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22 Nov 2011 description

November 18, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced 25 new initiatives to further Canada's support to Africa. Minister Oda referenced these projects in a recent speech delivered to African Heads of Missions meeting in Ottawa.

14 Aug 2011 description

Summary The Desert Locust (SGR) situation remained relatively calm in July in the summer breeding areas in the Sahel, North Africa, Red Sea region and Southwest Asia. A few mature adults were seen in Sahel West Africa and the interior of Sudan and a similar situation may be present in western Eritrea.

27 Jul 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 27 July 2010 (IRIN) - As the humanitarian "system" becomes more complex, with new actors and overlapping mandates, different definitions of humanitarian aid, and ever-more ambitious goals, humanitarian aid watchdog Development Initiatives outlines some of the needs, responses and funding trends over the past decade in its 2010 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report. [http://www.devinit.org/;

10 May 2009 description

Dakar, 10 May 2009 - "In the second half of the 20th Century, the African continent, more than any other part of the world has suffered enormously from violent conflict within and between States", says the African Development Report 2008-2009 released on Sunday, 10 May 2009 in Dakar Senegal.

The Report, prepared by African Development Bank (AfDB) experts and published by Oxford University Press, examines the economic and social cost of conflicts across the continent and provides cogent …

10 May 2009 description

Dakar, le 10 mai 2009 - "Dans la deuxième partie du XXe siècle, le continent africain, plus que tout autre, a souffert énormément des conflits violents au sein et entre les Etats", dit le Rapport de développement 2008 de l'Afrique (anglais), lancé aujourd'hui, 10 mai 2009, à Dakar, au Sénégal.

Le rapport, préparé par des experts de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et publié par les Presses de l'université Oxford, examine les coûts économiques et sociaux des conflits en …

14 Jan 2009 description
report UN Security Council


CS/9572

Aperçu des travaux du
Conseil de sécurité en 2008

Le Conseil de sécurité a connu en 2008 une activité toujours aussi soutenue, largement dominée, une nouvelle fois, par les questions africaines et le Moyen-Orient.

17 Dec 2008 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 17 December 2008 (IRIN) - High food prices and continued market volatility will increasingly make the UN World Food Programme (WFP) tap non-traditional donors like China and the corporate world for funds, as it warned that it would run out of cash by March 2009 to feed millions in hunger hotspots across the globe.

Christopher Barrett, a leading food aid expert who teaches development economics at Cornell University, New York, warned that the world should not forget the need to pull the poor out of the poverty trap; which the global food and fuel price crisis has made all …

17 Mar 2008 description

YOKOHAMA -The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a generous aid package totalling US$51.24 million from the Japanese Government to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups in 19 countries in Africa and Asia.

Ninety percent of the total package, US$46.24 million, is allocated to 18 African countries:

Sudan (US$6.5 million), Democratic Republic of Congo (US$5 million), Uganda (US$3.5 million), Chad (US$3 million), Côte d'Ivoire (US$3 million), Burundi (US$3 million), Zambia (US$3 million), Somalia (US$3 million), Zimbabwe (US$3 …

04 Mar 2008 description

The European Commission has adopted a €160 million food aid decision targeting an estimated 18.7 million people living in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa. This funding decision, the largest ever launched by the Commission's Humanitarian Aid department, aims to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people facing food shortages due to natural catastrophes, economic and political crises, and armed conflicts. It is the first food aid decision for 2008.

13 Sep 2006 description
report Save the Children

Foreword

No child should have to pay the price for adults' wars, but increasingly they do. Millions of children are killed, millions more are injured, and millions spend their entire childhood in camps and other temporary shelters. Children cannot wait for conflict to end before we begin to address their educational needs. It is shameful that, in 2006, there are still 115 million children around the world who are denied their right to primary education. It is even more disturbing that one-third of these children are being kept out of school because of the effects of conflict.

31 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead:

December 2005 - February 2006 Forecasts

Southern Africa

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over portions of eastern and central South Africa, and locally over northern and southern Angola. There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across northern Mozambique, and the southern half of Malawi.

24 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Comments on the Current Niger Weather Conditions:

2005 seasonal rainfall throughout much of Niger has been greater than normal, leading to very good agricultural conditions in most of the region. As a result Niger is not carried as a weather hazard. The current food security crisis in Niger is the result of various factors including an early end to the rainy season and locust infestations last year as well as high cereal prices this year. For more information on the crisis see FEWS NET's reporting on crisis in Niger at www.fews.net/niger

12 May 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño: