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Sudan + 2 others
Nothing But Nets launches World Malaria Day fundraising challenge

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UN Foundation
Supporters are engaging their NETworks to get on the map

Washington, DC - The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign launched a worldwide fundraiser challenge today to raise money to send lifesaving bed nets to refugee camps in Africa, where malaria is the number one killer of refugees. Supporters are holding hundreds of fundraisers across the country in the lead-up to World Malaria Day on April 25, 2009. Individuals can view where events

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Uganda: Kitgum District - Humanitarian Presence by Sector and Sub-County (March 2009)

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OCHA Uganda Humanitarian Update: 01 - 31 Mar 2009

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- NEARLY 11,500 PEOPLE IN ABIM DISTRICT HAVE RELOCATED TO NEW SETTLEMENTS IN 2009 DUE TO INCREASED SECURITY

- VIOLENT STORMS DAMAGE HOUSES, CROPS, SCHOOLS AND A HEALTH CENTRE ACROSS ACHOLI REGION AS RAINY SEASON BEGINS

- WFP TO INCREASE RATIONS SIZE IN KARAMOJA AS FOOD INSECURITY INCREASES

- FIRST ROUND OF POLIO VACCINATIONS COMPLETED, REACHING ABOVE 100% OF TARGETED POPULATION ON AVERAGE

II. SECURITY AND ACCESS

SECURITY

The security situation in northern Uganda continued to be stable throughout the reporting period. The Uganda People's

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan Humanitarian Overview Vol 5, Issue 1: 01 Jan - 31 March 2009

DARFUR

The first quarter of 2009 saw a steady and rapid decline in the operational environment in which humanitarian organizations had to work. January was marked by intense military confrontations in Muhajariya and Shaeria in South Darfur and in Wada'ah in North Darfur. These resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of persons with the majority of them heading north with most people ending up in Zam Zam camp near El Fasher town. On March 4 and 5, the Government of Sudan announced the expulsion of 13 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

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Sudan + 3 others
Rotary provides emergency response to polio outbreaks in Horn of Africa

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Rotary
Partners UNICEF and WHO to conduct immediate immunization activities in high-risk areas

Evanston, Illinois (March 31, 2009) - In response to a recent outbreak of wild poliovirus that has spread from southern Sudan into parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda, Rotary is providing US$500,000 in emergency grants to UNICEF and WHO for immediate polio immunization efforts in the Horn of Africa. The outbreak requires urgent action by governments and partner agencies to again make the entire Horn of Africa region polio-free.

This emergency response is intended to

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Ethiopia + 13 others
Nutrition information in crisis situations - Report number XVIII

Highlights

Ethiopia - High levels of food insecurity persist

The 2008 meher harvest was inadequate in several regions, leaving 12.4 million people in need of food or cash assistance. Furthermore, the planting of this year's Belg crop has been delayed due to insufficient rains fueling fears of a second failed harvest. The situation is especially worrisome in the regions of SNNPR, Oromia, Tigray and Afar, where the Belg harvest provides for the majority of household food needs.

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Coping with crisis, Newsletter No. I, 2009

Editorial

On rebuilding and healing

2009 is only a few months old, but has already witnessed an array of crises across the globe. The fighting in Gaza and in Sri Lanka, bushfires in Australia, earthquake in Costa Rica and manslaughter in a Belgian kindergarten are only a few examples of current situations affecting people's psychological and social well-being, and where the Red Cross Red Crescent response involves different forms of psychosocial support. In Belgium, the Red Cross supports the victim's families, in Australia,

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Angola + 16 others
Afrique : Mise à jour hebdomadaire des situations d'urgence Vol. 2, No. 13

Contexte général

Cette semaine la préoccupation humanitaire dans la Région Africaine demeure identique à celle de la semaine précédente et est liée aux inondations qui continuent en Afrique Australe et aux épidémies notamment le choléra et la méningite.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola: Les inondations et les fortes pluies continuent. Plusieurs provinces sont touchées. Dans la province de Cunene, 14 personnes sont mortes des conséquences directes des inondations. Un projet CERF de réponse rapide a été financé. L'OMS appuie le Ministère

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Angola + 16 others
Africa weekly emergency situation update Vol. 2, No. 13

General Context

The humanitarian concerns in the African region this week remain the same as the previous week due to ongoing flooding in the Southern Africa and outbreaks of diseases notably cholera and meningitis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: Floods and Heavy rains continue. Several provinces are affected. In Cunene province, 14 persons have died as a direct consequence of the floods. A Rapid response CERF project has been funded. WHO supported the MoH to conduct assessment in the affected municipalities. Cholera epidemic: As of March 29th, 487 cases

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Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Uganda weekly activity report: Week 13, 23 - 29 Mar 2009

Highlights

- Preparation for second round of mass Polio vaccination in 29 high risk district of Uganda is ongoing.

