Despite the significant decrease in the number of people who die from easily preventable diseases, third world countries are still plagued by diseases which can be cured cost-effectively. Our organization focuses on three different highly efficient strategies to save lives and help communities escape from the vicious cycle they are in. The categories under which we operate are cataract surgeries, hospital construction & administration and health scan programs.
Since the beginning of the year some 153 000 migrants were detected at Europe’s external borders. This represents a 149% increase when compared to the same period in 2014 when 61 500 migrants entered Europe.
In May the total number of detections rose by 26% in relation to April and reached 50 500. Considering seasonal trends, it is expected that the migratory pressure will continue to increase during the summer period on all routes.
IOM Launches Study: “Migration Trends Across the Mediterranean: Connecting the Dots”
Egypt - Altai Consulting and IOM today launch “Migration Trends across the Mediterranean: Connecting the Dots”.
Based on unique and in-depth qualitative research in countries along the Western and Central Mediterranean routes, the study adds new insights to the ongoing debate over migration across the Mediterranean.
Hier, jeudi 14 mai, aux alentours de 9h, les équipes MSF ont reçu un appel du centre de sauvetage en mer de Rome les informant qu’un bateau de pêche en bois transportant 300 personnes était en détresse.
Vers 11h, l’équipe a commencé sa mission de sauvetage qui s'est terminée aux alentours de 18h. Au total, les équipes de sauvetage en mer de MSFSea et MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ont porté assistance aux 561 personnes entassées sur ce bateau.
Country is first in Arab world to develop a legal migration policy, but integration is stymied by racism
May 13, 2015 5:00AM ET
by Maggy Donaldson @maggydonaldson & Thalia Beaty @tkbeaty
RABAT, Morocco — Christian Wetemwami doesn’t know his mobile phone number, and his aid worker is teasing him about it. He’s in on the joke, but the incident reveals how precarious his life in Morocco is.
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During June-July-August 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, extreme southern Mali, Western half of Côte d’Ivoire, coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
Below average precipitation is likely over Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, extreme Southern-West Ghana, lake chad region, extreme southern of South Sudan and Ethiopia, northern-east DCR, northern Uganda, and Kenyan from May to August
Rabat, Maroc | AFP | mardi 12/05/2015 - 13:42 GMT
Les garde-côtes marocains ont empêché mardi 22 migrants de traverser illégalement le détroit de Gibraltar vers l'Espagne à bord d'embarcations de fortune, selon un communiqué des autorités.
Les gardes-côtes ont avorté "une tentative collective d’émigration illégale d'un groupe de 22 ressortissants originaires de pays d'Afrique subsaharienne", selon un communiqué de la préfecture de Tanger (nord) cité par l'agence MAP.
Rabat, Maroc | AFP | vendredi 08/05/2015 - 15:43 GMT
La marine royale marocaine a empêché plus d'une centaine de migrants de traverser illégalement le détroit de Gibraltar vers l'Espagne à bord d'embarcations de fortune au cours des derniers jours, ont annoncé les autorités de Tanger.
Vendredi, la marine royale a "réussi à faire échouer une tentative d’émigration illégale d'un groupe de 40 ressortissants de pays d'Afrique subsaharienne", a indiqué la préfecture de Tanger, citée par l'agence MAP.
Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Friday 5/8/2015 - 15:29 GMT
Morocco's navy on Friday prevented a group of 40 illegal migrants from crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on makeshift boats headed for Spain, the authorities in Tangiers said.
The authorities "succeeded in foiling an illegal attempt to emigrate by a group of 40 people of sub-Saharan origin", the MAP news agency reported the prefecture in Tangiers as saying.
PRETORIA (ILO News) – HIV and AIDS workplace initiatives should be integrated into national AIDS programmes and a wide range of health approaches, including occupational safety and health, says a new report, "Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS at Work: A Multi-Country Study in Africa ", launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Sandton - Johannesburg, South Africa.
More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
In the last decade, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have invested considerable resources and political capital to bring more children into the classroom.
Most impressively, out-of-school rates for primary school children have plummeted, often by as much as half, bringing hope and new opportunity to millions.
Abu Dhabi, 7th April, 2015 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent's higher committee for foreign aid has allocated AED 24. 6 million for international relief operations with Iraqi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in Iraq's Kurdistan region taking the lion's share of AED 18.1 million.
Rabat, Morocco | | Wednesday 3/11/2015 - 17:18 GMT
The bodies of four migrants bidding to reach Spain's Canary Islands were recovered off southern Morocco's Atlantic coast Wednesday, a day after 19 others were rescued from a rubber boat, officials said.
The four drowned migrants were found near Tan-Tan, across from the islands, said the officials, quoted by Morocco's MAP news agency.
Their nationalities were not immediately known.
Vienna, Austria, March 11, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 150th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
Public sector approvals amounting to US$201m will support the following projects:
Trois cas concrets au Pérou, en RDC et au Maroc apportent la réponse à la question. Celui qui, à l’instar du Trade for Development Centre, considère le commerce équitable et durable comme un levier dans la lutte contre la pauvreté et de réduction des inégalités, doit se poser deux questions lors de l’approbation des projets : qui effectue le travail de production et qui ère les bénéfices, une fois que le projet accroît les revenus ?
A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, nous partageons les histoires de 25 femmes d'à travers le continent africain dont les vies se sont améliorées de manière radicale. Hommage rendu aux interventions financées par la Banque africaine de développement
Projet de lutte contre les maladies animales transfrontalières, Zambie
Madrid, Espagne | AFP | mercredi 11/02/2015 - 18:34 GMT
La justice a convoqué 16 gardes civils dans l'enquête sur la mort d'une quinzaine de migrants qui tentaient de gagner à la nage l'enclave espagnole de Ceuta au Maroc en février 2014, a-t-on appris mercredi de source judiciaire.
Madrid, Spain | AFP | Wednesday 2/11/2015 - 19:53 GMT
A Spanish court has summoned 16 police for questioning over the deaths of 15 Africans who drowned swimming towards Spain as officers fired rubber bullets, authorities said on Wednesday.
A judge in the Spanish territory of Ceuta which borders Morocco summoned the 16 members of the Civil Guard military police for questioning to assess whether they could be responsible for the migrants' deaths, judicial authorities said in a statement.