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09 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

26 Feb 2014 description

Over US $30 million in concessional funds has been made available for innovative private sector projects that seek to improve climate change adaptation or readiness in Niger, Mozambique and Zambia. This financing is part of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), a financing window of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

15 Jun 2012 description

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have approved projects in Niger and Mozambique that aim to strengthen their populations’ resilience to climate change by improving hydrometeorological methods and communication in Niger and climate-proofing agricultural supply chains in Mozambique.

25 Apr 2006 description

Across the continent almost 30 million people are going hungry - many are dying as a result. All can be tackled with the right kind of action.
Some of Africa's problems are caused by nature, some by man. We need your help to solve them all. Here are some examples of our work across the continent that Focus Africa will support.

25 Apr 2006 description

Africa Malaria Day 2006 marks the sixth anniversary of the Abuja Declaration when African heads of state and governments agreed to achieve specific targets on malaria prevention and control, in particular, halving the incidence of malaria in Africa by 2010.

Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes and found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa approximately one million children die of malaria every year, and in all of Africa, malaria is the leading killer of children under five.

06 Oct 2005 description
report Xinhua

by Gao Shixing

HARARE, Oct 6, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- As hunger devastates west Africa's Niger and food shortage threatens millions in southern Africa, delegates to a regional conference on food safety in Zimbabwe Thursday unanimously recommended United Nations food and health agencies and the African Union take urgent steps to improve food safety in Africa.

08 Sep 2005 description
report Oxfam

Rich countries are failing to learn the lessons of the Niger food crisis as up to 10 million people in southern Africa face severe food shortages, said Oxfam today.

02 Aug 2005 description
report Concern Worldwide

NIGER is just one of about 15 African countries facing major food problems over the coming months. According to Tom Arnold, chief executive officer of Concern Worldwide, the lives and livelihoods of 30 million people are at risk. Every 30 seconds an African child dies of hunger.

Niger, one of the world's poorest countries where 60 per cent of the 11.5m population live on $1 a day, is only the tip of the iceberg. African countries in which Concern is working are facing into food crises of a staggering scale. Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Somalia are in difficulty.

29 Jul 2005 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern is currently responding to a potentially devastating food crisis in the west African country of Niger. Almost 4 million people are at risk of starvation and children are already dying in large numbers. However according to Concern CEO, Tom Arnold who this morning returned from an extensive visit to Africa, Niger is reflective of a broader picture of food scarcity in Africa, "Niger is in fact only the tip of the iceberg. 12 African countries in which Concern are working are facing into food crises of a staggering scale. 30 million people are in need of urgent help.

22 Jul 2005 description
report CARE

CARE International is working in Niger and across Africa to address food shortages, help people combat the impact of drought, and improve food production.

Nearly a dozen countries in Africa are facing severe food shortages this year. The UN estimates that more than 30 million people in East, West and Southern Africa will need food aid in coming months.

In Niger, CARE is delivering food and seeds to thousands of starving families, and has been preparing for this crisis since last year.