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Arab League calls for supporting Somalia

Arab League calls for supporting Somalia (With photos) CAIRO, Aug 9 (KUNA) -- The Arab League called Tuesday during an urgent meeting for its permanent delegates for providing aid and support for the Somali people who are suffering from drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa region.

The meeting's final communique called for speeding relief aid efforts on part of the Arab States' public and private sectors, adding that a plan should be devised to tackle the issue at hand.

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Kenya: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRKE003 Final Report

GLIDE no. FL-2006-000159-KEN

Period covered by this Final Report: 17 November 2006 to 8 June 2009

Appeal target: CHF 9.65 million (USD 7.97 million or EUR 5.88 million)

Final Appeal coverage: 133%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 17 November 2006 for CHF 9,848,235 (USD 7,864,934 or EUR 6,157,653) for 6 months to assist 300,000 people.

- CHF 750,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support

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Kenya: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRKE003 Preliminary Final Report

GLIDE no. FL-2006-000159-KEN

Period covered by this Preliminary Final Report: 17 November 2006 to 8 June 2009

Appeal target: CHF 9.65 million (USD 7.97 million or EUR 5.88 million)

Final Appeal coverage: 109%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 17 November 2006 for CHF 9,848,235 (USD 7,864,934 or EUR 6,157,653) for 6 months to assist 300,000 people.

- CHF 750,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in responding by delivering assistance.

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Kenya: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRKE003 Operation Update No.5 (Appeal Extension-Recovery Phase)

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

Period covered by this Operations Update No 5: 1 January to 30 June 2008

Appeal target: CHF 9.65 million (USD 7.97 million or EUR 5.88 million)

Appeal coverage: 105%

Appeal history:

- Preliminary Emergency Appeal launched on 17 November 2006 for CHF 9,848,235 (USD 7,864,934 or EUR 6,157,653) for 6 months to assist 300,000 people.

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Ethiopia: Humanitarian requirements for 2008

1. REVIEW OF THE 2007 HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

1.1 Humanitarian Situation Highlight in 2007

The 2006 joint Government-humanitarian partners' seasonal assessments in cropping and pastoral areas, which estimated emergency food requirements in 2007, indicated vast improvement in the food security prospects. Nevertheless, approximately 1.36 million people were identified to require emergency food assistance mostly from Somali Region and pocket areas of Oromia, SNNP, Amhara and Gambella regions due to cumulative effects of weather calamites.

The total food aid requirement for the

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Burundi + 4 others
East Africa sub regional programmes Appeal No. MAA64003 Report 2006 - 2007

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: During the 2006-2007 appeal period, the East Africa sub-regional programmes appeal was revised twice in 2006 to include a construction project in the Rwanda Red Cross' (RRC) organizational development programme and an anti retroviral treatment (ART) component in the HIV and AIDS programme of the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). In 2007, the appeal was further revised to include meningitis preparedness and response programme in Kenya and Uganda as well

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Somalia + 12 others
Eastern Africa regional programmes Appeal No MAA64001 Report 2006 - 2007

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.

In brief

Programme summary: Disaster Management programme: Special attention was given to preparedness and risk reduction in terms of training, contingency planning, partnerships and forums for information sharing and early warning. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the implementation of climate change initiatives in the Zone was concluded with the RCRC Climate Change Centre in Netherlands. In addition, a joint annual planning forum was held in collaboration with the Health and Care Department.

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Burundi + 16 others
Africa: Change in IDP and Refugee Numbers (July 2007 - December 2007)

Note: Document is 4 pages
Note: Map production date estimated
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Kenya: USAID humanitarian assistance in review, 1997- present


BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

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Somalia: Humanitarian Response Fund, Fact sheet - Nov 2007


OVERVIEW

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Somalia established the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) pooled fund, in 2004, to meet funding needs for emergency responses at the sudden onset of humanitarian situations. Initially set up with US$ 3.26 million (1) for the emergency responses to the drought in northern Somalia, the HRF has developed into one of the key humanitarian financing mechanisms for emergency relief activities in Somalia.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Kenya + 1 other
Preparedness for community-driven responses to disasters in Kenya: lessons from a mixed response to drought in 2006

By Nik Bredholt and Matt Wingate, CAFOD Horn & East Africa Office

The failing humanitarian response in Northern Uganda

CAFOD responded to the drought in Kenya during 2006, but the response came late. This article considers ways in which better preparedness and greater and more timely involvement with drought-affected communities could have improved the response, to save lives and support livelihoods. Evidence of impending drought in Kenya was available from at least early 2005. Credible early warning information,

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Conflict in Somalia

Report
Oxfam
Oxfam is extremely concerned that a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Somalia and that the situation continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

Factional fighting has plagued Somalia since the overthrow of its authoritarian government in 1991. Waves of drought, flood, and conflict have snared many of the country's estimated 8 million people in the years of instability that followed. But for hundreds of thousands of them, the situation took a turn for the worse in early 2007, when the country plunged back into all-out war on a scale not seen since the early

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Somalia: Living in fear of more floods

Report
IRIN
JOWHAR, 1 October 2007 (IRIN) - Two months ago, Sheikh Noah thought this year would be different - possibly better - for thousands of villagers living near the Shabelle River in southern Somalia. The locals had quickly tried to re-establish their lives by rebuilding their homes and growing food and cash crops in the fertile valleys after the destruction wrought by the December 2006 floods.

"Initially there was a small canal, an irrigation off-take," said Noah, who is also the chief of Boodale village, about 30km south of the regional capital, Jowhar. "Then another

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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Somalia + 4 others
Somalia - Complex Emergency Situation Report #1 (FY 2007)

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

BACKGROUND

Since 1991, widespread violence, endemic poverty, and recurrent droughts have generated a complex emergency in Somalia. Continued civil strife and inter-clan conflicts have complicated the humanitarian situation and limited access to affected areas. In FY 2007, following violence between the Somalia Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and militias

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Burundi + 10 others
East Africa Regional Programmes Appeal No. MAA64001 Programme Update No. 3

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007 for 2006-2007 Appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: Health and care programme: In the first half of 2007, the region experienced cholera,

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Ethiopia: Flood survivors struggle one year on

Report
IRIN
DIRE DAWA, 28 August 2007 (IRIN) - For Yenenesh Tesfaye, a 28-year-old flood survivor from the eastern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa, the memory of 6 August 2006 is still raw.

She and her family were asleep when a heavy downpour caused the Decahtu river to flood large parts of the city. Yenenesh's husband, Ephrem Teshome, and their three-year-old child drowned. A second child, six-year-old Natalina, was in another area of town visiting her grandfather and survived.

"When the flood took me, my left leg was broken and I was in a wheelchair for six months," she told IRIN.

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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Burundi + 4 others
East Africa Sub-regional Programmes: Appeal No. MAA64003 Programme Update No. 4

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/07 for 2006-2007 Appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: Organizational development continued to take prominence in the five National Societies of Burundi,

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Lesotho + 4 others
CERF August Newsletter 2007

Pledges & contributions

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of one new contribution of $500,000 (as of 27 July) made by China. OCHA encourages all member states to turn their pledges into contributions as soon as possible.

Country highlights

In July 2007, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) approved $15.12 million in grants from the CERF's window for rapid response. Details on each allocation can be found below, or on the CERF website at http://cerf.un.org.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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