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TDRP Update - February 2012

Regional Activities

High turnout for "Consolidating Peace" Conference

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West and Central Africa: Cholera thriving two years on

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IRIN

DAKAR, 12 October 2011 (IRIN) - Three simultaneous cholera epidemics have affected 24 countries in West and Central Africa, with 85,000 infections and 2,466 deaths since the beginning of 2011, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Human Rights Council to hold its seventeenth session from 30 May to 17 June

BACKGROUND RELEASE

26 May 2011

The Human Rights Council will hold its seventeenth regular session from 30 May to 17 June at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

On the morning of Monday, 30 May, the Council will hear an update by Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to be followed by a general debate.

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Assembly President Calls for 'True Spirit of Partnership' Among All Nations To Secure Peace, Stability, Sustainable Development in Africa

GA/11011

Sixty-fifth General Assembly

Plenary

30th & 31st Meetings (AM & PM)

During Annual Consideration of Africa's Development Needs, Speakers Urge Rich Countries to Deliver on Promises, Urge 'Equality of Opportunities' for Africa

In the wake of the General Assembly's renewed commitment to galvanizing political momentum towards implementation of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, it was crucial for international partners to cooperate on redressing the ills of the world's most strife-ridden continent, said delegates gathered today for their annual joint debate

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Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa - 2010

Regional update - Africa

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and developments in the region since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010. A more comprehensive report will be provided in the forthcoming Global Appeal 2011 Update.

A. Major challenges and new developments

During the first eight months of 2010, Africa witnessed a number of complex humanitarian and emergency situations,

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AFRICA: Ten countries desperately seeking doctors

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IRIN
NAIROBI, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) - Shortages of medical staff have been identified as one of the major impediments to achieving the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals. For example, one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique, has just 548 doctors for a population of more than 22 million, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO's baseline estimate for achieving the health-related MDGs is at least 23 health workers per 10,000 people - against an average of 13 in Africa. IRIN/PlusNews has compiled a list

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Global Update - Food Security Monitoring, Oct 2009 - Feb 2010, Isssue No. 2

The Global Update provides food security information on trends on food access and utilization. Key food access indicators reported are food consumption, coping strategies and terms of trade. These indicators are proximate to nutritional status thus allow the early identification of potential increases in malnutrition.

This update provides information on 33 countries for the period: fourth quarter 2009 through February 2010. It reports on changes of a select set of indicators and makes conclusions about the food security situation. (See Annex 1 for details on the indicators).

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Secretary-General's message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

New York, 17 June 2009

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth's surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as 1 billion people. Faced with long periods of drought, famine and deepening poverty, many have only one option: flight from the land. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants. That number could rise to 200 million by 2050.

This year's observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought highlights the growing threat to

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Belgium and FAO link to help African farmers: $6.6 million for DRC, Burundi, Niger and Ethiopia

Rome, 15 April 2009 - Belgium has agreed a $6.6 million programme for FAO to provide emergency assistance to poor farmers in Africa as part of an ongoing partnership that has totalled more than $80 million over the past twelve years.

Around $ 2.6 million of the latest contribution from the Belgian Development Cooperation will go to directly support farming households whose livelihoods have suffered from the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cassava and sweet potatoes cuttings as well as hand tools, vegetable and other crop seeds will be distributed to 25,000 farmers.

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Aide de la Belgique et de la FAO aux agriculteurs africains : 6,6 millions de dollars pour la RDC, le Burundi, le Niger et l'Ethiopie

15 avril 2009, Rome - La Belgique vient d'approuver un programme FAO de 6,6 millions de dollars d'aide d'urgence aux agriculteurs pauvres africains et ce, dans le cadre d'un partenariat qui a totalisé plus de 80 millions de dollars au cours des 12 dernières années.

Quelque 2,6 millions de dollars de la Coopération belge pour le développement bénéficieront directement aux familles d'agriculteurs dont les moyens d'existence ont été compromis durant les troubles en République démocratique du Congo. Du manioc et des plants de
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European Parliament resolution of 24 March 2009 on One year after Lisbon: The Africa-EU partnership at work

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European Union
Provisional edition

P6_TA-PROV(2009)0151
A6-0079/2009
(2008/2318(INI))

The European Parliament ,

- having regard to the Joint Africa-EU Strategy ("Joint Strategy") and the first Action Plan (2008-2010) for the implementation of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, adopted by EU and African heads of state and government meeting in Lisbon on 8 and 9 December 2007,

- having regard to the Commission Communication entitled "One year after Lisbon: The Africa-EU partnership at work" (COM(2008)0617),

- having

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Activities of Secretary-General in Ethiopia, 31 January - 3 February

SG/T/2650

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Madam Ban Soon-taek arrived at Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport in the evening of Saturday, 31 January.

On Sunday, the Secretary-General met first with President Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa to discuss regional issues. He also met with President Omer Hassan al-Bashir of the Sudan. The Secretary-General expressed his deep concern regarding the situation in Muhajeria and urged the President to uphold the safety of civilians and ensure humanitarian access. The Secretary-General also discussed the

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Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Mid-Year Review of the Humanitarian Appeal 2007


THE CAP AT MID-2007

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Africa and the Millennium Development Goals 2007 update


At the midway point between their adoption in 2000 and the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, sub-Saharan Africa is not on track to achieve any of the Goals. Although there have been major gains in several areas and the Goals remain achievable in most African nations, even the best governed countries on the continent have not been able to make sufficient progress in reducing extreme poverty in its many forms.

POVERTY & HUNGER

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Despite record cereal crop this year, some countries will struggle - UN agency

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UN News Service
Although global cereal production is expected to reach record levels this year, at least 33 countries are forecast to face serious difficulties, largely because of conflict, economic struggles or bad weather, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.

The latest issue of the FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released at the agency's headquarters in Rome,

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The Global Appeal 2007

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR. This tenth Global Appeal outlines the Office's strategies and programmes for 2007, and will be launched officially at UNHCR's annual

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European Commission makes generous donation to WFP's global operations

BRUSSELS - The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a 105 million euro donation by the European Commission for its global operations in 2006.
"The Commission's very generous commitment gives a vitally important boost to our capacity to respond to food crises in the poorest countries, and to our campaign to meet the first Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people in the world," said WFP's Executive Director, James Morris.

The EC funding will allow WFP to deliver

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CERF Advisory Group holds inaugural session; elects Chair and Vice-Chairs

(New York: 23 May 2006): The Advisory Group on the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) today held its inaugural session at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The twelve members of the Advisory Group, who serve in their individual, expert capacities, were appointed by the Secretary-General in conformity with General Assembly resolution 60/124 of 15 December 2005. The Advisory Group provides periodic policy guidance and expert advice on the use and impact of the CERF to the Secretary-General, through the Under-Secretary-General.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Africa: €10 million in NGO humanitarian and recovery funding

Mr. Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation, announces €10 million in support for NGOs bringing humanitarian and recovery support to Africa.

Minister Lenihan said:

"I am delighted to announce this package of support to some of our key NGO partners. The main beneficiaries of this funding include Concern, Goal, Trócaire and Médicins sans Frontières.

"This funding will go directly to feed and offer help to people in some of the worst humanitarian situations in Niger, Somalia, the Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Darfur, Malawi and Tanzania.