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09 Oct 2006 description


- The FAO's latest assessment shows that 40 countries are facing food emergencies and require external assistance. Among them, the most pressing humanitarian problem remains the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. The already precarious food supply situation may worsen if deteriorating security disrupts the main harvest due to start in the coming few weeks.

- Prospects for the 2006 world cereal harvest have deteriorated further since July.

21 Sep 2006 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid emergencies programmatic work has had a strong focus on floods during the lastfewmonths. We are responding to the floods in Ethiopia, Nepaland Indiawith emergency response programmes deliveringfood, medicines, utensils, shelter and school materials in the areas where we work.


In Ethiopia the floods are still ongoing and affecting 7 of the9 regions in the country. The number of affected people has risen to 363,658; 145,048 of them have been displaced.

31 Aug 2006 description



On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed.

18 Aug 2006 description

A message from the ACT Coordinating Office

11 Aug 2006 description
report Save the Children

On International Youth Day Save the Children highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of children around the world who are currently incurring the atrocities of war in their everyday lives, mirroring those in the Middle East. During the last ten years 6 million children have been injured and 2 million children have been killed in armed conflicts.

21 Apr 2006 description

US$150.5 million to combat rural poverty

Rome, 21 April 2006 - The 87th session of IFAD's Executive Board approved US$145.6 million in loans to support rural development programmes and projects in nine countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, the Congo, India, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

22 Mar 2006 description
report Oxfam

El agua es un elemento fundamental para la vida y el desarrollo sostenible, la erradicación de la pobreza y el hambre, y esencial para la salud de las personas. Sin embargo, sigue siendo un lujo para millones de habitantes del mundo que viven en los países en vías de desarrollo. En la actualidad unos 1.100 millones de personas no tienen acceso a agua potable. Es decir que uno de cada 6 ciudadanos del mundo no pueden disponer de agua para vivir. Otros 2.600 millones de habitantes, el 40% de la población mundial, carece de acceso a saneamiento básico.