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24 Dec 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome December 24, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 200.000 to FAO to finance the Regional FAO Office in Nairobi (REOA - Regional Emergency Office for Africa) activities, including coordination in emergency response in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes regions, in close cooperation with twenty-four African countries.

Furthermore, the initiative "Initiative on Soaring Food Prices" is to facilitate the exchange of information on food safety among all …

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.

16 Dec 2008 description

1 Introduction

1.1 The Public Service Agreement (PSA) framework has changed for the period 2008-11. Thirty PSAs now reflect a collective set of the UK government's priorities.

1.2 The Department for International Development (DFID) is the lead department on PSA 29: Reduce poverty in poorer countries through quicker progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

15 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Addis Ababa -15 December 2008- The Government of Sweden and UNICEF today signed a new agreement that will boost efforts to improve quality basic education for girls in Ethiopia. Sweden will provide up to 28 million Swedish Kroner, close to US $ 3.5 Million, over the next two years to support educational access and quality improvement, with particular emphasis on eliminating gender-based violence in schools and basic education learning centers (Early Childhood Care and Education and Alternative Basic Education centers).

The project has three major objectives. The first is to strengthen …

12 Dec 2008 description

Contribution In The First Year Of Three-Year Partnership Will Help Build Habitat Homes in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ethiopia

DUBAI, 12th December 2008: ETA Star Property Developers, a real estate company based in the United Arab Emirates, recently presented its donation of two million dirham (about US$544,650) in the first year of a three-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

The contribution, which came from ETA Star's Homes for the Homeless campaign, will help Habitat to build homes with families in need in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

11 Dec 2008 description

Through the UN, Japan will support 21 African countries

Poznan, 11 December 2008 - Twenty-one African countries are set to benefit from a US$92.1-million programme backed by the Japanese Government, which is designed to support their efforts to adapt to climate change.

The details of where the money would be invested were finalized this week between Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), coinciding with the International Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland.

Through the new programme, UNDP will work with the African countries to help them develop their …

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.

04 Dec 2008 description

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

30 Nov 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 WH- programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WH- regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WH- departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is t- increase the effectiveness of the WH- contribution t- crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

24 Nov 2008 description
report World Bank

Series #:2008/ 142/AFR

Washington DC, November 24, 2008 - The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved IDA credits and grants in the amount of $275 million to the Government of Ethiopia under the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP).

Ethiopia's current crisis is broader, deeper and more complex than the food crisis in most other countries. The inflation rate in Ethiopia is among the highest in the world, and food price inflation, at 81.1 percent in the 12 months ending September 2008, has far exceeded overall inflation (37.2 percent).

17 Nov 2008 description

1. Introduction

1.1 On July 24, 2008 the Boards of Directors in Resolution B/BD/2008/14 Rev.1 - F/BD/2008/09/Rev. 1, approved the Africa Food Crisis Response (AFCR).

17 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

13 Nov 2008 description

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

05 Nov 2008 description

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

31 Oct 2008 description

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

31 Oct 2008 description

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

30 Oct 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

URGENT SUPPORT FOR LIFE-SAVING INTERVENTIONS IS REQUIRED FOR ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN AND WOMEN

- Government of Ethiopia is leading one of the largest humanitarian responses to severe acute malnutrition ever undertaken globally with over 137,500 children treated so far in 2008

- More than 84,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition and require therapeutic feeding every month

- Child survival situation remains critical in Somali, Afar and Oromia lowlands due to drought and the ongoing conflict

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28 Oct 2008 description

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 9.3 million euros in humanitarian assistance, in response to the needs caused by the world's greatest humanitarian crises. The decision made by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen supplements the decision to grant 52.2 million euros, made in spring 2008.

The aid focuses on long-term crises, most of which are located in Africa.