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17 Dec 2012 description

Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands. 3,500 people were evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji. In Samoa 1,500 were evacuated and 2 killed.Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour.

11 Dec 2012 description

La République Démocratique du Congo subit depuis plus de 10 ans, une crise humanitaire continue, complexe et multifactorielle. Le Plan d'Action Humanitaire 2012 prévoyait un maintien global des besoins humanitaires au même niveau que l'année précédente, mais une augmentation sérieuse des violences armées à l'est du pays a entraîné une aggravation des incidents de protection, d'importants mouvements de population et une hausse des besoins humanitaires.

Le contexte humanitaire en RDC connaît huit facteurs de crise principaux:

12 Nov 2012 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Recent estimates from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) show that pneumonia continues to be the number one killer of children around the world - causing 18% of all child mortality, an estimated 1.3 million child deaths in 2011 alone. Nearly all pneumonia deaths occur in developing countries, and three-quarters take place in just 15 countries. The majority of pneumonia cases are preventable or treatable.

21 Oct 2012 description

Landmine victims data project opens Uíge - A national project to gather data on people with disabilities and landmines victims, intended to ensure their control and social integration opened Friday in northern Uige province.

This was said at the projects opening ceremony by the coordinator of the national subcommittee for assistance of disabled people and landmine victims, Maria da Nazare de Neto.

10 Oct 2012 description
report Médecins du Monde

Médecins du Monde a décidé d’agir dans la zone de santé de Luambo (RDC), à la frontière de l’Angola.

A la recherche de meilleures conditions de vie, des Congolais traversent la frontière avec l’Angola pour y rechercher du travail. Malheureusement, leurs rêves de vie meilleure se terminent fréquemment par une arrestation suivie d’un emprisonnement et d’une expulsion vers la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

04 Oct 2012 description
report Médecins du Monde

A la recherche de meilleures conditions de vie, des Congolais traversent la frontière avec l’Angola pour y rechercher du travail. Malheureusement, leurs rêves de vie meilleure se terminent fréquemment par une arrestation suivie d’un emprisonnement et d’une expulsion vers la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

04 Oct 2012 description

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Conseil de sécurité Soixante-septième année Point 64 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire**
Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique : progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre et appui international : les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique

Résumé

03 Oct 2012 description

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session
Item 64 (b) of the provisional agenda**
New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in
implementation and international support: causes of
conflict and the promotion of durable peace and
sustainable development in Africa

Security Council
Sixty-seventh year

Summary

23 Sep 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI Special Correspondent

In Summary

  • The African Medical Research Foundation (Amref) has partnered with health ministries to execute the three-year programme.

  • The three-year campaign dubbed “Stand up for African mothers,” aims at training midwives and create awareness about maternal deaths in the region.

  • Lennie Bazira, the Amref Kenya country director, said currently one skilled midwife is able to provide care for 500 mothers every year and safely deliver 100 babies.

20 Sep 2012 description

More than half a million people die violently every year - in armed conflicts; from criminal activity; and from violent attacks in their own homes.

An estimated 1.5 billion plus people are live in countries affected by war, violence, and/or high levels of crime.

06 Sep 2012 description

Highlights

  • US$9.9 million allocated to boost humanitarian response in North Kivu

  • HAP 2012: mid-year review dominated by the North Kivu crisis

  • Violence in Katanga triples IDP numbers in six months, thousands out of reach

  • Majority of 2012 pooled funding has supported NGOs

North Kivu remains humanitarian “hotspot”

21 Aug 2012 description
report UNAIDS

High-level women decision makers recently came together in the National Assembly of Angola to endorse the “Harare Call to Action” and discuss how the country will address HIV and gender-based violence. They engaged on issues related to domestic and sexual violence and the inclusion of women in decisions concerning their families, economic development, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

20 Aug 2012 description

COMOROS: A donor round table meeting to launch the Comoros Early Recovery Plan will be held on 5 September 2012, in Pretoria, South Africa.

LESOTHO:
A CERF grant for USD 6.2 million has been approved for Lesotho for the following areas.

Food Security: 1.Emergency agriculture interventions for vulnerable farmers 2.Food parcels or cash transfers to most vulnerable population.

Health and Nutrition: 1.Management of moderate, acute and severe malnutrition 2.Strengthening of disease surveillance

08 Aug 2012 description

Efforts to build lasting peace at regional level involve multiple strata of actors, institutions and processes. Regional organisations that are in search of shared peace and security must take cognisance of the various layers of political and social history of many sovereign states. These bodies must accommodate different economies, legal systems and security capacities, cultures and confl icting interests. Challenges such as these are particuraly acute for new regional institutions, especially when they ambitiously set out to solve newly-defi ned problems.

27 Jun 2012 description
report Save the Children

Summary

Breaking the Cycle of Crisis presents expert synthesis of and reflections on four research-based evaluations of Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future work to improve the quality of children’s education in Afghanistan, Angola, Nepal and South Sudan. It is intended as a policy resource for agencies interested in public service delivery in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS) – governments, donors and NGOs.

‘REWRITE THE FUTURE’

23 Jun 2012 description

22 June 2012: Angola has recently been impacted by drought in portions of the country due to a significant decrease in rainfall, which has adversely affected the food security of vulnerable households and malnutrition levels. According to Government assessments, an estimated 366,780 households, or some 1.8 million people are affected by drought in 11 provinces. A nutrition survey conducted in 10 provinces in April and March 2012 revealed that more than 533,000 children under age 5 in surveyed areas are affected by malnutrition.

19 Jun 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY:

Due to the civil war a considerable number of Angolans fled to neighboring countries like DRC and Zambia looking for safety. Some of them left the country in 1961 at the time of the war of liberation from Portuguese colonization and stayed across borders for more than 40 years.

The Angolan authorities and UNHCR estimate that there are more than 114 000 Angolan refugees still living in neighboring countries who are likely to return when the necessary conditions are created.