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    Disabled Employment Week was created in 1997 by ADAPT and mobilizes public support for this social issue of integrating people with disabilities into the workplace, an issue which concerns some 2 million people. The job fair held during this Employment week gives companies the opportunity to present their job offers and have interviews with candidates
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    The project aims to improve water services and sanitation to almost 16 million people. AFD cofinances the program with European development institutions
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  • Visit to an informal settlement in Cairo with German cooperation

    63 % of the population, nearly 7 1 million people currently living in informal settlements in Cairo
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  • Pilot operation for collective water management in Vietnam

    A project reaching 2 5 million people... The project will directly benefit 2 5 million people
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  • Signature of €25 million financing agreements by Mr. Michel Sapin, French Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue

    The Vietnamese Government has the objective to train 45 % of the active population by 2015 (60 8 million Vietnamese people would be on the labour market, when the total population would reach 94 million people) and 55 % by 2020. For this purpose, Vietnam has been working jointly with AFD, which remains one of the main bilateral donors in the sector
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    Effectiveness is one of the cornerstones of AFD's approach and its activity is having ever-increasing impacts in terms of each of its three mandates: To support economic growth: constructing or rehabilitating roads, road networks and railway tracks for 55 3 million people, connecting 6 6 million people to a telecoms network, supporting 900 000 jobs in productive sectors; To fight poverty and inequalities: supplying drinking water to 6 6 million people, improving housing conditions in disadvantaged neighborhoods for 2 million people, getting 1 8 million children into primary school, improving health structures and services for 7 9 million people; To protect global public goods: energy efficiency by saving 5 million tons of CO2. AFD also engaged in a carbon neutral process and is offsetting the 20 000 tons of carbon equivalent emitted each year between 2007 and 2009 by financing a project to combat deforestation in Cambodia
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    This financing will improve access to drinking water for 2 5 million people a year and access to sanitation for 1 5 million people... With 800 million people deprived of access to drinking water and 2 6 billion people who do not benefit from decent toilets, the issue of water has become a major international challenge
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    Improve drinking water supply for 1 53 million people... Improve access to electricity for 6 15 million people
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  • Fight against yellow fever: Institut Pasteur Foundation in Dakar to set up new vaccine production unit

    But Africa is particularly affected (90 % of cases) and WHO estimates that 610 million people in 32 countries are at risk from this disease on the continent... According to WHO, 32 African countries are considered at risk of yellow fever, with an exposed population of 610 million people, including 219 million in urban areas
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    4 4 million people gained access to drinking water. 1 million people in underprivileged neighbourhoods saw an improvement in their living conditions... 2 1 million people gained access to better health structures and services. 9 5 million people were connected to a telecommunications network
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