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23 Apr 2016 description

In light of the circulation of yellow fever in several areas of the Region, and considering current outbreaks in countries outside of this Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) advises Member States to maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of yellow fever, provide updated information for health professionals and train them to enable them to properly detect and manage cases, especially in areas at risk for yellow fever circulation. In addition, Member States are encouraged to maintain high vaccination coverage in at risk populations.

21 Aug 2012 description

BRASILIA –Brasil ha proporcionado más de 300,000 toneladas de productos alimenticios a 35 países a través del PMA desde el 2011 y sus contribuciones han incrementado de 1 millón de dólares en 2007 a 75 millones de dólares a la fecha, haciendo de esta nación suramericana uno de los mayores donantes del PMA, según funcionarios brasileños y del PMA.

14 Oct 2009 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Introducción

(Fuentes: FAO, Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, Cruz Roja Española).

- A comienzos de 2008, los precios mundiales de los alimentos y del petróleo se dispararon. Entre las posibles causas de esta subida vertiginosa se encontraban los efectos del cambio climático, la crisis financiera, continuadas malas cosechas en países exportadores o la producción de biocombustibles.

Los efectos fueron inmediatos.

13 May 2009 description
report Carter Center

Center's Network, Resources Combine for Global Impact

Last November, The Carter Center was one of the sponsors of a major health initiative in Ethiopia, in which some 5 million people were treated for trachoma and tested (and treated, when needed) for malaria in a one-week campaign.

29 Jul 2008 description

Mr. Secretary-General, thank you for your hospitality and the warm welcome I have received today at OAS.

18 Feb 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

03 Apr 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

World cereal production in 2007 is forecast by FAO to increase some 4 percent to a record 2 082 million tonnes. The bulk of the increase is expected in maize, with a bumper crop already being gathered in South America, and a sharp increase in plantings expected in the United States. A significant rise in wheat output is also foreseen, with a recovery in some major exporting countries' crops after weather problems last year.

Another good cereal crop likely in 2007 in the group of Low-Income Food-Deficit countries (LIFDCs).

18 Aug 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

30 Jun 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

03 Mar 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

02 May 2002 description


This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target (revised): CHF 3,500,000 (USD 2.2 million or EUR 2.4 million)

Period covered: January - March 2002; Next report expected in July

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 35%

Outstanding needs: CHF 2.27 million (USD 1.4m/ EUR 1.56)

01 Mar 2002 description

On December 30 and 31, 2001, Tropical Cyclone Waka struck the Tongan Islands causing extensive damage to crops, fruit trees, and buildings. Island residents described the cyclone as the worst in living memory. Many widows, elderly persons, and large families with low incomes lost their homes. UMCOR is responding through the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga and our ecumenical partners to provide hurricane proof homes and water tanks for 30 families that lost their homes in the storm. The cost of each home is just over $7,000.