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17 Nov 2016 description

L'Initiative met en relief le rôle essentiel de l'agriculture dans l'action climatique consécutivement à l’Accord de Paris

17 novembre 2016, Rome - Reconnaissant le fardeau disproportionné que le changement climatique fait peser sur les petits Etats insulaires en développement (PEID), la FAO vient d’annoncer son soutien aux efforts déployés par six pays insulaires africains en vue de rendre leur agriculture plus résiliente face aux chocs climatiques tout en stimulant leur développement économique.

17 Nov 2016 description

Initiative underlines agriculture’s essential role in post-Paris climate action

17 November 2016, Rome -- Recognizing the disproportionate burden that climate change places on small island developing states (SIDS), FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make their agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development, the agency said today.

10 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

 Recommendations from the SABER exercise were used to prepare the Budget Revision.

 The school meals programme managed by the Government faces critical funding gaps. Since the beginning of the school year in September, no meal has been served in the school canteens.

Operational Updates

24 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s evaluation team shared a report which identifies the actions needed to continue implementing the development project.

  • The decentralized evaluation mission recommended to extend the current project for 3 additional years in order to focus on developing the capabilities of the Government to assume the transition successfully.

  • The geographical isolation and small size of the country negatively affects resource mobilization WFP WFP Assistance efforts.

Operational Updates

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description
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Foreword

As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s evaluation team shared a report which identifies the actions needed to continue implementing the development project.

  • The decentralized evaluation mission recommended to extend the current project in order to focus on developing the capabilities of the Government to assume the transition successfully.

  • The geographical isolation and small size of the country negatively affects resource mobilization efforts.

Operational Updates

28 Aug 2016 description

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • WFP’s evaluation team shared a report which identifies the actions points necessary to continue implementing the development project and future priorities in the country.

  • Geographical isolation of the country from the region negatively influences the capacity to mobilize resources.

19 Aug 2016 description
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Background

  1. The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.

18 Aug 2016 description

Aid workers carry out life-saving often in dangerous and difficult circumstances. Over the past 16 years, 427 aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in West and Central Africa. The number of victims follows a worrying upward trend with spikes in attacks recorded in recent years. Countries with the highest number of victims are the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Chad and Mali. The majority of victims were national staff, who account for the bulk of humanitarian workers and are often the most exposed to risks

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s evaluation team shared a report which identifies the actions points necessary to continue implementing the development project and future priorities in the country.

  • Geographical isolation of the country from the region negatively influences the capacity to mobilize resources.

01 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP evaluation team is finalizing the report which identifies the actions necessary to continue implementing the development project and future priorities in the country.

  • Geographical isolation of the country from the region negatively influences the capacity to mobilize resources.

WFP Assistance

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

24 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

21 Jun 2016 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 21 June 2016 – Members of parliament from across Central Africa are stepping up their region’s drive to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

17 Jun 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.