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02 Apr 2015 description

Khost, Afghanistan | | Thursday 4/2/2015 - 07:41 GMT

A suicide bomber Thursday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an attack near a complex housing the governor of a restive eastern province bordering Pakistan, officials said.

"Thirteen dead bodies and 39 wounded people were brought to hospital," Aminullah Khan, a doctor at the government hospital in Khost city, told AFP.

A senior police official requesting anonymity said 20 people were killed and 40 others were wounded.

02 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 March 2015 – The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, today called the signing of a landmark declaration by military commanders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a “milestone” on the road to ending conflict related sexual violence.

“This is a day we will all remember as a giant leap forward in the fight against conflict-related sexual violence,” SRSG Bangura said in a statement from the DRC capital of Kinshasa.

02 Apr 2015 description

Genève / Damas / Sana’a / Bamako – Le Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est choqué et meurtri par trois agressions perpétrées hier contre des équipes engagées dans des actions humanitaires au Yémen, en Syrie et au Mali. Ces attentats ont coûté la vie à trois de ses collaborateurs.

02 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank


  • Les agriculteurs maliens obtiennent difficilement des prêts auprès des banques qui jugent le financement de l’agriculture trop risqué.

  • Les banques commerciales ne proposent pas de produits financiers adaptés aux besoins des agriculteurs, ce qui freine la production agricole.

  • La Banque mondiale appuie aussi bien les producteurs agricoles que les banques maliennes, en fournissant une assistance technique et une formation sur le développement agricole.

02 Apr 2015 description

Winter 2014/15 in Jordan and Lebanon Winter 2014/15 in Jordan and Lebanon

02 Apr 2015 description

UNDP supports human rights for development, as an essential element for expanding people’s choices, protecting their rights and freedoms. In Nigeria, UNDP is doing so through training local people and imparting skills that enable them to fully appreciate human rights, monitor their protection and report their abuses to government for required attention and redress.

02 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • US$ 1.7 million received by UNICEF from The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving response activities

  • 9,968 children on Shefa Province reached in UNICEF-supported measles vaccination campaign.

  • 1,800 households have received distribution of water purification tablets and 380 households have access to hygiene and dignity kits in Shefa Province with support from UNICEF and partners

02 Apr 2015 description

01 Apr 2015 by Jean Thomas Nouboussi, HIV, Health and Development Team, UNDP Global Fund Programme, Haiti

02 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Indicators for the reporting period

  • 9,867 Women accessed ANC services

  • 1,535 Women provided with PNC services

  • 1,196 Assisted deliveries

  • 103 Caesarian sections performed

  • 330 Women provided with post-abortion care services

  • 476 Women reached with FP services

  • 9,490 Condoms distributed

  • 28,061 People reached with GBV messages

02 Apr 2015 description

Points saillants.

  • Aucun cas suspect de MVE n’a été notifié durant la période du 24 au 30 mars 2015.

  • Analyse des appels téléphoniques reçus au centre de régulation pour la période du 24 au 29 mars 2015 : 27 321 appels téléphoniques sans alerte La situation épidémiologique est calme

02 Apr 2015 description

La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine est caractérisée par l’apparition de l’épidémie de rougeole dans les districts sanitaires de Kangaba, Commune II du District de Bamako et sa persistance dans les districts sanitaires de Sélingué, Ouéléssébougou Communes IV, V et VI du District de Bamako.

02 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By DICTA ASIIMWE, TEA Special Correspondent

Posted Saturday, March 28 2015 at 15:23


  • Number of people being treated for typhoid has more than doubled from 1,940 at the beginning of the month to 4,949 by March 19.

  • The outbreak is being blamed on the consumption of water contaminated with faecal matter or the urine of infected persons.

  • Landlords have been blamed for the contamination for continually releasing sewage into the environment, which has in turn contaminated natural water sources.

02 Apr 2015 description

Garissa, Kenya | | Thursday 4/2/2015 - 06:49 GMT

Masked gunmen stormed a university in northeast Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing at least two people at the campus not far from war-torn Somalia's lawless border.

"Gunmen forced their way into Garissa University by shooting at the guards manning the main gate at around 5:30 am," said Kenya Police Chief Joseph Boinet.

"The gunmen shot indiscriminately while inside the university compound," he said.

02 Apr 2015 description

Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud | | jeudi 02/04/2015 - 04:15 GMT

par Stéphanie FINDLAY / Amy FALLON en Ouganda

Quand le paquet de protections hygiéniques coûte trop cher, beaucoup d'adolescentes africaines utilisent les moyens du bord, vieux habits, papier journal, mousse à matelas... Certaines ne vont tout simplement pas à l'école, et les autorités et des ONG cherchent des solutions.