- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
Sophie Witter, Maria Paola Bertone, Yotamu Chirwa, Justine Namakula, Sovannarith So and Haja R. Wurie
Conflict and Health 2017 10:31 *DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0099-0* *© The Author(s). 2017*
A PROGRESSIVE APPROACH TO SOLUTIONS
Multi-Year and Multi-Partner Pilots
YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.
A large portion of the contribution will be used to purchase foodstuffs such as cereals and pulses to provide nutritious meals to school children and specialized nutritional products to infants under two, as well as to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
Highlights of the week
- Second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone
Completeness of Reporting
Kampala, 3 March 2015 — Climate stresses and limited adaptive capacity are increasing Africa´s vulnerability to climate change. For example, Uganda currently is exposed to impacts of climate change as a large majority of its total population is dependent economically on rain-fed agriculture.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH TAKES PREVENTIVE MEASURES ON EBOLA SPREAD
Three countries of West Africa, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra leon have for the last four months been devastated by an outbreak of Ebola epidemic. As of July 27th, there were 1,323 registered cases including 729 deaths.
LONDON, 7 June 2013 (IRIN) - There should be many reasons for governments to improve public services like water, healthcare and sanitation; these services make citizens happy and politicians popular. But too often, conflicting systems, confusion about roles, perverse incentives and other constraints block desired improvements. What, if anything, can aid agencies do to help?
As of the 31st of March 2013, the Global Environment Facility’s Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) has granted USD 18.6 million to be channeled by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Sierra Leone, Uganda and Mauritania for project concepts to help climate-proof their water sectors. This work is regarded as a critical element of these countries’ moves toward climate-resilient poverty reduction and sustainable development.
Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a appelé mercredi les Etats Membres à renforcer les activités de réforme du secteur de la sécurité en Afrique, considérant ces programmes comme un instrument crucial de la prévention des conflits, de la consolidation et du maintien de la paix.
Already robbed of their dignity and their humanity, some child soldiers find themselves open to prosecution and faced with having to account for atrocities they were forced to commit.
According to the United Nations, about 10,000 children linked with armed groups were rescued or released in 2009. However, for some their fight for freedom remains uncertain as justice systems the world over are struggling to assess whether the children should be treated as victims or perpetrators.
Special Report by Valerie Norville
Building lasting peace and security requires women's participation.
Agency Sends Aid for Indonesia Earthquake
USAID airlifted 45 metric tons of emergency relief supplies from its Dubai stockpile to Indonesia after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck about 30 miles off the coast of West Sumatra Province Sept. 30. The shipment of 340 rolls of plastic sheeting, 6,720 hygiene kits, 7,200 water containers, and six generators-enough supplies to help at least 20,000 people-was provided to the Indonesian Red Cross for distribution.
The USAID airlift followed the Indonesian government's declaration of a state of emergency Oct. 1.
6165th Meeting (AM & PM)
Secretary-General, Members Emphasize National Ownership, International Support
The Security Council today called for more rapid and pointed efforts to build peace in the period immediately after strife-torn countries emerged from armed conflict, following a day-long open debate in which more than 40 speakers delivered statements.
Conseil de sécurité
6165e séance – matin et après-midi
Les pays sortant d'un conflit doivent, à un stade précoce, être en mesure de prendre la situation en main, soulignent de nombreux intervenants
Le Conseil de sécurité a examiné aujourd'hui, en détail, le rapport* du Secrétaire général sur la consolidation de la paix au lendemain d'un conflit, lors d'un long débat public auquel ont participé, outre ses 15 membres et le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, une trentaine de délégations dont certaines de niveau ministériel.
Release No. 0090.09
USDA Releases Final Rule on Food Assistance Program Regulations
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2009-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that an additional 51,700 tons of agricultural commodities, valued at nearly $80 million, will be provided to children in low-income, food-deficit countries under USDA's McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program for fiscal year 2009.
TOKYO, Mar 11, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan will give 38.5 million US dollars in grant aid to seven conflict-torn African countries through UN organizations to support their reconstruction, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Of the total, 9.28 million dollars will go to Uganda to boost assistance to refugees in the country, while 7.57 million dollars will be used to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo hold elections.
In Northern Uganda, RI focused on the lack of reproductive health services for women and the problem of gender-based violence. In particular, internally displaced women are not well served. The RI team met with representatives from UNFPA and other protection agencies to ensure that they better address the needs of displaced women in Northern Uganda.
In Sudan, RI's mission to Darfur focused on gender-based violence. RI was able to bring attention to the fact that female genital mutilation (FGM) and rape were putting women at serious risk.
New York (dpa) - A Canadian-sponsored study published Wednesday showed that recruitment and abductions of girls and women to fight in many civil wars in Africa were widespread even though governments in the region denied a role in the practice.
Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Council,
Briefs on Challenges Faced in Protecting Civilians in Conflict Areas; Speakers Welcome Updated Aide-Memoire on Objectives, 10 'Action Points'
4877th Meeting (AM & PM)