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Asylum seekers left high and dry in Indonesia

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JAKARTA/MAKASSAR, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - Australia’s military-led operation to prevent boats carrying asylum seekers from reaching its shores has been hailed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a success, with over 100 days elapsing since the last boat reached its target.

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HOTLINE - week of December 20, 2010: Indonesia, Sudan


- CWS helping children gain a sense of normalcy after Mount Merapi eruption in Indonesia

- Preparing and praying for peace after January referendum in South Sudan

- Don't give up on the DREAM Act, says CWS

- CWS Best Gifts – a great way to give this holiday season

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What Indonesia Can Teach Sudan

Mark Quarterman
December 13, 2010

Not long before the UN-run popular consultation in East Timor in 1999, an Indonesian general told me that if the East Timorese voted for independence, Indonesia would surely break apart. He cited the centrifugal forces at work that would pull the diverse country to pieces. In effect, East Timor's departure would set the dominos in motion.

One hears similar sentiments in Khartoum ahead of a planned January 9, 2011, independence referendum in southern Sudan. Such views, if held by senior members of the government, could present

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Migration Health: Report of Activities 2008-2009

This report illustrates the multidimensional activities carried out by the Migration Health Division throughout the world in 2008-2009. Key achievements in three main programmatic areas are presented: Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance; Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations. Guided by the Resolution on the Health of Migrants adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2008, the Report demonstrates IOM's commitment to advance the health of migrants and their families,
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Q+A - How can we make humanitarian aid more effective?

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Written by: Olesya Dmitracova

LONDON (AlertNet) - For decades experts have been debating how humanitarian aid money donated by governments can be stretched further and provide better assistance to survivors of wars and natural disasters.

These questions are becoming increasingly important as climate change causes more frequent droughts and floods and as the global recession puts aid funding under pressure.

Here are some of the problems and possible solutions, based on interviews with experts and recent reports on humanitarian aid.

FRAGMENTATION IN THE AID SECTOR

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GOAL highlights - Autumn 2009

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GOAL is dedicated to ensuring that the poorest of the poor and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life including, but not limited to, food, water, shelter, medical attention and primary education.

GOAL has responded to almost every major natural and man-made disaster in the past 32 years and is currently operational in +10 countries. Since its inception, GOAL has sent 1,500 volunteers (GOALies) to work in the Developing World, alongside several thousand local staff and has spent close to 000 million on the delivery of aid to the poor in

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Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 274, 28 Sep - 04 Oct 2009

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are 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
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When information saves lives: Engaging local media in humanitarian crises

Independent, local media can improve humanitarian relief and enable people in the midst of crisis to take an active role in their own survival and recovery. In the past 20 years, the humanitarian community has dramatically improved the way relief is provided to people caught up in disasters and crises. However, much more could be done to keep those most affected by disaster informed of assistance efforts and able to engage in the relief process.

The first priority for humanitarian organizations is to provide services and critical aid. Dialogue between humanitarians

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Disasters Emergency Committee Annual Trustees' Report and Accounts 2007/08

Key Achievements against the 3 DEC priorities for 2007/08

Priority 1

Maximise income for appeals

The DEC launched 2 appeals this year Darfur & Chad Crisis

In May 2007, the DEC appealed to the UK public for their help with what the United Nations described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Four and a half million people were brought to the brink of disaster in the Darfur region of Sudan, with the conflict spilling over into neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic. This was the second time the DEC had appealed for Darfur because of the

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DEC AGM launches new accountability framework report in 2007/08 annual report

DEC unveils new 'continuous improvement' tool at AGM

Transparency and learning from experience 'at the heart of the new method'

The Disasters Emergency Committee - the national fundraising mechanism for UK humanitarian aid agencies - this week unveils a new system for ensuring that both it and its members are accountable to the people who donate to its appeals and those who are intended to benefit from money it raises.

The new framework, prepared with the help of Ernst & Young, is the key element of the DEC's commitment to public accountability and continuous improvement.

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UMCOR Hotline 05 Feb 2008: Mozambique, Sudan, Indonesia

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MOZAMBIQUE: FLOOD RECOVERY

The rains continue to add to the already devastating flood situation in Mozambique and eastern parts of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. UMCOR is at work with Action by Churches Together and the Mozambique Annual Conference to address the immediate humanitarian concerns.

UMCOR is providing seeds and necessary mosquito nets as the threat of malaria outbreaks arises. More rain is expected to fall in February and March, months that are the peak of the rainy season. Thousands have been left homeless and many are struggling to build shelters,

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$7.6 million in aid approved by UMCOR board

By Linda Beher

STAMFORD, CT, April 24, 2007-Economically vulnerable Sri Lankans who are still finding their footing after the 2004 tsunami are among those to receive aid worth millions of dollars. The action was among several approved April 24 by the board of United Methodist Committee on Relief meeting in Stamford, Conn., and adding to more than $7.6 million.

The aid bolsters a "challenging, complex and often dangerous environment," the Sri Lanka request stated in part. Total granted to the Sri Lanka project was $4,715,395. UMCOR board

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Health action in crises - Highlights No 144 - 05 to 11 Feb 2007

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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AUSTCARE in the field - Summer 2006/2007

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Recovering women's livelihoods together

SRI LANKA: More than 30,000 people were killed and 550,000 lost their homes when the 2004 tsunami hit Sri Lanka.

Two years later, people are still struggling. As well as losing family and friends, many survivors lost their farms, businesses, and even simple tools of trade, like hoes and weaving equipment. Earning an income has become difficult.

In partnership with ActionAid International and Women and Child Care Organisation (WACCO), Austcare is contributing to a livelihood recovery project for tsunami-affected women living in the

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UMCOR Hotline 24 Oct 2006: Indonesia, Sudan

INDONESIA: SERVING THE LEAST

Nias, a small island off the coast of Indonesia, was nearly leveled by the tsunami in Dec. 2004 and a second major earthquake in March 2005. UMCOR is bringing health and restoration to Nias by helping to reconstruct a health clinic in the Gomo district in the southern part of the island.

The clinic was founded by a Methodist doctor from Nias. It has always served people who are geographically isolated and face extreme poverty. Since the clinic was destroyed, the doctor has continued to see patients in the open, but has been severely

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Curing hunger via business fundamentals

Beneficiaries Who Learn to Run Successful Businesses Don't Go Hungry

By Henry Weil, ACF Editor

In Indonesia, Action Against Hunger cured starvation by teaching accounting. No, we didn't expect our students to become CPAs. Instead, by recording and analyzing expenses and income from beneficiaries' livelihoods, we showed them how to discover costs that could be lowered as well as aspects of their businesses that were more profitable than others and worth expanding.

Regional conflict has sent rural villagers fleeing to safety in cities. There they often become merchants, usually

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OCHA - Geneva Natural Disaster Highlights No. 5

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INDONESIA -CENTRAL JAVA AND YOGYAKARTA - EARTHQUAKE AND MT MERAPI VOLCANO

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

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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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JRS Dispatches No. 195

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Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office.
REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. Indonesia: community solidarity provides hope for fast recovery

"The moment the earthquake struck Yogyakarta city we mobilised our extensive network in the area and began supplying food and other basic essentials to those affected by the disaster. Within no time, local parishes, student groups and just about anyone with something to spare helped out" said Els oolen, Information-Advocacy Manager, JRS Indonesia on 4 June 2006.

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Health action in crises - Highlights No 111 - 5 to 11 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.