German Agro Action
Non-governmental Organization based in Germany

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Ebola in Sierra Leone: The impacts of the ‘Ebola Virus Disease’ on the livelihoods of rural communities, agricultural production and food security

Welthungerhilfe: New study shows serious implications of Ebola

(Bonn/Freetown, 18/09/2014) Ebola-affected Sierra Leone is now also facing the threat of famine. A new study from Welthungerhilfe has conlcuded that, by the beginning of 2015, the effects of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone could have an even more dramatic impact than the illness itself. “From March, we are anticipating serious hunger”, warns Jochen Moninger, Sierra Leone country coordinator for the last four years.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
Welthungerhilfe assisting Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola

(Bonn, 06/08/2014) Welthungerhilfe is helping local authorities in Sierra Leone in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. Besides Liberia, Sierra Leone has been hardest hit by the epidemic that has so far claimed more than 900 lives.

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Appuis à la gestion des boues de vidanges sur les sites de Déplacés de Bangui

1. Cadre de l’étude

L’étude a été réalisée à la demande du cluster WASH afin de faciliter la coordination entre les acteurs impliqués dans la gestion des boues de vidanges sur les sites de déplacés de BANGUI. Les solutions techniques évoquées sont autant de propositions que les acteurs devront adapter.

Les propositions se font en deux parties distinctes : l’organisation du transit durant la période d’urgence est traitée au paragraphe 4.1, le traitement des boues qui nécessite l’intégration du court et moyen terme et traité au paragraphe 4.2.

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Cash-Based Assistance Programmes for Internally Displaced Persons in the Kabul Informal Settlements

Executive Summary

Trends recorded in early 2014 confirm the rising humanitarian needs of Afghans displaced by conflict, natural disasters and man-made disasters: 650,000 Afghans are known to be internally displaced. Forced to leave their homes, IDPs gravitate for protection to urban centres. Kabul ranks first in this forced migration scenario: the capital city holds 56% of the urban population with 80% of the population residing in informal settlements. Within this population, IDPs are particularly vulnerable.

JOBS

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Country Director in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Job
Closing date: 15 Oct 2014 Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. (German Agro Action)

The post is to be filled as soon as possible (or as agreed), and is initially scheduled to end on 31 December 2015; an extension is planned. The office is located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with frequent travel.

Objectives and responsibilities of the position

As the Country Director, you are responsible for managing the Welthungerhilfe Regional Office in Haiti, and for implementing the programmes and projects in Haiti in accordance with Welthungerhilfe's applicable concept paper and country concept.

Your most important duties are as follows: