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15 Oct 2009 description
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NAIROBI, 15 October 2009 (IRIN) - Forty years after African leaders adopted the 1969 Refugee Convention under the auspices of the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, the continent's leaders are due to endorse a convention on internally displaced people.

The African Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa is the main agenda for the heads of state summit on refugees, returnees and IDPs in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, from 19-23 October.

"It will be the first legally binding international instrument on IDPs with a …

24 Aug 2009 description
  • Africa seeks unity ahead of Copenhagen talks

    - Climate change seen hitting poor nations hardest

    By Tsegaye Tadesse

    ADDIS ABABA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year from 2020 to cushion the impact of global warming on the world's poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.

    Environment and agriculture ministers from several nations are meeting at African Union (AU) headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to try to agree a common stance before a U.N.

03 Aug 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: The pandemic is flaring up in our Region. Fourteen (14) countries are now affected with a total of 589 confirmed cases without death reported as of 31st of July 2009. The Regional Office for Africa is organizing an African Conference on Pandemic A (H1N1) in South Africa 11-13 August 2009 to reflect mainly on the impacts of the pandemic.

03 Aug 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie H1N1: la pandémie en en voie d'explosion dans notre Région. Quatorze (14) pays sont actuellement touchés avec un total de 589 cas sans décès au 31 juillet 2009. Le Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique organise une Conférence Africaine sur la Pandémie A (H1N1) en Afrique du Sud du 11-13 août 2009 pour réfléchir principalement sur les impacts de la pandémie.

27 Jul 2009 description

Contexte géneral

Pandémie H1N1: la pandémie continue de se propager dans notre Région. Le nombre de pays touchés est resté identique mais au 24 juillet 2009, un total de 185 cas sans décès avait été notifié dans 12 pays. AFRO maintient son appel aux états membres pour qu'ils intensifient la surveillance. Inondations: Nous avons commencé le suivi des inondations dans les pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest car la saison des pluies continue. D'autres épidémies notamment de méningite dans la ceinture méningitique continuent.

27 Jul 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: The pandemic is still spreading in our Region. The number of countries affected has not changed but as of 24th of July 2009, a total of 185 confirmed cases without death were reported from 12 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance. Floods: We continue to monitor the floods in West Africa countries as the rainy season continues.

20 Jul 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: WHO is very concerned by the rapid spread of the pandemic which has now claimed more than 700 lives worldwide. In our Region, no death has been reported so far but the number of confirmed cases and countries affected is rapidly increasing. As of 21st of July 2009, a total of 174 confirmed cases were reported from 12 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance.

Floods: We continue to monitor the floods in West Africa countries as we enter the rainy season.

29 Jun 2009 description

General Context

The number of confirmed cases of the pandemic Influenza A H1N1 is rapidly increasing in our Region. Since June 18th where the first case was confirmed, we have now 21 confirmed cases in 7 countries. AFRO is calling the member states to keep vigilance on surveillance and to continue updating their response plans. The Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is under control.

19 May 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

31 Mar 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

23 Jan 2003 description

WEEKLY AFRICAN WEATHER HAZARDS ASSESSMENT STATEMENT              
             
JANUARY 23, 2003 DISCUSSION:
     
1)   Recent rains in northern Tunisia and extreme areas in northern Algeria has resulted in saturated conditions and some local flooding.  Expect more rain throughout the period which could induce local flooding in some prone areas.