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31 Dec 2008 description

EAST AFRICA: October- December rains began on time but ended early in south- central Somalia, northeastern and southeastern Kenya, and in parts of southeastern Ethiopia, negatively affecting crop prospects and pasture in these areas. In south- central Soma lia, increased civil insecurity and rampant sea piracy also continue to exacerbate existing food insecurity through displacement, dis ruption of both commercial and humanitarian food imports, and restrictions on food access among already impoverished popula tions.

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary Findings

- The total number of Internally Displaced People in the CEA region is 9.1 million in December 2008.

31 Dec 2008 description
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General Situation during December 2008
Forecast until mid-February 2009

30 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire. En plus de cela une épidémie d'Ebola vient d'être confirmée dans la province du Kasaï Occidental, zone de santé de Mweka. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'épidémie s'est propagée dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

29 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC is still precarious. In addition an outbreak of Ebola has been confirmed in the province of Kasaï Occidental, health zone of Mweka. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is not yet under control. The outbreak has spread in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still of high concern.

24 Dec 2008 description

Rome, 24 December 2008 - Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.

Chad

- WFP needs to pre-position over 32,700mt of food to cover EMOP beneficiaries' needs for 5 months from July to November 2009.

22 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

19 Dec 2008 description

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 18 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA1) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS2). The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world.

19 Dec 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

18 Dec 2008 description

Highlights of a new FAO report

- As the year draws to a close, FAO's latest estimates confirm that a new record high level of global cereal production was achieved in 2008, sufficient to cover the expected increase in utilization in 2008/09 and also allow for a moderate replenishment of world reserves.

- Most of the increase in production this year has been among the developed countries, with that in the developing countries rising just marginally.

16 Dec 2008 description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urged countries to step up and allocate to urgent hunger needs a fraction of what is proposed for financial rescue packages to address the global economic downturn.

"We need to send a bold signal of hope to the world with a human rescue package," said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, speaking from New Delhi during her first visit to India, the country with the single largest population of undernourished people in the world.

16 Dec 2008 description

Rome - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) lance un appel urgent à la communauté internationale pour faire un pas en avant et affecter à la lutte contre la faim, une fraction des sommes proposées pour les plans de sauvetage de l'économie.

« Nous devons envoyer un message d'espoir avec un plan de sauvetage humain » a déclaré Josette Sheeran, Directrice Exécutive du PAM, depuis New Dehli où elle effectuait son premier voyage en Inde, le pays qui compte le plus de personnes sous-alimentées au monde. « Alors que nous nous occupons de Wall Street et de 'Main …

15 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

15 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The situation in DRC is still unstable with humanitarian aid not reaching many people. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still out of control. The outbreak is spreading in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is of high concern as the possibility of spreading to all the Country is becoming real.

11 Dec 2008 description
report Xinhua

by Gu Zhenqiu

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- UN staff members from Algiers and New York gathered here Thursday to pay tribute to 17 of their colleagues, who were killed in the terrorist attacks in Algiers, on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the UN Headquarters in the Algerian capital.

The UN staff members, who were from Algeria, Denmark, the Philippines and Senegal, were killed while working for various UN agencies to render humanitarian relief to the Algerian people in need.

"One year after the attack, we still feel the …

08 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

Les combats dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire au Zimbabwe continuent de focaliser l'attention de la communauté humanitaire. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe se propage dans les pays voisins suscitant une grande préoccupation à cause de sa dimension sous régionale. L'OMS et ses partenaires appuient les efforts de partage d'information sur les districts frontaliers touchés, le renforcement de la surveillance aussi bien que la mobilisation des ressources.

08 Dec 2008 description

General Context

Fighting in eastern DRC and the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continue to focus the attention of the humanitarian community. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is spreading in the Southern African countries raising a big concern about its regional dimension.

05 Dec 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

05 Dec 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.