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24 Apr 2015 description

PRETORIA (ILO News) – HIV and AIDS workplace initiatives should be integrated into national AIDS programmes and a wide range of health approaches, including occupational safety and health, says a new report, "Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS at Work: A Multi-Country Study in Africa ", launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Sandton - Johannesburg, South Africa.

22 Apr 2015 description
  • L’épidémie d’Ébola recule, laissant derrière elle de profondes séquelles économiques

  • La chute des prix des produits de base pénalise la reprise

  • Des investissements d’infrastructures sont nécessaires pour stimuler la croissance

Les ministres des finances de trois pays fragiles d’Afrique subsaharienne indiquent que leurs pays ont du mal à rétablir la situation économique.

22 Apr 2015 description
  • Ebola epidemic recedes, leaving deep economic scars

  • Falling commodity prices hindering recovery

  • Infrastructure investment needed to help increase growth

Finance ministers from three fragile states in sub-Saharan Africa said their economies were struggling to get back on track

The ministers from Liberia, Central African Republic, and Madagascar told a news conference during the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington that the slow global economy is making recovery more difficult.

22 Apr 2015 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

21 Apr 2015 description

Launched in June 2005 by President George W. Bush, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) represented a major 5-year, $1.265 billion expansion of U.S. Government resources for malaria control. The Initiative is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PMI funds programs in 19 focus countries in Africa and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia (see Appendix 1).

20 Apr 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015

16 Apr 2015 description
  • 12 April marked 60 years since Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) was launched, enabling children to be protected against polio for the first time. Read more.
  • The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) is meeting this week in Geneva, and will review the current epidemiological situation for polio and provide updates on readiness for oral polio vaccine withdrawal.
16 Apr 2015 description

ANTANANARIVO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) fournit un produit prêt à l’emploi pour combattre la malnutrition chez les jeunes enfants. Il s’agit de sachets d’un complément alimentaire composé de poudre de lait, d’arachide, d’huile végétale, de sucre et d’un mélange de vitamines et minéraux qui seront distribués à près de 15 000 enfants de 6 à 23 mois des districts de Betioky, Beloha et Bekily, au sud du pays.

13 Apr 2015 description

JANUARY 2015– MARCH 2015 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS

  • The southern African summer monsoon continued to be very active in the northern part of DRC, Island States and on the vicinity of eastern parts of SADC region.

  • The region received mostly normal to below normal rain-fall conditions;

  • Normal to above normal rain-fall conditions were observed over DRC, Tanzania, northern Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles;

  • During March 2015, a favor-able distribution in rainfall was observed across western sub-region.

13 Apr 2015 description

Regional Plan of Action for Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness in East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

13 Apr 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China will provide 300,000 U.S. dollars in cash to flood-hit Madagascar, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.

Floods in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo and its surrounding area, caused by a mix of rainstorms and cyclones, have killed at least 24 people, affected more than 60,000 and forced more than 30,000 to flee their homes.

The money will be used to help Madagscar government in disaster relief after recent rainstorms and cyclones caused breaching of dykes and damages to highways, houses and cropland.

Editor: huaxia

08 Apr 2015 description

Nairobi/Antananarivo, 8 April 2015 – With consistent heavy rainfall leaving tens of thousands of families displaced in Madagascar, the Malagasy Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other Movement partners, is ramping up its response operations to ensure timely and effective aid reaches those who need it most.

08 Apr 2015 description

Regional

Since late December, below-average and poorly distributed rainfall has led to abnormal dryness across a broad portion of Southern Africa, which will likely lead to reduced crop production.

Malawi

There are still about 162,000 people in temporary shelter sites in the six districts of Nsanje, Phalombe, Chkwawa, Zomba, Blantyre and Mulanje. Following recent rains over parts of Thyolo, Mulanje and Blantyre, the East Bank is once again inaccessible by road.

Mozambique

03 Apr 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues to develop in central Ethiopia and bi-modal Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite an increase in rainfall during the last week, ground moisture remains below average parts of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast in southern and western Ethiopia, while below-average rainfall is expected in the central parts of the country during the next week.

01 Apr 2015 description
  • Widespread, favorable rains observed over Southern Africa during the past week.
  • Below-average rainfall persists in central Ethiopia.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness across a broad portion of southern Africa. Low seasonal precipitation totals and untimely dry spells has negatively affected ground conditions and is likely to lead crop reductions for several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

01 Apr 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.