- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Zambia: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Zambia: Floods - Jan 2013
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Mar 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Southern Africa: Floods - Dec 2008
- Southern Africa: Floods - Dec 2007
A well-nourished population, one of the three Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) objectives, cannot be achieved without having all members of households and communities, including male decision-makers, engaged in better nutrition and hygiene practices.
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.
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).
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Millions of southern Africans face acute hunger
Food aid is beginning to flow into Niger, where some 2.9 million people face food shortages.
By Abraham McLaughlin and Christian Allen Purefoy
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.