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31 Aug 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 30 août 2018 — La Banque mondiale va allouer 100 millions de dollars de financement de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* à la prévention des violences sexistes en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

30 Aug 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, August 30, 2018—The World Bank is committing US$100 million in International Development Association (IDA)* financing to help prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

19 Jul 2018 description

The H6 Partnership builds on the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and contributes to the collaboration required to support countries as they move forward to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses on 75 high burden countries where more than 85 per cent of all maternal and child deaths occur, including the 49 lowest income countries.

21 Jun 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, JUNE 21, 2018 --- The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF’s Cash Window, which was set up through an initial contribution from Germany. Australia will also now be a voting member of the PEF Steering Body.

27 May 2018 description

L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et le Groupe de la Banque mondiale ont présenté aujourd’hui un nouveau mécanisme visant à renforcer la sécurité sanitaire mondiale au moyen d’un suivi indépendant rigoureux et de l’établissement de rapports réguliers sur l’état de préparation pour faire face aux flambées, aux pandémies et aux autres situations d’urgence ayant des conséquences sanitaires.

24 May 2018 description

24 May 2018 – GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group today launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim co-led the creation of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, launched today on the margins of the 71st Session of the World Health Assembly.

22 May 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, MAY 22 2018 --- The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) today made its first-ever financial commitment, approving a $12 million grant towards the current Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The grant, approved today at an emergency meeting of the PEF Steering Body, will be made from the Cash Window of the PEF.

17 May 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018—The World Bank announced today that it is making US$3 million immediately available to support the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s Ebola Virus Disease Response Plan (EVDRP) to fight the current Ebola outbreak in the country. The funds will be used to finance health care services in the health facilities serving the affected population, to provide medicines required for the case management of Ebola patients and suspected cases of Ebola, and to finance support and logistics.

17 May 2018 description
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LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Alors qu’elle n’est que responsable de moins de 4 % des émissions mondiales de gaz à effets de serre, l’Afrique est particulièrement exposée aux effets négatifs du changement climatique et aux catastrophes naturelles.

  • Bien que les catastrophes naturelles soient difficiles à prédire, les services hydrométéorologiques contribuent à les anticiper et à se préparer à leurs conséquences.

17 May 2018 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • While Africa accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and disasters

  • Although natural disasters are challenging to predict, hydromet services can help plan for impending disasters and prepare for risks

29 Mar 2018 description
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WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Despite daunting challenges, several economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are making progress in enacting laws that promote equality between men and women, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 report, released today.

28 Nov 2017 description
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WASHINGTON, November 27, 2017 — The World Bank has suspended disbursements from the IDA Credit for all civil works related to the Second Additional Financing for the High-Priority Roads Reopening and Maintenance (ProRoutes) Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This follows very serious allegations in the Bukavu-Goma area, including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against community members, poor working conditions, and concerns about project-related engagement with quarries and borrow pits.

19 Oct 2017 description

Au rythme actuel, entre 2017 et 2030, 30 millions de nouveau-nés mourront dans les 28 premiers jours de leur vie.
 
NEW YORK/GENÈVE/WASHINGTON DC, le 19 octobre 2017 – Chaque jour en 2016, 15 000 enfants sont morts avant d’avoir atteint leur cinquième anniversaire, dont 46 % au cours des 28 premiers jours de leur vie, soit 7 000 nouveau-nés, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies.
 

19 Oct 2017 description

7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.

13 Sep 2017 description
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LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Investir dans des services hydrométéorologiques adaptés réduit les risques et renforce la résilience face aux catastrophes naturelles et au changement climatique.

  • Les pertes humaines et économiques provoquées par les aléas climatiques et météorologiques menacent de saper les progrès durement acquis en Afrique.

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

08 Jul 2017 description
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Story Highlights
- African countries are taking the initiative introducing progressive policies that enable refugees to become self-reliant, while supporting host communities.
- Building resilience and fostering social inclusion are two ways African governments are approaching refugee management differently.
- The World Bank is strengthening collaboration with UNHCR and other partners to promote lasting solutions to forced displacement with new resources available under IDA18.