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31 Dec 2004 description

ECA/SDD/04/0

(Extrait)

Une révolution verte en Afrique

Révolution verte: le cas de l'Ouganda

Par Alex Tindimubona et Jacques Hamel

Le triangle de Luwero, au centre de l'Ouganda, est une zone qui a été dévastée par la guerre dans les années 80.

30 Dec 2004 description


In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

29 Dec 2004 description

In Brief

Appeal No.01.21/2004;

Programme Update no. 2;

Period covered: July to November 2004;

Appeal coverage: 58.6%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,146,843 (USD 1,896,500 or EUR 1,391,300).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website.Appeal target: CHF 5,184,993 (USD 3,894,098 or EUR 3,337,619)

29 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 29 December (IRIN) - When Dr Keith Bolton treated children in the 1990s, the death of a patient was still relatively infrequent.

28 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

MBABANE, 28 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - Southern Africa should prepare itself for recurring drought, likely to strike at least twice every decade, says a new report.

The report, 'Anticipating and Responding to Drought and Emergencies in Southern Africa', was prepared for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and noted that the region could experience a recurrence of the devastating drought of 2002/03, which resulted in a food deficit of 3.3 million mt.

"Market reform in the region …

24 Dec 2004 description

HIGHLIGHTS

● UNICEF’s “The State of the World’s Children 2005”, shows that more than half the world's children, over 1 Billion, are suffering extreme deprivations. Almost all indicators show that children in sub-Saharan Africa are in most dire need. HIV/AIDS is playing a large role in their scarcities.

● Results of the assessment of locust infestation are expected in January.

22 Dec 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG - Millions of people across southern Africa are again confronted by the grim prospect of not having enough to eat during the Christmas season and beyond because the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) lacks the funding to ensure adequate food supplies.

"There will be serious health and nutritional repercussions if people have to accept a further reduction in their meagre ration," said Mike Sackett, WFP Regional Director for southern Africa.

17 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Azerbaijan, (3) Iran

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Ethiopia, (4) Kenya, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Tanzania, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) China, (3) DPR Korea, (4) Myanmar

16 Dec 2004 description
report PlusNews

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

10 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iraq

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Rwanda, (6) Sudan, (7) Tanzania, (8) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia, (4) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Zambia, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) India

06 Dec 2004 description


The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

06 Dec 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

CAPE TOWN, 6 December 2004 - The Nelson Mandela Foundation, UNICEF and the Hamburg Society for the Promotion of Democracy and International Law, today launched a joint international campaign "Child Friendly Schools for Africa", which aims to accelerate access to quality basic education for children, with special focus on girls, orphans and vulnerable children in six African countries, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

To Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of South Africa, the campaign is a significant contribution to his …

03 Dec 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

Draft Resolution on Humanitarian Aid, Six Others Approved Without Vote

GA/EF/3101
Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Second Committee

03 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Global: WFP and World AIDS Day

(C) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Russian Federation

(D) East and Central Africa:: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(E) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(F) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Zimbabwe

01 Dec 2004 description

Rome, 1 December 2004 -- As parents fall sick and die from AIDS, knowledge and values are not passed to the younger generation, leaving children with few skills to make a living, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO said today on World Aids Day.

Orphaned children are growing up without the necessary knowledge and skills for their future livelihoods as parents die before they have passed on practical farming knowledge to their children.

In response, FAO together with the World Food Programme, has set up farm schools where orphaned and other vulnerable children learn the …

01 Dec 2004 description

This year the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation and Defence earmarked a total of 6.3 million euros for the fight against antipersonnel mines. This is the largest sum ever set aside by the Belgian government to tackle this problem, making our country is now the 15th largest donor in the world.