WFP welcomes support from Korea for conflict-affected Rural Women in Colombia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$4.5 million from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), which will support rural women in areas affected by the conflict in Colombia. The funds will help to promote rural women’s economic independence and boost crop productivity. In collaboration with the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, WFP will support 45 associations of smallholder farmers affected by the internal conflict. WFP … [Read more...]

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European Commission announces New Aid Package of €6 Million for Colombians

The European Commission has announced a new aid package of €6 million to help those most in need in the Colombia. This includes €1 million for preparedness and response to natural disasters. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Stylianides said, "Supporting the Colombian people remains a high priority for the European Union. During my visit to the country last year, I witnessed the complex situation of those displaced by violence. This funding will help address the … [Read more...]

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Laureates of ‘Amnesty International Media Awards’ announced!

Amnesty International Media Awards has been awarded to the Globe and mail journalists, Stephanie Nolen and Nathan VanderKlippe for their work covering human rights issues this year. Ms. Nolen won her record sixth award from Amnesty International Canada, this time in the long-form print category, for her effort detailing the fallout of Colombia’s peace process. Her work illustrates the turmoil in Colombia as groups battle to fill the power vacuum created by the peace deal, and the deadly … [Read more...]

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EU provides €191.6 Million to promote Agri-Food Products at Home and Abroad

The European Commission adopted the 2019 promotion policy work programme with €191.6 million to be made available for programmes selected for EU co-financing. The 2019 programmes for the promotion of EU agri-food products will focus primarily on markets outside the EU with the highest potential for growth. €89 million will be allocated to campaigns in high growth countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and the United States. Some of the money will be earmarked to the … [Read more...]

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2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Right Livelihood Award widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ has announced its 2018 laureates at the International Press Centre at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden. This years’ Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia). The three cash awards go to civil and human rights defenders Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Waleed Abu al-Khair (Saudi Arabia), the farmer Yacouba Sawadogo … [Read more...]