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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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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.

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En visite dans des régions inondées du Bénin, la chef des opérations humanitaires des Nations Unies appelle à une approche plus intégrée des crises

(Cotonou / Genève / New York, 20 Octobre 2012) - Nous devons changer notre manière de traiter les crises humanitaires et appuyer les gouvernements pour améliorer la préparation et accroître les capacités et les mécanismes d'adaptation des communautés et des ménages confrontés à des inondations, a déclaré vendredi à Cotonou la Secrétaire générale adjointe aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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UN Humanitarian chief visits flooded areas in Benin, calls for more integrated approach to crises

(Cotonou/Geneva/New York, 20 October 2012) We have to change the way we deal with humanitarian crises and support governments to improve preparedness and increase the capacities and coping mechanisms of communities and households faced with floods, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, said on Friday in Cotonou.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Les experts examinent les dossiers de la 4e réunion des ministres de l’éducation de la CEDEAO

Report
ECOWAS

N°: 268/2012

8 octobre 2012 [Abuja - Nigeria]

La ministre nigériane de l’Education, Pr Ruqayattu Ahmed Rufa’i, a sollicité l’appui, la coopération et la collaboration des Etats membres de la CEDEAO pour la mise en place à Ibadan, au Nigéria, du Centre ouest-africain de l’Université panafricaine et de l’Institut des sciences de la vie et de la terre.

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Benin + 14 others
Trois dossiers importants au menu de la 4e conférence des ministres de l’Education de la CEDEAO

Report
ECOWAS

N°: 263/2012

26 septembre 2012 [Abuja - Nigeria]

La 4e conférence des ministres de l’Education de la CEDEAO se tiendra le samedi 6 octobre 2012 à Abuja, au Nigéria. Elle sera essentiellement consacrée à l’examen de trois grands programmes : l’Enseignement technique et la formation professionnelle (ETFP), le Système d’information sur la gestion de l’éducation (SIGE) et l’Education pour la paix.

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Benin + 14 others
4th Conference of ECOWAS ministers of education to consider three major issues

Report
ECOWAS

N°: 263/2012

26 September 2012 [Abuja - Nigeria]

The 4th Conference of ECOWAS Ministers of Education will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on Saturday 6 October, 2012.

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Benin + 8 others
IDB Plays Increased Role in Agriculture and Food Security of African Member Countries

According to a recent study by the IDB, the world is expected to witness continued fluctuation in food commodity prices for a few more years to come. The study cautions that the impact of hunger as a result of the global price fluctuations is likely to undermine the development process in its developing and least developed member countries.

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In Benin, a 17-year-old girl pays a heavy price for not being registered at birth

By Reine David Gnahoui and Gisèle Langue Menye

COTONOU, Benin, 31 July 2012 – Since January 2011, 17-year-old Irene Godonou A. has been an apprentice at a sewing programme in Agblangandan, located a half-hour’s drive from Cotonou.

When she gazes up from her sewing machine, she projects an image of pride and determination. But her hard work has been undermined by one unfortunate fact: She has been unable to attend secondary school because she lacks a birth certificate.

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With World Bank support, Benin to expand decentralized basic services for poor people and empower communities (EN/FR)

Report
World Bank

Press Release No:2012/426/AFR

Project targets 700 poor communities and pilots a new safety net system

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 –The World Bank will support Benin’s effort to improve poor people’s access to basic services such as education, health, and water, roads and market infrastructure and mainstream the community-driven development approach for building such infrastructure. The Bank will also provide capacity-building and technical assistance to support Benin’s decentralization reforms and help the country to set up a new social safety net system.

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Au Bénin, des programmes appuyés par l'UNICEF en faveur de l'éducation et des droits de l'enfant offrent aux enfants une porte de sortie pour échapper à l'exploitation

Par Alex Duval Smith

DJOUGOU, Bénin, 3 avril 2012 - Kabirou Sayo a seulement 15 ans mais son histoire pourrait emplir un livre. « Cela s'est passé à la fin d'une journée d'école », dit-il quand on lui demande comment il est devenu victime de la traite des enfants. « J'ai rencontré un homme du nom de Baba qui faisait du trafic d'enfants. Il a essayé de m'expliquer quels étaient les avantages de partir pour le Nigéria ».

