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14 Oct 2014 description

Brazzaville, 10 October 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations meeting in Brazzaville have agreed on a range of core actions to support countries unaffected by Ebola in strengthening their preparedness in the event of an outbreak.

Building on national and international existing preparedness efforts, a set of tools is being developed to help any country to intensify and accelerate their readiness.

28 Sep 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11564

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

18 Sep 2014 description

The government has decided to create a new emergency aid fund for the 2014-2017 period. In total an extra €570 million will be made available to meet the most immediate needs of those affected by conflict-related violence and natural disasters. This is in addition to the existing €210 million annual humanitarian aid budget.

10 Jul 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • With UNICEF support, the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Bureaus in eight regions (Oromia, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, Afar, Somali, SNNPR, and Tigray) revised their 2014 multi-sectoral Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans during May and June 2014.

27 Feb 2014 description

General Project Objective:

To contribute the reduction of excess morbidity and mortality among displaced people and host communities affected by the current crisis, through strengthening health emergency preparedness and response capacity at all levels in South Sudan

Project Purpose:

  1. To ensure access to and delivery of quality primary and secondary health care services through restoration and expansion of life-saving health care services to affected population, with particular focus on the most vulnerable group.

20 Feb 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

59 millones de niños viven en situaciones de emergencia en 50 países

UNICEF necesita 2.200 millones de dólares para ayudar a estos niños y sus familias. Es su mayor llamamiento de emergencia de la historia y casi un 40% responde a las necesidades de Siria y la región

20 Feb 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence

Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région

10 Feb 2014 description

Key Events

  • As of 5 February, the number of wild polio cases in Ethiopia stands at nine (9).

  • Discussions are on-going to address identified gaps in the second round of the 2014 relief food operation.

  • According to December 2013 TFP admissions, the nutrition status of children under-5 deteriorated in Amhara region.

20 Aug 2013 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

10 Jul 2013 description
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Global humanitarian action at mid-2013 has entered uncharted territory in terms of the number of people needing help and resources still to be secured, mainly because of the Syria crisis. The Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan aims to help 6.8 million people inside Syria in 2013, and the Syria Regional Response Plan for refugees and affected host communities intends to help another 5.3 million people.

11 Jun 2013 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

03 Jun 2013 description

Snapshot 27 May – 03 June

In Syria, the government military continued its offensive on opposition-controlled Qusayr, a strategic city in Homs province connecting the capital to the Mediterranean coast. Humanitarian agencies expressed alarm over the fate of thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. The UN estimates that over 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Syria. While an estimated 5 million people are internally displaced, the number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration in host countries has surpassed 1.6 million.

06 May 2013 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2012

Overview

03 May 2013 description

Overview

Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

30 Apr 2013 description

Situation highlights

The health situation across the Republic of South Sudan remains fragile and unpredictable. There are high risks of communicable diseases, floods and drought, low access to safe drinking water, food insecurity, and poor sanitation. Environmental factors contribute to the spread of diseases such as water and vector-borne diseases like diarrhoeal diseases, hepatitis, malaria and dengue fever.

07 Aug 2012 description

FOCUS - MALI, a multi-faceted crisis

ACT

A day in Abala camp (Niger)

A food crisis looming over the most vulnerable families (Chad)

La crise alimentaire menace les familles vulnérables (Tchad)

Urgent action is still needed (Horn of Africa)

The rise of the cash based response (Somalia)

How farmers can double or triple their income (Uganda)

“All rain starts from just one drop” (Sudan)

Kitchen gardening as a source of income and food (CAR)

The first open-defecation free village (South Sudan)

02 Aug 2012 description
report IRIN

JUBA, 2 August 2012 (IRIN) - South Sudan is worried about the spread of Ebola, an incurable diseases which has killed over a dozen people in neighbouring Uganda over the past few days.