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05 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

Keith Hansen
Conférence internationale de haut niveau sur le virus Ebola
Bruxelles, Belgique

Vos Excellences, Honorables invités, Mesdames et Messieurs,

Je suis heureux d’affirmer l’engagement inébranlable du Groupe de la Banque mondiale pour aider la Guinée, le Libéria et la Sierra Leone à mettre fin à l’épidémie d’Ebola et à se relever de cette crise.

05 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Le bassin du Niger en Afrique sub-saharienne est l’une des régions les plus fragiles au monde

  • Les pays de la région cherchent des solutions afin de développer l’énergie renouvelable et coordonner leurs efforts de développement

  • Un projet soutenu par la Banque mondiale et le Programme pour la coopération dans les eaux internationales en Afrique (CIWA) vise à soutenir les efforts de développement des 9 pays du bassin

05 Mar 2015 description
report JEN

【7 years of support activities for IDPs and returnees in the eastern and northern region】

The conflict between Sri Lankan government and LTTE had intensified in the second half of 2006 and this lead up to 130,000 Tamils to become IDPs. After the conflict in the eastern region ended in July, 2007, homecoming officially completed by November, 2008. 

05 Mar 2015 description

18 cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease have been confirmed in the Cook Islands.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

05 Mar 2015 description
report World Vision

Alegnesy Bies
Communications Manager
Senegal

A fully equipped dairy processing plant was set up by World Vision Senegal in the ADP BASA in partnership with the community of Mballocounda. This plant is contributing significantly to improving the lives of community members, especially the children. There is now variety and an enriched diet in the local elementary school canteen with cater for 354 students from the village.

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L’émergence de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest menace la sécurité sanitaire publique régionale et mondiale. La Guinée, le Mali et le Sénégal partage une longue frontière de plusieurs milliers de kilomètres. La rencontre de Labé les 25 et 26 février 2015 permettra de renforcer la collaboration transfrontalière afin de prévenir et d’arrêter la propagation de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola.

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At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development but at the core of development. Water, energy, agriculture, conflict and health can all affect men and women differently. These differences are not barriers but opportunities to maximize the impact of our work by delivering development in a more targeted, effective and sustainable way. That’s why across our programs in more than 80 countries we are making evidence-based investments in gender equality and female empowerment.

05 Mar 2015 description
report Radio Free Asia

A commentary by Andrei Lankov

Seemingly, in recent days some good economic news began to emerge from North Korea. Last month, the World Food Program published its estimates of North Korea’s 2014 harvest. It seems that the harvest is better than the year before, even though the 2013 harvest was also remarkably good. It is estimated that in 2014 the North Korean farmers harvested some 5.1-5.2 million tons of grain, well above the level of 4.5 million tons which was the norm until recently.

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Foreign minister Bert Koenders has earmarked an additional €3.5 million for the monitoring mission being conducted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in eastern Ukraine. The OSCE has deployed the monitors to see to it that the Ukrainian army and the rebels comply with the ceasefire agreed in Minsk on 12 February.

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Brussels, Mar. 4, 2015 (SLENA) – We are honoured to be here to chart ways forward on the current Ebola Outbreak in our countries. The EU has always been a great promoter of its core value of social solidarity and human advancement. Ebola tested the durability of these values, but the EU and its member states, including the United Kingdom showed great commitment to these values by supporting our countries to tackle this virus. We deeply appreciate your commitments.

05 Mar 2015 description
report Yemen Times

SANA’A, March 4—Both the Houthis and the General People’s Congress (GPC) rejected calls by Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi on Tuesday for political talks to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Hadi called for the change of location during a meeting Tuesday with tribal leaders from the Yafe tribe of Lahj governorate. Hadi had previously called for the talks to be moved to Taiz or Aden, after declaring Sana’a an “occupied city.”

05 Mar 2015 description

La Croix-Rouge Burundi a élaboré un Plan de Contingence Elections 2015. Ce plan est un ensemble d’actions à mener pour prévenir les risques et gérer la situation malheureuse qui pourrait se produire suite aux élections. L’objectif principal de ce plan est de limiter les risques de violences pré et post-élections ainsi qu’à être prête à assurer une assistance humanitaire aux victimes en cas de violence.

05 Mar 2015 description

La Croix-Rouge du Burundi (CRB) en sa qualité d’auxiliaire des pouvoirs public, est appelée à appuyer le Gouvernement dans ses programmes et dans divers secteurs relevant de l’humanitaire. Dans le secteur de la santé, plusieurs domaines sont appuyés par la CRB. La vaccination des enfants étant une priorité. A la fin du mois de décembre, les statistiques ont montré que la couverture vaccinale en vaccin anti rougeoleux, la deuxième dose habituellement administrée à une année et demie, est très basse.

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En partenariat avec l’UNICEF, la Croix-Rouge du Burundi a organisé, en date du 24/02/2015 une formation des points focaux ONG sur la protection de l'enfance en situation d'urgence. Cette formation a pour objectif de renforcer les capacités de tous les intervenants dans le domaine de la protection de l'enfance afin d'être prêts à apporter une assistance rapide et efficace aux enfants en situation d'urgence. Les crises et catastrophes frappant souvent sans avertir, l’on doit mettre en place des mécanismes qui permettent d'y répondre au mieux.

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report ECOWAS

Members of the ECOWAS Long-Term Election Observation Mission (LTEOM) have returned to Nigeria for deployment ahead of the country’s elections rescheduled for 28 March and 11 April 2015

The team, part of the enlarged 250-member ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to be led by former Ghanaian President John Kufuor was originally deployed to five of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones from 20th January 2015. They left the country after debriefing by the Commission’s Election Technical team following the postponement of the elections.

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report European Union

Summary: 4 March 2015, Brussels - Yesterday, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica signed the National Indicative Programme (NIP) for EU development cooperation with Liberia for the period 2014-2020, which amounts to €279 million.

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CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE

Le Représentant permanent de la France auprès des Nations Unies, M. François Delattre, qui préside ce mois-ci le Conseil de sécurité, a présenté, cet après-midi à la presse, le programme de travail mensuel de cet organe, qui sera notamment marqué par une visite de ses membres en Afrique, la semaine prochaine, et un débat ouvert sur le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé, le 25 mars.

05 Mar 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The 90-bed hospital will be the biggest exclusively children’s hospital in Eastern Africa and second-biggest in Africa.

  • “Despite the challenges, plans are already underway for the second phase which will comprise of oncology, dental and an eye departments, all of which will be built in this same compound,” said Mr Tanser.

Kenya’s biggest children’s hospital will be completed in six weeks.

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February 26, 2015
Michael Francom | Feed the Future | Newsletter

During a 2014 trip to Africa, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden visited Ethiopia to see firsthand how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping the country’s agriculture sector to grow and thrive.

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Nearly two billion people worldwide live in rural areas and are heavily dependent upon small-scale subsistence farming, and the majority of these smallholder farmers are women. As the demand for crops from developing countries increases, more smallholder farmers have ramped up their production and attempted to connect with the global supply chain. However, these farmers often lack the technical and managerial skills to effectively navigate finances, production costs, fluctuating market prices, and crop pests and diseases.