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22 Mar 2012 description

A summary of news and reports from the field staff and interns of GHNI, Geneva Switzerland.

BURKINA FASO

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.

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 …

06 Jan 2009 description

Dear Friend,

For months we've been hearing about the global food crisis. The cost of food and fuel increased suddenly and sharply, making it harder for poor people around the world to feed their families. In dozens of cities, people took to the streets in protest.

Now the focus is on the collapse of the world economy. Food and fuel prices on global markets have fallen nearly as precipitously as they rose.

So, is the global food crisis over?

Unfortunately, no. It has merely entered a new phase. We are now confronted with an environment of price volatility and uncertainty.

06 Aug 2008 description
report Christian Aid

International development agency Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal to support the millions of people going hungry across Africain the face of escalating food prices.

In its scale and reach, this is a crisis of proportions unmatched for decades. Most African countries are not self-sufficient in food and are now being hit by massive price hikes so that once cheap imports are unaffordable.

25 Jul 2008 description

Prices of many basic foods have skyrocketed in the last two years, leading to a major food crisis affecting millions of poor people throughout the world. The causes of the crisis are many and complex. An increasing demand for food and energy at a time of low food stocks, poor harvests and weak credit have led to record prices for oil and food.

The price of wheat has doubled in less than a year, while other staples such as corn, maize and soy are trading at well above their 1990s levels.

16 Apr 2008 description

CRS Food Aid Experts Available for Interviews

April 16, 2008, Baltimore, MD - As the cost of food around the world spirals upward, causing widespread hunger and triggering riots in cities in several nations, Catholic Relief Services is urging the Administration and Congress to immediately increase global food assistance to the developing world.

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.

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.

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.