Humanitarian

At its 10th anniversary, APRM praised for raising the bar on accountability

At its 10th anniversary, APRM praised for raising the bar on accountability

May 23, 2013 at 10:01

Ten years after its establishment, the Africa Peer Review Mechanism, has received acclaim for its contribution to sustainable growth and development in the continent. In remarks made at the opening […]

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IOM Supports Migration and Development Policy Process in Namibia

IOM Supports Migration and Development Policy Process in Namibia

May 17, 2013 at 15:52

IOM Namibia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, has organized a workshop on migration and development in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The May 15th-17th event, financed by […]

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Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello announces further Irish support of €2.5 million for Mali humanitarian crisis

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello announces further Irish support of €2.5 million for Mali humanitarian crisis

May 16, 2013 at 02:57

The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, will today pledge an additional €2.5 million from the Government in support of the humanitarian and recovery effort in Mali. The […]

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Mali: Water and electricity still in short supply in northern cities

Mali: Water and electricity still in short supply in northern cities

May 15, 2013 at 09:15

In northern Mali, which has been experiencing armed conflict for nearly 16 months, hard-hit communities need better access to water. Since April 2012 the ICRC has been providing fuel to […]

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How Technology is Saving Lives in Africa

May 14, 2013 at 09:16

By: Abiola Alabi For many decades, Africa, and the developing world more generally, has not had access to the medical advancements of the developed world. As a result, lives have […]

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Analysis: Helping local aid workers build meaningful careers

Analysis: Helping local aid workers build meaningful careers

May 14, 2013 at 03:57

There has been much talk of decentralizing the northern-centric humanitarian aid sector to give more power to southern staff, but how much has changed over recent years? A 2012 study […]

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Can disaster risk reduction lessons be learned from China?

Can disaster risk reduction lessons be learned from China?

May 9, 2013 at 08:21

China, which annually faces almost every disaster possible – including earthquakes, floods, cyclones and landslides – is doing something right in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), experts say. […]

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Stakeholders advocate continued support for the ECOWAS peace support initiatives

Stakeholders advocate continued support for the ECOWAS peace support initiatives

May 8, 2013 at 12:36

Stakeholders have called for uninterrupted funding for and sustainability of ECOWAS peace support initiatives, especially the resettlement and rehabilitation of thousands of conflict displaced persons in the region. Over the […]

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Switzerland promotes broad-based growth in Burkina Faso and Mozambique

Switzerland promotes broad-based growth in Burkina Faso and Mozambique

May 8, 2013 at 11:35

On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will […]

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UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

May 7, 2013 at 10:35

Midwives can make the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women every year, the United Nations population agency affirmed today, recognizing their crucial role in improving […]

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