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13 Oct 2013 description
report UN News Service

12 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness after a Zambian military observer of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission died in an attack by unidentified armed assailants.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban condemned the deadly attack and said he expected the Government of Sudan to take “swift action” to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The military observer died yesterday after the attack in El Fasher, North Darfur.

14 Aug 2011 description

Summary The Desert Locust (SGR) situation remained relatively calm in July in the summer breeding areas in the Sahel, North Africa, Red Sea region and Southwest Asia. A few mature adults were seen in Sahel West Africa and the interior of Sudan and a similar situation may be present in western Eritrea.

10 May 2009 description

Dakar, 10 May 2009 - "In the second half of the 20th Century, the African continent, more than any other part of the world has suffered enormously from violent conflict within and between States", says the African Development Report 2008-2009 released on Sunday, 10 May 2009 in Dakar Senegal.

The Report, prepared by African Development Bank (AfDB) experts and published by Oxford University Press, examines the economic and social cost of conflicts across the continent and provides cogent …

10 May 2009 description

Dakar, le 10 mai 2009 - "Dans la deuxième partie du XXe siècle, le continent africain, plus que tout autre, a souffert énormément des conflits violents au sein et entre les Etats", dit le Rapport de développement 2008 de l'Afrique (anglais), lancé aujourd'hui, 10 mai 2009, à Dakar, au Sénégal.

Le rapport, préparé par des experts de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et publié par les Presses de l'université Oxford, examine les coûts économiques et sociaux des conflits en …

17 Mar 2009 description

A donation of 16 million US dollars from the Japanese government to IOM will help the Organization counter some of the many impacts of severe food insecurity on migrants and migration in the Horn, East and Southern Africa.

Conflict, natural disasters, environmental degradation and climate change, rising agricultural costs, food prices and food shortages have all led to deepening food insecurity for millions of poverty-stricken people across Africa in recent years.

For many, the food crisis has been a root cause for migration, particularly to urban areas or abroad, while for others, …

05 Nov 2006 description

Nairobi, 5 November 2006 -Assisting developing countries to adapt to the impacts of global warming, especially those in Africa must be a key focus of the latest round of climate change talks which open tomorrow in Nairobi.

A new report on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Africa, released by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and based on data from bodies including the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) indicates that the continent's vulnerability to climate change is even more …

28 Oct 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 1.28 billion yen (approximately US$ 11.3 million) through the World Food Programme (WFP) to seven countries in Africa: victims of Darfur conflict in the western part of Sudan and Chad who are suffering from "the world's worst humanitarian crisis"; southern African countries facing serious food crisis caused by drought; and such countries as Liberia in need of food being in an unstable transitional stage from conflict to peace. Notes to this effect were exchanged on October 28 (Fri) in Rome between Ms.
28 Oct 2005 description

Yokohama, 28 October 2005 - WFP has welcomed an aid package totalling JPY1.28 billion (US$11.33 million) from the Japanese Government to assist millions of people affected by conflict and natural disasters in a total of seven countries in Africa.

12 May 2005 description


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Update of El Niño:

17 Aug 2004 description

Spokesperson: Jean-Philippe Chauzy

SUDAN - Director General Visit - IOM Director General Brunson McKinley is today travelling to Khartoum for an official visit to the Republic of the Sudan.

During his visit, McKinley will sign an agreement to oversee and assist in the safe and voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Darfur.

The agreement between the IOM and the Sudanese government will set up a joint mechanism for coordinating assistance to returning IDPs and constitutes an important element in the implementation of the Darfur Plan of Action signed between …

31 May 2004 description

Civil strife, bad weather and HIV/AIDS said to be main causes

08 Nov 2002 description

Washington, DC -- The U.S. Agency for International Development is providing 30,000 metric tons of sorghum to help meet the needs of drought-affected people in Zambia (up to 15,000 metric tons) and Sudan (15,000 metric tons). Thirty thousand metric tons of grain will feed approximately 2 million people for 1 month.

What: Photo Opportunity--30,000 metric tons of sorghum will be bagged and loaded onto the ship, Buffalo Soldier, which is bound for Durban, South Africa and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. From the ports of entry, the sorghum will be trucked to Zambia and Sudan for distribution.