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13 Oct 2015 description

Lima - Finance Ministers of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20), representing close to 700 million people threatened by climate change and spanning world regions, held their inaugural meeting on 8 October 2015 in Lima, Peru. They announced a series of actions to foster greater investment in climate resiliency and low emissions development at home and internationally.

12 Oct 2015 description


  • The humanitarian response for the 57,000 IDPs in Lac region continues despite the unpredictability of displacement.

  • Only 14% of US$ 10 million required for humanitarian response for IDPs in Lac received.

  • School gives hope to over 1,000 displaced children in the Lac region, but 24,000 IDP children still missing out on education.

  • The CAR Returnees’ Reintegration Plan adopted by the Government of Chad provides for a gradual reduction of humanitarian assistance in favour of recovery activities.

12 Oct 2015 description


  • La réponse humanitaire aux 57 000 déplacés internes du Lac se déploie malgré la volatilité des déplacements de population.

  • Seulement 14% des 11 millions de dollars requis pour la réponse humanitaire aux déplacés internes dans la région du Lac ont été reçus.

  • L’école redonne espoir à plus de 1 000 enfants en déplacement dans la région du Lac, mais 24 000 enfants déplacés restent en attente de scolarisation.

09 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

08 Oct 2015 description

MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.

08 Oct 2015 description
report Voice of America

Reuben Kyama
October 07, 2015 6:00 PM

Several transnational corporations have come to Tanzania to invest in plantations in the country's Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor, a region the size of Italy.

The initiative is sponsored by a food security alliance created by the G7 group of industrialized countries. The goal is to bring innovation to agriculture and create more jobs in the sector to reduce poverty and wipe out hunger in the nation.

07 Oct 2015 description

Today, UNHCR started the relocation of 50,000 Burundian refugees to two camps in North West Tanzania, which the government has reopened to ease the suffering of tens of thousands of people in the crowded Nyarugusu camp.

07 Oct 2015 description

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This month marks the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals present us with a historic opportunity to change the world for the better by ending poverty, achieving gender equality and reaching Zero Hunger.

07 Oct 2015 description

The African Union’s (AU) early warning system will be working overtime in the next few weeks as Africa heads into a series of high-risk elections. Elections in Burkina Faso have been postponed following a coup d’état in mid-September, and violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) might see the polls in that country, planned for 18 October, also being postponed. Elections are meanwhile going ahead in Guinea on 11 October and in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania on 25 October. Presidential elections are also being held in Benin and Niger in February 2016.

07 Oct 2015 description


The word ‘labs’ is sometimes confl ated with the fashionable nomenclature of innovators, and innovative organizations. For others, the word ‘lab’ may conjure up images of men and women wearing large plastic goggles, and white coats, almost certainly holding test tubes full of colorful – possibly fi zzing – liquid.

06 Oct 2015 description

Overview of the SARCOF Forecast

The Nineteenth Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-19) was convened from 26 to 28 August 2015 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) to formulate consensus guidance for the 2015/2016 rainfall season over the SADC region. A series of rainfall outlooks covering the period October 2015 to March 2016 was prepared by climate scientists from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of the SADC region and the SADC CSC.