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02 Sep 2016 description

Contexte actuel

La planification humanitaire pour 2016 prévoit 4,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin dont 1,5 million ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire, reflétant des niveaux élevés de vulnérabilité dans tout le pays.

20 Jun 2013 description

Polio this week - As of 19 June 2013

17 Oct 2012 description

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form shortly in Niger and Mali. Swarms are then expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

24 Jan 2011 description

In advance of the 16 th Ordinary Summit of the African Union Heads of State and Government to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 24 - 31 January 2011, under the theme "Towards Greater Unity and Integration through Shared Values" Amnesty International is calling on African leaders to ensure that the respect and protection of international human rights and humanitarian law are made the basis of shared values in Africa.

15 Mar 2010 description
report World Bank

News Release No:2010/283/AFR


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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2010 -"Quiet corruption" - the failure of public servants to deliver goods or services paid for by governments - is pervasive and widespread across Africa …

15 Jan 2010 description

By Jennifer G. Cooke, Richard Downie

Jan 15, 2010

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD) cohosted a conference on October 29, 2009, to examine the role of diplomacy in U.S. relations with Africa. Discussions were grounded in the belief that as U.S. interests and engagement in Africa expand, U.S. diplomatic capacities must expand accordingly. The need to effectively manage multiple strands of U.S. investments in security, development, and conflict mitigation and management has become more complex and more important.

05 Oct 2009 description

Governments in Africa must end the practice of forced evictions that leave hundreds of thousands homeless every year, Amnesty International said on World Habitat Day, 5 October.

In most cases evictions are conducted without any due process, consultation, adequate notice or compensation. Officials carrying out the evictions often use excessive force against residents.

"It is completely unacceptable that governments across Africa continue to act in violation of regional and international law, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights," said Erwin van der …

09 Sep 2009 description

Regional meeting on landmines opens today in Pretoria

Pretoria, 9 September 2009 -- African Union members must step up their efforts towards ridding the continent of landmines and fully respecting the rights of landmine survivors, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, today at the opening of a regional meeting on the issue.

09 Jan 2007 description

by Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

Science and technology are driving forces for human progress, and play key roles in development. When development needs remain unaddressed, the resulting misery often leads to conflicts and violence, which in turn further affect development efforts and impact on regional and global stability.

But even with globalization, many developing countries still receive scant benefit from recent advances in science and technology. This is because investment in science and technology normally follows the marketplace.

01 Jul 2005 description

Q&A with Andrew MacMillan

The number of chronically undernourished people in the world remains stubbornly high, but according to Andrew MacMillan, Director of FAO's Field Operations Division, this is not altogether surprising because only a few countries have so far taken large-scale deliberate action against hunger.

In this interview, MacMillan explains why he believes the tide is turning.

Efforts to reduce chronic hunger in the developing world have fallen far short of the pace required to halve the number of hungry people by 2015. Is there any cause for optimism?

05 Feb 1999 description
report IRIN

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