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13 Feb 2017 description
The ECCAS secretariat, its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of 2017.
08 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council
François Lounceny Fall said the violence also demonstrated the threat that the continued presence of armed groups in the Central African Republic posed to the entire subregion.
28 Aug 2016 description
The Africa Human Development Report 2016 analyses the drivers that hamper African women’s advancement, and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.
22 Mar 2016 description
report WaterAid
A report to mark World Water Day reveals that the poorest people in the world are paying the highest price for safe water, and calls on governments to act now for universal access.
30 Nov 2014 description
A guide provides information to policy-makers on how to deliver critical health services for safe delivery and immediate newborn care within the context of the current Ebola outbreak.
30 Sep 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
16 Sep 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
12 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund
New cases have been documented among refugees from the Central African Republic who had never received any polio vaccination before they arrived in Cameroon.
03 Aug 2014 description
WHO declares that the international spread continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, for which a coordinated international response is essential.
01 Jul 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
16 Jun 2014 description
West and Central Africa has the world’s highest out-of-school rate, at 28 per cent, which means that about 19 million primary school-age children in this region are excluded from education.
05 May 2014 description
A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop the spread of wild poliovirus and to prevent new spread with the onset of the high transmission season in May/June 2014.
25 Apr 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund
In response to the third confirmed case of poliovirus in Equatorial Guinea, the first round of a national polio immunization campaign targets over 300,000 children under 15.
16 Oct 2013 description
Interactive maps chart the growth of global vaccine coverage from 1980 and show which countries are doing best - and worst - at protecting their populations.
11 Jul 2013 description
Increase in output will help to replenish stocks worldwide and raise expectations for more stable markets in 2013-2014, says the Food and Agriculture Organization.
10 Jul 2013 description
The 2013 Peoples under Threat survey illustrates starkly just how little we know about the efficacy of international action to prevent atrocity, says Minority Rights Group International.
08 Jul 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
23 Feb 2013 description
Equatorial Guinea provides first contribution of $30 million for "Africa for Africa" anti-hunger pool 22 February 2013, Malabo/Rome - Equatorial Guinea today donated $30 million to a new solidarity trust fund that aims to mobilize African financial resources in support of strengthening...
06 Aug 2012 description
report IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 6 August 2012 (IRIN) - As global grain prices begin to climb, the Sahel countries of West Africa, those in the Horn, and in central and southern Africa - many of which depend mainly on imported cereals to feed their people - are most exposed to the impact of more expensive food, said...
02 Feb 2012 description
INTRODUCTION* On 7 July 2011, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened its first Ministerial Conference On Humanitarian Assistance And Internal Displacement In West Africa in Abuja, Nigeria. ECOWAS members have long been in the forefront of African efforts to develop...