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On the Ground

Restoring Ancient Artefacts, Protecting Pakistan’s Heritage and Boosting the Economy

Fort Lahore, Pakistan
A centuries-old fort and home to some of Pakistan’s most storied heritage has fallen victim to unchecked urban growth and years of decay. But it’s getting a new lease of life. AFD is backing fresh efforts to restore the World Heritage Site and major attraction, which will be a boon for tourism and the country’s economy as a whole. On World Heritage Day, we take a closer look.
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The Degradation of Ecosystems in Africa

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A recent study by experts from AFD and the Sahel and Sahara Observatory confirms that several countries in Africa are suffering from severe ecological degradation. The findings are detailed in the fifth edition of L’Économie africaine (“African Economies”), and shed light on a worrying and rapidly spreading phenomenon.
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Tanzania: Improving Cancer Treatment with More Health Professionals and Better Facilities

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While cancer treatment is improving in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, countries like Tanzania still lack the necessary facilities to provide adequate care. But the Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project or TCCP, is producing major results, from improved screening rates to the training of hundreds of health professionals in both the public and private sector. On World Health Day, and as the campaign comes to a close, we take stock with Dr. Alain Fourquet, former head of Radiotherapy Oncology at the Curie Institute.
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Using Sports for Children to Learn Lifelong Lessons of Reconciliation in Kosovo

Ecole Pristina
The armed and bloody conflict that scarred the Western Balkans in the 1990s damaged relations between communities across the region, and it has taken years to forge new bonds. AFD is working with its partners to help, using sports with young people to build bridges. Youth are the vulnerable heirs to the Balkan wars of yesteryear, but they’re also ambassadors for reconciliation. We report from a school in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital.
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On the Ground

Bangladesh: Sorting the Sanitation Situation to Protect the Ecosystem

Chattogram Bangladesh
On the southeast coast of Bangladesh, Chattogram is one of the world’s oldest ports with a natural harbour. But the bustling port city struggles to deal with sewage management, which is taking its toll on the environment. Ahead of World Water Day, we take a look at the increasingly ambitious measures being taken to rehabilitate the sanitation system in Bangladesh, with AFD support.
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On the Ground

Confronting Gender-based Violence in Rwanda and Reigniting hope for the Future

More than a third of young women have been victims of some form of violence. How can we prevent violence based on gender, age, and disability and help survivors to rebuild their lives? In Rwanda, the Reka project works to provide better-coordinated care, and uses the arts and sports in its support for the project participants.
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The Question of our Era: What to do about Climate Migration

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International organizations are struggling to agree on how to deal with the massive population displacements linked to climate change and environmental crises. In a recently published book on African Economies in 2024 demographer Serge Rabier devotes a chapter to how this problem affects Africa in particular.
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Closing the $2.5 trillion Climate Gap in Africa

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The sheer scale of financing needed to cope with climate change is coming to light, and in Africa, it is an eye-watering $2.5 trillion. To help countries put in motion climate strategies, development banks are working to narrow the massive gap, as highlighted in the fifth edition of “African Economies”, a report on the continent’s economic prospects in 2024, recently published in collaboration with AFD.
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