Kenya is a regional leader and growing economic center in East Africa. While the March 2013 general elections were relatively calm, challenges remain to implement the country’s new, devolved system of government and other reforms that were adopted following post-election violence in 2007 and 2008. Extremist violence, particularly by the militant group al-Shabab, also has increased since 2003. So the country faces the dual tests of developing an effective strategy to counter violent extremism while upholding the rule of law and respecting human rights.
IOM is responsible for clinical and operational management of one Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County. Tubmanburg ETU, Bomi and Buchanan ETU, Grand Bassa stopped admitting patients on 15 April. The 2 ETUs have been decommissioned with responsibility for EVD health services transitioned to CHTs.
Since 18 November 2014, when the first ETU was opened, 133 patients have been admitted, 12 survivors have been discharged and there have been 15 EVD-related death
Kabul, Afghanistan, July 27, 2015 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PROMOTE program launched the Jawana women’s leadership skills course with a ceremony at the Geology Faculty of Kabul University. One hundred Afghan women, between the ages of 18 and 30, attended the ceremony.
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The rebuilding of a canal has brought life back to a rural neighborhood in Balkh Province, reviving arable land as well as allowing residents to supplement their income by growing their own vegetables.
The reconstruction sub-project was made possible through the National Solidarity Program, the government’s flagship program for rural development.
RESPONSE TRACKING (4W)
The response tracking matrix (4W) was established early on in the response to help track Who is doing What Where with the aim to support tracking of progress and district level coordination.
The accuracy of the reports and usefulness of the tool are dependent of the coverage of agency reporting (% of actual active partners in the field) and the level of details provided.
As a result of snow melting due to high temperatures all the district of GBAO are affected by the mudflow;
6 people were killed and more than 100 households (78 fully and 22 partially) destroyed as a result of mudflow in GBAO;
An artificial lake created in Gund river increased to 20 cm as of July 27, 2015;
Affected population are relocated to the tent camp in Shugnan District;
Government has allocated land for construction of the houses for 83 affected families in Shugnan District.
By unveiling commemorative plaques in the Municipality Building and the Health Care Centre in Maglaj today, the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Dr. Renzo Daviddi, the Mayor of Maglaj, Mr. Mehmed Mustabašić, and the Director of the Health Care Centre, Dr. Emira Drnda, celebrated the completion of rehabilitation works on eight public buildings in Maglaj by the EU Floods Recovery Programme.
QUANG NINH (VNS) — Local authorities and people in Quang Ninh Province are still trying to clean up the severe damage created by five-days of torrential rain.
To date, 23 people have been reported either dead or missing.
The province has spent a total of VND15 billion (US$740,000) on financial assistance to hundreds of families left homeless by the deluge.
Yesterday, most damaged electricity supplies were reconnected as the provincial power company replaced damaged lines and reinforced transmission stations.
This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. Along with emerging threats and challenges, these include the challenge of youth inclusion; migration; regional imbalances; extractives; the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power; security; and land.
Guinea is in the midst of the lean-season and the majority of households are resorting to coping strategies.
Secondary data sources indicate markets are functioning and economic activity is underway with favorable agricultural conditions.
With the onset of the lean season, the consistent improvements in coping seen over the last five months came to a halt in Sierra Leone and normally better-off households resort to increased coping.
Food prices remained relatively stable while manual labour rates and terms of trade rose in some parts of Sierra Leone.
With the onset of the lean season, coping strategies worsened and were reported the worst in the South East and in Bong County.
Food prices remained relatively stable while wage rates and terms of trade rose, especially in Bong County.
• Progress in the livelihoods sector remain slow and far of target – results reported varying between 2% and 10% of the targets, nearly halfway through the year.
• Over US$ 6000,000 additional income provided by the sector to 3,187 beneficiaries.
• New areas of work of the sector – support to Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises, Cooperatives, Business Training – remain underdeveloped but are starting to show results.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is assisting thousands of South Sudanese forced to leave the homes that sheltered them and the fields that fed them as a result of almost two years of violent conflict. While providing emergency food, shelter and access to safe drinking water, CRS’ critical long-term development work in areas not affected by the violence also continues.
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Describing the Syrian conflict as a “shameful symbol” of the international community’s divisions and failure, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Security Council to endorse fresh recommendations by his Special Envoy on finding a political settlement based on the 2012 Geneva Communiqué.
To address big development challenges such as world hunger, you sometimes have to start small.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, food insecurity affects millions, but the solution rests largely with the individual smallholder farmers who often can’t afford to pay for basic farming equipment. Small amounts of financing offer the potential to deliver significant benefits to them and the communities they serve.
As the security situation gradually stabilizes, agriculture offers the most opportunities for economic growth, particularly among the youth and returnees who are seeking work and can engage in agricultural activities to rapidly generate an income, while contributing to rebuilding the country’s economy.