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16 Jun 2017 description

Burundi Humanitarian Hotline: Changing lives, one phone call at a time

Daphrose sits quietly in a Burundi Red Cross Society vehicle, sceptical that the 3-hour trip from her village to Gitega city in northern Burundi will change her life for the better. “I have tried many things to treat this fistula complication for seven years,” she says. Read more

Trial & Error

08 Jun 2017 description

CONTEXTE

La chenille légionnaire d’automne (Spodoptera frugiperda) est un insecte ravageur qui attaque plus de 80 espèces de plantes, causant des dégâts à des céréales d’importance économique telles que le maïs, le riz et le sorgho, mais aussi aux cultures maraîchères et au coton.

19 Mar 2014 description

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

14 Jun 2012 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

In brief Examples of the CBF impact (more in annex):

Red Cross society of China, Hennan Province

After only two years of implementation of Intensified Capacity Building (ICB) in Hennan Province, the branch has recorded impressive achievements:

• The new structure benefitted 7,000 people through sustainable services

• Grassroots Red Cross organisations have increased from 90 to 3,100

• The number of volunteers increased from 10,000 to 30,000, and staff from 100 to 8,000

31 Aug 2010 description

Executive summary

This review examines the response of UNHCR and other stakeholders to three distinct but interrelated mixed migratory movements that are currently taking place to and within southern Africa. First, a movement of people from the Horn of Africa to South Africa, generally transiting through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and, to some extent, Zimbabwe; second, a movement of people from the Great Lakes region of Africa (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda) to South Africa, a proportion of whom are also taking up residence in Malawi and Mozambique; and …

01 Aug 2010 description

Executive summary

This review examines the response of UNHCR and other stakeholders to three distinct but interrelated mixed migratory movements that are currently taking place to and within southern Africa. First, a movement of people from the Horn of Africa to South Africa, generally transiting through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and, to some extent, Zimbabwe; second, a movement of people from the Great Lakes region of Africa (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda) to South Africa, a proportion of whom are also taking up residence in Malawi and Mozambique; and …

22 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank

I. General

1. COMESA's strategic agricultural goal is to achieve improved regional food security in the COMESA region with Member States recognizing that attaining food security is not possible without achieving agriculture sector competitiveness. The specific project development objective of the proposed CAADP - Child Trust Fund (CTF) is improved strategic planning and implementation of agricultural investments at the national and regional levels.

19 May 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) - Shortages of medical staff have been identified as one of the major impediments to achieving the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals. For example, one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique, has just 548 doctors for a population of more than 22 million, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO's baseline estimate for achieving the health-related MDGs is at least 23 health workers per 10,000 people - against an average of 13 in Africa.

17 Jun 2009 description

New York, 17 June 2009

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth's surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as 1 billion people. Faced with long periods of drought, famine and deepening poverty, many have only one option: flight from the land. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants.

12 May 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 12 May 2009 - UNICEF is one of a wide range of development partners in the UN, academic, non-governmental and private sectors that today called on the world's governments to invest more in life-saving vitamins and minerals to prevent illness, blindness and mental disorders that result from vitamin deficiencies.

Released at the start of the 2009 Micronutrient Forum in Beijing, the partners' report emphasizes the need for improved delivery of fortified food and supplements.

05 May 2009 description

On 30 April, International Development Minister Mike Foster launched DFID's 5th Meeting our Promises update, sharing our 2008 achievements in water and sanitation. The External Water Forum - Water & Sanitation in a Changing Climate - took place at the Institute of Physics in London.

20 Jan 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related 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.

26 Oct 2007 description

LUWANI REFUGEE CAMP, Malawi, 26 October (UNHCR) - One of Malawi's two refugee camps officially closed on Thursday as a 32-vehicle UNHCR convoy pulled out soon after dawn with the last 660 refugees and asylum seekers, heading north to the country's remaining refugee camp.

"As of today, Luwani Refugee Camp is officially closed.

28 Feb 2007 description

Weekly Introduction: Favio strikes Mozambique, conditions worsen in the Maize Triangle

1) Abundant to excessive rains fell across the Greater Horn during the 2006 short season.

14 Feb 2007 description


Weekly Introduction: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in the Greater Horn


 

07 Feb 2007 description


Weekly Introduction: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in the Greater Horn

 

24 Jul 2006 description

BRUSSELS - The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a 105 million euro donation by the European Commission for its global operations in 2006.
"The Commission's very generous commitment gives a vitally important boost to our capacity to respond to food crises in the poorest countries, and to our campaign to meet the first Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people in the world," said WFP's Executive Director, James Morris.

01 Jun 2006 description

Over 30 million people will need relief to meet their food needs in Africa in 2006. Countries in Southern Africa and the more north easterly parts (for example, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia) are worst affected - accounting for nearly 24 million people in need.

16 May 2006 description

Mr. Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation, announces €10 million in support for NGOs bringing humanitarian and recovery support to Africa.

Minister Lenihan said:

"I am delighted to announce this package of support to some of our key NGO partners.

04 Apr 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

Experts, old hands roll up sleeves to take on school fees for a breakthrough in education
NAIROBI, 4 April 2006 - UNICEF, the World Bank, USAID and a range of partners are developing a "How-To" Guide for countries seeking a breakthrough in universal basic education by abolishing school fees. Drawing on the experience of African countries that have eliminated school fees, the goal is to help countries develop education systems that are inclusive, equitable and sustainable.