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09 Dec 2009 description

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 and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

16 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by the Regional Office for Southern Africa. It covers the period from 23 October to 13 November 2009. The next report will be issued within the next two-three weeks.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

Angola

- The estimated number of Angolan nationals expelled from DRC has reached 51,508, according to the Angolan Ministry of Social Affairs and Reintegration (MINARS) as of end October 2009.

29 Oct 2009 description

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 and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

26 Oct 2009 description

Fourth Special Report

On 2 June 2009 the International Development Committee published its Fourth Report of Session 2008-09, Aid Under Pressure: Support for Development Assistance in a Global Economic Downturn, HC 179-I. On 9 October 2009 we received the Government's Response to the Report. It is reproduced as an Appendix to this Special Report.

In the Government Response, the Committee's conclusions and recommendations are in bold text.

22 Oct 2009 description

This report was issued by the Regional Office of Southern Africa. It covers the period from 11 to 22 October 2009. The next report will be issued within the next two weeks.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Representatives of the Angolan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Governments met in Kinshasa on 13 October 2009, and publicly regretted the recent 'migration incidents' between the two countries.

16 Oct 2009 description

Headlines

- Inter-agency missions assess needs of expulsees between Angola and DRC, and newly arrived Central Africans

- Return of IDPs continues in the Nord-Kivu province

- Security situation worsens and human rights violations intensify in the Uvira territory of the Sud-Kivu province

- The cholera outbreak in the Katanga province continues, but with a slight decrease

Overall developments

Protection of civilians

- In the Nord-Kivu province, members of the national army have reportedly forced local civilians in the village of Burora, in the Masisi territory, to help …

16 Oct 2009 description

Faits saillants

- Missions inter-agences évaluent besoins des expulsés Angola/RDC et ressortissants centrafricains

- Le retour des déplacés continue dans la province du Nord-Kivu

- La situation sécuritaire se dégrade au Sud-Kivu dans le territoire d'Uvira

- La flambée de cholera à Kalemie connaït une légère baisse

Contexte général

Protection des civils

- Dans le Nord-Kivu, des éléments armés des Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) ont enrôlés des habitants du village de Burora dans le territoire de Masisi, notamment des femmes allaitantes …

10 Oct 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. National authorities from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have, since September 2009, expelled thousands of each other's nationals -- including irregular migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and others -- from their respective territories.

2. The expulsions of Angolan refugees from the DRC have prompted the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to formally denounce refoulement. UNHCR has obtained guarantees from the DRC Government that refoulement will cease.

09 Oct 2009 description

Faits saillants :

- Les 475 réfugiés centrafricains à Mobayi Mbongo ont besoin d'une assistance en abris, vivres et soins de santé.

- L'Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale est à court des réactifs pour les analyses des échantillons pour la grippe A H1N1.

- Le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur les exécutions sommaires, arbitraires et extrajudiciaires est en visite en République Démocratique du Congo.

Contexte général :

Une montée de tension est remarquable entre les ressortissants angolais et les congolais dans les zones de retour des expulsés dans la …

30 Sep 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

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

05 May 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008

In Brief

The appeal MAA63001 covers the regional programmes and capacity building for seven Southern Africa Red Cross Societies, namely; Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

29 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. In the Comoros, the President has declared a national emergency after weeks of heavy rain affected 41 villages.

2. The rainfall season has drawn to a close, and this will be the final Regional Flood and Cyclone Situation Report for 2009, except if further flooding occurs at a regional level. However, national situation reports will continue to be issued. A summary of the season, as well as the current situation, is provided below.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

3.

23 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. The rainy season is drawing to a close. However, hundreds of thousands of people remain affected by floods throughout the region (see Annex 1).

SITUATION OVERVIEW

2. Regional: Seasonably dry weather is settling over southern Africa as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to move northwards.

17 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

- Rate of new cholera cases continue to show a downward trend since the issuing of the last regional update issued on 3 April 2009.

- Heavy rains and flooding over most countries already affected by cholera could result in an upsurge of cholera cases in the coming weeks.

- Botswana, Malawi and South Africa have initiated either lessons learned exercises to review responses or update and/or developing contingency plans particularly for epidemics.

REGIONAL CONTEXT

Regionally, the number of new cholera cases continue to show a downward trend as …

16 Apr 2009 description


HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. In Zambia, 31 people have been killed and more than 600,000 affected by floods. A response funding gap of US$ 7.4 million has been identified, and partners have been officially requested to assist by identifying specific activities and sectors to support. A declaration of emergency is not expected.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

15 Apr 2009 description

More contributors support CERF

New Member State and non-state contributors emerged in March 2009 in support of the CERF.

Lao People's Democratic Republic and Namibia made the CERF supporters list for the first time with contributions of $3,000 and $1,000, respectively becoming the Fund's 93rd and 104th largest donors.

They join Afghanistan ($1,440 pledge), Benin ($1,500), Kenya ($10,000 pledge), Mozambique ($2,000 pledge), Oman ($30,000), Samoa ($2,000 pledge), Timor-Leste ($1,200), Tuvalu ($1,000) and Viet Nam ($10,000 pledge) in 2009 as first-time contributors to …

08 Apr 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2008-00004-ANG/BOT/LSO/MOZ/MWI/NAM/SW/ZMB/ZWE

Period covered by this Final Report: January-July, 2008.

Appeal target (current): CHF 8,773,852 (USD 8,436,396 or EUR 5,432,725);

Final Appeal coverage: 66%;

Appeal history:

- The Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 18 January, 2008 for CHF 8,064,000 (USD 7.3m or EUR 5m) for six months to assist a total of 150,000 beneficiaries in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

- The Appeal was revised and launched on 13 February, 2008 for CHF 11,409,294 (USD 10,332,633 or EUR …

03 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

- Cholera cases are showing a downward trend as indicated by 6,460 new cases and 87 deaths (CFR 1.3%) reported from 20 to 31 March 2009 compared to the 20,249 new cases and 153 deaths (CFR 0.75%) reported during the period 6 to 20 March 2009.

- Heavy rains and flooding over most countries already affected by cholera could result in an upsurge of cholera cases in the coming weeks.

REGIONAL CONTEXT

Regionally, the number of cholera cases is showing a downward trend as indicated by 6,460 new cases and 87 deaths (CFR 1.3%) reported from 20 to 31 March …

01 Apr 2009 description

I. Highlights/Key Priorities

- An estimated 220,000 people have been affected by floods in Cunene, Kuando Kubango, Moxico, Malange, Bie, Huambo and Lunda Sul provinces with 30 reported deaths.

- From 22 March to 28 March 2009, 22 cases of cholera have been reported;

- According to the National Institute of Meteorology of Angola, these abnormal rains will last up to April, with flood waters then moving towards the South.

II.