Appeals & Response Plans
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Reproductive health and family planning experts have agreed to scale up access to quality family planning and improved reproductive health services for young people.
Author(s):Johnson, Nancy L.; Kovarik, Chiara; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela; Njuki, Jemimah; Quisumbing, Agnes R.
The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically analyse agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years. The report found that in the period between 2005 and 2010, the policy environment and performance of domestic markets depressed producer prices in the ten African countries analysed, though the trend is improving.
JEDDAH, KSA, 17.07.2012 –The 284th meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank, which convened at IDB headquarters starting Sunday 16 July, under the chairmanship of Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, IDB Group, approved more than US$ 1,158 million towards development projects financing for IDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. This is the largest amount of approvals by a single IDB Board meeting since the Bank’s inception in 1975.
8 June 2012 - By the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) and the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)
Africa needs a critical mass of scientists trained in plant breeding, with conventional and molecular expertise to develop resilient and climate-smart varieties needed for food security, sustainability and economic development. These scientists must be committed to working in national breeding programmes in their home countries. The lack of plant breeders with such skills in Africa is well documented.
In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and April 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.
On May 10, a high level meeting chaired by President Donald Kaberuka, former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the Web Foundation elicited a lively debate among 10 Ministers of Education and Science and Technology from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda; who met with officials of Intel, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, HP, Adobe, and Microsoft among other leading technology companies in Africa.
Despite similarities, the protests in these three African countries don't symbolize a broader movement for change in Africa.
By Alex Thurston, Guest blogger / April 19, 2011
Three African countries are experiencing major protests this week: Nigeria (specifically the northern part of the country), Uganda, and Burkina Faso. The three countries have vastly different political situations, but it’s worth exploring the differences and commonalities between these protest movements.
The Briefing Note “Mapping EU Support for Sanitation in Africa is based on a full study by WEDC. The purpose of the study is to obtain an overview of the status of the involvement of EU Member States and the European Commission in sanitation-related activities in Africa. It is anticipated that the findings of this work will have the potential to be used for both arguing for greater priority for sanitation within the international architecture and also for individual donors to use in discussing their own Official Development Assistance (ODA).
Statement from the Chair
Plan entered the 2010 financial year with cautious optimism, having weathered the worst of the financial crisis. I am very happy to report that the measures we have since put in place, and the continuing efforts and commitment of our fundraising teams, programme advisors and highly dedicated staff, have all contributed to a 14 per cent rise in income to over €534 million.
4 October 2010
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women this morning opened its forty-seventh session, hearing a statement from Ibrahim Salama, Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and adopting its agenda and organization of work for the session. The Committee also heard reports from the Chairperson on various issues, including on the activities of Committee Members between sessions.
In his opening statement, Mr.
Pakistan has been hit by the worst floods in decades with over 20 million affected-people in the country, outnumbering those of the 2004 Tsunami or of this year earthquake in Haiti. In the North West as well as in the South of the country, the torrential rains have wrecked entire villages, swallowed up by rivers in spate that have turned into wrenching torrents sweeping away houses, crops and livestock.
Football superstars including Didier Drogba and Arjen Robben have joined WASH United to fight for safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all.
WASH United is an initiative set up by German NGO Brot f=FCr die Welt linking sector organisations with sport.
Ce bulletin d'information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l'Afrique de lOuest et du Centre, couvre la période du 05 avril au 05 juin 2010.
- Tournée africaine de M.
ADDIS ABEBA, 26 mai 2010 (IRIN) - « Ce qui est local est meilleur » pour l'Afrique, a dit un important centre de recherche sur le riz en annonçant, le 21 mai, qu'il accorderait sa priorité à l'amélioration d'une espèce locale vieille de plus de 3 500 ans pour approvisionner les consommateurs de riz du continent.
Selon AfricaRice, une organisation de recherche intergouvernementale établie au Bénin, également connue sous le nom de Centre du riz pour l'Afrique, l'espèce de riz Oryza glaberrima, que l'on ne trouve qu'en Afrique, serait plus adaptée aux …
DAKAR, 6 mai 2010 (IRIN) - Des parlementaires venant de toute l'Afrique font pression pour une interdiction des mutilations génitales féminines et de l'excision (MGF/E) sur l'ensemble du continent et demandent aux Nations Unies d'adopter une résolution de l'Assemblée générale demandant une interdiction mondiale des MGF/E, qui violent les droits humains, ont-ils dit.
Dix-sept Etats africains ont interdits les MGF/E, dont le Burkina Faso, le Togo, le Sénégal et l'Ouganda.
Des députés de pays africains se sont retrouvés à Dakar les 3 et 4 mai pour échanger les …
No new emergencies of significance have reported this week but the ongoing chronic crises continue. The trend of meningitis in Burkina Faso has become alarming after two consecutive years of decrease. Protracted crises in Eastern DRC as well as several disease outbreaks are still ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.
Pas de nouvelles urgences d'importance constatées mais poursuite des crises en cours. La tendance de l'épidémie de méningite devient alarmante après deux années de baisse consécutive. La crise chronique dans l'est de la RDC aussi bien que plusieurs épidémies continuent. Les Etats Membres reçoivent l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les clusters santé.