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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

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World + 21 others
Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children: West and Central Africa Regional Report

West and Central Africa has the world’s highest out-of-school rate, at 28 per cent, which means that about 19 million primary school-age children in this region are excluded from education.

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Mali + 5 others
$5.3 million to Right To Play for Sport for Development

The Government of Canada is committed to sport and play as powerful tools to achieving health, education and conflict-resolution goals in developing countries.

To mark the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Canada announced today $5.3 million to Right To Play for the Advancing Health, Education and Development for Children and Youth (AHEAD) project in West and Francophone Africa.

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Burundi + 27 others
OFID’s Governing Board approves fresh funding in its 146th session - Funds to benefit over 30 countries worldwide

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

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Bulletin Humanitaire Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre - septembre 2013

FAITS SAILLANTS

 Il est estimé que 288 000 personnes se sont déplacées à l’intérieur et hors de la RCA depuis le début du conflit de décembre 2012

 Les prix mondiaux des denrées alimentaires ont baissé de 7 points par rapport à 2012, mais ils sont en hausse dans la région

 Menace d’une crise alimentaire en RCA où près de 40 pour cent de la population a besoin d'une aide alimentaire et environ 11 pour cent est vulnérable à une crise alimentaire

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 12 others
Outside the Circle - A research initiative by Plan International into the rights of children with disabilities to education and protection in West Africa

Report
Plan

Research conducted by Plan provides information on the negative attitudes, discrimination and violence that these children face in pursuit of their rights to education and protection.

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Mali + 20 others
Bureau régional pour l'Afrique de l'ouest et du centre - Bulletin - Fond central d'interventions d'urgence, deuxième trimestre 2013

Le CERF alloue plus de 19,8 millions de dollars pour des programmes d’urgence au second trimestre

Le Fonds Central d’Intervention d’Urgence des Nations Unies (CERF) a alloué au cours des trois derniers mois un total de 19,8 millions de dollars au Congo, au Mali, à la République Centrafricaine (RCA), au Sénégal et au Tchad. Cette dotation porte à 47,9 millions de dollars le montant total alloué en 2013 à l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 20 others
Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin - Central Emergency Response Fund, Second Quarter 2013

During the second quarter, CERF allocates over US$ 19.8 million for Life saving programs

The United Nations Cenral Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated over the last three months a total of US$19.8 million to Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Mali and Senegal. This brings to $47.9 million the total amount allocated so far in 2013 to West and Central Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 24 others
OFID Governing Board approves new loans and grants to boost socio-economic development

Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2013. The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 143rd Session on June 13, has approved 17 loans and grants totaling over US$234 million to boost socio-economic development in over 44 partner countries. The majority of the public sector funding will co-finance transportation, energy and water supply and sanitation projects.

The approved public sector loans are as follows:

Burkina Faso

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World + 5 others
Canada and Right To Play work together to improve the lives of children and youth

Ottawa, Ontario — The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, recognized today the importance of sport and play in improving the education, health and life skills of disadvantaged young people, and highlighted Canada’s commitment to securing the future of children and youth around the globe.

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World + 5 others
Le Canada et l'organisme Right To Play collaborent afin d'améliorer la vie des enfants et des jeunes

Ottawa (Ontario) — L’honorable Julian Fantino, ministre de la Coopération internationale et l’honorable Peter MacKay, ministre de la Défense nationale, ont reconnu aujourd’hui l’importance de la pratique de sports et de la participation à des jeux pour améliorer l’éducation, la santé et les aptitudes à la vie quotidienne des jeunes gens défavorisés. Ils ont également souligné l’engagement pris par le Canada pour assurer l’avenir des enfants et des jeunes partout dans le monde.

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World + 35 others
Coopération internationale de la Suisse - Rapport annuel 2012

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

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World + 39 others
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Annual Report 2012

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

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Senegal + 9 others
La bourse DAFI, clef du succès pour les réfugiés les plus brillants

Dakar, 16 mai (HCR) – Abdoulaye Ndongo, âgé de 37 ans, est arrivé au Sénégal en 1989. Il avait 13 ans. Il se rappelle encore ce jour d'été, où il a été déporté de Mauritanie pour le Sénégal avec seulement les vêtements qu'il portait ce jour-là. Toutefois, Ndongo a eu la chance de traverser le fleuve Sénégal sans être séparé de ses parents, ce qui n'a pas été le cas pour beaucoup d'autres enfants réfugiés.

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PepsiCo Quaker Delegation Visits Benin School Meals Programme

A delegation from PepsiCo Quaker in the Netherlands recently travelled to Benin to visit WFP’s school feeding programme, which the company is supporting. The visit demonstrated the impact that PepsiCo Quaker’s contributions have had on primary schools in Benin.

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Mali + 14 others
Recommendations for enhancing the promotion of girls’ education

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ECOWAS

The ECOWAS experts' meeting on the education of girls and other vulnerable groups ended on Friday 19 April 2013 in Banjul with some important recommendations, whose implementation would go a long way to enhancing the promotion of the education of these marginalized social groups.

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RCA allocates over Dh 4 million to implement developmental projects

The Higher Committee of Foreign aid at the Red Crescent Authority has allocated Dh 4.027 million to carry out developmental projects in a number of countries.

The assistance will cover health, education and social services sectors in addition to the provision of water supplies in areas which suffer from shortage of this vital service.

These projects will be carried out in a number of countries, including Palestine, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Jordan and Pakistan, Senegal, Bosnia, Uganda, Benin, Thailand, Chad, in addition to Ghana, Lebanon, Libya and Mauritania.

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Mali + 14 others
Recommandations pour une meilleure promotion de la scolarisation des filles

Report
ECOWAS

N°: 104/2013

La réunion des experts de la CEDEAO sur l'éducation des filles et des autres groupes vulnérables s’est achevée ce vendredi 19 avril 2013 à Banjul sur d’importantes recommandations dont la mise en œuvre devrait aider grandement à une meilleure promotion de la scolarisation des membres de ces catégories sociales marginalisées.

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Benin: Cholera Epidemic DREF operation n° MDRBJ010 Update n° 1

GLIDE n° EP-2012-000186-BEN

Period covered by this update: 10 November 2012 to 31 January 2013.

Summary: CHF 112,195 was allocated from the IFRC`s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9 November 2012, to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 25,000 people in 5,000 households.