I. General Situation

a. Political, Social and Security;

- DRC; The DRC army continues with incursion against the LRA forces in Garamba forest

- Acholi and Lango sub-region; the region is calm.

- Karamoja sub-region, Government lead disarmament process ongoing

b. Main Events of Interest/Concern for Health

- Preparation for the integrated child days, mass measles and second round of mass Polio immunization campaign

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Uganda: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRUG006 Final Report

GLIDE No. FL-2007-000138-UGA

Period covered by this Final Report: September 2007 to July 2008

Appeal target (current): CHF 11,413,603 (USD 9,511,366 or EUR 6,942,581);

Final Appeal coverage: 69%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 20 September 2007 for CHF 8,928,075 for 6 months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

- A total of five operations updates were issued.

- A Revised Emergency Appeal for CHF 11,413,603 was issued on 18 December 2007 to assist 125,000 beneficiaries for 10 months.

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Twenty-seventh report of the UN SG on the UN Organization Mission in the DR Congo (S/2009/160)

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1856 (2008), by which the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) until 31 December 2009. The report covers major developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since my report of 21 November 2008 (S/2008/728), to 24 March 2009.

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India + 13 others
HIV-related TB deaths higher than past estimates

1.37 million new TB cases in 2007 among HIV-infected people, says new global TB control report

24 MARCH 2009 | RIO DE JANEIRO -- The total number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases remained stable in 2007, and the percentage of the world's population becoming ill with TB has continued the slow decline that was first observed in 2004, according to a new report released by WHO today.

However, the 2009 global TB control report also reveals that one out of four TB deaths is HIV-related, twice as many

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Angola + 14 others
Afrique : Mise à jour hebdomadaire des situations d'urgence Vol. 2, No. 12

Contexte général

Cette semaine les préoccupations humanitaires dans la région africaine sont liées aux inondations en Afrique Australe et aux épidémies surtout le choléra et la méningite.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola : Les inondations touchant les provinces du sud et du centre s'aggravent. On estime à 160 000 les personnes touchées avec 19 décès. A Cunene, la province la plus touchée, 52 646 personnes ont été déplacées et 24 000 autres vivent dans des camps d'accueil à Ongiva. Au total 421 cas de choléra et 2 décès (létalité :

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Angola + 14 others
Africa weekly emergency situation update Vol. 2, No. 12

General Context

The humanitarian concerns in the African region this week are due to ongoing flooding in the Southern Africa and outbreaks of diseases notably cholera and meningitis

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: The flooding affecting Southern and Central provinces is worsening with an estimated 160,000 people affected with 19 recorded deaths. In Cunene, the worst affected province 52,646 people are displaced with 24,000 people living in reception camps in Ongiva. A total of 421 cholera cases and 2 deaths (CFR is 0.48%) were

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Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Uganda weekly activity report: Week 12, 16 - 23 Mar 2009

Highlights

First round of Mass Polio immunization campaign was successfully conducted in 29 high risk districts in Uganda. Second and third round of mass Polio vaccination is planned for 25th - 27th April and 23rd - 25th May 2009 respectively. Preparation for the campaign is progressing well.

I. General Situation

a. Political, Social and Security;

- Joint incursion on LRA base in Garamba by the armed forces from DRC, Sudan and Uganda has ended. All Uganda soldiers have withdrawn from DRC. Acholi and Lango sub-region remains calm. Population

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Humanitarian Action in Southern Sudan Report, week 12, 16 - 22 Mar 2009

SUMMARY/HIGHLIGHTS

65,000 people vaccinated against Meningitis in Budi County, Eastern Equatoria State (EES)

I. FOCUS ON SECURITY AND HUMANITARIAN ACCESS

Western and Central Equatoria States: UNHCR and government authorities are faced with a complicated situation where crossing of the DR Congo - Sudan border does not entail safety and security for refugees. The LRA does not respect borders. As a result, establishing refugee camps becomes extremely difficult. Three refugee settlements have been established in Makpandu and Napue, Western Equatoria State and Lasu
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