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08 Apr 2014 description

AMOUNT: EUR 10 000 000


Early 2014, ECHO has decided to open an ECHO Flight service in Chad and Mali. These services are financed until the end of April 2014 under the ECHO Flight HIP 2013 whose budget had been increased. Two additional Caravan C208 have been added to the fleet.

DAC Aviation International Ltd, a Kenya-based operator, has won the call for tender and is going to be the contract holder for the next 4 years.

17 Sep 2013 description

Humanitarian need remains very high in many humanitarian crisis situations in Africa. Germany has therefore made an additional 8.2 million euros available for humanitarian relief projects run by UN organisations and NGOs in Africa.

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement on the move:

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.

06 Dec 2010 description


The Desert Locust (SGR1) activities increased in November in Sudan where ground operations controlled various instar hopper bands and adult groups in more than 6,900 ha in the Northern, the River Nile, Khartoum and Red Sea States. Some adults moved to the northeast of the country and laid eggs while a few crossed the Red Sea and reached northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia on November 30th. Breeding continued in northwestern Mauritania where control operations treated 400 ha.

09 Nov 2010 description


19 Jan 2010 description

In December 2009 Belgium has announced a new 10.6 million euro contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), capping a record year in which it donated a total of 26 million euro to help fight hunger worldwide. Belgium's 2009 donation is its largest-ever donation to WFP - more than 50 per cent higher than in 2008, when it contributed 18 million euro.

"Belgium has shown great solidarity with those who are less fortunate.

10 Nov 2009 description
report African Union


Banjul, 10 November 2009 - The Third Conference of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), which started on Sunday, 8 November, 2009, in Banjul; Gambia, ended today, Tuesday, 10 November 2009, with constructive conclusions and recommendations to promote and support NHRIs in Africa.

The meeting noted that since the last Conference held in 2004, NHRIs had made significant progress in promoting and protecting human rights in Africa through activities such as capacity building, advocacy and counseling.

08 Nov 2009 description
report African Union


Banjul, November 8, 2009 - At the Third Conference of African National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) which started, today, Sunday, 8 November 2009, in Banjul, Republic of Gambia, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions have shared experiences, challenges and opportunities with a view to improving capacity building and enhancing or reinforcing their mandates.

On challenges, the representatives of the NHRIs agreed that funding and staffing levels had an effect on their work.

06 Nov 2009 description


Desert Locust activities increased in western Mauritania in October. Survey and control teams from the National Locust Control Centre (CNLA) controlled second generation hoppers and adults on some 4,214 ha during this month (close to 4,280 ha have been treated since the current control operations began on September 11). Survey and control operations are in progress in Mauritania and neighboring countries are on the look out.

30 Sep 2009 description


Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa (ECA). The ECA region encompasses the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as Sudan, Chad, and Egypt. In FY 2009, the U.S.

31 Dec 2008 description

EAST AFRICA: October- December rains began on time but ended early in south- central Somalia, northeastern and southeastern Kenya, and in parts of southeastern Ethiopia, negatively affecting crop prospects and pasture in these areas. In south- central Soma lia, increased civil insecurity and rampant sea piracy also continue to exacerbate existing food insecurity through displacement, dis ruption of both commercial and humanitarian food imports, and restrictions on food access among already impoverished popula tions.

13 Mar 2008 description

Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade, Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation

The Government's communication on Africa takes its cue from the continent's new reality.

24 Jan 2007 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Highest Priority—Urgent Action Required


06 Dec 2006 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Highest Priority—Urgent Action Required


Chad: Conflicts have put the entire population of eastern Chad at risk of food insecurity, despite the record harvest this year. Agricultural, commercial and vital humanitarian operations have been severely curtailed. See back page for more details.

08 Nov 2006 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Highest Priority-Urgent Action Required


Ethiopia: Heavy rains in October caused severe flooding in Somali Region, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis there and expanding the areas affected by floods this year. Still, these rains in the medium term are likely to benefit drought affected pastoral populations, allowing the slow process of their recovery to begin.

31 Jul 2006 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 2.01billion yen (approximately US$ 18.1 million) through the World Food Programme (WFP) to Darfur refugees and others in Sudan and Chad and to people in Kenya and Uganda facing serious food shortage caused by drought. Notes to this effect were exchanged on July 28 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr. John M. Powell, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.
23 May 2006 description

Key goal is to "energize" Tripartite Process in Great Lakes region