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15 Jul 2015 description

The Federal Government's foreign aid budget cuts have forced a coalition of aid groups behind a major Australian-funded health and sanitation project in Africa to ask other countries to keep it alive.

Delegates from around the world will meet at a UN development conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa this week.

They will discuss ways to achieve sustainable development goals, including ending poverty and achieving food security worldwide by 2030.

29 Jan 2013 description

Australia has committed $5 million to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide food, medical assistance, water, shelter and protection for up to 245,000 refugees fleeing Sudan due to ongoing violence.

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles announced the assistance while visiting villages along the border between Sudan and South Sudan.

"Many of those who have fled are arriving in refugee camps suffering from dehydration and malnourishment and without the most basic possessions," Mr Marles said.

01 Nov 2011 description

The current crisis in the Horn of Africa highlights the importance of food security. One in three people go hungry every day in Africa-a continent that holds 60 per cent of the world's uncultivated arable land.

27 Jul 2009 description

Une approche intégrée pour limiter les dégâts

27 juillet 2009, Rome - Chaque année, le feu dévore quelque 350 millions d'hectares de terres boisées, de friches et de cultures provoquant non seulement des dégâts considérables à la nature mais aussi aux habitations et aux propriétés tout en privant de leurs moyens d'existence des milliers, voire des millions, d'individus.

Les incendies provoquent aussi des pertes en vies humaines.

En outre, la destruction du couvert végétal par les incendies incontrôlés aggrave à la fois le réchauffement climatique, la pollution de …

19 Feb 2009 description

Press Release No.837

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