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18 Jan 2010 description

(New York: 18 January 2010): The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, today allocated some US$100 million to boost humanitarian response in 14 neglected emergencies around the world, where people are suffering the effects of hunger, malnutrition, disease and conflict.

The funds were made available today from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

20 Sep 2009 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.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (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

31 Jul 2009 description

Contents
- 309 Cholera: global surveillance summary, 2008
- 324 WHO cholera information sources on the web

Sommaire
- 309 Choléra: bilan de la surveillance mondiale, 2008
- 324 Sources d’information OMS électroniques sur le choléra

06 Jul 2009 description

A new poverty action plan to help the world's poorest people cope with the economic crisis was announced today by International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander.

Launching a new White Paper, Building our Common Future, Mr Alexander said the measures would bring help to the 50 million people worst hit by the global recession, keeping children in school, parents in jobs and the most vulnerable out of destitution.

The White Paper represents a fundamental shift in the way the UK delivers …

31 Aug 2008 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations


Analysis of the 2008 Programme of Work

03 Aug 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.

19 Feb 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Early prospects point to the possibility of a significant increase in world cereal production in 2008, mainly following expansion of winter grain plantings in Europe and the United States coupled with generally satisfactory weather conditions.

- International prices of most cereals remain high and some are still on the increase.

31 Oct 2007 description

"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones.

15 May 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

World cereal production in 2007 remains on course to reach a record level of 2 095 million tonnes, but with some major crops yet to be planted, the forecast is still tentative.

Based on the current 2007 production outlook, global cereal supplies are forecast to increase in the new 2007/08 marketing season.

20 Jun 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Republic of Congo, (2) DR Congo, (3) Burundi, (4) Uganda, (5) Tanzania, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Côte d'Ivoire, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Guinea, (5) Mauritania

D) Southern Africa: (1) Madagascar, (2) Lesotho, (3) Swaziland, (4) Mozambique, (5) Tanzania, (6) Malawi, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Zambia, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

16 May 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Palestinian Territories

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Kenya, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Guinea-Bissau

D) Southern Africa: (1) Namibia, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Malawi, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Lesotho, (9) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

02 May 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Jordan, (3) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Eritrea, (3) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Sierra Leone

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Comoros, (3) Madagascar, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Lesotho, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Malawi, (9) Tanzania, (10) Zambia, (11) Angola, (12) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Regional, (2) Bolivia, (3) Colombia, (4) Ecuador, (5) Guatemala, (6) Nicaragua

17 Apr 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Jordan, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan, (5) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Republic of Congo, (3) DR Congo, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Liberia, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Guinea

D) Southern Africa: (1) Malawi, (2) Tanzania, (3) Madagascar, (4) Angola, (5) Mozambique, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

04 Apr 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq and neighbouring countries, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Eritrea, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Burundi, (4) DR Congo, (5) Uganda

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Liberia, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Guinea, (5) Mauritania

D) Southern Africa: (1) Madagascar, (2) Mozambique, (3) Zimbabwe, (4) Zambia, (5) Malawi, (6) Tanzania, (7) Angola, (8) Namibia, (9) Lesotho, (10) Swaziland

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

28 Feb 2003 description


This report includes:
(A) Global Food Aid

(B) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea

(C) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Uganda, (4) Burundi

(D) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Central African Republic

(E) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Madagascar, (9) Tanzania, (10) Angola, (11) Namibia

(F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Colombia, (2) Guatemala, (3) Ecuador

15 Nov 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) West and Central Africa Region: (1) Central African Republic

(B) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Uganda, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Sudan, (4) Democratic Republic of Congo, (5) Burundi, (6) Tanzania, (7) Rwanda

(C) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Lesotho, (4) Mozambique, (5) Malawi, (6) Swaziland, (7) Angola

(D) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) China, (3) Laos

(E) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus, (2) Georgia

11 Oct 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) East and Central Africa Region- (1) Ethiopia, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Rwanda

(B) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Guinea (4) Mauritania

(C) Southern Africa Region- (1) Regional Overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Tanzania, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

(D) Asia Region- (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

(E) West and Central Asia Region- (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

(F) Eastern Europe Region- (1) Georgia