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Afghanistan + 7 others
Funding flows from Central Asia, January- October 2011

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 4 others
L'action humanitaire dans les urgences liées à la sécheresse

Report
ALNAP

LEÇON 1

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

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World + 4 others
Acción humanitaria en emergencias relacionadas con las sequías

Report
ALNAP

ENSEÑANZA .1

La sequía es un fenómeno recurrente y natural en muchas áreas. Las organizaciones humanitarias pueden ser más eficaces cuando si lo tienen en cuenta en su programación.

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Local Humanitarian Accountability Framework (HAF) DDG Somalia, October, 2011

  1. DDG’s objectives, partners and stakeholders in the Area of Operation DDG has been working in Somalia since 2009.

Strategic Objectives:

  • To reduce the threat caused by landmines and ERW in Puntland, Galmudug and SC Somalia with an efficient, effective and flexible DDG mine action capacity.

  • To enhance human security and community safety in Puntland, Galmudug and SC Somalia through the implementation of armed violence reduction (AVR) initiatives.

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Bungoma North crop livestock and fisheries assessment report for medium and high rainfall areas October 2011

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 District Background

The long rains in 2011 delayed and started towards the month of April as compared to 2010 where they started earlier towards the end of February. The number of days that received rainfall was also less in 2011 than 2010.

1.2 Food Security Trends

There was scarcity of major food staples since April resulting from the scarcity experienced in the whole country. This is indicated by the high prices experienced. However farmers have started harvesting the long rains crop which is expected to reduce the pressure

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Kisumu west district crop, livestock and fisheries asessment report for high and medium potential rainfall potential areas - October 10th to 20th

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 District Background
Located in the western side of Nyanza province, Kisumu west district covers an approximated area of about 360.8 km2 with an estimated population of about 149,831 people. The district has 2 divisions, 8 locations and 37 sub-locations. The divisions are Maseno and Kombewa. There are about 25,000 farm families.

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Bunyala district crops, livestock and fisheries assessment report for medium and high rainfall areas - October 2011

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 District Background,

Bunyala District was curved out of larger Busia in 2007. The District borders Samia to the North, Siaya to the East, Bondo to the South and Lake Victoria to the west.

  • Total area- 185sq KM

  • No. Of divisions -1

  • Locations -6

  • Sub locations -18

  • Extension units- 18

  • Population- 66,723

  • Farm families- 8668

  • Total staff strength by cadre(14) –

  • Area under cultivation- 6500 HA

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Somalia + 5 others
Somalia: Population Movement Tracking Monthly Report - October 2011

Since the peak of 63,000 in July, 2011 and further steady decline in the displacement trends in August and September, the month of October recorded an increase in the displacements. Forty one thousand (41,000) displacements were recorded in October, mainly due to insecurity as opposed to 35,000displacements in September. Insecurity due to ongoing fighting between various warring parties, accounted for 74% of the total displacements reported, mainly in Mogadishu,Afgooye district and border region of Juba Hoose.

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World + 9 others
Background report on law and disaster risk reduction at the community level (31IC/11/5.5.2) (EN/FR/SP/AR)

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Law and disaster risk reduction at the community level

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

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World + 8 others
Background report on progress in the implementation of the guidelines for the domestic facilitation and regulation of international disaster relief and initial recovery assistance (31IC/11/5.5.1) (EN/FR/SP/AR)

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

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Somalia + 2 others
Ending drought emergencies: will the promises be met?

Background

The current drought in The East and Horn of Africa is estimated to have affected 13 million people, of which 4.5 million are Kenyans. Lives and livelihoods have been lost. It has also caused extensive debates on how to end drought emergencies. The discussions have hit media headlines and formed agendas of national and international conferences. A few of the issues that have cut across all these discussions are the acknowledgement that:

· While drought is an unavoidable natural phenomenon, it need not and should not lead to famine and other disasters.

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Somalia + 4 others
Horn of Africa: Drought and food insecurity revised regional crises response framework - October 2011

Summary

The revised strategic framework outlines the role of IFRC offices in supporting East African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to respond to the crises in the Horn of Africa.

The IFRC will support National Societies to:

  • Respond to extreme food, nutrition, water, sanitation, and health insecurity of people at risk in the short term, and wherever possible address root causes in delivery of our services

  • Promote early recovery strategies in the medium term

  • Promote livelihood resilience in the long term

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Somalia + 8 others
Le Mag humanitaire No. 3, October 2011: Health care in danger

The main story in your Mag Humanitaire reminds us of the dangers that affect health care in situations of armed conflict and how these infringe on the right to life. The gruesome reality is that people are dying as a result of violence against health-care staff and facilities.

Horn of Africa

  • Somalia: a journey of solidarity

  • Launch of the ‘Health Care in Danger’ campaign

North Africa

  • Libya: humanitarian assistance against all odds

West Africa

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World + 10 others
Africa spotlight on DRR, issue 3, November 2011

This issue addresses disaster risk by highlighting the action undertaken by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and its partners to reduce the impacts of natural hazards in Africa.

Its content includes:

  • Africa agrees on a common position for Durban

  • International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011

  • Southern Africa launches DRR platform

  • SARCOF-15: Bridging gaps between climatologists and DRR experts

  • East African Community seeks common strategy to address DRR

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Somalia + 2 others
IOM Response to the Horn of Africa: External Situation Report - 1 November 2011

OVERVIEW

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its crisis reporting on the drought in the Horn of Africa countries. The report covers the period from 25 to 31 October. The next report will be issued on 8 November 2011.

Highlights

• HORN OF AFRICA – Three month assessment of IOM’s achievements on the drought crisis.

• KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 79,738 people in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 31 October 2011.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Somalia + 4 others
U.S. response to humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 1, 2011

On October 24, Secretary Clinton announced an additional $100 million, primarily in food assistance, for drought-affected populations in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. With this announcement, the United States Government, the largest humanitarian donor to the region, is providing over $750 million to meet ongoing and urgent humanitarian needs, including approximately $175 million in humanitarian assistance for Somalia.