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20 Oct 2015 description
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19 octobre 2015 – Plus de 27 millions de personnes en Afrique australe risquent d'être confrontées à l'insécurité alimentaire au cours des six prochains mois, ont prévenu lundi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) qui ont annoncé une extension de leurs opérations.

24 Sep 2009 description
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African leaders are at the forefront of a landmark initiative to protect all those at risk from malaria with life-saving interventions by the end of 2010, the United Nations Envoy for efforts to defeat the deadly disease says.

The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) is tasked with ensuring that more than 240 million insecticide-treated bed nets are distributed throughout malaria-endemic countries on the continent by the end of 2010, with the aim of ending unnecessary deaths from the disease by 2015.

Malaria kills almost one million Africans every year and affects over 200 million …

24 Mar 2008 description
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Almost a million people across Southern Africa have suffered as a result of floods, cyclones and heavy rains so far during the annual wet season, and although the worst of the weather is over for another year, problems could persist until the end of April, United Nations relief officials report.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest update on the situation in Southern Africa that further heavy rains are still expected, including in central Mozambique, where …

10 Jun 2002 description
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Meeting with several African leaders attending the five-year follow-up to the World Food Summit in Rome, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed hope that conflicts on the continent could be resolved quickly so that a climate conducive to economic development could emerge.