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22 Dec 2006 description

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the awarding of a $150 million Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) contract to a consortium headed by Research Triangle Institute (RTI). Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is the application of safe insecticides to the indoor walls and ceilings of a home or structure in order to interrupt the spread of malaria by killing mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite.

18 Dec 2006 description


The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Programme Update no. 2; Period covered: 1 January to 30 September 2006.

14 Dec 2006 description

The White House Summit on Malaria

On December 14, 2006, The President And Mrs. Bush Will Host The First-Ever White House Summit On Malaria In Washington, D.C. The White House Summit on Malaria will bring together international experts; corporations and foundations; African civic leaders; and voluntary, faith-based and non-profit organizations. The Summit's goals are to raise awareness of malaria and to mobilize a grassroots effort to save millions of lives in Africa. One American with just $10 can help save a life in Africa. A school, a church, or a team can help save a village.

05 Dec 2006 description

Dakar, 5 décembre 2006 : Les Nations Unies lancent ce mardi à Dakar un appel de fonds de 309 millions de dollars pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest afin de couvrir les besoins en aide humanitaire de cette région, l'une des plus pauvres du monde, pour 2007.

L'appel est destiné à couvrir les besoins humanitaires, tous secteurs confondus (agricole, alimentaire, eau, assainissement, santé, lutte contre les violences sexuelles, protection des enfants affectés par les conflits armés...) dans 16 pays de la sous région.

30 Nov 2006 description

Hopes for a good season have been confirmed

1. Brief analysis of the general agriculture and food situation

The 2006 season is almost over in most Sahelian countries with the final stages of harvesting and storage operations.

Despite the season's late start, various sources report that the 2006-2007 agricultural season has been generally very good.

30 Nov 2006 description

If all rich countries gave a single cent per $100 of their respective gross national products, full funding would be achieved for the Humanitarian Appeal 2007, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said today as he called on States to find the $3.9 billion needed for that effort.

He said that amount represented a decrease from last year's Humanitarian Appeal for $4.7 billion, of which $3.1 billion, or 63 per cent, had been received and had helped 31 million people this year.

30 Nov 2006 description

(New York: 30 November 2006): At United Nations headquarters today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan launched the Humanitarian Appeal 2007 -- thirteen consolidated appeals for specific emergencies -- seeking $3.9 billion to help 27 million people in 29 countries.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007


UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

09 Nov 2006 description

Bamako, du 06 au 09 novembre 2006

La réunion de concertation technique des pays membres du CILSS et de l'Afrique de l'Ouest sur les bilans céréaliers et alimentaires ex-post 2005/2006 et prévisionnels 2006/2007 s'est tenue à Bamako au Mali, du 6 au 09 novembre 2006.

Ont pris part à cette réunion les délégués des pays membres du CILSS (responsables des statistiques agricoles, des cellules d'analyse et des systèmes d'alerte précoce), les représentants du Bénin, du Togo, de la Guinée Conakry et du Nigeria, les représentants des partenaires au développement (USAID/WA, …

02 Oct 2006 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 2 October (PLUSNEWS) - Règle d'or, a local nongovernmental organisation (NGO) in Benin, is taking awareness messages to thousands of Togolese nationals who fled their country when the presidential elections erupted in violence last year.

Some of the 25,000 exiles have returned to Togo, but the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated earlier this year that more than 19,000 were afraid to leave, with most staying in the capital, Cotonou.

Rodrigue Anani, a peer educator at …