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DR CONGO: New Training Program Helps Reduce Newborn and Maternal Mortality at Birth

By at December 26, 2013 | 12:36 pm

DR CONGO: New Training Program Helps Reduce Newborn and Maternal Mortality at Birth

(MissionNewswire) Three million newborn babies die every year from easily preventable or treatable causes such as infections, complications at birth and complications of prematurity, according to Save the Children’s 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. The report also noted that more than 1 million babies die on the first day of life, making the birth day more...

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UNHCR: Refugee Agency Prepares to Assist Possible Returnees in Mali

By at January 31, 2013 | 2:23 pm

UNHCR: Refugee Agency Prepares to Assist Possible Returnees in Mali

(UNHCR) With the fast-evolving military situation in Mali, the UN refugee agency is readying itself to assist in the possible spontaneous return of thousands of conflict-displaced people in the north of the country. "We aim to open new presences in Gao and other cities in the north as soon as security conditions allow," said UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards, while more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming ‘Africa on the rise,’ Ban Urges Achievement of Development Goals

By at January 28, 2013 | 2:54 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming ‘Africa on the rise,’ Ban Urges Achievement of Development Goals

(United Nations) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, praising regional and national leaders for striving to improve conditions for the people of Africa, urged the step-up of efforts to reach agreed development goals as he touched on a range of issues in Addis Ababa today. “I see Africa on the rise. I welcome great progress on development, good governance more...

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ALERTNET: Niger Launches $2.5 Plan to Secure, Develop North

By at October 2, 2012 | 7:31 am

ALERTNET: Niger Launches $2.5 Plan to Secure, Develop North

(AlertNet/Reuters) Niger will spend nearly $2.5 billion to develop and secure its vast northern desert zones over the next five years, according to a new plan aimed at preventing the spillover of a conflict that has split neighboring Mali in two. Uranium-producing Niger, perched on the Sahara's southern rim, is one of the world's poorest nations. With a northern more...

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AmeriCares: Emergency Aid Headed to Niger for Sahel Crisis

By at October 1, 2012 | 6:46 am

AmeriCares: Emergency Aid Headed to Niger for Sahel Crisis

(AmeriCares) Emergency medical aid and water treatment supplies are on the way to Niger for the millions of people suffering from the food crisis in the Sahel region. With depleted food stocks from last year's harvest quickly running out and millions suffering from malnutrition and related health problems, AmeriCares is rushing enough medical aid to treat about 15,000 more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Range of Issues of Global Concern Discussed in UN Meetings with World Leaders

By at September 28, 2012 | 10:28 am

UNITED NATIONS: Range of Issues of Global Concern Discussed in UN Meetings with World Leaders

(United Nations) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with a range of world leaders and other high-level officials for discussions on a gamut of topics of global concern, on the margins of the high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting between the Secretary-General and the President of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, saw the two men discuss more...

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MALI: Salesians Assist Displaced Children & Families as Political Instability Continues

By at July 19, 2012 | 2:00 pm

MALI: Salesians Assist Displaced Children & Families as Political Instability Continues

(MissionNewswire) Political instability and fears of chaos in Mali have driven more than 300,000 people from their homes since fighting erupted in the north between a Tuareg rebel movement and Malian government forces. There has been panic that rebel groups will use the region as a platform for drugs and arms trading. Adding to the plight of the refugees, Mali is among more...

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UNITED NATIONS Launches Emergency Operation to Feed Thousands who Fled Malian Conflict

By at May 22, 2012 | 11:18 am

UNITED NATIONS Launches Emergency Operation to Feed Thousands who Fled Malian Conflict

(United Nations) The United Nations food and refugee agencies today launched a joint emergency operation to respond to the food needs of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled conflict in Mali and crossed the border into neighboring countries. The new operation, which will be carried out by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Office of the UN High more...

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