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Myanmar + 53 others
International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development - Report of the UN SG (A/64/331)

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/141 of 10 March 2009, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the

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Benin + 37 others
Coopération internationale en matière d'aide humanitaire à la suite de catastrophes naturelles : de la phase des secours à celle de l'aide au développement - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/331)

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies

Résumé

Le présent rapport a été établi en application de la résolution 63/141 du 10 mars 2009 de l'Assemblée générale, dans laquelle

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Georgia + 1 other
Principles of aid effectiveness in everyday practice: Georgia and Indonesia

Report
Caritas
Introduction

Currently, the most important international declaration concerning the effectiveness of development aid is the Paris Declaration (2005). The declaration presents several principles of aid effectiveness, a framework for mutual responsibility, and names several indicators used when evaluating improvement. Below, we will try to examine two projects through the prism of crucial elements of Aid Effectiveness (AE) which were put together by the Paris Declaration. The study tries to contextualize generally formulated AE policies in specific cases of

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Indonesia: Appeal No. MAAID002 - Annual Report 2008

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2008.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation country office programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.

Programme summary:

In line with PMI's wish to gradually phase out of the tsunami recovery operation and move back towards the nation-wide

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Bangladesh + 5 others
Asian Development Bank to help improve flood management in region

Manila_(dpa) _ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday it was providing a 2-million-dollar grant to help improve flood management in the region in a bid to reduce rising human and economic costs of water-related disasters.

The Manila-based ADB said the regional assistance will come from the Japan Special Fund, which is financed by the government of Japan.

The bank noted that water-related disasters in Asia have risen sharply over the past 50 years, killing an average of 63,000 people a year from 2001 to 2005, or over 90 per cent of the world's total water-related deaths.

Deutsche Presse Agentur:

Copyright (c) dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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Bangladesh + 6 others
ADB, Japan to help Asia cut human, economic losses from water disasters

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are providing support for improved flood management in the region, in a bid to lower the rising human and economic costs of water-related disasters.

ADB's Board of Directors approved a US$2 million grant from the Japan Special Fund for regional technical assistance to support investments in water-related disaster management. The Fund is financed by the Government of Japan and administered by ADB.

Water-related disasters in the region have risen sharply over the past 50 years, killing an average of 63,000

Asian Development Bank:

© Asian Development Bank

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India + 10 others
From tragedy can come wisdom' -- Lessons that open minds, save lives, says UN SG, at Tsunami Lessons Learned event

SG/SM/12206

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks at the Tsunami Lessons Learned event in New York, 24 April:

Helen Clark, our new UNDP [United Nations Development Programme] Administrator. Welcome to the UN family. We are happy to have you on board. I count on your leadership and commitment.

Ambassador Natalegawa,

Your Excellency Mangkusubroto,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Of all policy challenges, crisis response might seem to offer the least space for reflection. Disaster strikes. Lives hang in the balance. Every minute counts.

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Zambia + 22 others
New IFRC report emphasizes the "forgotten component" of malaria prevention

Malaria will not be eradicated unless the distribution of mosquito nets is accompanied by extensive and prolonged community education and empowerment efforts, according to a new report issued today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

"Since 2002, the distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets has increased ten-fold in sub-Saharan Africa", begins "The Winning Formula to Beat Malaria",

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Most vulnerable have a right to survive

AA 25/09

"Oxfam's new report The Right to Survive raises important issues about the vulnerability of the most poor to climate change," Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, Bob McMullan, said today.

"Climate change is likely to increase the frequency, severity and unpredictability of weather-related hazards, and will increase the vulnerability of people across the world to natural disasters, particularly those living in poverty who have the least capacity

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Zambia + 22 others
Un rapport de la FICR met en évidence le « maillon manquant » à la prévention du paludisme

Le paludisme (encore appelé malaria) ne pourra être éradiqué que si la distribution de moustiquaires s'accompagne d'efforts intensifs et prolongés en matière d'éducation des populations, estime un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR).

« Depuis 2002, la distribution de moustiquaires imprégnées d'insecticide a été multipliée par dix en Afrique sub-Saharienne. Pourtant, le paludisme tue toujours un million de personnes chaque année

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Zambia + 22 others
The winning formula to beat malaria - World Malaria Day report

Main Findings

There is growing scientific evidence to demonstrate that combining mosquito net distribution with follow-on "hang up" campaigns carried out by trained volunteers in the community significantly reduces incidences of malaria. Combining distribution with follow on support and training is especially crucial to reach the most vulnerable groups (such as those living in remote areas, refugees, people affected by stigma and discrimination) who cannot be otherwise reached by mass education campaigns. Trained volunteers who live in the very same

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Zambia + 22 others
La bonne formule pour vaincre le paludisme - Rapport publié à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale contre le paludisme

Principales conclusions

Les preuves scientifiques s'accumulent qui démontrent qu'en combinant la distribution de moustiquaires avec des campagnes de suivi menées au sein des populations par des volontaires formés, il est possible de réduire de manière significative l'incidence du paludisme. Associer aux programmes de distribution de moustiquaires des activités de soutien et de formation est essentiel pour venir en aide aux groupes les plus vulnérables (notamment les personnes qui vivent dans des endroits reculés, les réfugiés, les personnes victimes d'opprobre et de discrimination)

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Indonesia: Thousands of houses inundated in floods

Report
Jakarta Post
Nurni Sulaiman and Jon Afrizal , The Jakarta Post , Samarinda, Jambi

Thousands of houses and hundreds of hectares of rice paddies have been inundated in floods in Samarinda and Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan and Jambi, following the past few days of heavy downpours in the regions.

