have evacuated about 3 000 families affected by floods to higher ground, since yesterday.

UNDP's humanitarian coordinating officer in Mozambique, Casimiro Sande, says the flooding is caused by the high rain fall recorded in South Africa and other countries as Mozambique is in a downstream.

At least 40 people have been killed since the start of the rains.

NGO, Govt, Set Up Base for Flood Victims

Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontierès (MSF), the South African Police Services and the Musina Local Municipality have set up a base at Dongola, Limpopo.

The base aimed at providing shelter to more than 150 flood victims, some of which have been stranded on rooftops in the greater Mapungubwe area and rescued by military helicopter.

Meanwhile, Coal of Africa Limited, a mining company operating in the area, has forced to halt its operations.

UN Needs Millions for Zim Humanitarian Aid

The United Nations (UN) says it needs US$131 million in humanitarian assistance to meet food, water and emergency needs in Zimbabwe.
 
UN humanitarian coordinator, Alain Noudehou, says that at least US$110 million of the money will be used to provide food for more than 1.6 million Zimbabweans facing starvation this year.
 
Noudehou notes that the appeal is less than the previous year's US$197 million because of ‘a steady improvement’ in the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe brought about by an upturn in some sectors of the economy.
 

Climate Aid Gap Dismays Poor Nations

Rich nations are dismaying developing countries with pledges merely to continue aid to help them combat climate change in 2013 despite past promises of a tenfold surge to US$100 billion a year by 2020.

Spokesperson for the 54-nation African group at United Nations (UN) negotiations, Seyni Nafo of Mali, points out that, “There should be a transparent process to scale up finance toward 2020.”

It’s Time to Break Turf on the Middle-Ground

It is late at night and we are having a heated debate about whether large donors should market the depth and level of their investments in a country. I am usually deeply cynical about this. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is notorious for branding everything from food parcels to pens, which remind you that you are receiving a ‘Gift of the American People’.

Massive Food Aid Needed for Malawi - WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a massive food aid programme in Malawi, distributing the first tons of grains to some 200 000 people in the Southern African nation.

In a press statement, WFP states that, “So severe is the situation that an estimated 1.6 million Malawians will need food assistance in (the) coming months, eight times as many as during the last lean season.”

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