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WFP News: The Newsletter of the World Food Programme in West Africa November 2012

WFP’s response to the food crisis in the Sahel

Drought in the Sahel region of West Africa brought hunger to millions for the third time in seven years.
The harvest has started in most areas and crop prospects are overall favorable. Neverthe-less, communities remain weakened after months of hardship during a lean season that was longer and more difficult than usual.

During the lean season when needs were greatest, WFP supported between five and six mil-lion people each month through nutrition and food security activities.

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Déplacement interne : les activités du CICR en 2010

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En collaboration avec les Sociétés nationales de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) a fourni une assistance humanitaire à 4,3 millions de déplacés internes dans 32 pays en 2010. Tous avaient dû fuir de chez eux en raison de conflits armés ou d'autres situations de violence. L'institution a alloué 200 millions de francs suisses aux activités menées en faveur des déplacés internes, soit 20 % du budget prévu pour les opérations du CICR en 2010.

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Remarks on the Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Georgetown University's Gaston Hall
Washington, DC

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. It is wonderful being back here at Georgetown in this magnificent Gaston Hall, and to give you something to do during exam week. (Laughter.) It's one of those quasi-legitimate reasons for taking a break - (laughter) - which I'm very happy to have provided.

I want to thank Jas for his introductory remarks, and clearly, those of you who are in the Foreign Service School heard reflections of the extraordinary opportunity you've been given to

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Deuxième Commission: les réponses aux crises actuelles doivent respecter les besoins des pays les plus vulnérables, préconisent des délégations

AG/EF/3227

Deuxième Commission
24e séance - matin

Toutes les mesures qui seront prises pour pallier les effets des crises actuelles doivent prendre en considération les besoins spécifiques des pays les moins avancés (PMA) et des pays en développement sans littoral, ont souligné, ce matin, les délégations de la Deuxième Commission qui s'exprimaient au deuxième jour du débat général consacré aux groupes de pays en situation particulière. Des mesures urgentes d'allégement de la dette, d'augmentation de l'aide publique au développement

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Caritas aprueba en octubre 466,000 Euros para proyectos de ayuda en Africa y Asia

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Caritas
Cáritas. Madrid, 6 de noviembre de 2006.- A lo largo del pasado mes de octubre, el Equipo Directivo de Cáritas Española ha aprobado diversas partidas económicas por valor total de 466.811 euros para financiar diversos proyectos de ayuda en Africa y Asia.

Níger es el país africano que recibirá la partida más importante, por valor de 160.492 euros, para financiar un proyecto de recuperación agrícola en el valle de Assa, en el departamento de Agadés, y que tendrá una duración prevista de dos años.

El centro de salud abierto a principios

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US$ 356 million approved at 237th session of IDB Board of Executive Directors

Jeddah : Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank, which concluded its 237th session at the Bank's Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday 10/4/2006 after two days of deliberations, approved an amount totalling US$ 356 million for project financing and trade operations.

H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohammed Ali, IDB President, who chaired the session stated that the Board approvals included new development projects in Indonesia, Lebanon, Niger and Morocco. The Board approved assistance

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Governments have failed to respond effectively to year of disasters

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Oxfam
The South Asian earthquake is the latest in a year of some of the worst disasters ever seen, yet governments have failed to respond adequately and lives have been lost as a result, said international agency Oxfam today.
Oxfam's new briefing paper, "2005: Year of Disasters", finds that the number of people affected by natural disasters has climbed dramatically over the last decade with tens of millions of people affected in the past
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OCHA - Geneva Natural Disasters Highlights No. 2

Secretary General's visit to Niger
The Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, visited Niger from 22 to 25 August to see first-hand United Nations efforts to help the people of one of the world's poorest countries face the challenges of drought, desertification and the recent locust plague that have caused severe food shortages and put nearly 3 million people at risk.

The mission was intended to show solidarity with the people and Government of Niger and also to help focus international attention on the special developmental challenges faced by the countries of the Sahel, such as Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.