Daily Archives: June 19, 2014

IMF Executive Board Approves US$47.1 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, June 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in the equivalent of SDR 30.55 million (about US$47.1 million) for Madagascar to enable the authorities meet their urgent balance of payment needs. read more

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South Sudan: Displaced People Dying of Preventable Diseases at Alarming Rate in Bentiu Camps

JUBA, South Sudan, June 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Preventable diseases and severe acute malnutrition are causing an alarming number of deaths among the estimated 45,000 people taking refuge at a UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling for a rapid increase in water supplies, hygiene promotion and latrine construction. read more

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