As bitter winter grips Middle East, UNICEF faces funding gap for support to millions of children

As bitter winter grips Middle East, UNICEF faces funding gap for support to millions of children

Millions of children throughout the Middle East are in danger as bitter cold temperatures and winter weather bear down on the region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, as it warned the agency faces a $38 million funding gap as it races to provide assistance. “The winter months are even more brutal for vulnerable children in More...

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USAID and ADEA organize a joint sub-regional meeting in Dakar to promote the launch of the Global Book Alliance
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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USAID and ADEA organize a joint sub-regional meeting to launch the Global Book Alliance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners have launched an initiative named “the Global Book Alliance (GBA),” aimed at transforming and advancing current book design, acquisition, More...

UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, November 2016
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, November 2016

Highlights An Action Plan for the protection of children from recruitment and use in armed conflict was signed between the UN and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). This paves the way to a More...

Ethiopia's agriculture boom yields a bare harvest for poor as El Niño bites
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Study shows food safety regulations will promote agriculture exports

Despite concerns over acceptance of African agricultural produce in the European Union (EU), a study on Tuesday revealed that the adoption of food safety regulations will promote inter-regional trade of agriculture More...

AfDB urges East African CSOs to be involved in environmental and social safeguards process to ensure sustainability of projects
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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AfDB urges East African CSOs to be involved in environmental and social safeguards process to ensure sustainability of projects

  “Environmental and Social Safeguards (E&S) are crucial for the success of develpment projects. They are paramount to ensure projects are environmentally and socially sustainable and that they are More...

Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-Made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders, December 2015
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-Made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders, December 2015

During 2015 MSF teams provided just under 100,000 medical consultations on three search and rescue vessels in the Mediterranean, in Greece, Italy, throughout the Balkans and we are now working in northern France. More...

World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths, says Lancet
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths

The rate of progress on reducing the number of babies stillborn each year will need to double in some countries if agreed international targets are to be achieved, according to research that found most of the estimated More...

9th UNESCO Youth Forum puts climate and sustainable development at the top of its agenda
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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9th UNESCO Youth Forum puts climate and sustainable development at the top of its agenda

This year is a key year for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, and with the UNESCO Youth Forum taking place just one month after countries signed up to the SDGs and one month before the future of the environment More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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AfDB approves US$ 15 million trade facilitation loan for UniBank Limited, Ghana

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, in Abidjan, a US $15-million trade finance line of credit for UniBank Ghana (UniBank) to enhance its capacity More...

Financing for gender equality - finding a new balance
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Financing for gender equality – finding a new balance

We are entering this new phase of development with vital experience. We learnt from the Millennium Development Goals that gender equality is a pre-requisite for success in achieving international goals. It’s More...


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