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02 Jul 2014 description

Des difficultés de financement, aggravées par des problèmes de sécurité et de logistiques dans certains pays, ont entrainé la réduction des rations alimentaires de près de 800.000 réfugiés en Afrique. Ces pénuries menacent d'aggraver les taux déjà inacceptables de malnutrition aiguë, de retard de croissance et d'anémie, en particulier chez les enfants.

01 Jul 2014 description

Heads of WFP & UNHCR issue urgent appeal as food shortages hit nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa

GENEVA -- The heads of the World Food Programme and United Nations refugee agency warned today that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anaemia, particularly in children.

07 May 2014 description

At the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Amnesty International reported that prison conditions are dire and inhumane across Africa, with severe overcrowding and chronic lack of sanitation. The statement drew the Commission’s attention to the situations in Chad, Mozambique and Nigeria.

27 Apr 2010 description
report UN Population Fund

NEW YORK - Beginning today, all medical treatment and medicines for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under 5 will be provided free of charge in all government health facilities in Sierra Leone, currently one of the most dangerous places on earth to get pregnant.

12 Apr 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2010

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Those needs are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. For more detail on these projections, please visit www.fews.net.

14 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3951

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
12th & 13th Meetings (AM & PM)

Also Hears from Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, As It Begins Multi-Day Debate on Promotion, Protection of Rights of Child

09 Sep 2009 description

Regional meeting on landmines opens today in Pretoria

Pretoria, 9 September 2009 -- African Union members must step up their efforts towards ridding the continent of landmines and fully respecting the rights of landmine survivors, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, today at the opening of a regional meeting on the issue.

06 May 2009 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 6 de mayo de 2009.- Durante el pasado mes de abril, el Equipo Directivo de Cáritas Española ha aprobado varias partidas económicas por valor de 925.000 euros para apoyar diversos proyectos de salud, seguridad alimentaria, educación, infancia y recuperación agrícola en varios países de Africa y América Latina.

Más de 800.000 euros para Chad, Malí, Mozambique, Ruanda y R.D.

13 Mar 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

23 Jan 2009 description

JOHANNESBURG - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) bought a record 552,000 metric tons of food in southern Africa in 2008 - the equivalent of providing nearly 2.75 million hungry people with a full food basket for an entire year.

"These record purchases played a huge part in ensuring that WFP was able to provide timely and sufficient food assistance to millions of hungry people across Africa," said Mustapha Darboe, WFP Regional Director for Southern, Eastern and Central Africa.

The food agency announced today that it spent US$190 million last year buying cereals, …

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.

12 Jun 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

16 Mar 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

23 Oct 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: The Africa Health Initiative, which includes the International Federation's work on the Global Malaria Programme, and support to measles …

23 Oct 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: The Africa Health Initiative, which includes the International Federation's work on the Global Malaria Programme, and support to measles …

01 Apr 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

08 Mar 2007 description

First anniversary of the CERF

Since its launch one year ago, the upgraded CERF received US$ 399.4 million and is being supported by 73 partners, including Member States, one local government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals through the UN Foundation.

24 Jan 2007 description


FEWS NET Alert Status



Highest Priority—Urgent Action Required

Emergency

22 Jun 2006 description

Africare projects aid, empower local communities in 26 nations, NGO president says