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03 Apr 2013 description

About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

WATER

18 Jan 2012 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 18 janvier 2012 (IRIN) - Les conclusions qui indiquent que le pian, une maladie tropicale négligée, peut être traité avec une efficacité identique par une dose unique d'antibiotiques administrée par voie orale ou par l'injection de pénicilline actuellement recommandée ont conduit l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) à organiser une réunion qui abordera la question de la manière d'éradiquer cette maladie.

18 Nov 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: Olesya Dmitracova

LONDON (AlertNet) - For decades experts have been debating how humanitarian aid money donated by governments can be stretched further and provide better assistance to survivors of wars and natural disasters.

These questions are becoming increasingly important as climate change causes more frequent droughts and floods and as the global recession puts aid funding under pressure.

Here are some of the problems and possible solutions, based on interviews with experts and recent reports on humanitarian aid.

FRAGMENTATION IN THE AID SECTOR

There are …

29 Sep 2006 description

Beneficiaries Who Learn to Run Successful Businesses Don't Go Hungry

By Henry Weil, ACF Editor

In Indonesia, Action Against Hunger cured starvation by teaching accounting. No, we didn't expect our students to become CPAs. Instead, by recording and analyzing expenses and income from beneficiaries' livelihoods, we showed them how to discover costs that could be lowered as well as aspects of their businesses that were more profitable than others and worth expanding.

Regional conflict has sent rural villagers fleeing to safety in cities.

18 Aug 2006 description

A message from the ACT Coordinating Office

02 Jul 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

04 Jun 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

08 Nov 2005 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2005/146/ESSD

18 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam


'We tried to believe in our hearts that we'd harvest something...that the rains would start again, but the dry spell continued and there was no rain.' Davis Mulomba, Malawian farmer, interview with Oxfam staff, September 05

05 Dec 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 143)