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Headlines (most recent)
- Action Against Hunger: Hundreds of thousands who fled violence in DR Congo in desperate need, 11 aid agencies warn. 17 Oct 2019
- MSF: Ebola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern DR Congo. 15 Oct 2019
- UNICEF: UNICEF boosts medical aid in DR Congo as measles deaths top 4,000. 9 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR aids thousands of Congolese refugees returning home from Angola. 8 Oct 2019
- Save the Children: The Democratic Republic of Congo celebrates its 1000th Ebola survivor. 4 Oct 2019
Most read reports
- Action Against Hunger: Hundreds of thousands who have fled violence in DR Congo, in desperate need as lean season approaches, 11 aid agencies warn. 17 Oct 2019
- MSF: Ebola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 15 Oct 2019
- Govt. DR Congo: RD Congo - Ituri et Nord-Kivu : Evolution spatiale et temporelle de la MVE (Semaine 41 : du 07 au 13 octobre 2019). 20 Oct 2019
- Govt. DR Congo: RD Congo - Ituri et Nord-Kivu : Suivi des activités des commissions engagées dans la riposte contre la Maladie à Virus Ebola (Semaine 41 : du 07 au 13 octobre 2019). 20 Oct 2019
- IITA: Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture to help Africa cut $50 billion food import bill. 9 Oct 2019
Women and children suffer from war in ways that men don't. Often, their suffering is quieter, but the effects are profound - and can alter entire societies.
Civilians caught in conflicts need to be protected in ways that are not usually necessary in functioning societies.
This exhibit features stories from Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, and Yemen.
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Since July 2014 it has been my privilege to hold the position of Executive Director with MSF in the UAE. As I reach the end of my tenure, I find myself reflecting on our work in recent months and years – on the projects that may come to define us as a medical humanitarian movement.
WASHINGTON/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide daily school meals for nearly half a million children in four countries over the next several years through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program.
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- Income generation in Southern Sudan
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Today the British Government sets out in detail how it will change the lives of millions of poor people around the world. The full release of the operational plans – available to download here – map out the results UK aid will achieve over the next four years in every country DFID works in.
The set of plans show exactly how Britain's aid programmes will deliver results and measure progress up to 2015, including:
In Bangladesh, lifting 5 million people out of extreme poverty
La FAO et le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) ont indiqué aujourd'hui qu'en dépit de l'amélioration récente et attendue qui a permis de retomber sous le cap du milliard, le nombre d'affamés dans le monde demeure inacceptable.
D'après les nouvelles estimations, 925 millions de personnes continueront à souffrir de faim chronique cette année, soit un recul de 98 millions par rapport au 1,023 milliard de 2009.
"Toutefois, avec la mort d'un enfant toutes les 6 secondes pour des problèmes liés à la malnutrition, la faim demeure la plus …
Though improved, global hunger level "unacceptable
14 September 2010, Rome - FAO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high despite expected recent gains that have pushed the figure below 1 billion.
The new estimate of the number of people who will suffer chronic hunger this year is 925 million - 98 million down from 1.023 billion in 2009.
"But with a child dying every six seconds because of undernourishment related problems, hunger remains the world's largest tragedy and …
JOHANNESBURG, 6 December 2009 (IRIN) - Money to help the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - the poorest and most vulnerable - cope with the impact of climate change will be in the spotlight when the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) kicks off on 7 December.
The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) was set up in 2001 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help them address their "urgent and immediate" adaptation needs.
The fund is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, …
NEW YORK, United States, September 25 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency and two of its corporate partners have announced technology-based projects that will help improve the lives of tens of thousands of refugees in Africa and Asia.
The announcements by UNHCR, computer technology giant Microsoft, and Portugal's largest energy company, EDP, came earlier this week at the annual meeting in New York of the Clinton Global Initiative.
MR. KELLY: Okay, welcome. We're very pleased to have with us today Eric Schwartz who's just recently confirmed, as you know, by the Senate as Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration. Mr. Schwartz has had a long and distinguished career working on some of the issues that he has taken the lead for us here at the State Department on. He's served at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He's also worked as a senior director at the National Security Council in the Clinton Administration, and in addition to a number of other important roles.
As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd heads off to major international meetings with climate change high on the agenda this week, a new report reveals that seasons which were once distinct are shifting, destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger.
This is just one of the multiple impacts of climate change taking their toll on the world's poorest people, according to the Oxfam report 'Suffering the Science - Climate Change, People and Poverty'.
The report's release comes ahead of the G8 …
From the editor
In this issue of Field Exchange, there are two themes which previous editorials have not addressed - sustainability of interventions and how markets can create, as well as be used to respond, to emergencies. We also revisit one 'old chestnut' - namely the rich vein of innovation that runs through our sector.
Use of the word 'sustainability' in an emergency context always needs qualification and nuancing. Are we talking about sustainability of capacity, resources, demand for services, a product or institutional sustainability?
- On July 29, Japan decided to extend
grant aid totaling 6,620 million yen as food aid for the ten countries
listed below, as part of the measures to cope with the problem of high
2. On April 25 this year, Japan announced that it would implement emergency food aid of approximately 100 million US dollars in the next three months in response to increasing food prices. Also on July 4, Japan announced that it would implement food aid of approximately 50 million dollars by October this year. The decision on this aid is, therefore, part of the concrete implementation.
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro's remarks to InterAction, as delivered in Washington, D.C., today, 14 December:
I am pleased to join you today.
Rome, 6 December 2007 - FAO's latest forecast puts world cereal production in 2007 at 2 101 million tonnes, with most of the increase in coarse grains, especially maize in the United States.