Humanitarian

Women in Abobodoumé, Côte d’Ivoire, huddle around the FAO-Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT-Thiaroye) to smoke fish. Photo: FAO

In West Africa, UN launches improved fish drying technique to save lives and environment

February 25, 2015 at 11:31

A newly developed fish drying technology is improving food quality and saving lives in West Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today as it launched its […]

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UNICEF, Airtel form Pan-African partnership to empower children and youth

February 24, 2015 at 12:18

UNICEF and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, have entered a partnership agreement to expand their collaboration across 17 countries […]

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Ireland pledges €3 million to the UN’s Humanitarian Fund for South Sudan

February 11, 2015 at 14:50

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced today that the Government is to contribute €3 million to provide food, medicines, education and […]

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Ireland to dispatch 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi

February 4, 2015 at 17:30

Ireland will today dispatch thousands of blankets, tents, mosquito nets, soap, jerry cans and other urgent supplies to assist families affected by the recent severe flooding in Malawi, Minister for […]

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3-D printing of prostheses to be trialled in Uganda

January 30, 2015 at 13:28

By Alice Hazelton Researchers are to 3-D print cheap, custom-made prosthetics for child amputees in the developing world after winning CAD$112,000 (US$90,000) from the Canadian government. The money is coming […]

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AU leaders urged to empower women, children

January 29, 2015 at 15:45

By– SAnews.gov.za African leaders meeting for the 24th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been urged to come up with a clear road map for the development and […]

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NEC Delivers Infrared Thermography Cameras as a Countermeasure Against Ebola

January 28, 2015 at 08:36

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 […]

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African Youth Commit to DRR

January 22, 2015 at 14:19

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 […]

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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

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

January 21, 2015 at 08:01

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 […]

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

January 13, 2015 at 14:30

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 […]

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