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17 Jun 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Twenty-one million children in school thanks to efforts

NEW YORK, 17 June 2013 – UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Peter Krämer Foundation today kicked off a new fundraising drive to raise US$80 million to help Africa’s girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty and other vulnerable children go to school and get a quality education.

22 Mar 2013 description

Nigeria and 19 other African countries will directly benefit from the African Development Bank- funded initiative known as the Support for Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC), but the multiplier effect of the project is expected to affect other regional member countries in the continent.

Direct beneficiaries of the intervention include farmers in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

08 Mar 2013 description

Yokohama – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed this week the announcement of a US$140.7 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous donation will provide vital food and nutritional assistance to millions of people, including refugees, internally-displaced persons, malnourished children, pregnant and breastfeeding women in 16 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The funds will also support special logistics operations in three countries.

10 Feb 2013 description
report Oxfam

Author: Todd A. Crane, Wageningen University

Farmers and herders in arid regions of Africa face serious challenges in adapting to climate change and variability. They are highly exposed to climate stresses, especially drought, but adaptation to climate change is far from being a clear-cut biophysical or technical problem: it is also a social challenge.

31 Jan 2013 description

International donors have pledged over US$450 million to support an African force to fight Islamist militants in northern Mali. The pledges came at a donors conference held Tuesday (January 30th) in Addis Ababa to raise funds and logistics support for the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA). Prior to the donors' conference, the AU's new chairperson, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, announced the AU Assembly's pledge to help stabilize Mali.

28 Jan 2013 description
report UN News Service

27 January 2013 – Speaking at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the continent's leaders to boost efforts to lift millions out of poverty and end recurrent cycles of violence to accelerate development in the region.

18 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

EU finds poor maintenance by recipient countries is leaving roads in ruin, jeopardising work to reduce poverty and hunger

The EU has spent billions of euros to build roads in sub-Saharan Africa that are left to deteriorate because of poor maintenance, the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesday.

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07 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Marie-France Bourgeois

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 6 December 2012 – The European Union (EU) and UNICEF have joined forces to protect more than 30 million children’s lives by improving nutrition security in five Asian and four African countries.

14 Jul 2012 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 26 June — 09 July, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus 1
HoA: Land & Sea 2
North Africa 4
Northeast Africa 6
Syria 8

25 Jun 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 05 June — 18 June, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

01 May 2012 description

By Africa correspondent Ginny Stein

As famine spreads across Africa's Sahel region, aid agencies are warning they are now facing a multi-million-dollar shortfall in dealing with the crisis.

A lethal mix of sporadic rains, soaring food prices, regional conflict and chronic deepening poverty has left more than 13 million people short of food in the drought-ridden region.

26 Apr 2012 description

Director-General addresses Regional Conference for Africa

26 April 2012, Brazzaville - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that funding gaps to assist herders, agro-pastoralists and farmers in the ongoing rainy season in the Sahel and Horn of Africa total over 110 million dollars.

26 Apr 2012 description

Le Directeur général s’adresse à la Conférence régionale pour l’Afrique

26 avril 2012, Brazzaville - Le Directeur général de la FAO José Graziano da Silva a déclaré aujourd'hui que le déficit des financements destinés aux éleveurs, agropasteurs et agriculteurs du Sahel et de la Corne de l'Afrique durant la saison des pluies en cours s'élève à plus de 110 millions de dollars.

06 Apr 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 27 March—02 April, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus: Piracy and Armed Robbery in the Gulf of Guinea

By Britta Rinehard

18 Feb 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 07 February—13 February 2012, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and un-derlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

Inside this Issue
In Focus 1
Horn of Africa:
Land & Sea 2
North Africa 4
Northeast Africa 6

14 Feb 2012 description

Ottawa (Ontario) ― Dans le cadre des efforts déployés par le Canada à l'échelle internationale pour aider les pays en développement à s'adapter aux répercussions des changements climatiques, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, et l'honorable Peter Kent, ministre de l'Environnement, ont lancé aujourd'hui le Fonds canadien pour la résilience climatique en Afrique.

03 May 2010 description

VINGT-SIXIÈME CONFÉRENCE RÉGIONALE POUR L'AFRIQUE

Luanda (Angola), 3 - 7 mai 2010

I. INTRODUCTION

1. La montée spectaculaire des prix des produits alimentaires en 2007-2008 ainsi que la crise économique mondiale en cours ont conduit à l'aggravation de la pauvreté et de l'insécurité alimentaire dans nombre de pays à faible revenu. En Afrique, où plus de 50 pour cent des revenus des ménages sont consacrés à la nourriture, cette situation a poussé plusieurs ménages au bord de la famine.

03 May 2010 description

TWENTY-SIXTH REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA

Luanda, Angola, 03 - 07 May 2010

I. INTRODUCTION

1. The dramatic rise in food prices during 2007/2008 and the ongoing global downturn have lead to worsening poverty and food insecurity levels in many low income countries. In Africa, where over 50 percent of household income is spent on food, the situation has put many households at the risk of starvation. This is compounded by the reduction in remittances as a result of the global recession.