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2012 a vu une augmentation constante du nombre de personnes deplacées internes, passant de 1,7 millions en décembre 2011 à près de 2,7 millions en décembre 2012. L'est du pays est demeuré très instable dû à l'insécurité née de la présence des différents groupes armés- au Katanga, la population déplacée interne a quintuplé.
La persistence et la resurgence de plusieurs maladies ont fragilisé des communautes déjà démunies. Dans le reste du pays, des poches humanitaires surgissent, le défi principal étant les programmes de développement.
No child should be denied their right to immunisation – but millions still are
One child in five misses out on basic vaccinations.
Immunisation for All identifies country-level strategies to reach the unreached. And it identifies factors at the global level that will help to create a more conducive environment for countries to achieve and sustain universal immunisation coverage.
WESTPORT, Conn. (Dec. 5, 2012) — Social and economic development policies in Africa are ignoring the demographic realities of an increasing number of children living in poverty in urban slums with devastating impacts, according to a new report by Save the Children.
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By Anthony Mwangi
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 27 November 2012 – The message of children attending the third Pan African Forum on Children was clear: Despite improvements in their welfare, a lot still needs to be done to enhance the lives of millions of children facing daunting challenges across Africa.
Seventh Special Report
On 6 September 2012 the International Development Committee published its Fifth Report of Session 2012-13, DFID’s programme in Zambia (HC 119). On 5 November 2012 we received the Government’s Response to the Report. It is reproduced as an Appendix to this Special Report.
Additional Investments in Family Planning Would Save Developing Countries More Than $11 Billion a Year
Access to family planning is an essential human right that unlocks unprecedented rewards for economic development, says new UNFPA report
• 222 million women in developing countries have an unmet need for family planning
• Additional $4.1 billion in funding is needed to address current needs and those of the growing youth population
In line with the original SARCOF forecast, the latest SADC CSC update predicts normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the region, with significant exceptions.
The whole of Madagascar is now expected to receive above-normal to normal rainfall, increasing the chances of flooding.
The first tropical cyclone this season – Anais – formed on 12 October and dissipated by 19 October without making landfall.
Early flooding in South Africa led to the Declaration of Provincial Disaster in the Eastern Cape.
Gap between rich and poorest widest since the nineties
The gap between rich and poor is at its highest since the 1990s and is growing – with children hit hardest, according to our new report, Born Equal, published today.
Thursday 1 November 2012
In some countries, the gulf between the richest and poorest families has increased by up to 179% over the past two decades according to the findings of Born Equal.
Feed the Future is the President’s global hunger and food security initiative and the U.S. Government’s contribution to the common approach to agricultural development and global food security agreed to at the G-8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy in July 2009; reiterated and expanded by G-20 leaders at the Pittsburgh Summit that September; and ultimately endorsed by 192 countries at the United Nations at the World Food Summit in Rome that November. The initiative is a whole-of-government effort that joins resources and expertise from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S.
Posted by Katie Carroll and Patricia Mantey on Monday, October 15th 2012
Guest authors Katie Carroll and Patricia Mantey from the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Building on its ongoing work to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will invest an additional $20 million over the next five years to reach the most marginalized adolescent girls in 12 countries with high rates of child marriage. The countries to be focused on include Guatemala, India, Niger and Zambia.
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Efforts in Agriculture, Energy, Disaster Risk Reduction Also Highlighted
The international community must launch a “fully fledged war” to eradicate poverty, the world’s greatest challenge, the representative of the Dominican Republic told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it concluded its general debate.
USAID recognizes the international day of the girl child
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Agency for International Agency (USAID) recognized the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child through the announcement of several new initiatives to prevent child marriage and promote girls’ education worldwide.
Last December, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to declare October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day was established to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
Grants to be Implemented by Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ)
Lusaka – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement with Churches Health Association of Zambia for US$102 million to further support the national HIV response in Zambia.
Conseil de sécurité
Point 64 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire**
Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique : progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre et appui international : les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique
Item 64 (b) of the provisional agenda**
New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in
implementation and international support: causes of
conflict and the promotion of durable peace and
sustainable development in Africa
Lesotho has launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the dire food security situation.
The appeal is only 22% funded to date, with a current shortfall of around $30 million
Swaziland was hit by severe storms in September that affected hundreds of people
The SADC Preparedness Workshop enables Governments and partners to identify priority areas in the run-up to the rainfall season and address gaps.