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Niger/Indonesia: Hotline 19 Mar 2007

- Community in Niger gains access to clean water

- Thousands recovering from severe flooding in Indonesian capital


As we commemorate World Day for Water, March 22, Church World Service continues to assist communities in their quest for clean water sources. In southeastern Niger, in West Africa, for example, 465 households--1,863 people--in Maito village, are gaining access to clean water for household and farming use, with the help of Church World Service and local partner NAGARTA. Nagarta is a Housa word meaning "well-being."

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OCHA - Geneva Natural Disaster Highlights No. 5



On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed. 406,166 additional houses have suffered earthquake damage.

Immediately after the earthquake, OCHA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Global action 2005-2006

A message from the ACT Coordinating Office
ACT celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2005. This decade of working together as an alliance of more than 100 churches and related agencies, assisting people in need in humanitarian crises, culminated in an extraordinary and unprecedented year of disaster response in 2005.

As a coordinating office, we facilitate the responses to crises, operationally and financially, of the many members of the alliance so that globally we are joined as Action by Churches Together.

As is tradition, our annual report is

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Health action in crises - Highlights No 110 - 29 May to 4 June 2006

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters. The mandate of the WHO Departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
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2005: Year of Disasters


'We tried to believe in our hearts that we'd harvest something...that the rains would start again, but the dry spell continued and there was no rain.' Davis Mulomba, Malawian farmer, interview with Oxfam staff, September 05