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22 Nov 2013 description

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and October 2013, as well as the ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States is provided.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

02 Aug 2013 description

The UN agency will support programmes in eight countries on the African continent over the next three years to give marginalized youth access to family planning

UNITED NATIONS, Johannesburg—UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund, will support eight African countries’ efforts to improve the reproductive health of adolescent girls.

04 Jun 2013 description

Andre Celeti

Upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the European Union allocated the prize money to children affected by conflict and launched its Children of Peace initiative which aims at assisting 28,000 children. Today displaced children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are accessing education due to the Nobel Peace Prize grant.

21 May 2013 description

Eastern Africa host to over 9 million displaced people

As of March 2013, there were 9,153,973 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This represents an increase of 638,663 people since the end of September 2012. Of the current total displaced population, 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.

07 May 2013 description
report Plan International

Posted by Nora Fyles, Yona Nestel and Koli Banik
A call to action to promote gender equality in education

7 May 2013: No country should be left behind in ensuring gender equality in education, reflect UNGEI’s Nora Fyles, Plan’s Yona Nestel and the Global Partnership for Education’s Koli Banik, following the recent global education summit.

21 Apr 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown, U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of Britain, writes that our failure to reach the marginalised is a result of universal development goals that do not explicitly target resources on the most vulnerable populations. Without corrective remedies, unequal outcomes in one generation conspire with unequal access to resources in the next to make a mockery of genuine equality of opportunity.

14 Mar 2013 description

**REGIONAL WATCH:**

Hotspots

DR Congo: While conflict in the east is reducing, large areas remain in the control of different factions and with reports of indiscriminate violence against individuals (HRW Feb 13). These threats to personal security restrict movement diminishing household production as well as access to markets

Watch

14 Mar 2013 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

18 Jan 2013 description
report Voice of America

Marthe Van Der Wolf
January 18, 2013

ADDIS ABABA — African governments will implement a health scorecard to reduce child deaths on the continent. Delegates attending the African Child Survival Conference also set higher targets to bring down the child mortality rate.

18 Dec 2012 description
report European Union

Reference: IP/12/1392

Brussels, 18 December 2012

The European Union's Nobel Peace prize money will fund four projects under the EU Children of Peace initiative and details of the projects were announced today by Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission.

The attribution of the award money to children affected by conflict was an unanimous decision of the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Parliament Martin Schulz and of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.

27 Nov 2012 description

In this issue:

  • Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - Key highlights from the FSNWG meeting November 15th
  • Hotspots to watch
  • Rainfall, flood and El Nino update
  • Market Analysis Sub-Group report on informal, regional trade in food commodities and OXFAM’s experience of engaging markets to promote business development in Turkana.
29 Oct 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Localized heavy rain showers impact Somalia and Kenya

Food security in the region has improved as harvests start to reach the markets

DRC Crisis: more than 772,450 people have been displaced in North Kivu since January 2009

Ethiopia: number of severely malnourished children declines for third straight month in August

Up to 3,000 IDP families in need of humanitarian support in Luuq, Somalia

South Sudan: health situation in Upper Nile refugee camps remains fragile

Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak kills five in Uganda

15 Oct 2012 description

Highlights

  • Rains continue to pound much of region

  • Great Lakes crisis unabated

  • Burundi, Eritrea suffer from “extremely alarming” hunger

  • Food security expected to improve in Ethiopia as primary harvest starts

  • Flooding affects tens of thousands in central Somalia

  • Oxfam warns Somalia’s food crisis likely to worsen in coming months

  • Massive flooding to affect food security and livelihoods in South Sudan

  • Kenya Law on Internally Displaced Persons passed

10 Aug 2012 description

This month’s Conflict Trends report is the fifth in a series of publications by the Armed Conflict Location &Event Dataset which report and analyse realtime conflict data from across the African continent.

This issue will focus on developments in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan. Realtime data for the month of July is presented for each of these countries, and compared with historical trends to identify profiles and patterns in the geography, agents and modalities of violence in each case.

09 Aug 2012 description
Press release
Overview of Country Selection and Apportionment

(New York, 9 August 2012): The United Nations top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$55 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in eight countries with neglected humanitarian emergencies.

09 Aug 2012 description

(New York, 9 août 2012) La Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordinatrice des secours d’urgence, Valerie Amos, a alloué un montant de 55 millions de dollars provenant du Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence afin de renforcer les opérations humanitaires dans huit pays où les crises humanitaires sont les plus négligées.

23 Jul 2012 description

PRESS RELEASE
BY DR. TOMAZ AUGUSTO SALOMÃO
THE CHAIRPERSON
OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE
ON THE
SIGNING OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
FOR THE JOINT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME ON
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

16 TH JULY 2012, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

10 Jul 2012 description

In this issue:

  • Great Lakes p.1
  • Ethiopia p.3
  • Kenya p.5
  • Somalia p.6
  • Uganda p.7
  • Horn of Africa funding update p.8

HIGHLIGHTS