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In Benin, UNICEF-supported education and child rights programmes offer children a way out of exploitation

By Alex Duval Smith

DJOUGOU, Benin, 3 April 2012 – Kabirou Sayo is only 15 years old, yet his life story could fill a book.

VIDEO: UNICEF correspondent Suzanne Beukes reports on UNICEF's efforts to improve education in Benin.

“It happened at the end of a school day,” he explained when asked how he came to be a victim of child trafficking. ''I met a man called Baba who traffics in children. He tried to tell me the advantages of leaving for Nigeria.''

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Une seconde chance pour les enfants exploités et vulnérables au Bénin

Le rapport phare de l'UNICEF, « La situation des enfants dans le monde 2012 : les enfants dans un monde urbain », sera publié le 28 février, et axé sur les enfants en milieu urbain. Un milliard d'enfants vivent en milieu urbain, et ce nombre croît rapidement. Pourtant, les disparités au sein des villes révèlent que beaucoup d'enfants n'ont pas accès à l'école, aux soins de santé et à l'assainissement, bien qu'ils vivent à proximité de ces services.

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Benin + 3 others
BADEA extends FOUR loans totaling US $ ‎‏26.1‏‎ million with Burkina Faso, Benin, Cote D'Ivoire and Chad‎

The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), signs in ‎Khartoum, Wednesday, 18 January 2012, four loan agreements worth US $ ‎‏26.1‏‎ million US dollar, for the benefit of the Republics of Burkina Faso, ‎Benin, Côte‏ ‏d'Ivoire, and Chad details of these loans as follows:-‎ Burkina Faso:‎ ‎ ‎‏ ‏A loan of US $ 1.5 million from (BADEA), to Burkina Faso to finance a ‎Line of Credit for Youth Support Fund.‎ ‏ ‏The loan, which is to be reimbursed over a period of 20 years, ‎includes a grace period of 5 years and has an annual interest rate of ‎‎1%.‎ ‏ ‏The project aims at supporting

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Benin + 9 others
West Africa: Call for more coordinated approach to child protection

Report
IRIN

DAKAR, 4 January 2012 (IRIN) - A new report on child migration in West Africa says thousands of children are being sold, exchanged or transported out of their communities each year in violation of internationally-recognized rights of the child, and calls on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to persuade governments to better protect these children.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

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La campagne annuelle de scolarisation prône le maintien de tous les enfants à l’école

MALANVILLE, Bénin, 23 septembre 2011 - En prélude à la rentrée scolaire 2011-2012, la troisième édition de la campagne « Tous les enfants à l’école » a été lancée à Malanville, commune de 130.000 habitants, située dans le département de l’Alibori. C’était la première fois qu’une localité du septentrion accueillait l’évènement.

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Benin + 10 others
Update No. 19: Côte d’Ivoire Situation

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• On 22 May, President Ouattara confirmed that Guillaume Soro will continue to serve as Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The President is expected to appoint his government as well as the top military commanders in the coming days.

• On 26 May, President Ouattara called on Ivorians living abroad to return home and use their experience to help rebuild the country.

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Benin + 8 others
Update No. 18: Côte d’Ivoire Situation

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• Coordination of civil protection, humanitarian assistance, and post-conflict reconstruction activities are underway in a joint effort by UN agencies, humanitarian partners and the respective government authorities to restore stability in Côte d’Ivoire.

• The Ivorian press reported that following a meeting between FRCI generals on 16 May, an imminent strategy to disarm the population in Gagnoa is being prepared.

• UNOCI reported combat in San Pedro on 17 May whereby four militiamen were killed and one was captured.

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Benin + 9 others
Update No. 17: Côte d’Ivoire Situation

HIGHLIGHTS

• The security situation in parts of Abidjan and in western Côte d’Ivoire continues to be volatile. At this point in time, UNHCR is not in a position to promote the voluntary repatriation of refugees into Cote d’Ivoire.

• It was reported that civilians were executed in the villages of Okrouyo and Mabehiri last week in western Côte d’Ivoire following efforts by the Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire to track down the armed militants fleeing Yopougon. The victims were accused allegedly accused of aiding and abetting militia.