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World + 11 others
Politique Humanitaire : Tendre la main aux « donateurs émergents »


DAKAR, 25 octobre 2011 (IRIN) - La Guyane, la Thaïlande, le Botswana, l’Afrique du Sud, la Pologne et le Soudan ont un point commun : ils ont tous répondu à l’Appel pour lutter contre la sécheresse dans la Corne de l’Afrique.


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World + 5 others
Vaccines against major childhood diseases to reach 37 more countries

Geneva, 27 September 2011 – The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines -- a major step towards protecting children against severe diarrhoea and pneumonia -- the two leading child killers.

The roll out of rotavirus vaccines across the African continent has already begun in Sudan, and today’s announcement confirms funding for 12 more African countries to follow suit.

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Algeria + 100 others
El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente. Sin embargo, el inicio de estas crisis provocó el incremento pronunciado del n=FAmero de personas que padecen hambre en el mundo.

Como resultado de la crisis económica

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Afghanistan + 29 others
Common efforts to strengthen collective humanitarian response capacity should seek to alleviate suffering, improve survival chances, says General Assembly President


Sixty-first General Assembly
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

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Jan Egeland: At least Darfur's plight makes the news

The Independent
Most of the humanitarian disasters fail to appear at all on our radars

Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bosnia, Rwanda - all too often, the world's killing fields are recognised only belatedly, once death, disease and despair have taken their horrific toll. This week I had hoped to travel to Darfur to see for myself the realities on the ground. Unfortunately, the Sudanese government did not want me to visit. Of course what is most important is not my visit, but the continued suffering of the civilian population.

While Darfur is now headline news, aid

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Burkina Faso + 8 others
Be prepared: Op-ed by Jan Egeland on launch of Global Emergency Fund

Be Prepared


As the saying goes, much of life is timing. Nowhere is this truer than in an emergency, be it a natural disaster, a disease outbreak or deadly violence. In all these cases, speedy humanitarian response is critical for saving lives. The way we currently finance humanitarian aid, however, is anything but speedy. Delays cost lives. We can, and must, do better.

Here's how to start. The United Nations is spearheading the launch of a $500 million Global Emergency Fund to be

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Angola + 32 others
FAO/GIEWS Foodcrops and Shortages No. 1/2005

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, the food situation in Eritrea is of serious concern. Successive years of inadequate rains have seriously undermined crop and livestock production. A below average harvest is also estimated for Sudan due to conflict and drought. By contrast, the food situation in Ethiopia has improved as a result of a good harvest. Kenya's poor second season maize crop will exacerbate food shortages in parts, while Somalia's good secondary "deyr" harvest will improve food supplies in main agricultural areas. In southern Africa,
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Afghanistan + 33 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 9 of 2005

(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Iran (3) Pakistan (4) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Kenya (7) Rwanda (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Malawi (5) Namibia (6) Swaziland (7) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh (2) India (3) Indonesia (4) Korea (DPR) (5) Maldives (6) Myanmar (7) Sri Lanka

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Angola + 29 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 8 of 2005

(A) Highlights

(B) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(C) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Liberia

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Madagascar (5) Malawi (6) Mozambique (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe

(E) Asia: (1) Bangladesh (2) India (3) Indonesia (4) Korea (DPR) (5) Maldives (6) Myanmar (7) Sri Lanka

(F) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Guyana floods (2) Bolivia (3) Colombia (4) Guatemala (5) Haiti (6) Nicaragua

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Angola + 29 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 7 of 2005

(A) Highlights

(a) By February 11, WFP is feeding more than 1.4 million tsunami affected people, and has dispatched over 24,000 tons of food.

(b) WFP is distributing high energy biscuits and other food commodities to thousands of flood affected people in Guyana.

(c) WFP plans to deliver some 42,700 tons of food to Sudan's Darfur region in February.

(d) In Eritrea a total of 12,800 people already moved back to their places of origin after having spent almost six years in an IDP camp. They will receive WFP provided food rations.

(e) Emergency food assistance is needed

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Burundi + 31 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 6 of 2005

(a) Humanitarian operations in the region affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 26 December, 2004, have entered the recovery and reconstruction phase as WFP continues to assist more than 1.345 million people across the region.

(b) With bottlenecks hampering the distribution of aid and causing unrest, Sri Lanka's President has ordered administrators to deliver entitlements to at least 70 per cent of people affected by the tsunami by February 7.

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Angola + 33 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 5 of 2005

This report includes:

(A) Headlines

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Armenia

(C) Eastern & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Namibia (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe

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Bangladesh + 20 others
El Niño - 1998 Global Surface Temperature: Highest by a Wide Margin

According to WMO(*) Annual Statement on the Global Climate
Geneva, Thursday, 17 December -- The earth's global temperature in 1998 will be the highest since 1860, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global mean surface temperature is estimated to be 0.58 oC above the recent long-term average based on the period 1961-1990. As we approach the end of the century, global temperatures are almost 0.7 oC above those at the end of the 19th century.

It will be the 20th consecutive year with an above normal global surface temperature. The ten warmest years