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ACTED Newsletter No 58 - Sep 2009

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. This distribution, supported by OFDA, is the first of a total distribution of 145 kitchengardening kits and 80 agriculture kits that will be distributed in Erbil.

CAR

Inauguration of six new schools

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Kyrgyzstan: Appeal No. MAAKG001 Programme Update

This report covers the period 01/01/09 to 30/06/09.

In brief

Programme purpose The Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent 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.

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Kazakhstan + 3 others
Central Asia: Appeal No. MAA70001 - Annual Report 2008

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 dignity.

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Kyrgyzstan: Plan 2009-2010 (MAAKG001)

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. There exist regional and urban/ rural

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Chad + 11 others
ACTED newsletter No 49 - Sep 2008

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

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Kazakhstan + 3 others
Central Asia: Appeal No. MAA70001 Programme Update No. 1

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.

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Kyrgyzstan Earthquake: DREF Operation No. MDRKG003 Final Report

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

Summary: CHF 100,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9 January,

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The Secretary General conveys his profound sympathy to the government and people of Kyrgyzstan upon the devastating earthquake

The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, His Excellency Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu conveys his profound sympathy to the government and people of Kyrgyzstan upon the devastating earthquake that recently hit the city of Jalalabad in the South of Kyrgyzstan leading to loss of life and massive destruction of property. Many people have been left homeless and face untold hardship compounded by the very cold temperatures currently experienced in the affected areas.

In this context the OIC Secretary General

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Afghanistan + 6 others
Humanitarian Update: Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Jan 2008

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. Abdul Aziz Arrukban, participated in the first day of the retreat, during which the following issues were discussed:  

- ROMENACA's role and coverage

- Humanitarian challenges across the region

- Special Humanitarian Envoy's support to regional humanitarian actors

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Kyrgyzstan: Earthquake survivors battle cold snap

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. All affected people want to get back to their houses or start reconstructing them as soon as possible [but] they cannot do it now because it is too cold," Aigul Atakanova, head of the disaster management department of the Kyrgyz

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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USAID sends post-earthquake assistance to children of Kyrgyzstan

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. Embassy in Bishkek, four earthquakes, including one of magnitude 6.0 on December 26, 2007,

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Kyrgyz quake victims condemn government response

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. 527, 18-Jan-08)

Recent earthquakes in southern Kyrgyzstan, which caught the local population unprepared, have raised fears that authorities are turning a blind eye to warnings from scientists about the scale of the danger facing the country.

The latest quakes rocked the southern city of Osh on December 26 and early on January 1. The second tremor occurred

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Kyrgyzstan: Osh Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 4

This report is based on information provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan. This will likely be the last situation report issued on this emergency, unless the situation drastically changes.

HIGHLIGHTS

- A total of 1031 families were affected and in need of humanitarian assistance (more than 5,500 people).

- Upon completion of distribution of relief items, in particular winterized tents, the primary emergency needs will have been met.

- There will soon be a shift of focus to reconstruction and rehabilitation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 190 - 07 to 13 Jan 2008

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. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition
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Kyrgyzstan: Disaster does not recognize holidays

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.

The Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent has been distributing relief supplies to those affected, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has allocated 100,000 Swiss francs from its disaster relief emergency fund to support the National Society's response.

On December 26, 2007, people living on

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UK sends life saving supplies to Kyrgyzstan earthquake victims

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. Although there have been no deaths reported so far survivors are in urgent need of temporary shelter, and the Government of Kyrgyzstan has appealed for international assistance
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The United Kingdom offers over 400 tents for quake survivors in Kyrgyzstan

(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. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, over 960 families have been displaced as a result of the earthquakes, and the deteriorating weather conditions are making

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Kyrgyzstan Earthquake: DREF Bulletin No. MDRKG003

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

CHF 100,000 (USD 88,106 or EUR 60,132) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund