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22 Nov 2011 description

November 18, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced 25 new initiatives to further Canada's support to Africa. Minister Oda referenced these projects in a recent speech delivered to African Heads of Missions meeting in Ottawa.

14 Aug 2011 description

Summary The Desert Locust (SGR) situation remained relatively calm in July in the summer breeding areas in the Sahel, North Africa, Red Sea region and Southwest Asia. A few mature adults were seen in Sahel West Africa and the interior of Sudan and a similar situation may be present in western Eritrea.

10 May 2009 description

Dakar, 10 May 2009 - "In the second half of the 20th Century, the African continent, more than any other part of the world has suffered enormously from violent conflict within and between States", says the African Development Report 2008-2009 released on Sunday, 10 May 2009 in Dakar Senegal.

The Report, prepared by African Development Bank (AfDB) experts and published by Oxford University Press, examines the economic and social cost of conflicts across the continent and provides cogent …

10 May 2009 description

Dakar, le 10 mai 2009 - "Dans la deuxième partie du XXe siècle, le continent africain, plus que tout autre, a souffert énormément des conflits violents au sein et entre les Etats", dit le Rapport de développement 2008 de l'Afrique (anglais), lancé aujourd'hui, 10 mai 2009, à Dakar, au Sénégal.

Le rapport, préparé par des experts de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et publié par les Presses de l'université Oxford, examine les coûts économiques et sociaux des conflits en …

17 Mar 2009 description

A donation of 16 million US dollars from the Japanese government to IOM will help the Organization counter some of the many impacts of severe food insecurity on migrants and migration in the Horn, East and Southern Africa.

Conflict, natural disasters, environmental degradation and climate change, rising agricultural costs, food prices and food shortages have all led to deepening food insecurity for millions of poverty-stricken people across Africa in recent years.

For many, the food crisis has been a root cause for migration, particularly to urban areas or abroad, while for others, …

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 …

31 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead:

December 2005 - February 2006 Forecasts

Southern Africa

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over portions of eastern and central South Africa, and locally over northern and southern Angola. There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across northern Mozambique, and the southern half of Malawi.

24 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Comments on the Current Niger Weather Conditions:

2005 seasonal rainfall throughout much of Niger has been greater than normal, leading to very good agricultural conditions in most of the region. As a result Niger is not carried as a weather hazard. The current food security crisis in Niger is the result of various factors including an early end to the rainy season and locust infestations last year as well as high cereal prices this year. For more information on the crisis see FEWS NET's reporting on crisis in Niger at www.fews.net/niger

26 Jul 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 1.5 billion yen (approximately 14 million dollars), through the World Food Programme (WFP), for returning displaced persons in the southern part of Sudan and the eastern and southern African countries. Notes to this effect were exchanged on July 26 (Tue) in Rome between Ms. Nobuko Matsubara, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms. Susana Malcorra, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.
26 Jul 2005 description

Yokohama - The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed an aid package of JPY 1.5 billion (US$13.6 million) from the Japanese Government to assist millions of people affected by conflict and natural disasters in some of the priority areas of Africa.

The aid will help support returning refugees and internally displaced persons, victims of erratic rainfall and drought and people affected by HIV/AIDS in Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, and Mozambique.

"WFP is deeply grateful for Japan's support to Africa.

12 May 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño:

25 Aug 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:
Latest Locust Update From FAO

First adult locusts could appear by end of the month