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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.

07 Mar 2014 description


  • Heightened risk of epidemics due to overcrowding and poor hygiene in IDP and refugee populations.

  • Normal to near-normal March to May rainfall predicted for most parts of the region, but dry spells to continue in some areas.

  • Flooding deaths in Burundi could have been avoided.

  • More than 12,000 Somali returnees from Saudi Arabia are stranded in already stretched and insecure Mogadishu.

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

Dix-huitième session ordinaire
29 – 30 janvier 2012
Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie)

Assembly/AU/Dec. 391 – 415 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res. 1 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl. 1 - 3 (XVIII)

17 Jun 2011 description

The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 135th Session, has approved over US$56 million in loans and US$6 million in grants to address Africa’s needs. The funds will be allocated to the energy, transportation, agriculture, health and financial sectors.

20 Aug 2010 description

Socio-Political Developments in Kenya

Kenya calls for collective efforts to resolve Somali crisis: Kenya on Tuesday 17th August called on the international community to find ways of addressing the political instability in wartorn Somalia.

During a meeting with the UN Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, Kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula Moses Wetangula said that the situation in Somalia cannot be addressed solely by an institution or an individual, and called for an comprehensive plan of action by the various stakeholders.

03 May 2010 description


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20 Aug 2009 description


by vasu gounden

In the last nine months, there have been several major armed crises in the world. These crises included the massive onslaught of Russian forces against Georgian forces, the Sri Lankan government forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, Israeli forces against the forces of Hamas, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government forces against the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) forces of rebel leader, General Laurent Nkunda.

31 Jan 2009 description
report EURAC


Great Lakes

ADB finances a road project to open up Burundi and Rwanda

According to a dispatch by the African Press Organization (APO, Tunis, in 17/12/08), African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of Directors approved an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of 100 million US$ to Burundi and Rwanda, to finance the Mugina-Bujumbura-Nyamitanga-Ruhwa- Ntendezi -Mwityazo- Gisenyi Road Project.

31 Jan 2009 description
report EURAC


Grands Lacs

La BAD finance un projet routier pour désenclaver le Burundi et le Rwanda

Selon une dépêche de African Press Organization (APO, Tunis, 17/12/08), le Conseil d'administration du Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) a approuvé l'octroi, sur les ressources du Fonds africain de développement (FAD), d'un don de 100 millions de $ US au Burundi et au Rwanda, pour le financement du projet multinational de la route Mugina-Bujumbura-Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-Ntendezi-Mwityazo-Gisenyi. Pays enclavés et loin des ports maritimes, le Rwanda et le Burundi …

01 Aug 2007 description

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 14 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world. Out of the 15 appeals for humanitarian assistance launched to date, 9 were issued in response to emergencies in the CEA region.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007


UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

29 Jun 2005 description

Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP)

The CAP is much more than an appeal for money. It is an inclusive and coordinated programme cycle of:

a) strategic planning leading to a Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP);
b) resource mobilisation (leading to a Consolidated Appeal or a Flash Appeal);
c) coordinated programme implementation;
d) joint monitoring and evaluation;
e) revision, if necessary; and
f) reporting on results.

The CHAP is a strategic plan for humanitarian response in a given country or region and includes the following elements:

02 Mar 2005 description


Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.