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Treaty to prevent water-borne diseases in Europe enters into force

A treaty to prevent such water-related diseases as cholera, dysentery and typhoid through the provision of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in cross-boundary European river basins entered into force today, following its ratification by the required16 countries, according to the United Nations health agency.

Cameroon: Farming in the Dark / Camerún: La actividad agrícola en la oscuridad

Poor farmers have little chance of getting a fair price for their produce if they don’t know how much markets beyond their villages are willing to pay. The internet is leveling their playing field through schemes such as INFOSHARE, which is giving access to the latest market news to thousands of remote cocoa and coffee farmers in Cameroon.

French government donates life-saving supplies for people in Niger

As the United Nations Children’s Fund moves quickly to expand its emergency response to the food shortage crisis in Niger, the French Government has donated to the agency some 1.7 tons of essential drugs and other life-saving supplies to help save tens of thousands of children and their families facing starvation.

Japan Helps Fight Hunger in Africa

Japan declared it would double its aid to Africa in the next three years as well as increase the volume of its official development assistance (ODA) by US$ 10 billion in aggregate over the next five years.

Innovative Effort to Make Drinking Water Safe in Indonesia

With roughly 100 million Indonesians without access to safe drinking water and 70 percent of the population relying on water from contaminated sources, an innovative strategic communication program has been designed to engage Indonesia’s commercial sector to manufacture, distribute, and market a new safe water system.

Creative Approach Allows Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) To Treat Children With Aids: But Enormous Challenges Remain

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is successfully treating an increasing number of children living with HIV/AIDS, according to data from MSF treatment programs presented at a "late breaker" session at the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

World Food Programme Airlifts Life-Saving Rations To Niger

As the international humanitarian response to Niger’s severe hunger crisis gathers pace, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that a series of airlifts will deliver life-saving emergency rations to feed 80,000 victims of the country’s intensifying emergency.

Urgent Food Airlift for Niger's Hungry By Réunir, France

The World Food Programme announced that in response to repeated appeals to the international community to help stave off the deepening hunger crisis in Niger a much-needed airlift of food commodities from Réunir, a French aid agency, arrived on July 21st  Maradi, one of the hardest hit areas of the country.

United States Energy Department Makes $2.5 Million Available for Native American Tribes to Develop Renewable Energy Resources

The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) on June 14th announced  that it is making nearly $2.5 million available to 18 Native American tribes to advance the use of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies on tribal lands.

Around 70 000 farming families receive seeds and tools in North Darfur

The rainy season has just begun in North Darfur, and around 70 000 vulnerable rural families will be able to plant with seeds and agricultural tools provided by FAO, the UN agency said today.

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