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02 Oct 2013 description

New York--The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) approved on 26 September a US$43.63m grant for a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-led initiative to strengthen climate information and early warning systems in Africa.

The programme will be implemented in 10 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

24 Sep 2009 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 24 September 2009 (IRIN) - Providing free healthcare to millions of women and children in some of the world's poorest countries has come a step closer, with the unveiling on 23 September of a US$5.3 billion financing package by British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

The funds, to be used to roll back user fees in Malawi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nepal and Burundi, would reportedly benefit 10 million people - mainly women and children - and help cut maternal mortality.

31 Jul 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 65 (a) of the provisional agenda
New Partnership for Africa's Development:

28 Jul 2009 description
report Concern Worldwide

Groundbreaking initiative will identify and test game-changing ideas to improve essential health care delivery to mothers, infants and children in Africa and South Asia

NEW YORK (July 28, 2009) - Concern Worldwide US announced today that it has received a five-year, $41 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development and field testing of bold and inventive ways to overcome barriers to delivering proven maternal, newborn, and child health solutions in six countries.

The initiative will start in Malawi, India, and Sierra Leone, which face major …

17 Apr 2007 description
report Canadian Red Cross

Ottawa, April 17 - Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce the expansion of its successful malaria program, which has distributed nearly 2.6 million mosquito nets in six African countries. These activities have been made possible through the generous support of the Canadian International Development Agency.

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, today announced that Canada is committing $20 million to the Canadian Red Cross malaria program and other malaria programs aimed at saving lives in …

15 Dec 2006 description
report Government of Japan

1.The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 930 million yen through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to countries and regions in need of food in a fragile transitional stage. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 15 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms.

28 Dec 2005 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced details of a humanitarian and recovery aid package of over €12.8 million for Africa and the Middle East.

10 Jun 2005 description

ROME -- President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), James Morris, today called for greater efforts to eradicate child hunger and malnutrition in Africa, ahead of next month's summit of the G8 leading industrialised countries in Scotland.

President Obasanjo, who was in Rome for discussions with Morris and to address WFP's governing Executive Board, said Nigeria was working with WFP and other agencies to give agriculture and food security pride of place.

03 Jun 2005 description

Bruxelles, 3 juin 2005. - Ce vendredi 3/06/2005 , le Ministre de la Coopération au développement, Armand De Decker, a rencontré le Directeur exécutif du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM), Mr. James MORRIS.

Le Ministre De Decker relaie le cri de détresse du PAM face à la situation critique dans laquelle des centaines de milliers de réfugiés se trouvent actuellement, en particulier en Afrique, ainsi qu'au risque de sous-financement des opérations humanitaires d'urgence du PAM.

16 Dec 2002 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today officially launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign, aimed at drawing international attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis gripping the African continent where 38 million people face starvation.

13 Nov 2002 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org