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17 Oct 2013 description

Le Comité spécialisé du Conseil d’Administration de l’AFD pour l’appui aux initiatives des ONG s’est réuni le 15 octobre 2013. Il a approuvé l’attribution des subventions suivantes :

Plan international France – Améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile au Togo

13 Oct 2013 description

Statement by the UNFPA Executive Director on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2013

More girls are in school today than ever before. However, too many girls, especially the most marginalized, have never seen the inside of a classroom, or they go to school only sporadically, never getting the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to reach their full potential. For those in school, challenges like teacher shortages abound, making learning difficult even for the most motivated student.

09 Oct 2013 description

FAO, PAM, Brésil, Royaume-Uni et cinq gouvernements africains à l’œuvre pour donner aux petits agriculteurs et à l’Afrique les moyens de se nourrir

9 octobre 2013, Rome - Un partenariat novateur mis en place dans cinq pays d'Afrique ouvre de nouveaux horizons dans la lutte contre la faim et la malnutrition en achetant les aliments pour les repas scolaires aux petits agriculteurs.

04 Oct 2013 description
Campaign Briefing

UNESCO calls for strengthened sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Eastern and Southern Africa

A UNESCO report and United Nations-led campaign were launched today urging ministers from Eastern and Southern Africa to respond to continuing high levels of HIV infection, unintended pregnancy and low HIV prevention knowledge impacting on the region’s 158m adolescents and young people.

23 Jul 2013 description

Albertina Naftal (9) lives with her parents, two brothers and two sisters in a hut made of sticks and grass in the village of Muchenga, in Changara, west of Mozambique.

03 Jul 2013 description
report The Global Fund

Fernando Bambo, Malaria Consortium’s Communications and Advocacy Coordinator in Mozambique, writes about a teacher training initiative supporting educational activities in schools for malaria prevention and control initiatives in Nampula Province, northern Mozambique.

We have travelled from Malema District and finally reach Murrupula, in Nampula province, northern Mozambique. It is February, and the rain is falling heavily. In Mozambique at this time of the year malaria is usually at its peak due to mosquitoes breeding in stagnant water.

24 Jun 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

The 'Schools for Africa' initiative launches its third phase at UNICEF headquarters in New York.

By Malli Kamimura

23 Jun 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Marie-Consolée Mukangendo

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 21 June 2013 - To anyone who meets her, it is immediately clear that Laura is an exceptional child. The sparkle in her eyes, irrepressible energy, and cheeky laughter are disarming. When she smiles, you can’t help doing the same.

Her full name is Laura George Machava and she is 16. When Laura was 1, an illness left her with a speech and physical disability, which fortunately has not dented her vivacity one bit.

17 Jun 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Twenty-one million children in school thanks to efforts

NEW YORK, 17 June 2013 – UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Peter Krämer Foundation today kicked off a new fundraising drive to raise US$80 million to help Africa’s girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty and other vulnerable children go to school and get a quality education.

13 Jun 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 518,000 people across southern Africa were affected by floods and storms during the 2012/2013 rainfall season.

  • The most affected country was Mozambique, where 250,000 people received humanitarian assistance.

  • Due in part to the sub-optimal temporal distribution of rainfall, most countries may have below average rainfall-related crop performance this season.

06 Jun 2013 description

Submitted by Aliza Marcus

Preschool programs are a great way to give kids the educational building blocks to help them learn and prepare for primary school. But is that enough?

In Mozambique, a World Bank-funded evaluation of a low-cost preschool pilot program run by Save the Children showed the importance of early education. Children who attended preschool were more likely to start primary school at the right age, and they scored higher in cognitive and other skills critical for success.

27 May 2013 description

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

27 May 2013 description

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

23 May 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch

Mining Resettlements Disrupt Food, Water
Government and Mining Companies Should Remedy Problems, Add Protections

11 Apr 2013 description
report Save the Children

On his second day in Mozambique, Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, visits flood-affected communities in Chokwe Province to see Save the Children’s relief work in action.

Day Two is really Day One as I arrived in Mozambique late yesterday afternoon.

It is a long flight – eight hours from Heathrow to Addis Ababa and then five hours plus from Addis to Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. Thank goodness for the kindness of the Air Ethiopia staff as night flights can be a gruelling journey.

Enough food for everyone IF

29 Mar 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Maputo, 28 March 2013 - At the end of January this year, a large wave of flood water from the Limpopo River swept through the Gaza Province in central Mozambique, driving up to 200,000 people out of their homes, and leaving large swathes of the province under water. We sat down with UNICEF Emergency Specialist Hanoch Barlevi to learn more about how the emergency unfolded, and what the situation is now.

Q: Floods are more or less recurring events in Mozambique, what was different this time?