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Sixty-first General Assembly
Washington, April 22, 2006-Overall economic growth in the developing world has averaged 4.8 percent a year since 2000, more than double the rate of growth in high-income economies, which averaged 2.0 percent a year. While this robust record has been driven largely by rapid growth in East and South Asia, the newly-released 2006 World Development Indicators shows that in 2004, Sub-Saharan Africa--long lagging behind other regions--achieved an annual growth rate of 4.8 percent, exceeding the 2004 global growth rate of 4.1 percent.
This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.
1. During the first three months of the year 2005, the GICHD continued and consolidated its activities in the fields of operational assistance, research and support to instruments of international law. It also started its training initiative in mine action information management (see para. 4 and 11 below).
2. The first core activity of the GICHD is the provision of specific operational support and assistance to on-going mine action activities and programmes, including those run by the UN.
(a) By February 11, WFP is feeding more than 1.4 million tsunami affected people, and has dispatched over 24,000 tons of food.
(b) WFP is distributing high energy biscuits and other food commodities to thousands of flood affected people in Guyana.
(c) WFP plans to deliver some 42,700 tons of food to Sudan's Darfur region in February.
(d) In Eritrea a total of 12,800 people already moved back to their places of origin after having spent almost six years in an IDP camp. They will receive WFP provided food rations.
(a) Humanitarian operations in the region affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 26 December, 2004, have entered the recovery and reconstruction phase as WFP continues to assist more than 1.345 million people across the region.
(b) With bottlenecks hampering the distribution of aid and causing unrest, Sri Lanka's President has ordered administrators to deliver entitlements to at least 70 per cent of people affected by the tsunami by February 7.
This report includes:
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Armenia
(C) Eastern & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda
(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Mauritania
(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Namibia (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe
(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan
(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Djibouti (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda
(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia
(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Malawi (4) Mozambique (5) Namibia (6) Swaziland (7) Zimbabwe
(F) Asia: (1) Regional: Asia Tsunami (2) Indonesia (3) Korea (DPR) (4) Maldives (5) Myanmar (6) Sri Lanka (7) Thailand
(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Iran
(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Regional (2) Burundi (3) Congo, DR (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania
(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Mauritania
(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Malawi (4) Zimbabwe
(F) Asia: (1) Regional; Asia Tsunami (2) Bangladesh (3) India (4) Indonesia (5) Korea (DPR) (6) Maldives (7) Myanmar (8) Sri Lanka (9) Thailand