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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar


The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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World + 3 others
UNV supports global efforts for disaster risk reduction

UN Volunteers

Bonn, Germany: The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), celebrated every year on 13 October, encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. It is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR.

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Brazil - Drought crisis worsens in Sao Paulo (ECHO Daily Flash, 11 October 2014)

Brazil - Drought crisis worsens in Sao Paulo (Media)

  • The Sao Paulo governor has made an emergency request to take the last remaining water in the main reservoir serving the city.

  • Nine months of unprecedented drought has dried up 95% of the local water supply. Twenty-nine other Brazilian cities have been struck by drought. Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais cities are also locked in an increasingly tense struggle for water, as the Sao Paulo river system also serves these other two cities.

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World + 42 others
Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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World + 1 other
WFP Launches Major Study Into Brazil's Success In Buying From Smallholder Farmers

JOHANNESBURG – The World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger is launching a research initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to analyse Brazil’s success in linking smallholder farmers with government demand for farmed food.

The launch is taking place at this week’s Global Child Nutrition Forum in Johannesburg which runs until 3 October.

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Uruguay + 6 others
Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America

09/30/2014 05:30 GMT

by Hugo DI ZAZZO, Ana Inés CIBILS

MONTEVIDEO, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - Forced to flee the war raging in his native Syria, 22-year-old Hussein Al Fleig Al Ali first tried neighboring Lebanon before discovering he had more opportunity in far-away Uruguay.

While most of the more than three million refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict have flooded into neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Turkey, a growing number are defying language barriers and distance to try their luck in Latin America.

Agence France-Presse:

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Colombia + 15 others
Virus del chikunguya se extiende por América con 10.845 casos confirmados

El Espectador

Colombia tiene 42 casos autóctonos confirmados, según datos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud.

El virus del chikunguya llegó ya al corazón de Suramérica después de haberse extendido desde el Caribe a Centroamérica y Norteamérica, y, según la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), ya hay 10.845 casos confirmados de esta enfermedad y al menos 113 muertes en todo el continente.

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Guatemala + 21 others
Boletín Trimestral de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - Abril a Junio 2014


Producción de cereales de América Latina y el Caribe se mantendrá alta a pesar de leve caída

Producción regional alcanzaría las 220 millones de toneladas para la temporada 2014/2015.

Santiago de Chile, 23 de septiembre de 2014 – Según los pronósticos de la FAO, la producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe en la temporada 2014/15 se mantendrá en un nivel alto, superando las 220 millones de toneladas, aunque será 1,4% menor que durante temporada anterior.

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World + 5 others
BRICS: Building Education for the Future

Stronger collaboration between five emerging economies that have made major strides in building better quality education systems, can accelerate progress in education, a new UNESCO report recommends.

BRICS (Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa): Building Education for the Future is the first in-depth analysis tracking the successes and challenges facing education in the countries. BRICS are currently providing education to over 40 percent of the world’s population.

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World + 19 others
World’s Most Unequal Region Sets Example in Fight Against Hunger

By Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most unequal region, has made the greatest progress towards improving food security and has become the region with the largest number of countries to have reached the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished people.

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World + 3 others
América Latina y el Caribe logra el Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio relativo al hambre

Proporción de personas que sufre de subalimentación en la región se redujo de 15.3% en 1990/92 a 6.1% en 2012/2014.

Santiago de Chile, 17 de septiembre de 2014 – América Latina y el Caribe ha dado un enorme paso al haber alcanzado la meta relativa al hambre del primer Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), un año antes de la fecha límite fijada por la comunidad internacional, anunciaron la FAO, el PMA y el FIDA.

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Brazil builds giant tower in Amazon to monitor climate

09/14/2014 16:54 GMT

BRASÍLIA, September 14, 2014 (AFP) - Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute, O Estado de Sao Paulo said.

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India + 1 other
Indian institutions award FAO Director-General for efforts to promote food security

India well positioned to take global role in post-2015 push to eradicate hunger, improve nutrition worldwide

8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – Today FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and made a Fellow of India's National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) during his first official mission to the country.

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World + 30 others
Cachée sous nos yeux : Une analyse statistique de la violence envers les enfants

De nouvelles données recueillies au niveau mondial mettent en évidence la prévalence de la violence envers les enfants, déclare l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 septembre 2014 – La plus importante collecte de données jamais effectuée sur la violence envers les enfants révèle l’ampleur stupéfiante des sévices physiques, sexuels et psychologiques qu’ils subissent et met en évidence les attitudes qui perpétuent et justifient cette violence, véritablement « cachée sous nos yeux » dans chaque pays et communauté du monde.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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World + 29 others
Hidden in Plain Sight: a statistical analysis of violence against children

Over the last decade, recognition of the pervasive nature and impact of violence against children has grown. Still, the phenomenon remains largely undocumented and underreported.

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Costa Rica + 14 others
Community water managers seek strengthening and development

San Jose, Costa Rica (September 1st, 2014) — To achieve greater recognition and strengthen community water management is one of the objectives of the V Latin American Meeting that will bring together more than 400 managers from 15 countries, in San Carlos, Costa Rica.

Representatives from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica will attend the meeting to be held from September 9 to 11.

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Brazil + 1 other
Migration haïtienne au Brésil: La Plateforme GARR dresse un tableau sombre des conditions de vie des ressortissants haïtiens

Lors d’une conférence de presse organisée à Port-au-Prince par la Plateforme GARR, le 28 août 2014, deux représentants de l’institution ont dressé un tableau sombre des conditions de vie des migrants haïtiens au Brésil. Ces militants de droits humains qui y ont effectué une visite d’observation, du 13 au 21 août écoulé, appellent les autorités haïtiennes à travailler en vue d’empêcher les Haïtiens d’aller se faire humilier en territoire brésilien.