Investing in long-term food security projects in Africa is key in fighting some of the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as it launches a new five-year strategy to scale up food security programmes in 15 African countries. The new plan, announced today in… Read More »
Rome, 10 April 2008 – Extreme dry weather in several provinces of Zimbabwe is likely to cause serious damage to the main 2008 maize harvest, FAO warned today. This could aggravate an already precarious food security situation in the country.
Cape Town, 8 April 2008 – UNICEF today welcomed the signing of the Children’s Amendment Act by the President of the Republic of South Africa, calling it a major step in improving the protective environment for the country’s children.
MANZINI, Swaziland (1 April 2008) – Swaziland’s national plan to tackle child labour was endorsed today (Tuesday April 1) by the country’s Programme Advisory Committee on Child Labour, with strong backing from the Acting Minister for Enterprise and Employment, Mr Matiti Fakudze, and the Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Mr Njabulo Mabuza.
Increases in global average air and sea temperature, ice melting and rising global sea levels all help us understand and prepare for the coming challenges. As this being the major topic in the world, the theme for this year was “ Protecting Health from the Climate Change.”