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03 Dec 2010 description

Contents
- 489 Outbreak news – Cholera, Haiti – update
- 490 Monitoring progress towards measles elimination
- 495 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–September 2010

Sommaire
- 489 Le point sur les épidémies – Choléra, Haïti – mise à jour
- 490 Suivi des progrès accomplis en vue d’éliminer la rougeole
- 495 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-septembre 2010

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg).

26 Oct 2010 description

Summary

From January to the end of September 2010, CERF has allocated over $372 million, more than the historical annual average of $355 million. During the third quarter of 2010, CERF allocated $90 million. Given funding levels of previous years, CERF disbursements for 2010 will likely pass the $400 million mark by the end of the year.

The second round of underfunded allocations for 2010 has been completed.

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future

11 Oct 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 9 octobre 2010 (IRIN) - Pour faire face au pouvoir croissant d'Al-Qaida au Maghreb islamique (AQMI), les analystes préconisent davantage d'opérations conjointes de recherche du renseignement, la mise en ouvre de mesures répressives contre le crime organisé et l'adoption d'une approche coordonnée en vue de traiter les demandes de rançon.

Bien que, selon les estimations, les branches d'AQMI dans le sud du Sahel ne comptent que 400 à 800 membres, les réseaux commerciaux et de crime organisé, de plus en plus vastes, ont développé leur puissance financière et …

20 Sep 2010 description

- New report shows Somalia and Haiti top list of global education hot spots

- Former UK Prime Minister Brown warns that a "generation could be condemned to poverty"

- Rich countries breaking their aid promises and using education funds for domestic universities

Somalia and Haiti have topped a list of the world's worst places to be a school child as a new report from the Global Campaign for Education, backed by organizations including Education International, Oxfam, Plan, Save the Children and VSO warned that poor countries are teetering on the brink of an education …

08 Sep 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 70 (a) of the provisional agenda

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/251, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its sixty-fifth session.

18 Aug 2010 description

Pakistan - polio infrastructure supports flood relief effort: Polio eradication staff and resources are being used to help in the response to the devastating floods affecting Pakistan. Polio epidemiologists and surveillance officers in the worst-affected areas of North West Frontier Province (NWPF, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Punjab are equipped with vehicles, radio equipment, satellite phones, vital medicines and potable water tanks.

06 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over …

31 Jul 2010 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors and reports staple food prices in cities and towns in food-insecure countries. The Price Watch presents a summary of key trends in selected markets. Prices for all commodities and markets monitored are available in the Price Watch Annex.

01 Jul 2010 description

Period covered by this Final Report:

14 December 2009 - 29 February 2010

Summary: In 2009, there were 1,606 cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) reported globally (as of 10 March 2010); 738 of these cases were in Africa. The year proved to be challenging for the polio eradication effort, with outbreaks reported across a number of African countries.

22 Jun 2010 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 22 juin 2010 (IRIN) - Selon un article de l'Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires (IFPRI), un groupe de réflexion basé aux états-Unis, « L'Afrique doit aujourd'hui faire face au problème du déficit en nourriture à long terme qu'a rencontré l'Inde au début des années 1960 ».

=C0 cette époque, l'Inde a effet été confrontée à une grave crise alimentaire.

D'après un article consacré aux tendances dans le domaine des dépenses publiques consacrées à l'agriculture en Afrique, les pays africains n'allouent pas …

21 Jun 2010 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 21 June 2010 (IRIN) - "Africa is now facing the same type of long-term food deficit problem that India faced in the early 1960s", says a paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a US-based think-tank.

In the early 1960s India faced a major food crisis.

African countries are not spending enough on agriculture and the overall productivity of the continent has dropped since the mid-1980s, said the paper which looked at trends in public spending on agriculture in Africa.

"Since the 1960s, Africa has lost ground in the global …

26 May 2010 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABEBA, 26 mai 2010 (IRIN) - « Ce qui est local est meilleur » pour l'Afrique, a dit un important centre de recherche sur le riz en annonçant, le 21 mai, qu'il accorderait sa priorité à l'amélioration d'une espèce locale vieille de plus de 3 500 ans pour approvisionner les consommateurs de riz du continent.

Selon AfricaRice, une organisation de recherche intergouvernementale établie au Bénin, également connue sous le nom de Centre du riz pour l'Afrique, l'espèce de riz Oryza glaberrima, que l'on ne trouve qu'en Afrique, serait plus adaptée aux …

07 May 2010 description

Poliomyelitis in TajikistanCupdate

As of 29 April 2010, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tajikistan had reported 171 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), including 12 deaths, since January 2010. Of these cases, 32 have been confirmed as wild poliovirus type 1; results are pending for the remaining cases.

03 May 2010 description

VINGT-SIXIÈME CONFÉRENCE RÉGIONALE POUR L'AFRIQUE

Luanda (Angola), 3 - 7 mai 2010

I. INTRODUCTION

1. La montée spectaculaire des prix des produits alimentaires en 2007-2008 ainsi que la crise économique mondiale en cours ont conduit à l'aggravation de la pauvreté et de l'insécurité alimentaire dans nombre de pays à faible revenu. En Afrique, où plus de 50 pour cent des revenus des ménages sont consacrés à la nourriture, cette situation a poussé plusieurs ménages au bord de la famine.

03 May 2010 description

TWENTY-SIXTH REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA

Luanda, Angola, 03 - 07 May 2010

I. INTRODUCTION

1. The dramatic rise in food prices during 2007/2008 and the ongoing global downturn have lead to worsening poverty and food insecurity levels in many low income countries. In Africa, where over 50 percent of household income is spent on food, the situation has put many households at the risk of starvation. This is compounded by the reduction in remittances as a result of the global recession.