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24 Apr 2015 description

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.

15 Apr 2015 description

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.

14 Apr 2015 description
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Preface

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.

09 Apr 2015 description

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.

11 Mar 2015 description

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.

11 Mar 2015 description

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:

Bangladesh 25.0

06 Mar 2015 description

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 ?

06 Mar 2015 description

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

Liliam Makosa
Projet de lutte contre les maladies animales transfrontalières, Zambie

11 Feb 2015 description

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.

11 Feb 2015 description

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.

09 Feb 2015 description

Salé, Maroc | AFP | lundi 09/02/2015 - 21:34 GMT

Le Maroc a démantelé l'an dernier "plus d'une centaine de réseaux de trafics d'être humains" entre l'Afrique et l'Europe, dans le cadre de la lutte contre l'immigration clandestine, a affirmé lundi soir un haut responsable marocain.

"Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains, nous avons démantelé plus d'une centaine de réseaux" en 2014, a indiqué à l'AFP le ministre délégué auprès du ministre de l'Intérieur, Charki Draiss.

03 Feb 2015 description

The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.

30 Jan 2015 description

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Friday 1/30/2015 - 14:27 GMT |

At least six would-be migrants drowned when their boat capsized near Melilla, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, authorities said Friday.

Another 10 people were rescued from the water after the boat overturned off the Moroccan town of Nador, five kilometres (three miles) from Melilla.

The vessel was said to be carrying 20 would-be migrants and two smugglers.

20 Jan 2015 description

MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries ahead of donor meeting

New MSF report reveals countries struggle with skyrocketing vaccine prices amidst market shrouded in secrecy

London, 20 January 2015—Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in developing countries, ahead of a major vaccination donor conference in Berlin.

08 Jan 2015 description

After an intense training in life-like disaster conditions, the team members are ready to search through rubble with one goal: save as many lives as possible.

Read the full story on the OCHA website

24 Dec 2014 description

Les variétés améliorées doivent aller de pair avec des systèmes agricoles respectueux de l'environnement, conviennent des experts internationaux

19 décembre 2014, Rome – Les systèmes d'exploitation à base de céréales doivent entamer la transition vers l'agriculture durable si l'on veut qu'ils répondent un jour à une demande inégalée de maïs, de riz et de blé. Tel est l'un des messages clés d'une réunion, cette semaine à la FAO, d'un groupe d'éminents experts internationaux.

04 Nov 2014 description

Alger (CICR) – Aujourd’hui s’ouvre à Alger une importante réunion d’experts du droit international humanitaire (DIH) des États arabes, sous le haut patronage du ministre de la Justice et garde des sceaux algérien, et de la vice-présidente du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Christine Beerli. Cette rencontre rassemblera des experts gouvernementaux de l’Algérie, de la Jordanie, des Émirats arabes unis, de Bahreïn, de la Tunisie, du Maroc et d’autres pays arabes, ainsi que des représentants de la Ligue arabe et des experts du CICR.

04 Nov 2014 description

Algiers (ICRC) – An important meeting of experts from Arab States on international humanitarian law is starting in Algiers today under the joint patronage of Algeria's justice minister and keeper of the seals and of Christine Beerli, vice-president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The meeting brings together government experts from Algeria, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Morocco and other Arab countries along with representatives of the Arab League and experts from the ICRC.

02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

02 Oct 2014 description

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.