13 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
22 Nov 2011 description

The Zambian Government has maintained an open door policy to refugees from war-torn countries since the 1960s. Since then, the United Nations has provided legal protection, shelter and food assistance to new arrivals as well as to vulnerable groups, such as the sick, elderly or disabled living in the refugee settlements.

“We are coming back for you if you are still here,” were the last words that Allan Ndazeye remembers hearing before falling unconscious. A mob of men had just beaten him senseless, attacked his wife and raped his 15 year-old twin nieces.

21 Apr 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 21 April 2010 (IRIN) - In 2000 the world pledged that half the 2.6 billion people without safe drinking water and basic sanitation would have access to these basic facilities by 2015, but poor countries will need US$18.4 billion more a year to reach this Millennium Development Goal (MDG), which at this rate will only be met in 2200.

In 1997, eight percent of overall development aid went to water and sanitation; in 2008 this dropped to just five percent - less than commitments for health, education, transport, energy and agriculture, according to the Global Annual Assessment of …

29 Mar 2010 description
report PlusNews

NAIROBI, 29 March 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - A cheap, widely available antibiotic given to patients when they start taking life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs could reduce HIV mortality resource-limited settings by up to 50 percent says a new study published in the scientific journal, The Lancet. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)60057-8/abstract.

"We studied …

04 Sep 2009 description

Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, a grouping of 11 African nations, have taken an historic step forward with the establishment of a Regional Center which aims to strengthen good governance, democracy and human rights.

The 11 signatory countries to the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes RegionThe Regional Center for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education is based in Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

21 Apr 2009 description

Malaria will not be eradicated unless the distribution of mosquito nets is accompanied by extensive and prolonged community education and empowerment efforts, according to a new report issued today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

"Since 2002, the distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets has increased ten-fold in sub-Saharan Africa", begins "The Winning Formula to Beat Malaria", a report issued to coincide with World …

21 Apr 2009 description

Principales conclusions

Les preuves scientifiques s'accumulent qui démontrent qu'en combinant la distribution de moustiquaires avec des campagnes de suivi menées au sein des populations par des volontaires formés, il est possible de réduire de manière significative l'incidence du paludisme. Associer aux programmes de distribution de moustiquaires des activités de soutien et de formation est essentiel pour venir en aide aux groupes les plus vulnérables (notamment les personnes qui vivent dans des endroits reculés, les réfugiés, les personnes victimes d'opprobre et …

21 Apr 2009 description

Main Findings

There is growing scientific evidence to demonstrate that combining mosquito net distribution with follow-on "hang up" campaigns carried out by trained volunteers in the community significantly reduces incidences of malaria. Combining distribution with follow on support and training is especially crucial to reach the most vulnerable groups (such as those living in remote areas, refugees, people affected by stigma and discrimination) who cannot be otherwise reached by mass education campaigns.

21 Apr 2009 description

Le paludisme (encore appelé malaria) ne pourra être éradiqué que si la distribution de moustiquaires s'accompagne d'efforts intensifs et prolongés en matière d'éducation des populations, estime un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR).

21 May 2008 description
report IRIN

LUSAKA, 21 May 2008 (IRIN) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has begun the voluntary repatriation of Ugandan refugees in Zambia, some of whom have lived in the southern African country for over two decades.

The first group of 39 Ugandans, out of a total of 200 settled in the country, were repatriated by commercial flight on 21 May under the terms of a tripartite agreement between the governments of Zambia, Uganda and UNHCR.

18 Oct 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Oct 18, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa has urged the Ugandan refugees in Zambia to return home to develop Uganda.

President Mwanawasa made the call on Monday at the funeral service for late Apollo Milton Obote in Lusaka, according to local press reports on Tuesday.

Uganda's former president Obote, who lived in exile in Zambia after overthrown by a military coup led by General Itto Okello in 1985, died of kidney failure on October 10 at a private hospital in South Africa.

The Zambian president said, "home is home."

He …

27 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 27 August (IRIN) - Pedro Sanchez, a pioneer in the field of tropical soils and agroforestry at the University of California, Berkeley, is the 2002 winner of the World Food Prize. The award, announced earlier this month by the World Food Prize Foundation, is the highest international honour bestowed upon an individual for achievements in improving the world's food supply and reducing hunger.