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Botswana + 6 more

Proper preparedness planning needed to reduce impact of disasters

By Tapiwa Gomo, Harare Thousands of lives and billions of dollars could be saved every year if a fraction of the funds pumped into major headline grabbing disasters were spent on minimising the effects of natural and human-caused hazards such…

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News and Press Release
Source:
IFRC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Madagascar

Micro-projects boost community development in Madagascar

Guy Norget in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar "We want to ensure that every community takes its destiny in its own hands," says Razafimbelo Fidèle, the new president of the Fianarantsoa regional committee of the Madagascar Red Cross. "Our fight against poverty will only succeed…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
IFRC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Madagascar + 6 more

Economic and Social Council continues discussion on special economic, humanitarian and disaster relief assistance

ECOSOC/5961 GENEVA, 11 July (UN Information Service) -- The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this afternoon continued its debate on United Nations efforts to coordinate special economic, humanitarian and disaster relief assistance with national delegations and international agencies speaking about their…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ECOSOC
Posted:
11 Jul 2001

Madagascar

ADRA implements new rice farming strategy in Madagascar

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) is implementing a new rice farming strategy in Madagascar. Three tropical cyclones ravaged large parts of the island during the spring of 2000. Almost one million people were affected, in part…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ADRA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Madagascar + 3 more

Floods in Southern Africa Update: Spring 2001

Floods in southern Africa have caused incredible amounts of damage. Houses, schools, roads, bridges, livestock and crops were all destroyed and peoples' lives were turned inside out when floods struck in 2000 and then again in 2001. Catholic Relief…

Format:
Situation Report
Source:
CRS
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Madagascar

Madagascar: Aid and flood contingency plans in place

JOHANNESBURG, 7 March (IRIN) - The European Commission is to spend about US $841,000 in Madagascar to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable communities, most of which were affected during the floods which hit the country about one year ago. The…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Madagascar + 1 more

Commission approves a further €1.4 million for victims of cyclones Eline and Gloria

IP/01/304 Brussels, 5 March 2001 The European Commission has adopted two humanitarian aid decisions totalling €1.4 million to provide food and nutritional support to high-risk groups in Madagascar and Zimbabwe. The assistance is being channelled through its Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO). It…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ECHO
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Madagascar

Seychelles Christians To Help Madagascar Cyclone Victims

Port-Louis, Mauritius - A group of 12 Christians leaves Seychelles 19 December for Madagascar to assist people affected by the recent cyclones on the south-east coast of that country. Reports reaching Port-Louis Monday, said the group will spend one month helping…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
PANAPress
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

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