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17 May 2010 description
report Miraya FM

The UNICEF representative in Sudan, Nils Kasterberg, said that a two day workshop has been organized on child protection to provide a common platform for dialogue between the United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), civil society members and partners from neighboring Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The workshop aims to highlight child protection issues and discuss constructive methods on how to best address them.

07 May 2010 description

Statistics April 2010

Total refugee population in Kenya: 387,372

- Dadaab 272,712

- Kakuma 69,414

- Nairobi 45,246 : 300 to 500 new arrivals a week Nairobi (majority Somali)

Country of Origin: Somalia; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Sudan; Great Lakes etc.

22 Apr 2010 description
report World Bank

Funding will Close Half of the Remaining Gap to Provide Entire Population with Nets

Press Release No:2010/358/AFR

Washington, April 22, 2010 - World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick today committed $200 million to provide people in sub Saharan Africa with bed nets that will protect them from malaria. Malaria kills nearly one million people every year in poor countries around the world.

19 Apr 2010 description

(Extract)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): plan to withdraw peacekeeping troops

Rome, 5 April 2010 - A UN report proposed a plan for a three-year phased withdrawal the peacekeeping force, MONUC. While the Congolese government has urged the 22,000-strong UN-peacekeeping force to leave in 2011 before the next national elections.

The UN technical assessment mission concluded that an ongoing presence of the MONUC force was essential in the Kivu and Orientale provinces in the east of the country.

27 Jan 2010 description

LA COMMISSION EUROPEENNE,

Vu le Traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne,

Vu le règlement (CE) N=B0 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l'aide humanitaire, et en particulier ses articles 2 c), 9 et 15, paragraphe 2, considérant ce qui suit:

(1) Dans de vastes régions de la République démocratique du Congo, l'accès par la route aux projets humanitaires de réhabilitation et de développement est impossible en raison de l'état du réseau routier et de l'insécurité qui y règne.

21 Jan 2010 description
report Africa Action

Thursday, January 21, 2010 (Washington, DC) - One year after President Obama was sworn in to office, and less than a week before his State of the Union address, Africa Action today released its Africa Policy Outlook 2010, also published by Foreign Policy in Focus.

The Outlook is an annual publication forecasts the key issues and developments in Africa policy, such as climate change, the global economic crisis, HIV/AIDS, foreign aid and other country topics, and it analyzes trends in U.S.

29 Dec 2009 description

Bednets delivered by UKaid have prevented more than 80,000 child deaths in the developing world, Douglas Alexander announced today.

In all, 14.6 million bednets have been provided so far and another 2.7 million are currently on their way some of the world's poorest countries.

With just one year to go, today's announcement means the UK is on track to meet the pledge the Prime Minister made in 2008 to deliver over 20 million bed nets by the end of 2010 to help prevent 110,000 child deaths.

Every year 250 million people become severely ill with malaria and around one million …

18 Dec 2009 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.

25 Nov 2009 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

Opening Remarks

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

I have just returned from Eastern Sudan which, as you know, is the centre of one of the longest standing refugee situations in Africa. The East epitomizes this country's long history of hosting refugees. It is a tribute to both the Government of Sudan and the people of the Eastern region, who share land and natural resources with refugees who have nowhere else to go.

I visited Wad Sharifey, Shagarab and Kilo 26 refugee camps.

24 Nov 2009 description

JOHANNESBURG - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous donation of R3 million (US$400,000) from the Government of South Africa, which will help the agency to feed thousands of hungry families in the Horn of Africa region.

The donation will be split equally with R1.5 million supporting WFP's emergency activities in Ethiopia and the other R1.5 million boosting WFP's lifesaving operations in Somalia.

"WFP is extremely grateful to the South …

16 Oct 2009 description

As we mark World Food Day, we see no respite from the challenge the world faces to address urgent hunger needs. Natural disasters, wars, economic fluctuations, and the continuing impact of high food prices all make hunger an issue for a significant proportion of the global population.

WFP's mission of putting food in the hands of the hungry depends on the support of more than 100 nations. Consistently, the U.S.

14 Oct 2009 description

Des Moines, Iowa-Twenty-nine countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, and thirteen countries have actually seen increases in their hunger levels since 1990, according to the 2009 Global Hunger Index report. The Democratic Republic of Congo scored the worst, followed by Burundi, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Chad, and Ethiopia.

14 Oct 2009 description
  • Slow progress on reducing world hunger

    - Ranking of countries closely watched by governments

    - Report does not yet capture impact of food price spike

    - S Asia scores worse than Africa due to child malnutrition

    - Democratic Republic of Congo has worst hunger score

    By Roberta Rampton

    DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The world has made little progress in reducing hunger since 1990, a new report said on Wednesday, pointing to 29 countries with alarming levels of malnutrition, mainly in Africa and South Asia.

    Those countries also are most vulnerable to the impact …

05 Oct 2009 description

This map shows CEA countries with H1N1 cases as at 5 Oct 2009. Out of a total of 12,580 cases reported in the Africa region. East Africa has reported 607. **Note that cases are under-reported due to lack of laboratories in many countries. 1 death has been reported so far in Tanzania

01 Oct 2009 description

Addis Ababa, 01 October, 2009 ( ECA) - The Director of Food and Sustainable Development Division at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Dr. Josue Dione said today in Addis Ababa that the Commission's work, especially in land policy, agriculture and climate change, were in line with the most serious development challenges faced by Africa.

Briefing the Bureau of the fifth session of the Africa Committee on Sustainable Development, Dr.

30 Sep 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

10 Sep 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 10 September 2009 - UNICEF today released new figures that show the rate of deaths of children under five years of age continued to decline in 2008.

The data shows a 28 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate, from 90 deaths per 1000 live births in 1990, to 65 deaths per 1000 live births in 2008.

10 Sep 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 10 septembre 2009 - L'UNICEF a publié aujourd'hui de nouveaux chiffres qui montrent que le taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans a continué de baisser en 2008.

Les données indiquent une chute de 28% du taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans, passé de 90 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 1990 à 65 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 2008.

24 Jul 2009 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.