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03 Mar 2015 description

United Nations, United States | | Tuesday 3/3/2015 - 18:54 GMT

UN Security Council envoys will travel to the Central African Republic next week to take stock of international efforts to restore stability, France's UN ambassador said Tuesday.

The 15 ambassadors will also visit Burundi ahead of elections and discuss the threat posed by Boko Haram at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

03 Mar 2015 description

Nations unies, Etats-Unis | | mardi 03/03/2015 - 19:15 GMT

Une délégation du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU se rendra en visite en République centrafricaine, à Addis Abeba, siège de l'Union africaine, et au Burundi du 9 au 13 mars, a annoncé mardi l'ambassadeur français François Delattre, qui préside le Conseil en mars.

L'objectif de cette tournée, a-t-il précisé à la presse, est "de réaffimer l'attention soutenue et l'attachement que nous portons aux transitions politiques et au maintien de la paix en Afrique".

03 Mar 2015 description

By Melese Awoke and Stephanie Savariaud

WFP is expanding its safe-stove initiative in Ethiopia by distributing 24,000 additional safe, fuel-efficient stoves in the Ahmara region. The project, which began five years ago thanks to funding from Germany’s KfW Development Bank, will also be generating revenues from carbon credits that WFP will reinvest in food insecure communities. We met a few families to see the benefits of these stoves for their lives and their environment.

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

03 Mar 2015 description

General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

03 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • As per the inter agency regional refugee response plan, WFP provides hot meals at reception centers and monthly family rations to those who have resettled in the camps. High energy biscuits are provided at the border points for immediate relief.
    In addition, nutrition activities are ongoing to rehabilitate those malnourished and prevent further deterioration of malnutrition levels.

03 Mar 2015 description

Kampala, 3 March 2015 — Climate stresses and limited adaptive capacity are increasing Africa´s vulnerability to climate change. For example, Uganda currently is exposed to impacts of climate change as a large majority of its total population is dependent economically on rain-fed agriculture.

03 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Almost 30 countries vulnerable to a new Ebola-style Epidemic, jeopardising the future of millions of Children – Save the children

Almost 30 countries are highly vulnerable to an Ebola-style epidemic jeopardising the future of millions of children, warns Save the Children in its new report ‘A Wake Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the world’s health systems’.

02 Mar 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • More investment is needed to repair nonfunctional water supply systems in drought-prone areas of the country.

  • The 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document is with high Government officials for endorsement.

  • Gambella regional authorities established a committee to further assess the viability of the two camp sites identified by ARRA in mid-January 2015.

02 Mar 2015 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Bryant
February 28, 2015 3:28 PM

PARIS— About a mile from Paris' iconic Montmartre neighborhood is a spot where very few tourists go. It is a busy overpass that shelters a collection of small, dirty tents. The metro rumbles overhead. Trains pass by below.

The residents of this tent camp mostly come from East Africa. Everybody has a different story. But nobody wanted to end up on this bridge, with no toilet, no home and, for now, no future.

02 Mar 2015 description

Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Dire Dawa, Mekele, and Jijiga are major towns in the eastern, mainly food insecure, parts of the country. Bahir Dar is a major town in a surplus producing area.

02 Mar 2015 description

Addis Ababa February 27/2015 A research and training center that will help to boost rice production in Ethiopia in the coming five years will be built with the support of the government of Japan.

The agreement for the construction of the center was signed by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

JICA and the Ethiopian government will cover the 10 million USD, which the project is expected to consume.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM has assisted a total of 186,325 refugees: 183,578 in Gambella and 2,747 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out.

  • 656 refugees; 625 from Gambella and 31 in Benishangul have been relocated since the last update.

  • The average number of new arrivals has dropped to 65 persons per day as of last week.

01 Mar 2015 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, regional harvests from the 2014/15 season arrived progressively onto markets in January. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following the substantial disruptions that occurred over the second half of 2014.