In East Kalimantan, heavy rain since Friday submerged thousands of houses in North Samarinda and Samarinda Ilir districts and hundreds of others in Purwajaya subdistrict, Loa Janan district, Kutai Kartanegara regency over the weekend.

North Samarinda district head Marnabas

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Over 20,000 escape floods in eastern Indonesia

Report
Xinhua
JAKARTA, Apr 20, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- At least 20,000 residence in Samarinda city of East Kalimantan province have fled their homes and took shelters at makeshif tents and relative houses after floods hit their area, National Disaster Management Agency said here Monday.

Consecutive days of heavy rain was blamed for the natural disaster since Sunday, spokesman of the agency Priyadi Kardono said.

"The waters have submerged 5,563 houses and predicted more than 20,000 people have escaped the floods," he told Xinhua.

The waters had also submerged roads to

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Indonesia: Dozens of houses buried in Lombok after landslide

Report
Jakarta Post
Dozens of houses were buried under dirt from a landslide in Mekar Sari village, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Saturday afternoon following heavy rain, no one was killed in the incident, kompas.com reported.

"According to our temporary recording, there are 19 houses buried under the dirt in Erat Mate area. We still don't know how much in Malaka area. The investigation will be carried out tomorrow. It's to dark now," Mekar Sari village chief Mahri said.

Mahri said all villagers who had lost their houses were evacuated temporarily to their neighbors. The evacuation

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Indonesia: Hundreds of houses submerged in floodwaters

Report
Jakarta Post
JAKARTA: Hundreds of homes in Padang Pariaman regency and Pariaman city remained inundated by floods Friday after heavy rain the night before led to nearby rivers overflowing.

However, the local administration said the floodwaters, reportedly up to two meters high at some point, had begun receding by the end of the day, Antara news agency reported.

Although dozens of families fled their homes for refuge, there were no reports of casualties from the flooding.

Floodwaters from the Batang Ulakan and Batang Mangoi rivers swept hundreds of cattle away, submerged hundreds

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Indonesia: Manggarai sluice gate on alert for flooding

Report
Jakarta Post
JAKARTA: The South Jakarta Manggarai sluice gate was on level III alert, the third highest alert level, on Wednesday, as the water level in the Ciliwung river rose due to spillover from upstream Bogor, West Java.

"The Manggarai waterway water level is currently 825 centimeters," Manggarai sluice gate officer Ibnu told Antara news agency.

The water level was 810 centimeters at 8 a.m., 60 centimeters above the normal limits, he said.

Separately, officials at the Katulampa sluice gate in Bogor said the water level was 60 centimeters, 20 centimeters

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Indonesia: Landslide in Sukabumi, 200 flee

Report
Jakarta Post
Around 200 people were forced to find refuge after a landslide hit their homes in Manggu village, Sukabumi, West Java on Monday.

"Some 40 houses collapsed in the incident," Rustam Pattaya, head of the Disaster Directorate at the Health Ministry said, as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.

Rustam said the landslide happened following four days of torrential rain.

The ministry official said there no fatalities were reported in the incident. (dre)

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Indonesia: West Sumatra flood, landslide caused Rp 75b damage

Report
Jakarta Post
The regency of Tanah Datar, West Sumatra has calculated that flash flooding and landslides that hit the Pasia Laweh area on Monday caused up to Rp 75 billion (US$6.5 million) in losses, tempointeraktif.com has reported.

Deputy Regent Auzul Syuib said that the incident destroyed 22 houses and damaged 71 others and severely damaged 2 mosques and 2 mushollas (small prayer house).

Mud swept away 2 bridges, damaging 24 others and affecting 1.3-kilometers of water lines.

More than 270 hectares of farms, 71 farming pools and 165 meters of irrigation construction were also destroyed.

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Japanese ODA loan to the Republic of Indonesia

1. The Government of Japan has decided to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 71,245 million yen in total to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, with a view to extending assistance for its economic and social development efforts. Notes to this effect were exchanged in Jakarta on March 31 (Tue) between Mr. Takio Yamada, Charge d'Affaires ad interim of Japan to Indonesia, and Ms. Kenssy D. Ekaningsih, Secretary of the Directorate General of Asia Pacific and African Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

Projects and maximum amount of the loans