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09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

25 Apr 2013 description
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Mandat

L’évaluation a été confié au Centre International de Déminage Humanitaire de Genève (CIDHG) agissant en partenariat avec le programme universitaire indépendant Small Arms Survey. Le mandat comprenait:

  • L'évaluation de l'efficacité des activités de dépollution de la zone de Mpila à Brazzaville;

  • L'évaluation des processus de coordination entre les autorités nationales, l'équipe de l’action contre les mines des Nations unies (UNMAT), les partenaires d'exécution, les bailleurs de fonds et les autres parties prenantes;

15 Mar 2012 description

Brazzaville - A team of Angolan fire-fighters and sappers is since Tuesday in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo working on the ''3 B'' sector, assigned to Angola to search and remove uxos (English abbreviation for unexploded ordnance) arising from explosion and fire in the Mpla Armored Regiment storehouse.

After making a recognition of the area of the accident, carried out last Monday, they assembled on Tuesday signs and delineation of its sector to prevent any intrusion of former residents and others.

14 Mar 2012 description

Catastrophe de Brazzaville : les partenaires humanitaires de la RDC impliqués dans la réponse

  • Suite à l’explosion le 4 mars du Dépôt Central des Armements et des Munitions (DCAM), à Mpila, au nord de Brazzaville, les partenaires humanitaires en République Démocratique du Congo se sont mobilisés pour apporter leur assistance aux victimes de cette catastrophe qui a fait environ 240 morts, 3 000 blessés et près de 15 000 personnes sans abris.

11 Mar 2012 description

Luanda - The welfare organs of the Angolan government in cooperation with the Angolan Armed Forces kick started a humanitarian aid campaign in favour of the Republic of the Congo to minimise the difficulties caused by the explosion of a magazine of ammunition powder and other explosive devices of that country's defence forces.

According to a press release from the Office of Assistance to the Vice-President, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, disclosed to ANGOP, the support is a decision by the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

14 Jul 2009 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 14 July 2009 (IRIN) - The growing number of accidental explosions in military arms and ammunition storage facilities across Africa has highlighted the need for minimum standards in stockpile management in the continent, says a South Africa-based think-tank.

"These ammunition stockpiles pose a significant threat and have enduring consequences in vulnerable and fragile societies, and as such need to be adequately managed and/or disposed of by making use of the correct mechanisms and best practice guidelines," the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) noted in the …

20 Apr 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

29 Sep 2006 description

Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Mine Action, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) …

30 Jun 2004 description

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ) in Geneva, in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices. If you are a WHO staff member and wish to contribute to this update, please write crises@who.int.

14 May 2004 description


This report includes:
(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Azerbaijan, (3) Iraq, (4) Pakistan

(B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Djibouti, (3) DR Congo, (4) Eritrea, (5) Rwanda (6) Sudan, (7) Tanzania, (8) Uganda

(C) West Africa: (1) Liberia, (2) Cote d'Ivoire

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Madagascar, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zimbabwe

(E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Myanmar, (3) Nepal

30 Apr 2004 description


This report includes:
(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan

(B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Djibouti, (3) DR Congo, (4) Eritrea, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Uganda

(C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Liberia

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zambia, (10) Zimbabwe

(E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Myanmar

08 Mar 2002 description

This report includes: