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17 Jun 2016 description

Niger - IOM notes the shocking discovery this week of the remains of 34 migrants near the Algeria-Niger border which brings to 471 the number of deaths and disappearances recorded on the African continent this year by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.

26 Feb 2014 description

Over US $30 million in concessional funds has been made available for innovative private sector projects that seek to improve climate change adaptation or readiness in Niger, Mozambique and Zambia. This financing is part of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), a financing window of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

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 …

25 Apr 2006 description

Across the continent almost 30 million people are going hungry - many are dying as a result. All can be tackled with the right kind of action.
Some of Africa's problems are caused by nature, some by man. We need your help to solve them all. Here are some examples of our work across the continent that Focus Africa will support.

25 Apr 2006 description

Africa Malaria Day 2006 marks the sixth anniversary of the Abuja Declaration when African heads of state and governments agreed to achieve specific targets on malaria prevention and control, in particular, halving the incidence of malaria in Africa by 2010.

Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes and found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa approximately one million children die of malaria every year, and in all of Africa, malaria is the leading killer of children under five.

31 Mar 2006 description

IN RESPONSE TO A FOOD CRISIS SWEEPING THROUGH AFRICA, THE ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY (ADRA) IS PROVIDING FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NIGER, MALI, ZAMBIA, AND KENYA, WHO ARE FIGHTING TO SURVIVE IN THE FACE OF HUNGER, SUFFERING, AND MALNUTRITION.

An ADRA assessment team arrived in the region on Sunday, March 26, to analyze the situation, and initiate an extensive relief effort. They are currently visiting Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zambia as well as the ADRA office for Somalia, which is also located in Kenya.

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.

06 Oct 2005 description
report Xinhua

by Gao Shixing

HARARE, Oct 6, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- As hunger devastates west Africa's Niger and food shortage threatens millions in southern Africa, delegates to a regional conference on food safety in Zimbabwe Thursday unanimously recommended United Nations food and health agencies and the African Union take urgent steps to improve food safety in Africa.

13 Sep 2005 description
report CARE

Millions of southern Africans face acute hunger

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

22 Jul 2005 description
report CARE

CARE International is working in Niger and across Africa to address food shortages, help people combat the impact of drought, and improve food production.

Nearly a dozen countries in Africa are facing severe food shortages this year. The UN estimates that more than 30 million people in East, West and Southern Africa will need food aid in coming months.

In Niger, CARE is delivering food and seeds to thousands of starving families, and has been preparing for this crisis since last year.