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How Goats Rescued a Wildlife Park with No Wildlife and a Hungry Village

Jazmian Allen, Peace Corps Placement and Assessment Specialist | Peace Corps | Blog

Preparing for and serving in the Peace Corps was a journey I could not have completely prepared for. My decision to serve stemmed from my desire to utilize the skills I had acquired in agriculture and resource economics and animal science at Tuskegee University by assisting individuals to reach personal sustainability in lower-income countries.

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Malawi + 3 others
Malawi: a ticket to hope, graduation of online university students in Dzaleka refugee camp

Dzaleka, 6 October 2014 – Only a few years ago, the idea of offering higher education in refugee camps would have been considered almost inconceivable. Yet today the graduation ceremony in Dzaleka camp has become an annual event. This occasion, said Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) International Director, Peter Balleis SJ, was as a celebration of 'normality'.

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Launch of Trachoma Initiative in Malawi

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CBM

On 16th October 2014 CBM along with some partners and the Malawian government launched a new Trachoma Initiative and committed to eradicating this debilitating disease in Malawi in the coming five years.

Launch of the Trachoma Initiative

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World + 6 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review Southern Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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World Food Day: Rolling Out a GOAL Innovation in Malawi

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GOAL

On World Food Day 2014 GOAL's Behaviour Change and Gender Officer Gillian Mckay reflects on a GOAL innovation - NIPPs - that is changing lives in Malawi.

Stunting, or small height based on age, is a problem in many of the countries in which GOAL works. It occurs as a result of long-term, chronic lack of food, as well as a result of poor hygiene, which is an issue because children who have multiple stomach bugs don't get the chance to absorb food properly.

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Women Get Recognition For Feeding Malawi’s Children

International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15 October to promote rural women as key players in making the changes necessary for sustainable development, including improving food security. In honour of the day and to promote gender equality, WFP in Malawi is helping to empower women volunteer cooks in the school meals programme.

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Bangladesh + 6 others
International Day for Disaster Reduction

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Islamic Relief

As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Islamic Relief highlights seven of its projects that are helping vulnerable communities to reduce their risk from disasters.

Developing early warning systems in Bangladesh

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Ethiopia + 2 others
CPAR report - Fall 2014

WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE – IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF CPAR’S WORK TO BUILD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA.

“Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. I often refer to it as “Health 101”, which means that once we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won.”

Dr. Lee Jong-wook,
past Director-General of the World Health Organization

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World + 35 others
Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The forecast for global cereal production in 2014 has been raised closer to last year’s record, which is expected to boost inventories to a multi-year high.

  • Export prices of wheat and maize decreased further in September to multiyear lows, driven by expectations of large global supplies in 2014/15. Even rice prices, which had been rising in previous months, fell in September.

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Madagascar + 23 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Update for September with a Forecast through Mid-November, 2014

SUMMARY

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation remained calm in September in summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region. Only a few adults and hoppers were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad. A similar situation may be present in northern Mali where surveys were not possible.
Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia remained calm during this month.

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Linking Farmers To Refugee Families In Malawi

WFP purchases maize from Malawian farmers to provide assistance to the growing refugee population in Malawi. In boosting local market activity and meeting the food needs of the refugees, everyone benefits.

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World + 2 others
Lutte contre le sida: donner aux filles les mêmes chances

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The Global Fund

Nos conditions de vie sont définies dès notre naissance. Elles commencent même avant en fait, et dépendent de la situation de nos parents, de la partie du monde dans laquelle nous nous trouvons, du nombre de frères et sœurs que nous avons, de l'environnement qui nous entoure et peut être et avant tout de notre sexe, du fait d'être né fille ou garçon.

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Fish Farming & Vegetable Harvest success in Malawi

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Islamic Relief

Regina Kamwendo lives with her three children in a 2-room, basic thatched house in Nyambi village, Machinga District. They rely on firewood for cooking, and their water supply comes from a nearby tap using a gravitational system, built by Islamic Relief.

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Malawi: Civil Unrest (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRMW010 Final Report

A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster

Malawi held its national elections on 20 May 2014. More than seven million Malawians were eligible to vote for a president, members of parliamentary and local government councillors. Official election campaigns were launched on 20 March 2014.

In the lead-up to the elections there were predictions of violence as a senior policeman was murdered and one civilian was shot at a political rally only days before the official electoral campaign period started.

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World + 11 others
Les pays en développement devraient recruter leurs étudiants en médecine et en soins infirmiers dans les régions rurales –L'épidémie du virus Ébola en Afrique occidentale est aggravée par la pénurie de personnel de la santé

AVIS AUX LECTEURS: Le Bulletin de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé a été créé par elle pour être un forum permettant aux experts de la santé publique de publier leurs observations, d’exprimer leurs opinions et d’inciter un plus large public à réfléchir sur les questions essentielles de santé publique dans l'actualité. Par conséquent, les opinions exprimées par les auteurs dans ces pages ne représentent pas nécessairement celles de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé.

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ACT Alliance Alert: Food security situation in Malawi

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ACT Alliance

Geneva, 1 October 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Malawi Price Bulletin September 2014

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