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25 Nov 2009 description

Clichy, le 26 novembre 2009 - Le changement climatique est déjà là et les populations de nombreux pays y sont déjà violemment et régulièrement confrontées, particulièrement dans les pays les plus pauvres victimes d'un conflit ou d'une catastrophe.

01 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2010/089/HDN

Istanbul, October 1, 2009 - 14 leading African Finance and Education Ministers have written to development and finance ministers in leading OECD donor countries, appealing for financial help to send 20 million children to primary school for the first time by the end of next year.

In their letter to donor government leaders, the African Ministers, from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda, said they were particularly anxious to secure a successful replenishment for the Education for All Fast-Track …

17 Jun 2009 description
report BioMed Central


Vitamin A deficiency and malaria are both highly prevalent health problems in Africa. Vitamin A deficiency affects over 30 million children, most of whom are in the age-group (under five years) most affected by malaria. Vitamin A deficiency increases all-cause mortality in this part of the population, and malaria is an important cause of death in children at this age.

23 Apr 2009 description
report CARE

A l'occasion de la Deuxième Journée Mondiale de lutte contre le Paludisme, le 25 avril 2009, les partenaires de la Coalition Française contre le Paludisme se mobilisent.

Grâce à l'engagement de tous, gouvernements, organisations internationales, chercheurs, personnels de santé, associations, secteur privé, la lutte contre le paludisme progresse.

Les efforts entrepris au cours des cinq dernières années ont permis de mieux prévenir et traiter le paludisme. Plus de 70 millions de traitements et autant de moustiquaires imprégnées d'insecticide ont été distribués par le Fonds …

20 Mar 2009 description


On the occasion of World Water Day (22 March), the Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, expresses her particular concern about access to water and sanitation during emergencies.

"The chaos and insecurity caused by war and natural disasters frequently block access to water and sanitation, with devastating results," said the Independent Expert.

31 Aug 2008 description

Africa Conflict and Humanitarian Unit (ACHU)

Summary of key findings

- Total spend in 2007/8 was =A3205m, a decline from =A3236m in 2006/7. However using adjusted figures the amount is broadly similar for both years. Both these years' spend was less than the exceptional 2005/6, when it peaked at =A3264m.

- Year on year trend: there has been a 10-15 % decline since the peak spend in 2005/6 of =A3264m.

- The top five recipient countries of DFID humanitarian aid are Sudan, DRC, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Somalia.

10 Apr 2008 description

Investing in long-term food security projects in Africa is key to fight some of the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as it launches a new five-year strategy to scale up food security programmes in 15 African countries. The new plan, announced today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will be financed through an appeal for 45 million Swiss francs (US$ 43.5 million / € 28.5 million) over the next five years.

29 Feb 2008 description


Crisis in Chad-30,000 Refugees in Cameroon

Over 30,000 Chadians fled across the border into north-eastern Cameroon after fighting in N'Djamena between armed groups and the Government in early February. More than 4,600 families comprising some 20,000 persons have registered with UNHCR and indicated their intention to stay in Cameroon for the time being. The refugees began to arrive on 2 February and were initially hosted in two temporary sites as well as in schools, churches and private homes in Kousséri.

26 Sep 2007 description

Les équipes du Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) déployées dans plusieurs pays d'Afrique distribuent actuellement des vivres aux victimes des inondations qui ont eu lieu sur le continent et qui, dans certaines régions, sont les plus graves depuis des décennies.

26 Sep 2007 description


United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) teams in many countries across Africa are delivering food to people hit by floods across the continent that are the worst in deCades in some places. But WFP urgently needs new contributions to cope with the crisis.

At least 1.5 million people are so far affected by the floods from Mauritania in an arc stretching across sub-Saharan Africa.

Funds, especially cash, are urgently needed for several WFP operations, including in Uganda, where a US$41-million

12 Jul 2007 description
  • Dryness throughout much of western Burkina Faso is leading to poor agricultural conditions and low water levels in Lake Volta.

    - Much of southern Ethiopia is experiencing above normal moisture conditions due to abundant seasonal rainfall.

    1) Severe drought remains over eastern Kenya as a result of the failure of the March - May wet season. Precipitation normally returns to the area in October.

    2) Dryness continues in much of western Burkina Faso as well as adjacent portions of northern Cote d'Ivoire and western Mali.

05 Jul 2007 description
  • Dry conditions continue to spread in the Sahel. Additional rainfall is needed soon in the region for a near normal season.

    - Good growing conditions benefit southern Ethiopia and Sudan. Soil moisture is also above normal in portions of the eastern Sahel, however the past two weeks have been dry, possibly reversing that trend.

    1) Severe drought remains over eastern Kenya as a result of the failure of the March - May wet season. Precipitation normally returns to the area in October.

    2) Dryness continues to spread in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea.

27 Jun 2007 description

Dry conditions continue to impact the greater Afar region of Ethiopia, and eastern Kenya. Meanwhile dryness is spreading in sections of the Sahel.

Good growing conditions benefit southern Ethiopia and Sudan. Soil moisture is also above normal in portions of the eastern Sahel, however the past two weeks have been dry, possibly reversing that trend.

1) The failure of the Long Rains in Eastern Kenya has resulted in a severe drought. Crops and pastures have both suffered due to the poor rainfall.

06 Jun 2007 description
  • Rainfall remains abundant across the western portions of the Lake Victoria basin and further northward into southern portions of Sudan and portions of outhern and eastern Ethiopia. In west Africa, early season rains have benefited an area stretching from eastern Burkina Faso to southern Chad.

    - The failure of the Long Season rains has left eastern Kenya in a drought.

16 May 2007 description
  • Well distributed rains have resulted in favorable conditions across southern Ethiopia, southeastern Sudan and western portions of the Lake Victoria Basin. However, heavy downpours triggered flooding along the Kenya Coast.

    - Seasonal rains are late to start across eastern Kenya, resulting in drought development. Dry conditions have also had a negative impact on pastures in Djibouti and adjacent parts of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Dry weather recently has raised concerns over crop stress in some parts of the eastern Ethiopian Highlands.

23 Mar 2006 description

Mexico City, 23 March 2006 - UN-HABITAT and the African Development Bank (ADB) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to improve urban water and sanitation in African cities in coming years with Bank funding worth 500 million US dollars.