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.
Guiuan, Philippines | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 12:01 GMT
by Hervé ASQUIN
French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world's strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.
Hollande is on a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian archipelago, regarded as a frontline state in the struggle against global warming, as part of his campaign to build diplomatic momentum ahead of the Paris summit in December.
UNHCR provides aid in areas not controlled by the Ukrainian government for the first time in the conflict.
UNHCR is concerned that measures on movement restrictions for people and cargo to conflict zones could worsen the dire situation for those displaced and further complicate the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Over 2,000 victims of shelling in the southern city of Mariupol received emergency assistance from UNHCR.
Ukraine - Conflict
Intensive attacks in the eastern Ukraine, including the deadly attacks in Mariupol have caused 5,000 casualties since the beginning of the conflict. Humanitarian needs are also increasing; over 900,000 IDPs and 600,000 refugees to neighbouring countries, mainly to Russia have been reported.
Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives
Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Malian authorities and WHO announce the end of the EVD outbreak in Mali following two 21-day cycles without a new confirmed case in the country.
USAID/OFDA partners commenced operations at the Voinjama town EVD treatment unit (ETU) in Liberia’s Lofa County on January 14.
The Government of Guinea (GoG) officially reopens public schools countrywide; preparations to reopen schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone remain underway.
21/01/2015 - 20:15 GMT
par Joris FIORITI / Christophe KOFFI
La force française Licorne, un acteur majeur et controversé de la décennie de crise politico-militaire (2000-2011) en Côte d'Ivoire, prend officiellement fin mercredi, après douze années de service dans le pays, pour devenir les Forces françaises en Côte d'Ivoire.
(Paris) – Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses described to Human Rights Watch include beatings and attacks with pepper spray as the migrants and asylum seekers walked in the street or hid in trucks in the hope of traveling to the United Kingdom.
Lille, France | AFP | Saturday 1/3/2015 - 12:21 GMT
French riot police were called in to end fighting among around 200 migrants in Calais early Saturday that left seven slightly injured.
The clashes took place in the sand dunes near the port where hundreds of migrants hoping to get to Britain wait out their chance in makeshift camps and shelters.
"It was a big fight involving 200 migrants. We have had ones of this size before," police official Nicolas Honore told AFP.
Conakry, Guinée | AFP | lundi 08/12/2014 - 09:31 GMT
Un navire néerlandais a livré samedi en Guinée une partie de l'aide de l'Union européenne (UE) contre Ebola qu'il convoie pour les trois pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest les plus touchés par l'épidémie, a-t-on appris dimanche de source européenne à Conakry.
Comme l’a rappelé le président de la République le 28 novembre à Conakry, la France est pleinement impliquée dans la bataille contre l’épidémie, aux côtés de ses partenaires internationaux. Elle est en première ligne en Guinée où elle concentre l’essentiel de son action et de ses financements : plus de 110 millions d’euros en 2014 et en 2015 au titre de contributions bilatérales et multilatérales.
Notre plan d’action comporte quatre volets :
A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".
For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
La Haye, Pays-Bas | AFP | lundi 08/12/2014 - 20:31 GMT
Un navire néerlandais va retourner vers les pays touchés par le virus Ebola pour une deuxième mission, emportant de l'équipement hospitalier, des véhicules et de la nourriture, a indiqué lundi à La Haye le ministère de la Défense.
Humanitarian action aims to come to the aid of vulnerable people where lives are threatened, where vital needs are not satisfied, and where the most basic rights are trampled upon.
Written by Tin Zar Aung
France is committed to providing 100 million euro (US$123.8million) in aid for Myanmar’s rural development, environmental conservation, health, culture and education, according to Mrs Annick Girardin, France’s Minister of State for Development and Francophony.
Mrs Giradin was speaking to the media at the French embassy in Yangon on December 4 during her official visit to Myanmar.
Un an après le lancement de l’opération Sangaris pour protéger les populations centrafricaines, la France reste mobilisée sur les plans politique et militaire, ainsi que pour apporter une aide humanitaire et développer des actions de coopération, en étroite liaison avec l’Union européenne, les Nations unies et tous nos partenaires internationaux. Grâce à nos efforts, la Centrafrique n’a pas été une crise oubliée.
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A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialled in the coming weeks at the Ebola treatment centre in Conakry, Guinea. The trial is one of six health research projects that have been jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the UK government.