Humanitarian

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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Need a Source: The World Economic Forum on Africa

Need a Source: The World Economic Forum on Africa

May 7, 2013 at 09:38

From May 7-11, President and CEO of Save the Children, Patricia Erb, will be in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in the World Economic Forum on Africa. “This is […]

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Press Statement of the AU PSC on the briefing by the Department of Political Affairs of the AUC on its activities relating to past and upcoming elections in 2013 on the continent.

Press Statement of the AU PSC on the briefing by the Department of Political Affairs of the AUC on its activities relating to past and upcoming elections in 2013 on the continent.

May 6, 2013 at 02:46

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 372nd meeting held on 26th April 2013, was briefed by the Department of Political Affairs of the African […]

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