The 7th Africa Working Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction that was celebrated from 21 to 22 July, followed by the 4th High Level Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction on 23 July, has been the starting point for the implementation the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa.
The African Union Commission (AUC), together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), today launched the World Disasters Report 2012, Focus on Forced Migration and Displacement.
More than ever, the complex nature of disasters and conflicts is accompanied by the enormous potential to uproot large numbers of people. Globally, 73 million people are forced migrants – more than one in every 100 of the world’s citizens. Africa hosts the highest number of refugees and internally displaced persons at more than 12 million.
On June 24 -- Nigeria has concluded plans to launch into orbit two satellites from Russia on July 7, a top government official with the country's National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said.