In Kenya, nearly 60% of Nairobi's population live in slums. In the Mukuru slum, in the East of Nairobi, an EU funded project is helping to improve the health status of residents through the provision of water and sanitation facilities.
The European Commission’s experience in the Philippines in recent years has been marked by strong country ownership of development programming and implementation. This hands-on approach has proved to be a decisive factor in achieving effective aid interventions and could offer lessons for other countries.
The world passed a collective milestone in October when the planet’s human population topped 7 billion drawing some development professionals to consider the impact of such a large, and in the developing world, increasingly youthful population.
A Dangerous and Unhealthy Reality. In an era of cell phones, satellites, and the Internet, it can often be hard to believe that almost half the world’s population still cooks food, boils water, and warms their homes by burning wood, dung, other biomass, and coal in open fires or rudimentary cook
February 6, 2012 - IOM Press release on the occasion of the 9th International day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genitale Multilation (FGM) calling for the adoption of more human-rights based legislation to end FGM.
(Document including the press release both in English and French.)