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31 Dec 2007 description



Recurrent drought following several poor rainy seasons has led to food insecurity and widespread malnutrition in the countries of the Horn of Africa region (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan). The public health and food security situation is poor. Poor nutrition, a rising number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and increasing incidence of other infectious diseases all contribute to high levels of morbidity and mortality in the subregion.

31 Dec 2007 description
1 September - 31 December 2007

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the countries of the Central and East African region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world.

31 Dec 2007 description

Earthquake Intensity Zones in Africa

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 6,060,912 (USD 5,421,209 or EUR 3,673,280) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

Current context

The eastern Africa region continues to experience major disasters, which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the affected communities. Among the disasters that have been experienced in the recent past within this region, the most common are floods, heavy rains and land slides as well as drought. Similarly, epidemics including RVF, cholera, meningitis, avian flu and malaria are frequent across the divide.

20 Dec 2007 description

Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As at 18 December 2007, WFP’s total needs to feed the 83 million people currently targeted for food assistance in 2007 are estimated to be over US$3.4 billion. As 2007 is coming to an end, country offices are now pre-positioning for 2008 requirements.

15 Dec 2007 description

In his drive to lay more emphasis on humanitarian action on the ground and to alleviate the suffering of the victims of the Somali conflict, the Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has decided to send a two-man delegation to the Horn of Africa to assess the humanitarian situation within the Somali refugees camps.

14 Dec 2007 description

Release number IFAD/52/07

Rome, 14 December 2007 - IFAD's Executive Board approved more than US$236 million in loans and US$20 million in grants for projects and programmes that will help poor rural people in developing overcome poverty.

The 92nd session of the Board was held from 11 to 13 December at IFAD headquarters in Rome.

The Board also approved US$6.24 million in grants to support agricultural research and development activities in rural regions of poor countries.

Western and Central Africa to receive US$76.09 million in loans and US$1.2 million in grants

In …

14 Dec 2007 description

Livestock, rain-fed crops at risk in pastoral, agropastoral areas of the GHA

13 Dec 2007 description

Protection of civilians in armed conflict conflict-the case of Central and East Africa. This issue of Humanitarian Newsmaker - the last in 2007 - revolves around the theme of protection of civilians in armed conflict. It takes as a point of departure the United Nations Secretary-General's most recent Report on the Protection of Civi lians in Armed Conflict which was presented to the UN Securit y Council on 20 November.

11 Dec 2007 description


Second periodic reports of States parties due in 1998



This periodic report, which follows on the initial report prepared in 1998 (CRC/C/8/Add.39), was drafted by the Government of Djibouti, with assistance from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), pursuant to article 44 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

05 Dec 2007 description

FEWS NET will publish a dekadal Rain Watch for the GHA region through the end of the October-December rainy season, with a special focus on the ongoing crises in Somalia and southern Ethiopia. Its purpose is to assess the progress of the current season and its potential impact on food insecurity, which is currently at high or extreme levels in several areas of the region.

Rains intensify in Kenya, southern Somalia; areas of concern remain

30 Nov 2007 description

This report covers the period from 10/26/2007 to 11/30/2007

Favorable October to February coastal rains are needed to improve the food security and livelihoods of pastoralists in the coastal grazing areas. The onset of the rains was poor, and pastoralists in these areas are starting to move to the inland grazing zones as pasture and water have been depleted. Animal body conditions are already deteriorating, following a poor March/April 2007 rainy season.

21 Nov 2007 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are providing $100,000 in emergency funding to the U.N.

20 Nov 2007 description

LOYADO, Djibouti, November 20 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency on Tuesday began the final phase of its voluntary repatriation programme to help some 1,800 refugees return home to Somaliland from neighbouring Djibouti by the end of the year.

A convoy of 13 UNHCR-hired trucks carrying 210 Somaliland refugees set off early Tuesday from Djibouti's Ali Addeh camp and headed the 130 kilometres to the Loyado crossing point on the border with Somaliland, a de facto republic within the internationally recognized borders of Somalia.

"This is the final leg of what has been a long exile …

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-second General Assembly
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chernobyl Disaster, Aid to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Also Discussed; Adopts Resolution on Overview of United Nations Climate Change Activities

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale
Soixante-deuxième session
53eet54e séances plénières – matin & après-midi