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19 Apr 2014 description
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LONDON, 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, and around 40 percent are stunted; they do not get enough nutritious food to reach their full physical and mental potential. In a nation of 170 million people that is a huge number of children, far too many to be reached by any feeding scheme.

25 Sep 2012 description
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NAIROBI, 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Faced with environmental degradation that threatens the livelihoods of many people in Africa, a group of 50 religious leaders met in Nairobi earlier this month and pledged to take concrete steps to mitigate the effects of climate change.

In Kenya, the Anglican Church, with an estimated five million followers, committed to increase the country’s forest cover by 10 percent over the next four years, and to promote soil conservation in 100,000 households.

24 Aug 2012 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - Quietly, a revolution to develop cheap ways to draw water for irrigation is unfolding in small villages and rural regions in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, a new three-year study has found. This movement has the ability to turn agriculture around in the developing world.

06 Jun 2012 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 6 June 2012 (IRIN) - As the number of African children adopted by people outside the continent reaches record levels, experts, activists, government officials and academics have called for the practice to be stemmed, warning that adoption was too often motivated by financial gain rather than the best interests of the children involved.

18 Nov 2011 description
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LONDON, 18 November 2011 (IRIN) - It will take two centuries for sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to NGO WaterAid, which calls on national leaders to commit 3.5 percent of their annual budget to the sector. [http://www.wateraid.org/ ]

10 Jun 2011 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 10 June 2011 (IRIN) - The global shortage of health workers is estimated at 4.2 million by the World Health Organization (WHO), but the migration of doctors, nurses, midwives and pharmacists from poor to rich countries means the shortfall is not evenly distributed - of the 57 nations identified as having reached a crisis point, 36 are in sub-Saharan Africa.

17 Sep 2010 description
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DAKAR, 17 septembre 2010 (IRIN) - Si de nombreux pays d'Afrique subsaharienne sont loin d'atteindre les Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD), quelques réussites isolées ont été observées : le Ghana devrait devenir le premier pays d'Afrique à réduire de moitié son taux de pauvreté et de faim d'ici à 2015, tandis qu'en éthiopie, le taux d'inscription à l'école primaire a augmenté de plus de 500 pour cent depuis 1994, selon l'Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Le point commun entre ces deux exemples [

16 Sep 2010 description
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DAKAR, 16 September 2010 (IRIN) - Many sub-Saharan African countries are off-track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, but there have been pockets of success: Ghana is set to become the first country in Africa to halve poverty and hunger before 2015, while primary school enrolment in Ethiopia has increased by more than 500 percent since 1994, according to the Overseas Development Institute.

Common to both examples has been the sustained commitment of each government to reform the respective sector, say researchers Jakob Engel and Henri Leturque.

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22 Jun 2010 description
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JOHANNESBOURG, 22 juin 2010 (IRIN) - Selon un article de l'Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires (IFPRI), un groupe de réflexion basé aux états-Unis, « L'Afrique doit aujourd'hui faire face au problème du déficit en nourriture à long terme qu'a rencontré l'Inde au début des années 1960 ».

=C0 cette époque, l'Inde a effet été confrontée à une grave crise alimentaire.

D'après un article consacré aux tendances dans le domaine des dépenses publiques consacrées à l'agriculture en Afrique, les pays africains n'allouent pas …

02 Dec 2008 description
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JOHANNESBURG , 2 December 2008 (IRIN) - In another 12 years, 16 million more children could be malnourished at a time when even fewer people will be able to afford staple cereals like maize, rice and wheat, which would cost between 13 percent and 27 percent more.

28 Dec 2001 description
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28 Dec 2001 description
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27 Jul 2001 description
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NAMIBIA: Namwater counts cost of HIV/AIDS

22 Feb 2001 description
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NAIROBI, 22 February (IRIN) - A rapid growth in the establishment of government-backed human rights commissions throughout Africa in the last decade has not generally led to better protection, the New York-based organisation, Human Rights Watch, charged in a major new study released on Thursday.

11 Aug 2000 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

11 Aug 2000 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

11 Aug 2000 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

05 Jun 2000 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel [225] 22 40 44 40
Fax [225] 22 40 44 35

05 Jun 2000 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

29 Oct 1999 description
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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35