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26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

31 Dec 2016 description

The TRC has always seen the importance in providing humanitarian relief for African countries, with its host national societies lacking the capacity to procure the needs of its vulnerable population amid man-made and natural disasters like; droughts and civil war leading to hunger & malnutrition.
As these countries look for ways for sustainable development, the TRC acknowledges that lack of nutrition is the root cause for holding countries back, as persons essentially need energy to function or achieve in terms of education and livelihoods.

09 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

09 Oct 2010 description

Millions of the world's poorest children will be able to spend more days in school thanks to British Aid, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said today.

By tackling treatable diseases such as intestinal worms and less well known schistosomiasis, the UK will improve school attendance in high risk countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Niger by up to 25%.

The UK will provide 75 million treatment kits that consist of one dose of oral medicine per child in order to:

- Expand and Roll out treatment: DFID support will help ensure that within five years the …

14 Dec 2009 description

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Georgetown University's Gaston Hall

21 Feb 2006 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. Madrid, 21 de febrero de 2006.- Los fondos de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia que la Confederación Cáritas ha enviado a distintas Cáritas africanas en el período mayo-diciembre de 2005 han sido de 923.579 USD $ (unos 770.000 euros). Estos recursos se han destinado, principalmente, a paliar graves situaciones de deficiencia alimentaria causadas por la sequía y otros fenómenos naturales.

01 Aug 2005 description


Food aid is beginning to flow into Niger, where some 2.9 million people face food shortages.
By Abraham McLaughlin and Christian Allen Purefoy