31 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
27 Dec 2007 description
report Christian Aid

Flooding across Africa in August and September washed away homes, crops and livestock, leaving hundreds of thousands in urgent need of food and shelter.

Thanks to the generous support of Christian Aid's supporters we raised £153,000/€210,000.

20 Dec 2007 description

La Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge lance une série d'activités de prévention à la méningite dans 14 pays d'Afrique afin de se préparer à ce qui pourrait être l'une des pires épidémies de méningite des dix dernières années. Ces actions répondent à la mise en garde lancée le 9 octobre dernier par l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé.

Les premiers signes d'une épidémie pourraient se manifester dès février-mars 2008.

05 Dec 2007 description

5 December 2007, Rome - Eleven African countries have agreed to join forces to meet the challenge of education for rural people. At a recent meeting in FAO headquarters in Rome they also decided to identify synergies and establish international technical cooperation aimed at enhancing education and training in rural areas.

05 Dec 2007 description

Des synergies identifiées lors d'une réunion à Rome

5 décembre 2007, Rome - Onze pays africains sont convenus de joindre leurs forces pour relever le défi de l'éducation pour les populations rurales. Lors d'une récente réunion au siège de la FAO, à Rome, ils ont également décidé d'identifier les synergies et d'établir une coopération internationale au plan technique pour renforcer l'éducation et la formation dans les zones rurales.

29 Nov 2007 description

Press Release N°2007-147

The number of children starting primary school has increased sharply since 2000, there are more girls in school than ever before and spending on education and aid has risen. That's the good news, according to the sixth edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, released by UNESCO today.

04 Nov 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical healthrelated activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

25 Oct 2007 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Oct 25, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Seven major international organizations including the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on Thursday announced a multimillion-dollar partnership to address declining supplies of fresh water and the lack of access to clean water by the world's poorest people.

16 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3887

Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
11th & 12th Meetings (AM & PM)

Prioritizing Rural Development Fundamental to Advancement of Women

The manifold disadvantages and discrimination which continue to plague rural women in many parts of the world was an issue voiced by many speakers as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its discussion today on the advancement of women with close to 50 speakers taking the floor.

11 Oct 2007 description
report IRIN

OUAGADOUGOU, 11 octobre 2007 (IRIN) - La fin de la saison des pluies en Afrique pourrait déclencher une des plus virulentes épidémies de méningite relevées au cours des 10 dernières années sur le continent, mais la communauté internationale est actuellement mal préparée pour faire face à une épidémie d'une telle ampleur, a prévenu l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), le 9 octobre.

Au moins 80 millions de personnes, dans les 21 pays africains - de l'Ethiopie, en Afrique de l'Est, à la Mauritanie, en Afrique de l'Ouest - qui constituent la région souvent appelée …

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

OVERVIEW

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

25 Sep 2007 description

EWSRELEASE 07/106e

Agency has started to assess damage in affected countries - concern about climate change

Rome, 25 September 2007- FAO Director-General Dr Jacques Diouf pledged today that FAO will bring all its resources and experience to support flood-affected countries in Africain rehabilitating their damaged agricultural sector.

"FAO is making every effort to immediately assess the damage the floods have caused to farmers and their livelihoods and is mobilizing resources to assist them in resuming their farming activities," Dr Diouf said.

25 Sep 2007 description
report Trócaire

The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt TD, today approved up to one million euro in emergency relief funding to help flood victims in Ghana and Uganda. Ghana and Uganda are two of the countries worst affected by the recent floods in Africa.

25 Sep 2007 description

Evaluation des dégâts et préoccupation quant au changement climatique

25 septembre 2007, Rome - M. Jacques Diouf, Directeur général de la FAO, a annoncé aujourd'hui que l'Organisation a mobilisé toutes ses ressources et son expérience pour réhabiliter le secteur agricole des pays africains touchés par des inondations.

"La FAO ne ménage aucun effort pour évaluer sur-le-champ les dégâts causés par les inondations aux agriculteurs et à leurs moyens de subsistance et pour mobiliser des ressources afin de les aider à reprendre leurs activités agricoles", a déclaré …

21 Sep 2007 description

IP/07/1379

Bruxelles, le 21 septembre 2007. La Commission européenne a mis en place un ensemble de mesures d'aide humanitaire pour porter assistance aux victimes des inondations en Afrique. Les fonds sont destinés à soutenir des opérations d'aide d'urgence, des mesures d'urgence contre la propagation des maladies et le rétablissement des moyens de subsistance dans les zones les plus touchées.

20 Sep 2007 description
report Mail and Guardian

The small plane banks steeply to the east and the extent of the floods in the low-lying Teso region of Uganda become clear: kilometre upon kilometre of low-lying pasture land submerged, tens of thousands of hectares of staple crops like cassava, millet and groundnuts waterlogged. There are impassable roads, overflowing rivers, stranded cattle and devastated bridges.

17 Sep 2007 description
report Christian Aid

Torrential rains have caused flooding across large swathes of Africa, leaving 40 dead and thousands homeless.

The flooding has affected more than 10 countries in east and west Africa, including Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo and Liberia.

The floods have washed away homes, crops and livestock, leaving many people in urgent need of shelter and food. There are fears of outbreaks of cholera in some of the worst affected regions.

Much of the devastation in west Africa has been concentrated in the north of Ghana.

01 Aug 2007 description
  • After dry conditions across parts of the Sahel, a week of heavy rains causes scattered flooding from Ethiopia to Senegal. Localized damage to crops and infrastructure is likely in many areas.

    - Dry conditions remain a concern in several areas, despite the week of excessive rainfall. Lake Volta remains below normal as areas upstream continue to face moisture deficits.

    1) Long term dryness in eastern Kenya is the result of the poor March to May rainy season.

01 Aug 2007 description

(New York: 1 August 2007) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator announced today that $40 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will be used for life-saving programmes in 16 countries in the second of two annual rounds of allocations for underfunded emergencies in 2007.

"These grants will provide vital funding for people caught up in some of the world's most neglected humanitarian crises.