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01 Jun 2016 description

Abstract

Background

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) must leave their home to collect water, putting them at risk for a variety of negative health outcomes. There is little research, however, quantifying who is most affected by long water collection times.

Objectives

09 Jul 2014 description
  • Torrential rains impacted coastal Cote D’Ivoire during the past week.

  • An increase in rain was observed across dry areas in northwestern Ethiopia and southeastern Sudan

1) Heavy and above-average rains since May have oversaturated the grounds of southern Mali and lead to rainfall surpluses greater than 200% of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast during the next outlook period, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

15 Jul 2013 description
report CGIAR

Efforts to transform agriculture in Africa have received a boost as researchers met under the Support for Agricultural Research and Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC)’s event, “Partners, Possibilities and Prospects,” on 15 July 2013 at the 6th African Agricultural Science Week in Accra to draw more support from partners into project.

The SARD-SC project will raise the productivity of maize, cassava, wheat, and rice by 20% in twenty selected countries in Africa.

25 Nov 2012 description

Ethiopia, Namibia, and Cote D’Ivoire have been selected as the first three countries for the implementation of a new project on quality education through teacher training supported by UNESCO and the Government of China.

This initiative marks the beginning of a new partnership: it is the first time UNESCO has received financial support in this area from China.

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, launched the project on 22 November at the close of the 2012 Global EFA Meeting (GEM).

05 Mar 2012 description
report CGIAR

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 63.24 million fund package for the implementation of a 5-year project dubbed “Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa” (SARD-SC).

The SARD-SC is a research, science, and technology development initiative aimed at enhancing the productivity and income derived from cassava, maize, rice, and wheat – four of the six commodities that African Heads of States, through the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program, have defined as strategic crops for Africa.

06 Apr 2011 description

GENEVA, April 6 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie expressed "deep shock" on Wednesday at the reported drownings of 213 people in rough waters some 60 kilometres off the southern coast of Italy.

25 Feb 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF: Investing in adolescents can break cycles of poverty and inequity

NEW YORK 25 February 2011- Investing in the world's 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-19 now can break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity, said UNICEF today in its 2011 State of the World's Children report entitled 'Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity'.

Strong investments during the last two decades have resulted in enormous gains for young children up to the age of 10.

13 Jul 2010 description
report UNAIDS

New UNAIDS report shows that young people are leading the prevention revolution, with 15 of the most severely affected countries reporting a 25% drop in HIV prevalence among this key population. New global opinion poll shows that AIDS continues to be of major importance for the public around the world.

GENEVA, 13 July 2010 - The new UNAIDS Outlook report outlines a radically simplified HIV treatment platform called Treatment 2.0 that could decrease the number of AIDS-related deaths drastically and could also greatly reduce the number of new …

03 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/EF/3263

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Second Committee
29th & 30th Meetings (AM & PM)

One out of every three people residing in cities around the globe lived in a slum, and unless the problem was dealt with, another 400 million people would join their ranks by 2020, Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it continued its consideration of sustainable development.

26 Oct 2009 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 26 October 2009 (IRIN) - Seventeen countries signed the African Union convention on internally displaced persons (IDPs) after years of preparation culminated in a week of meetings in the Ugandan capital but a lot more hard work remains before it becomes effective, according to observers.

"The most important step now is implementation," Julia Dolly Joiner, AU commissioner for political affairs, said.

10 Jul 2009 description

PARIS, France, July 10 (UNHCR) - A group of 92 people in need of international protection received the red carpet treatment at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Thursday, as they completed the last leg of a long and hazardous journey via Malta from their homes in Africa and Asia.

French Immigration Minister Eric Besson greeted the newcomers after they flew into a cloudy Paris on Thursday afternoon from sunny Malta. The group, including 20 children, was made up of people from various nationalities. More than half (57) were Somalis.

02 Jul 2008 description

The Middle East, African issues, and an open debate on children and armed conflict will constitute the focus of the United Nations Security Council's work programme during July, Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam and Council's President for the month, told correspondents at a Headquarters press conference in New York today.

Briefing on the Council's programme of work during his country's presidency, Mr.

20 Sep 2006 description

Israel has responded to requests for aid from several African countries over the past year

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman's Ofice)

Israel today (Wednesday, 20 Sep.) sent an emergency shipment of humanitarian aid to Cote d'Ivoire, in response to an international appeal by its government for help following the recent ecological and health disaster caused by the spillage of poisonous waste in the lagoon surrounding the capital, Abidjan.

The aid shipment comprises primarily antibiotics and medical equipment for treating poisoning victims, whose number is …

08 Apr 2004 description


CCA Guidance for May - June - July at One Month Lead
Beginning with this preamble we will attempt to revise the presentation of the seasonal outlook information and provide it for all areas appropriate for the lead time. This week we focus on the outlooks for May-July for the following areas; the Sahel, the Gulf of Guinea and northeast Africa with one month lead-time.

Sahel

21 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


Draft Resolutions Introduced on Crime Prevention, Drug Control, Family Issues
GA/SHC/3748

Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Third Committee
19th & 20th Meetings (AM & PM)

Delegates highlighted the urgency of combating child trafficking and child labour around the world as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today concluded its review of the protection and promotion of children's rights.

29 Apr 2003 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today commended the President George W. Bush of the United States for his leadership in endorsing a $15 billion emergency bill to tackle AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean, and urged for substantial investment in prevention among young people.

11 Apr 2003 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 11 Apr 2003