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22 May 2015 description

Le ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International et le ministère sénégalais de la Gouvernance locale, du Développement et de l’Aménagement du territoire créent un dispositif conjoint de soutien à la coopération décentralisée franco-sénégalaise.

Ce dispositif de soutien conjoint prend la forme d’un appel à projets qui sera ouvert du 25 mai au 31 Juillet 2015, visant à cofinancer des projets de coopération décentralisée présentés conjointement par les collectivités territoriales sénégalaises et françaises.

21 May 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Anti-Smuggling Operation Bound by Human Rights Law

(Brussels, May 21, 2015) – European Union military action against human smuggling networks should not put the lives and rights of migrants and asylum seekers in jeopardy, Human Rights Watch said today. The Council of the European Union agreed on May 18, 2015, to create a naval operation, EUNAVFOR Med, to identify, capture, and destroy boats used by smugglers in the Mediterranean.

20 May 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS) — An agreement for a 20 million euro loan (US$17.8 million) to tackle climate change in Viet Nam was signed between the French and Vietnamese governments in Ha Noi yesterday.

The loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) was planned to fund the fifth tranche of the "Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change" (SPRCC), that aims to help the Vietnamese Government respond to climate change and promote low carbon development.

08 May 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun - Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se réjouit de la contribution annoncée par le Gouvernement Français d’un montant de 400 000 Euros destinée à supporter les groupes vulnérables souffrant de la malnutrition dans la région du Nord et de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun. Cette contribution représente la première tranche de l'aide alimentaire programmée par la France en 2015.

30 Apr 2015 description

According to the local authorities on Wednesday morning, the toll of the earthquake and the ensuing aftershocks has increased: 5,057 dead and more than 10,000 injured. The search operations are continuing in order to find those missing in the mountains and free the victims from the rubble.

French teams are actively contributing to this.

France is playing its full role in the rescue and aid efforts which are mobilizing the international community.

29 Apr 2015 description

Educate A Child, a global programme of Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in Paris, France. The purpose of this MoU is to collaborate and engage in projects and activities that support access to primary education. These projects will contribute to the reduction of the number of out of school children in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, where approximately half the world’s out of school children reside.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 04:27 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country.

As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,500, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas.

15 Apr 2015 description

KABUL – The Government of France has announced a contribution of €400,000 (US$ 424,000) to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist with emergency response in Afghanistan in 2015. The announcement was formalised at a signing ceremony today at the French Embassy in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of France and WFP.

The new contribution from France will enable WFP to transport and distribute locally-procured food items to assist approximately 45,000 people who may be affected by natural or man-made disasters.

31 Mar 2015 description

Kuwait City, Kuwait | | Tuesday 3/31/2015 - 17:55 GMT

by Omar Hasan

International donors pledged $3.8 billion on Tuesday to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir warned was the worst in "modern history".

UN chief Ban Ki-moon told participants at the meeting in Kuwait that four out of five people in Syria were living in "poverty, misery and deprivation".

"The Syrian people are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time," he said.

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.

06 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situation overview: An assessment mission to Donetsk conducted by UNHCR between 19-22 February reconfirmed huge humanitarian needs. Scale-up of humanitarian presence in the east is urgently required. People are living in basements, bomb shelters or under the rubble of their houses or apartment buildings. In particular they lack food, medicine and heating.