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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 29 others
Concern Worldwide Annual Report & Accounts 2013

Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

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South Sudan + 3 others
Malaria Consortium announces multi-country programme for pneumonia diagnostics

Malaria Consortium announces a new multi-country programme to improve diagnosis of pneumonia in four countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The programme aims to reduce child mortality by identifying the most accurate and user-friendly diagnostic tools for the management of pneumonia in Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Cambodia.

Pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children under five, often as a result of late care-seeking, inappropriate treatment due to a lack of awareness of pneumonia symptoms and misdiagnosing symptoms as malaria.

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Indonesia + 11 others
USAID FrontLines – March/April 2013

About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

WATER

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El Salvador + 8 others
Opciones reales, vidas reales : Porque Somos Niñas, Esperanzas y Sueños

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Informe sobre la situación de las niñas en el mundo 'Opciones reales, vidas reales'

Informe sobre la situación de las niñas en el mundo 'Opciones reales, vidas reales' El estudio 'Opciones reales, vidas reales' elaborado por PLAN Internacional en el contexto de la campaña Por Ser Niña sigue la vida de 142 niñas de 9 países en vías de desarrollo y analiza la situación de las niñas en el mundo.

  • Son 142 niñas de El Salvador, República Dominicana, Brasil, Benín, Togo, Uganda, Camboya, Filipinas y Vietnam.

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World + 14 others
Santé : La « tâche inachevée » de la réduction de la mortalité infantile

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IRIN

NAIROBI , 16 septembre 2012 (IRIN) - Le nombre de décès d'enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans est passé d'environ 12 millions en 1990 à 6,9 millions en 2011. Le message, qui a été communiqué dans un rapport récent du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), est que grâce à un plus grand engagement des gouvernements et de leurs partenaires pour la survie des enfants, la mortalité infantile continuera de baisser.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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World + 15 others
Health: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality

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IRIN

NAIROBI, 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In 1990, an estimated 12 million children around the world died under age five; by 2011, that figure had dropped to 6.9 million. The message, from a new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), is that with greater commitment to child survival from governments and their partners, these figures can go lower still.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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ACTED Newsletter #80 August 2012 [EN/FR]

FOCUS - MALI, a multi-faceted crisis

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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)

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Cambodia + 7 others
Independent Evaluation of the Affordable Medicines Facility - malaria (AMFm) Phase 1

Executive Summary

Overview of the independent evaluation The success of malaria control efforts depends on a high level of coverage in the use of effective antimalarials such as artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). Although these antimalarials have been procured in large amounts by countries, evidence suggests that ACT use still remains far below target levels.

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World + 12 others
U.N. Showcases South-South Successes

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 10 2012 (IPS) - Knowledge-sharing has become a cornerstone of successful cooperation among developing countries, in areas ranging from agriculture to health and renewable energies.

“There is a feeling that there are some solutions which can be generated by the South for the benefit of the South, and that ought to be shared between Southern countries,” John Ashe, president of the United Nations High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, told IPS.

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World + 20 others
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Concludes with World Leaders Renewing Commitments to Save Planet

ENV/DEV/1310

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5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

Outcome Document Affirms Poverty Eradication
As Greatest Challenge, Recommends Strengthening of Institutional Framework

RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June — High-level officials of nearly every Member State meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, renewed their commitments to ensuring an “economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations”, as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — closed this afternoon.

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World + 5 others
Volunteering: UK doctors and nurses helping the poorest

08 MAY 2012

Volunteer British doctors, nurses and midwives will train more than 13,000 health workers to provide life-saving care for millions of the world’s poorest people, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced today.

Skilled health professionals from Britain will teach and offer practical assistance to their counterparts in the developing world under the Government’s Health Partnership Scheme. Over four years, the flagship programme will:

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World + 7 others
Global Fund-led initiative slashes cost of anti-Malaria medicines in many African countries

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The Global Fund

Life-saving malaria treatment can be bought for less than one US dollar Geneva - An innovative initiative led by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to put affordable and effective anti-malaria medicines in remote communities in Africa, is making rapid progress in Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

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World + 33 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) - 29 July 2011, vol. 86, 31 (pp 325-340) (EN/FR)

Contents

325 Cholera, 2010

339 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2011

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325 Choléra, 2010

339 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2011

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Cambodia + 9 others
Routine clinics key to babies’ survival

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EastAfrican

By Kevin Rudd

Posted Sunday, June 19 2011 at 13:04

There is something magical about a child under five – those baby years, when you witness their first smile, their first step, their first word.

Unfortunately, every year almost eight million children with entirely preventable diseases never make it to that special 5th birthday. And all too often the lack of a simple needle — your everyday baby checkup and immunisations — is the reason for this. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.

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Australia + 10 others
Saving children’s lives through immunisation

The Australian Government has committed to providing more than seven million children with lifesaving vaccinations through its new pledge to the GAVI Alliance.

Attending the opening of the GAVI 'Saving Children's Lives' conference in London on Monday 13 June, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced that Australia will provide an additional $140 million from 2011 to 2013 to support the GAVI Alliance in its efforts to combat two of the biggest childhood killers in the developing world—pneumonia from pneumococcal disease and diarrhoea triggered by rotavirus.