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25 Jan 2018 description
report Rotary

EVANSTON, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2018) — With 22 confirmed cases in 2017 to date, and just one case in 2018, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

Rotary is giving $53.5 million in grants to support immunization and surveillance activities led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

More than half of the funds will support efforts to end polio in two of the three countries where polio remains endemic:

10 Aug 2017 description

WHO statement 3 August 2017

The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.

01 Jun 2017 description
  • Delegates to the World Health Assembly discussed how to finish the job and address the challenges of the post-polio world last week in Geneva.

  • After a polio outbreak, how do experts make sure that the virus is gone for good? Find out more about finding that needle in the haystack.

26 Jul 2013 description

CDC Continues to Support the Global Polio Eradication Effort

The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.

31 May 2013 description

CDC Continues to Support the Global Polio Eradication Effort

The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.

17 May 2013 description

The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.

21 Dec 2012 description

December 21, 2012

CDC Continues to Support the Global Polio Eradication Effort

The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.

20 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Chris Niles

NEW YORK, United States of America, 18 December 2012 - The European Union is donating part of its Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF’s work educating children in northwestern Pakistan.

The European Union (EU) was awarded the prize earlier this month in recognition of its more than 60 years of work advancing peace and democracy in Europe.

12 Jul 2011 description

Operational Update

Working with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the ICRC provided humanitarian assistance to 4.3 million internally displaced people in 32 countries during 2010, all of whom had been driven from their homes by armed conflict or violence. The organization devoted 200 million Swiss francs to IDPs, which corresponds to 20% of the ICRC’s operations budget for 2010.

08 Jul 2011 description
report DARA

The President

Diego Hidalgo

New dimensions of DARA

26 Aug 2010 description

As the number of people significantly affected by the catastrophic floods in Pakistan climbed to an estimated 17.2 million, the United Nations was scaling up relief operations, John Holmes, outgoing Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said today during a Headquarters news conference.

"This is a disaster of unprecedented scale in terms of the number of people affected and the geographical area affected," he said, calling the situation "extremely challenging".

He said the deadly floods, triggered by torrential monsoon …

04 Jan 2010 description

The crises and problems that Refugees International tackles are daunting. Yet, in 2009 progress was made that directly eases the burdens of people who are forced to flee their homes.

25 Jun 2009 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER'S PROGRAMME

STANDING COMMITTEE
45th Meeting

29 Oct 2008 description
report Mercy Corps

- More than 160 people are dead, thousands are homeless after quake in Pakistan

- Hundreds of thousands in desperate need and displaced by violence in the Congo

Portland, OR- Mercy Corps is responding to the needs of families in the southwest Balochistan province of Pakistan after two powerful earthquakes - measuring 6.4 and 6.2 on the Richter scale - shook the region Wednesday morning.

25 Sep 2007 description
report ACTED

ACTED Pakistan: Transitional approach to building capacities

Over the last year, ACTED Pakistan has been implementing a "transitional" programme funded by USAID/OFDA aimed at bridging the gap between emergency response and development activities, following the 2005 earthquake.

23 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Security

17 Jun 2005 description

GENEVA - The UN refugee agency said Friday that the global number of refugees* fell 4 percent in 2004 to 9.2 million, the lowest total in almost a quarter of a century. But UNHCR annual statistics released just ahead of World Refugee Day on Monday showed that the numbers of internally displaced and stateless people remain high.