Humanitarian

NEC Delivers Infrared Thermography Cameras as a Countermeasure Against Ebola

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NEC Corporation announced the delivery of infrared thermography cameras*, via the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to support countermeasures against Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa, delivering 4 units to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, and 5 units to the Republic of Ghana. The infrared thermographs provided by NEC will be installed in locations such as international airports and border checkpoints …

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African Youth Commit to DRR

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African youth leaders are taking action to ensure their communities are better informed and prepared to reduce disaster risks. Seven youth leaders participated in a disaster risk reduction (DRR) educational voyage and training programme aboard the passenger ship of the Japan-based NGO Peace Boat, which sailed from the port of Maputo, Mozambique, to Cape Town, South Africa. The journey took …

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‘No room for complacency’ UN says, urging vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress

Two women in Monrovia, Liberia, walk in front of a billboard, which says “Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody’s Business.” Photo: UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey

One year has passed since Ebola began spreading in West Africa, ravaging villages and local economies, and yet, amid dramatic improvements in the three most affected countries, the United Nations can now report progress in the fight against the deadly virus, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today as he urged the global community to help the region regain its footing following …

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WaterAid Launches New Initiative to Help West African Communities Cope with Drought

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Three-Year Initiative to Help Improve Water Resource Management in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger WaterAid announced today plans to support 29 drought-prone West African communities in proactively managing local water resources needed to prepare for, mitigate against and recover from disaster. These changes will, in turn, strengthen their resilience to threats such as increasing demand for water, environmental degradation and …

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US Donates $1 Million to Nuclear Agency to Combat Ebola: State Department

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US State Department announced that US contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency to use nuclear science to help combat the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. The United States contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to use nuclear science to help combat the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, the US State Department has announced. “The U.S. …

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Ebola Survivors Across West Africa Share Life-Saving Tips Via Mobile App

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‘Yes, I Survived Ebola’ Says Guinean Woman in First-Ever Message Sent Through the Interactive App #ISurvivedEbola (http://www.isurvivedebola.org), the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives. The innovative digital …

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African farmers reap little benefit from oil price drop

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NAIROBI: From the coffee plantations of Uganda to the maize fields of Zambia, the collapse in world oil prices has so far brought few benefits for African farmers, with stubbornly high pump prices and voracious middle-men maintaining a squeeze on margins. Only in South Africa, the continent’s most sophisticated economy and one of its top agricultural producers, have fuel prices …

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Tanzania: Water is life

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“Hospitals are few and far between, so these dispensaries offer a strategic value for the local villagers and citizens around the area as a means by which to get healthcare and learn about healthcare,” said Palik. “This dispensary and the schools did not have any water catchments on site, so we are bringing them this capability so they can serve …

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Canada and Australia select five African research teams to improve food security

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Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) today announced five projects in Eastern and Southern Africa to address food security problems. The projects are funded through Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF), a four-year, $15-million partnership between the two agencies. CultiAF supports innovative research on post-harvest systems, nutrition, and sustainable water use. It will …

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A desire to provide Ivorian families with a magical Christmas

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This Saturday, December 20, Jumia ,the leader of e -commerce in Côte d’Ivoire , organizes a Christmas tree in the village of Bongo , 100km away from Abidjan, in partnership with the parish of St. Michael for 800 children from 9 surrounding village communities. This month of December, Jumia did not fail its promise: deliver happiness every day! After marking …

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