Humanitarian

Namibia: Indigenous peoples “not seen promises of independence fulfilled”

Namibia: Indigenous peoples “not seen promises of independence fulfilled”

May 3, 2013 at 03:55

Indigenous groups in Namibia, including the San and Himba people, continue to be particularly disadvantaged more than 20 years on from the country’s independence, a UN expert on indigenous rights […]

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Conflict and returnees strain South Sudan food security

Conflict and returnees strain South Sudan food security

May 3, 2013 at 01:26

Food security in South Sudan is deteriorating in the face of ongoing conflict, high food prices, and the large-scale return of refugee and internally displaced families. Lakes, Western Bahr El […]

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Arab cities aim to build resilience to natural disasters

Arab cities aim to build resilience to natural disasters

April 30, 2013 at 10:03

Prevention may be better than a cure, but for the authorities in Arab cities and towns, natural disasters up to now have been largely about coping with them after they […]

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African Partners Gather to Discuss HIV Viral Load Testing Programmes in Africa

African Partners Gather to Discuss HIV Viral Load Testing Programmes in Africa

April 30, 2013 at 09:22

More than 120 HIV clinicians, policy makers, and laboratory scientists gathered in Cape Town, South Africa from 18-20 April 2013 at the invitation of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine […]

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ECHO Backs IOM Aid to Displaced in Mali

ECHO Backs IOM Aid to Displaced in Mali

April 30, 2013 at 08:18

European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) Director General Claus Sorensen this week met with internally displaced Malians (IDPs) identified by IOM’s ECHO-funded project to track displacement in the conflict-affected West […]

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Equatorial Guinea President Scores a Grand Slam for HIV testing

Equatorial Guinea President Scores a Grand Slam for HIV testing

April 26, 2013 at 01:38

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – In20minutes.org is a global campaign designed to encourage HIV testing. The campaign begins on World AIDS DAY 2013 and will be promoted during the Goree Challenge […]

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Canada Funds IOM Humanitarian Projects in Zimbabwe

Canada Funds IOM Humanitarian Projects in Zimbabwe

April 25, 2013 at 04:44

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has made a C$1 million contribution towards IOM’s humanitarian projects in Zimbabwe. The funds, which are part of Canada’s overall C$3.7 million contribution to […]

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MSD Africa Supports World Immunization Week

MSD Africa Supports World Immunization Week

April 25, 2013 at 02:53

World Health Organization calls for greater awareness of the public health benefits of vaccination. MSD Africa (http://www.merck.com) today announced its support of World Immunization Week, an annual global initiative launched […]

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In East Africa, heavy rains test emergency preparedness

In East Africa, heavy rains test emergency preparedness

April 22, 2013 at 02:02

Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure. “Above-normal rains have occurred in several areas, including northern and western […]

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Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZIMFUND) Launches Flagship Infrastructure Development Project

Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZIMFUND) Launches Flagship Infrastructure Development Project

April 18, 2013 at 02:17

ZimFund’s Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (Phase One) will increase the reliability, quality and availability of water, restore wastewater treatment capacity and reduce the incidence of cholera and […]

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