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30 Sep 2009 description

FLASH NEWS

IRAQ

Kit distribution in Erbil

On August 19th, ACTED distributed kitchengardening and agricultural kits to 49 vulnerable IDP and local families in Makhmur district of Erbil Governorate to support their livelihoods. Kits contained potato tubers for planting, a variety of seeds and an assortment of key tools such as shovels, rakes and hoes.

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Central Asia programmes are aligned with the Global Agenda goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and impact from disasters; to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human …

01 Jan 2009 description

Executive summary

Following independence, Kyrgyzstan embarked on a transition to a democratic system of governance and market economy. The so-called Tulip Revolution of 2005 brought a new leadership, but frequent public demonstrations and equally frequent changes of state officials contribute towards concerns over stability.

Poverty levels in Kyrgyzstan significantly exceed those in many developed and developing countries. Besides, lately the country has been hit hard by rising food and fuel prices globally and throughout the central Asian region.

30 Sep 2008 description

ACTED HAITI: ACTED is working towards the humanitarian crisis response in Haiti

"Haiti is dogged by bad luck". This is the sad reality that has been revealing itself in these last weeks after the subsequent passage of the cyclones Gustav and Ike and of the tropical storms Fay and Hannah over the lands and coasts of the is-land. The cyclones hit the South and the West, while the tropical storms stroke the North and the North West of the island.

According to the last rapports of the Haitian Civil Protection Direction, more than 400 people died during the floods and 60 are …

31 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 30/06/08

In brief

Programme purpose: The Central Asian programmes are aligned with the Global Agenda goals to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and impact from disasters; to reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; to increase local community, civil society and Red Cross Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and to reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion and promote respect for diversity and human dignity.

21 May 2008 description

GLIDE n° EQ-2008-000002-KGZ

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

31 Jan 2008 description

Regional Update

The Regional Office held a two-day retreat on 2829 January in Dubai, which was attended by representatives from all OCHA field offices and presences within the region, as well as HQ (CRD, PICS, GCMS, AO and SPU) and the head of UNAMA's Humanitarian Affairs Unit. The Special Humanitarian Envoy, Mr.

30 Jan 2008 description
report IRIN

DUBAI, 30 January 2008 (IRIN) - Well over half the roughly 5,000 people made homeless by an earthquake which struck southern Kyrgyzstan on 1 January are still living in tents and trying to survive harsh wintry conditions, aid officials say.

"It is extremely cold, particularly in mountain villages where the temperature drops to minus 20.

18 Jan 2008 description

Critics say the authorities have failed to ensure homes are earthquake-proof and are ill-prepared to cope with the aftermath of a serious tremor.

By Tolkun Namatbaeva in Bishkek (RCA No.

18 Jan 2008 description

WASHINGTON D.C. - The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are providing $50,000 to address child protection issues after four earthquakes struck a remote area in Kyrgyzstan. This assistance, implemented by USAID partner Mercy Corps, will include support for psychosocial services as well as the rehabilitation of a multi-functional community structure in the affected area.

According to the U.S.

14 Jan 2008 description

This report is based on information provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan.

13 Jan 2008 description

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.

11 Jan 2008 description

Elena Pavluk, Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent

Kyrgyzstan has again "celebrated" the New Year with a series of earthquakes, which have affected around 5,000 people in villages in the Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts.

10 Jan 2008 description

On New Year's Day three separate earthquakes, the largest with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan. Almost a thousand families, 5,300 people, were made homeless and are still in need of humanitarian support. Harsh winter conditions have seen temperatures in the affected areas fall to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius.

09 Jan 2008 description

GLIDE no. EQ-2008-000002-KGZ

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of unearmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

09 Jan 2008 description

(New York, 9 January 2008): The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) today pledged over 400 winterised tents to the Government of Kyrgyzstan, in response to the recent earthquake that displaced nearly 5,500 people south of Osh.

On 1 January 2008, three separate earthquakes occurred in an isolated area some 30 kilometres from the city of Osh, causing severe damage to housing and infrastructure.