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Swaziland + 16 others
Factbox - Africa still faces biggest burden of HIV/AIDS

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, almost 60 million people have been infected with HIV and 25 million people have died of HIV-related causes.

As World Aids Day is marked on Tuesday, globally some 33.4 million people were living with HIV. There were 2 million AIDS-related deaths in 2008 according to UNAIDS.

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most heavily affected, accounting for 67 percent of all people living with HIV and 91 percent of all new infections among children.

Here are some key details about AIDS in AFRICA:

AIDS IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA:

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Swaziland + 7 others
OCHA : Swaziland, Lesotho et Mozambique en proie à la malnutrition

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Lors d'un point sur les crises humanitaires en Afrique australe et au Moyen-Orient, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, John Holmes, a plaidé pour une réponse rapide de la part des donateurs à l'Appel éclair lancé aujourd'hui en faveur du Swaziland.

« Une situation très préoccupante en matière de malnutrition est à craindre si nous n'agissons pas sous peu », a-t-il déclaré à propos de la crise qui sévit dans ce pays frappé par une terrible sècheresse qui touche également le Lesotho, le Zimbabwe et

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Swaziland + 16 others
ACT Appeal Rapid Response Fund 2005 - RRF- 5


Total Appeal Target : US$ 750,000

Balance Requested from ACT Network: 738,743.09

Geneva, 6 January 2005

Dear Colleagues,

During 2004, the ACT Rapid Response Fund assisted 26 ACT implementing members to save lives in sudden emergencies, providing financial assistance ranging from US$4,000 to US$50,000.