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17 Dec 2012 description
report The Guardian

Emilie Filou reports on the challenges of eliminating river blindness from Africa by 2025

12 Dec 2012 description
The Gulf of Guinea: The New Danger Zone - French version

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

05 Dec 2012 description

AI Index: AFR 01/014/2012

Africities 2012- is an international summit taking place in Dakar, Senegal, where delegates, including local government officials, city mayors, property developers and private companies from around the world, will discuss urban development in African cities.

Amnesty International is attending the summit to remind delegates of their obligations under international human rights law and to call upon them to end forced evictions and respect the right to adequate housing.

African cities and forced evictions

21 Nov 2012 description

The country does not produce a significant quantity of cereals. The staple foods are sweet potatoes, cassava and plantains. The cereal import requirement for 2013 is forecast at about 28 000 tonnes, including 8 000 tonnes of rice and 20 000 tonnes of wheat.

25 Sep 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Overview

17 Sep 2012 description
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CERF Syrian Crisis
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CERF Total Funding to Syrian Crisis 2012

Good afternoon and welcome to our Member States briefing on CERF for 2012.

I want to give you an overview of how CERF has been used this year. I will also focus on some of the lessons learned from our country reviews and I will brief you on progress with the management response plan that was developed in response to the Five-Year Evaluation.

08 Aug 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 8 août 2012 (IRIN) - Selon l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), les pays du Sahel de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, de la Corne de l'Afrique et de l'Afrique centrale et du Sud - dont plusieurs dépendent principalement des importations de céréales pour nourrir leur population - sont les plus exposés aux conséquences de la hausse des cours mondiaux des céréales.

06 Aug 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 6 August 2012 (IRIN) - As global grain prices begin to climb, the Sahel countries of West Africa, those in the Horn, and in central and southern Africa - many of which depend mainly on imported cereals to feed their people - are most exposed to the impact of more expensive food, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Around the world plenty of people are already living with high food prices, and more will be joining them.

27 Jul 2012 description

Projet de 6 millions d'euros pour mettre en place des systèmes de surveillance nationaux et renforcer la coopération régionale

26 juillet 2012, Rome - Une nouvelle initiative régionale aidera dix pays d'Afrique centrale à mettre en place des systèmes pointus de monitorage des forêts nationales, annonce la FAO aujourd'hui.

26 Jul 2012 description

€6 million project to set up national monitoring systems and strengthen regional cooperation

A new regional initiative will help ten Central African countries to set up advanced national forest monitoring systems, FAO announced today. The ten countries are part of the Congo Basin and include Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda and São Tomé and Principe.

18 Jul 2012 description

The country does not produce a significant quantity of cereals. The staple foods are sweet potatoes, cassava and plantains. The cereal import requirement for 2012 is forecast at about 28 000 tonnes, including 8 000 tonnes of rice and 20 000 tonnes of wheat.

26 Jun 2012 description
report African Union

Mombasa-June 25th, 2012: The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Erastus Mwencha has thanked the Government of Equatorial Guinea for honoring its pledge by redeeming the sum of Two Million United States Dollars and providing in-kind donation to the Somali people. Dr. Mwencha was speaking in Mombasa, Kenya during the official handover ceremony of the donation of humanitarian aid from Equatorial Guinea to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia.

14 Jun 2012 description

(Libreville – 13 juin 2012) - Les Ministres et les Chefs de délégation des Etats-membres de la Communauté Economique des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (CEEAC) ont adopté, ce jour, la Stratégie pour la prévention des risques, la gestion des catastrophes et l'adaptation aux changements climatiques, son Cadre d'action et le Plan d'action de Yaoundé pour la préparation et la réponse aux catastrophes en Afrique Centrale.

13 Jun 2012 description

I. CONTEXTE GENERAL DE REDUCTION DES RISQUES DE CATASTROPHES A. LE CONTEXTE INTERNATIONAL

L’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) a décidé en 1989, de célébrer chaque 2ème mercredi d'octobre, la Journée Internationale de la Prévention des Catastrophes Naturelles. La période de 1990 à 1999 a également été désignée Décennie Internationale de la Prévention des Catastrophes Naturelles (DIPCN). L’objectif étant de participer au niveau mondial à un effort constant de prévention des catastrophes naturelles.

13 Jun 2012 description
  1. Contexte et justification

Les effets du changement climatique contribuent à l’aggravation des catastrophes naturelles comme l’avait souligné, il y a quelques années, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU: « Les changements climatiques vont en principe accroître la sévérité et la fréquence des aléas naturels. Etant donné que nos grandes villes sont de plus en plus vulnérables, ces aléas naturels risquent dès lors de se transformer en de catastrophes plus graves que celles que nous avons connues jusqu’ici.