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13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

15 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank

Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016—Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.

13 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Birger Fredriksen and Sukhdeep Brar
with Michael Trucano

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.

21 Mar 2013 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY GUSTAVO SALTIEL ON WED, 2013-03-20 13:28

This year’s World Water Day (March 22) focuses on cooperation around water, so it’s a good time to reflect on lessons that those of us working on cooperation in international waters can learn from the experiences and accomplishments in water cooperation in the Nile Basin.

15 Mar 2012 description
report World Bank

Situation Update (31 January 2011 to 10 February 2012)

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought is estimated at 9.59 million (a decline of 3.7 m from the peak of drought which had affected 13.3 m people).

  • In Ethiopia the number of drought affected food insecure people is estimated at 3.3 million; in Kenya 3.75 million, in Somalia 2.34 million, and in Djibouti 0.2 million.

02 Mar 2012 description
report World Bank

Situation Update (February 15th to March 2nd 2012)

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought has dropped from 13.3 m people in late 2011 to around 9 million people today. Much of the available information on food insecurity resulting from drought is being mixed with general food insecurity data so the numbers may not reflect the reality on the ground. In short, food insecurity in the region remains a major concern.

01 Mar 2012 description
report World Bank

February 15 to March 2, 2012

AT A GLANCE

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought has dropped from 13.3 m people in late 2011 to around 9 million people today. Much of the available information on food insecurity resulting from drought is being mixed with general food insecurity data so the numbers may not reflect the reality on the ground. In short, food insecurity in the region remains a major concern.

14 Jan 2012 description
report World Bank

Update 6 December 2011 – 15 January 2012

  • The early onset of the short/deyr (October to December) rains in both the pastoral and cropping areas of the eastern Horn ended the protracted drought caused by two successive seasonal failures.

  • In the pastoral areas, the rains have led to recharging of most surface water resources, re‐generation of browse, and return of livestock that had migrated, which has improved access to milk from shoats and camels.

05 Dec 2011 description
report World Bank

Update 25 November – 6 December 2011

  • The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa has continued to decline from 11.9 million in November to 11.35 million in December, in Ethiopia the number of food insecure people reduced by 500,000 to 3.4 million, and in Kenya by 500,000 to 3.75 million

  • Three regions of Somalia were reclassified in mid-November from “Famine” to “Humanitarian Emergency.” Humanitarian needs still persist however with 250,000 out of a previous 750,000 Somalis continuing to be at risk of starvation

29 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank

Key findings

• There are still many gaps to address before total sanitation can be achieved within East Africa.

• The efforts of various boundary partners, institutions, and organizations (including donors, the government, and the private sector) must be combined effectively to achieve behavior change outcomes.

• Areas to strengthen include: motivation for behavior change; engaging different levels of government to promote change; and increasing access to available resources.

14 Apr 2011 description
report World Bank

KAMPALA, April 13, 2011—For the past three years, 37-year-old mother of three Fatuma Ahmed has been making enough money to support her family by selling tea and coffee on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. Not anymore. The sudden increase in food prices, including tea and coffee, is making it very difficult for her to stay in business.

22 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank

I. General

1. COMESA's strategic agricultural goal is to achieve improved regional food security in the COMESA region with Member States recognizing that attaining food security is not possible without achieving agriculture sector competitiveness. The specific project development objective of the proposed CAADP - Child Trust Fund (CTF) is improved strategic planning and implementation of agricultural investments at the national and regional levels.

21 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank

updated October 21, 2009

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

03 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

Dans le cadre du Programme d'intervention en réponse à la crise alimentaire mondiale (GFRP), le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a lancé un mécanisme de financement rapide afin d'accélérer les apports d'aide aux pays qui en ont le plus besoin. La réponse de la Banque s'est faite en articulation avec l'Equipe spéciale de haut niveau des nations Unies (HTLF) sur la sécurité alimentaire. La Banque soutient ainsi la mise en place du Cadre d'action global (CAG).

- Le GFRP est aujourd'hui doté de 2 milliard de dollars.

02 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

(updated September 2, 2009)

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

08 Jun 2009 description
report World Bank

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.