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Kenya + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary January 3-9, 2014

Flooding possible with heavy rainfall in parts of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Madagascar

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Kenya + 8 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary December 20-26, 2013

Recovery of rainfall deficits unlikely in northern Kenya and parts of southern Somalia

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Somalia + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary December 13-19, 2013

Moderate to locally heavy rainfall may alleviate dryness in eastern Southern Africa

  1. Although local areas of equatorial eastern Africa have received increased rainfall over the past few weeks, poor rainfall performance since the beginning of the October has led to large moisture deficits over central Kenya and southern Somalia. This dryness is likely to negatively impact the development of crops and pastoral conditions, with little opportunity for recovery before the end of the rainy season.

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World + 38 others
Global Food Security Update - Issue 12, October 2013

The Global Food Security update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In Syria, revised estimates indicate that the number of IDPs has risen to 6.5 million from 4.25 million in July. Vulnerability is increasing due to conflict, reduced economic activity, reduced crop production and high prices. As of October, UNHCR reports that over 2 million Syrians had found refuge in neighboring countries.

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Afghanistan + 6 others
Not just on World Water Day, a flood of water-focused programming

In the Armenian village of Aragatsavan, residents had struggled for more than two decades to secure clean drinking water.

The community’s Soviet-era reservoir was contaminated, and leaked more than 70 tons of water a day. It was limiting access to water for 5,600 residents; 120 families had no water at all.

During a town hall meeting facilitated by Counterpart International, the community agreed it had to take action.

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World + 9 others
UNEP Annual Report 2012

2012 – A Resounding Endorsement of Environmental Governance

History was made in 2012 with the first institutional reform of the environment programme of the UN since the Stockholm UN Conference on the Human Environment established UNEP in 1972.
At Rio+20, Heads of State and governments decided to strengthen and upgrade UNEP. This was followed by the adoption of a resolution at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly later in the year.

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World + 41 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 31 December 2012 - 7 January 2013

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.

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World + 41 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 27 December 2012 - 3 January 2013

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.

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World + 42 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 10-17 December 2012

Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands.

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World + 41 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 3-10 December 2012

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.

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World + 42 others
Global emergency overview snapshot - 26 November to 6 December 2012

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available

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World + 42 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 26 November - 3 December 2012

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.

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World + 41 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 19-26 November 2012

Household food security in Kyrgyzstan has deteriorated, with an estimated 25 % of the population - about 1.3 million people - considered food insecure

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World + 42 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 12 to 19 November 2012

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 5-12 November 2012

Both Guatemala and Myanmar were affected by earthquakes during the reporting period. On 7 November, an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck the pacific coast of Guatemala, affecting more than 600,000 people followed by a second quake of 6.2 magnitude on 11 November. There were no immediate reports of major infrastructural damage caused by the second earthquake. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck in Myanmar on 10 November, meanwhile, damaged infrastructure but the full extent of the impact remains unclear.

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World + 47 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 5-11 November 2012

Despite a four-day truce which was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued to escalate in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria manifested by a new wave of airstrikes by the Syrian forces and attacks by the rebels on strategic army checkpoints and air bases.

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World + 33 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) - 29 July 2011, vol. 86, 31 (pp 325-340) (EN/FR)

Contents

325 Cholera, 2010

339 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2011

Sommaire

325 Choléra, 2010

339 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2011

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Afghanistan + 19 others
Central Emergency Response Fund and Country Based Pooled funds Member States Briefing

General Assembly Hall

Thank you for attending this meeting, which is an update for member states on the latest on the Central Emergency Response Fund, as at the end of the first quarter of 2010. I would also like to provide a brief overview of country based pooled funds, which work in tandem with the CERF in many cases.

I would like to provide a general overview of what the Fund has achieved since I last provided a briefing to Member States in New York in December, funding levels; the impact of the fund on emergencies in the first quarter of 2010, and what we are doing to ensure

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan + 55 others
Trends in staple food prices in selected vulnerable countries- Issue No 5, Oct 2009

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

Highlights:

- Overall: Prices of the main staple