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10 Dec 2011 description
report Voice of America

Edward Yeranian | Cairo

At Cairo's posh Gazeera Club, workers leave the showers running as they sit nearby drinking tea and chatting. Large quantities of water pour down the drain as water pipes around the city and its suburbs run dry.

For inhabitants of Cairo’s poor neighborhoods, water only infrequently arrives via government pipes. In order to cook and stay hydrated, says resident Hossam Abdel Razaq, housewives trek to a local water dealer and buy the precious liquid for 25 cents. When water does briefly flow, he adds, kids run to the faucets to drink.

28 Jun 2011 description
report Government of Egypt

Upon the instructions of the Foreign Minister, the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa intensified its efforts with Ethiopia through offering humanitarian assistance. A medical convoy consisting of 18 doctors was dispatched during the period from 12/6/2011 to 22/6/2011. During their presence, the crew of the Egyptian medical convoy performed 92 surgeries in "Dil-chora" hospital in "Dire Dawa" city and "Debrazit" hospital in "Basketo" city, including surgeries in breast cancer, colon, stomach and digestive system.

04 May 2011 description

Africa still faces numerous security issues that continue to challenge its political viability, stability, prosperity and sustainable peace. This monograph attempts to uncover the complexity of the most salient security issues facing the Horn of Africa. It provides in-depth analysis on intra-state conflicts and insurgencies and their consequences on and beyond the region. It also investigates the root causes of several inter-state conflicts in the Horn of Africa as well as the possibilities of their effective management.

05 Mar 2011 description

Libya

There was a sharp drop in the numbers of people crossing the border at Ras Adjir from Libya into Tunisia on Friday, raising concern people are being impeded from fleeing. The Libyan side of the border has seen an increased presence of government forces. Information emerging from western Libya is very limited with mounting concern that essential medical care and supplies may be unavailable or inaccessible to injured people.

01 Mar 2011 description

A major shake up of Britain's aid programme which will provide 50 million people with the means to help work their way out of poverty was announced today by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.

The new strategy will:

- stop 250,000 newborn babies dying needlessly

- save the lives of 50,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth

- secure schooling for 11 million children - more than we educate in the UK but at 2.5% of the cost

- provide access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation to more people than there are in Scotland, Wales and Northern …