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27 Mar 2015 description

The French Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) and the French Armed Forces of French Polynesia (FAPF) have been involved since 15 March in rescue operations to populations and in rehabilitation of infrastructures affected by tropical cyclone Pam. They act in cooperation with the French Embassy in Vanuatu, the government of Vanuatu, NGOs and associations on the ground and emergency response teams from New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

26 Mar 2015 description

La coopération française est présente dans le département du Sud-Est à travers différents programmes et acteurs. L’Etat français y a engagé environ 13 millions d’euros depuis 2007.

L’action de la France dans le Sud-Est se concentre surtout sur la ville de Jacmel à travers des programmes d’appui aux institutions locales et d’aménagement urbain.

23 Mar 2015 description

Beirut, Lebanon | | Monday 3/23/2015 - 18:18 GMT |

A presidential vacuum and deadlocked institutions are impeding 166 million euros ($182 million) in French development aid to Lebanon, a French minister said on Monday.

"There are 166 million euros waiting until Lebanon's institutions are operating normally and are capable of dealing with different situations, as well as the speedy election of a president," French Development and Francophony Minister Annick Gerardin said.

17 Mar 2015 description

Anne Paugam, Chief Executive Officer of AFD, today presented the key figures for the activity in 2014 of the central actor in France’s Official Development Assistance. With EUR 8.1 billion of commitments, up 4%, AFD has achieved another historic year for its activities to support a more equitable and more sustainable world. “AFD’s mandate is central to the challenge of the coming years, which is to bring about new development models that ensure both the prosperity of the whole of the world’s population and preserve the planet.

17 Mar 2015 description

Anne Paugam, Directrice générale de l’AFD, a présenté ce jour les chiffres clés de l’activité 2014 de l’acteur pivot de l’aide publique française au développement. Avec 8,1 milliards d’euros d’engagements, en hausse de +4%, l’AFD réalise une nouvelle année historique de ses activités en faveur d’un monde plus juste et plus durable.

17 Mar 2015 description

Paris, France | | mardi 17/03/2015 - 10:50 GMT | 239 mots

La France a annoncé mardi un accroissement "dans les prochains jours" de son aide au Vanuatu, dévasté par le cyclone Pam, à l'issue d'un entretien téléphonique des présidents deux pays, François Hollande et Baldwin Lonsdale.

16 Mar 2015 description

Le cyclone Pam, d’une extrême violence, a dévasté le Vanuatu dans le Pacifique Sud. Le nombre de victimes n’est pas encore connu mais les dégâts matériels sont d’ores et déjà considérables. Plusieurs milliers de personnes sont sans abris. Dans ces circonstances tragiques, mes pensées vont aux victimes, au peuple et aux autorités du pays.

16 Mar 2015 description

The extremely violent Cyclone Pam has devastated Vanuatu in the South Pacific. The number of casualties has not yet been established but there is already exte nsive material damage. Several thousand people have been left homeless. In these tragic circumstances, my thoughts go to the country’s victims, people and authorities.

04 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

Une douzaine de personnes attendent devant une ancienne paroisse au centre de Calais, transformée en entrepôt. Ce sont des migrants qui attendent de recevoir des vêtements chauds pour pouvoir se protéger des rigueurs de l’hiver français.

Bien que l’on soit au milieu de l’hiver, certains portent des tongs et des vêtements légers, effilochés et pleins de trous. Le magasin-vestiaire du Secours Catholique-Caritas France leur fournit des vêtements plus chauds tels que des pulls, des gants et des écharpes pour les aider à affronter les températures glaciales.

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.

27 Feb 2015 description

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.

10 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

29 Jan 2015 description

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.

28 Jan 2015 description
report GAVI Alliance
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Key Outcomes Resources Assured for 2016-2020

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.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jan 2015 description

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.

20 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(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.