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02 Aug 2015 description

Madrid, Spain – 30 July 2015 – In discussions facilitated by UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, senior managers and owners from ten Libyan media outlets including television, print, radio and online media based both inside the country and in the region have jointly approved the “Madrid Declaration: Towards Professional Media: The Role of Libyan Media and its Responsibility in Times of Crisis”.

02 Aug 2015 description

65% of Africa's Land Affected by Degradation; New Approach Essential

Nairobi, 31 July 2015 - Over 1,200 experts, policy makers and participants today adopted the Nairobi Action Agenda on Ecosystem based Adaptation for food security and formed the Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA), which re-imagines a system of agriculture for the continent that would be beneficial both economically and environmentally.

02 Aug 2015 description

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a disbursement of SDR 35.6 million (US$49.7 million) for Nepal under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF).1 This financial support will help the country address the urgent balance of payments and fiscal needs associated with the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that occurred on April 25 causing widespread damage and devastation.

02 Aug 2015 description

Tokyo — Leading Japanese insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to enhance the resilience of 30,000 small-scale farmers in Southeast Asia by 2025 through its weather index insurance. The first major insurance company to join the BCtA, the Group developed this innovative initiative to mitigate against climate change’s adverse impacts by offering financial services to low-income farmers.

02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Indrias G. Kassaye

With the number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone dwindling but still dangerous, care centres for children are a vital measure for ensuring their protection and preventing further transmission.

02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Issa Davies

As birth registration in Sierra Leone has fallen since the start of the Ebola outbreak, a campaign reaches out to register children under age 5 and at the same time to provide polio vaccinations.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 31 July 2015 – Abass Mansaray, a 48-year-old farmer in Blama town, in eastern Sierra Leone, beamed proudly while displaying the small yellow paper that has just been given to his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Isata, by local health officials.

02 Aug 2015 description

Communiqué de presse commun du ministère de l'intérieur du Royaume-Uni et de la France.

Mme Theresa May, ministre britannique de l’intérieur et M. Bernard Cazeneuve, ministre français de l’Intérieur, se sont entretenus aujourd’hui à Londres de la crise migratoire. Les deux ministres ont discuté de l’agenda européen pour les migrations et de l’approfondissement de la coopération européenne sur la crise migratoire en Méditerranée, et de ses conséquences à Calais et à Coquelles.

02 Aug 2015 description

The Home Secretary met French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to reaffirm their joint commitment to tackle illegal migration.

Both Ministers attended a UK/France government meeting yesterday (Tuesday 28 July) on illegal migrants making the journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe.

They discussed the European Agenda on Migration and wider diplomatic collaboration to resolve the migration challenge in the Mediterranean, which is contributing to the situation in Calais and Coquelles.

02 Aug 2015 description



A recombinant, replication-competent vesicular stomatitis virus-based vaccine expressing a surface glycoprotein of Zaire Ebolavirus (rVSV-ZEBOV) is a promising Ebola vaccine candidate. We report the results of an interim analysis of a trial of rVSV-ZEBOV in Guinea, west Africa.


02 Aug 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | 8/02/2015 - 00:38 GMT

France and Britain vowed Sunday that ending a crisis which has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority".

The joint statement came as a French opposition lawmaker accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of failing to grasp "the severity of the problem", and said migrants should not be stopped from going to England unless stronger measures were taken.

02 Aug 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rainfall along Guyana’s coastal regions during the period of Wednesday, 15 July and Thursday, 16 July 2015 has resulted in increased water levels in rivers and canals. Regions #3 and #4 are the most affected regions with flooding in several communities, in yards and homes in some instances.

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 31 July 2015, a total of 1,396 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,280 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.2%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 116 cases including one death (CFR 0.86%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

01 Aug 2015 description

Heavy monsoon rains during the month of July, have caused flooding, flash floods and landslides in several parts of Myanmar, including in the Sagaing Region and Kachin State. Cyclone Komen, that made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, brought strong winds and heavy rains resulting in further floods, landslides and wind damage in several states and regions across the country. On 31 July, President U Thein Sein issued a statement declaring natural disaster zones in Chin and Rakhine states and in the Sagaing and Magway regions.