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17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

31 Oct 2013 description

The advent of mobile technology is already transforming service delivery within the international development sector. In healthcare, for example, community healthcare workers are able to track patients, share case data, and upload information to their supervisors straight from the most basic mobile phones. Agricultural development initiatives are also beginning to employ mobile solutions, utilizing phone-based tools to increase smallholder farmers’ access to market information and growing advice.

31 Oct 2010 description

Yemen: Alarming Malnutrition Rates among Children in Conflict Zone

The UN's fund for children, UNICEF, is sounding the alarm over staggering rates of child malnutrition in the conflict-affected Sa'ada governorate in northern Yemen.

A UNICEF-supported survey carried out by the Ministry of Public Health and Population found that nearly half of the 26,246 children aged 6-59 months screened in five western districts of Sa'ada in July 2010 were suffering from global acute malnutrition (GAM). In one area, the proportion was as high as three out of four children. The World …

21 Jul 2009 description

(New York/Geneva, 21 July 2009): Six and a half months into 2009, United Nations agencies, the International Organisation for Migration, and nearly 500 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) still require $4.8 billion to respond to the world's most severe crises through this year's Consolidated and Flash Appeals.

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.