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Burundi + 12 others
Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (2nd Quarter 2007)

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 14 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world. Out of the 15 appeals for humanitarian assistance launched to date, 9 were issued in response to emergencies in the CEA region.

The second issue of the Quarterly Humanitarian Funding Update looks at the Consolidated Appeals at the Mid Year Review;

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Chad + 9 others
Regional Humanitarian Update Jul 2007: Vol 1, Issue 5

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Earth Tremors Jolt Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda

A series of seismic tremors under Lake Natron in Tanzania - close to the active volcano Ol Donyo Lengai located some 100 km northwest of Arusha - sent violent tremors across the border to Kenya and was felt as far as Nakuru, Nairobi, Mombasa and parts of Central and Eastern provinces.

The seismic activity which caused up to 18 tremors between 12 July and 1 August was also felt in the Ugandan capital Kampala. There were no reports of casualties or any significant

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Burundi + 22 others
Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Mid-Year Review of the Humanitarian Appeal 2007


THE CAP AT MID-2007

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Somalia + 37 others
UN humanitarian aid fund grants $201 million in the first half of 2007

(New York: 17 July 2007): From getting medical treatment, building material and food to Afghan refugees to providing helicopters for distributing food in Sudan, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given almost $201 million for life-saving aid activities in the first half of 2007. The largest amounts of rapid response funding from the CERF during this period went to Mozambique ($11.2 million), Guinea ($9.8 million) and Chad ($7.2 million). The main recipient of CERF funds during the second quarter of 2007 was Somalia, where $6.7
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Colombia + 3 others
ECOSOC adopts resolutions on strengthening coordination of UN emergency humanitarian assistance, decent work for all


ECOSOC/6297

Concludes Humanitarian Affairs Segment after General Discussion

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 17 July (UN Information Service) - The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this afternoon adopted a resolution under its humanitarian affairs segment on strengthening the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations and another under its coordination segment on the role of the United Nations in providing full and productive employment and decent work for all.