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12 Jan 2010 description

A Monthly Publication from The Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At the end of December 2009, Nigeria completed thirteen consecutive months with ZERO indigenous cases of dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease), thus having stopped transmission of the terrible disease after centuries and generations of untold suffering.

17 Mar 2008 description

YOKOHAMA -The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a generous aid package totalling US$51.24 million from the Japanese Government to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups in 19 countries in Africa and Asia.

Ninety percent of the total package, US$46.24 million, is allocated to 18 African countries:

Sudan (US$6.5 million), Democratic Republic of Congo (US$5 million), Uganda (US$3.5 million), Chad (US$3 million), Côte d'Ivoire (US$3 million), Burundi (US$3 million), Zambia (US$3 million), Somalia (US$3 million), Zimbabwe (US$3 …

04 Mar 2008 description

The European Commission has adopted a €160 million food aid decision targeting an estimated 18.7 million people living in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa. This funding decision, the largest ever launched by the Commission's Humanitarian Aid department, aims to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people facing food shortages due to natural catastrophes, economic and political crises, and armed conflicts. It is the first food aid decision for 2008.

01 Oct 2007 description

In view of the further deterioration of conditions in the flood-hit areas of Africa, the Federal Foreign Office has again increased its humanitarian aid by 200,000 euro to a total of 632,000 euro.

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today in Berlin:

"The situation remains highly critical for the people in the flooded areas.

25 Sep 2007 description
report UN News Service

Despite urgent appeals United Nations agencies are facing a huge shortfall in funding to help well over a million flood victims across a wide swath of sub-Saharan Africa, from Ghana in the West to Ethiopia in the east, as they face food shortages, loss of crops and even the dangers of landmines from recent conflicts dislodged by the raging waters.

Of nearly $85 million sought recently for just Uganda and Sudan, only about $1 million has been forthcoming.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) voiced deep concern over the situation of some 300,000 people in northern Uganda, the vast …

18 Sep 2007 description

The Federal Foreign Office has increased its humanitarian aid in the African countries affected by the flood disaster to 430,000 euro.

In view of the dramatic worsening of the situation, a further 300,000 euro was today made available to relief organizations for emergency aid measures in Uganda and Mali. These funds are to be used to provide people in need with blankets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets and other necessities.

In recent weeks the Federal Foreign Office has already pledged 130,000 euro to procure emergency articles and food for the flood victims in Sudan and Ghana.

09 Oct 2006 description

Rome, 9 October 2006 -- Forty countries are facing food emergencies and require external assistance, with the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan still the most pressing humanitarian problem, according to an FAO report released today.

In Darfur, "the already precarious food supply situation may worsen if deteriorating security disrupts the main harvest due to start in the coming few weeks,"FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report warns.

30 Sep 2005 description

00 Introducción

El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y en inglés por la Unidad de Alerta de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (julio-septiembre 2005) a través de nueve apartados: conflictos, tensiones, procesos de paz, rehabilitación posbélica, crisis humanitarias, militarización y desarme, derechos humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario, desarrollo, y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

06 Jul 2005 description

GLENEAGLES - As the leaders of the most powerful nations in the world gather in Gleneagles for the G8 Summit, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today urging them to remember a simple fact: hunger and malnutrition are still the world's biggest killers, taking the lives of more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

At a time when modest steps have been taken on the long and tortuous road towards poverty alleviation, it is a bitter disappointment that the underclass of hungry people around the world continues to grow.

05 Jul 2005 description

Small hopper bands have formed from recent hatching in Western and Northern Darfur, Sudan. More hatching and band formation are expected in other summer breeding areas in the country. Surveys are underway to monitor the evolving situation. One swarm that moved east across Sudan apparently reached northern Ethiopia where it dispersed in Amhara and Tigray provinces. Small-scale breeding continues in central Niger and scattered mature solitarious adults have recently appeared in summer breeding areas in southeast Mauritania, northern Mali and Tamesna, Niger.

20 Jun 2005 description

The Desert Locust situation is a cause of concern in Sudan as several swarms moved east across the country from Darfur to Gedaref in mid-June. Some swarms have laid eggs while others may reach or have already reached western Eritrea. Survey efforts should be intensified in both countries. Locust infestations continue to decline in the spring breeding areas in Northwest Africa. In the summer breeding areas in the Sahel in West Africa, small-scale breeding and ground control operations are underway in central Niger and groups of adults and perhaps a few swarms are present in northern Mali.

20 Jun 2005 description

On 12-16 June, several immature and mature Southern Circuit swarms left western Darfur where it is still dry and moved east across central Sudan, first appearing in western and northern Kordofan, then crossing the Nile River and reaching the Gedaref area. There is a chance that a few swarms may have already reached or will shortly appear in the western lowlands in Eritrea. Intensive surveys are required in both countries. In West Africa, early rains continue to fall in parts of the Sahel. Small-scale breeding and control operations are underway near Tanout, Niger.

09 Sep 2004 description

Since last summer, an upsurge in locust breeding has occurred in Western Africa, first concentrating in the Sahal region, and since then spreading into several outlaying areas, including Darfur, Sudan.