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27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

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

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

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

15 Jun 2009 description
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.

30 Apr 2009 description

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 …

29 Apr 2009 description

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 …

29 Apr 2009 description

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.

24 Apr 2009 description

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.

21 Apr 2009 description

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 …

21 Apr 2009 description

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.

21 Apr 2009 description

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).

21 Apr 2009 description

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", a report issued to coincide with World …

21 Apr 2009 description

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 …

20 Apr 2009 description
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 said the heavy …

20 Apr 2009 description
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 …

18 Apr 2009 description
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.

11 Apr 2009 description
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 of …

09 Apr 2009 description
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 below the alert …

06 Apr 2009 description
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)

31 Mar 2009 description
report Government of Japan

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.

31 Mar 2009 description
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 …