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31 Mar 2014 description
  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Regional Representation for Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, as part of the IFRC Africa Zone, supports National Societies (NS) to train and mobilise volunteers to respond to emergencies and to make communities more resilient to risks. It aims to make this work sustainable by bringing evidence-based cases of the benefits of Red Cross/Red Crescent volunteer action to new and existing stakeholders in the humanitarian and development sector.

25 Sep 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Overview

14 Jun 2012 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

In brief Examples of the CBF impact (more in annex):

Red Cross society of China, Hennan Province

After only two years of implementation of Intensified Capacity Building (ICB) in Hennan Province, the branch has recorded impressive achievements:

• The new structure benefitted 7,000 people through sustainable services

• Grassroots Red Cross organisations have increased from 90 to 3,100

• The number of volunteers increased from 10,000 to 30,000, and staff from 100 to 8,000

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

CONFÉRENCE DE L'UNION
Dix-huitième session ordinaire
29 – 30 janvier 2012
Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie)

Assembly/AU/Dec. 391 – 415 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res. 1 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl. 1 - 3 (XVIII)

18 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2010.

In brief

12 Nov 2010 description

Call for Preemptive action to protect Livelihoods from confirmed La Niña event

KEY MESSAGES:

  • Preemptive action is needed to protect livelihoods & avoid later costly lifesavings emergency interventions.
  • The FSNWG calls for The Humanitarian Community (donors, UN, NGOs) to be prepared NOW at regional & country levels.
  • Focus should be on contingency planning & fun mobilization.

01 Sep 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to

30/06/2010

In brief

The 2010 plan was prepared based on the initial structure of the region known as the Eastern Africa Zone (EAZ) that comprised 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia,

22 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank

I. General

1. COMESA's strategic agricultural goal is to achieve improved regional food security in the COMESA region with Member States recognizing that attaining food security is not possible without achieving agriculture sector competitiveness. The specific project development objective of the proposed CAADP - Child Trust Fund (CTF) is improved strategic planning and implementation of agricultural investments at the national and regional levels.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To enhance capacities of the 141 National Societies (NS) in East Africa region in responding to the humanitarian challenges.

- Disaster Management (DM) programme: To build well-prepared, stronger and more efficient NS able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to emergencies, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences in an appropriate manner.

- Health and Social Services (HSS) programme: To build and strengthen capacities of the NS in responding to public …

26 Feb 2010 description

25 - 26 FEBRUARY 2010, NAIROBI, KENYA

Summary

March to May constitutes an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region.

22 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The Eastern Africa region covers 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The region has four country representations in Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia and two other representations covering the Indian Ocean Islands and east Africa countries. Initially, this region was known as the Eastern Africa Zone (EAZ).

24 Mar 2009 description
report European Union

Provisional edition

P6_TA-PROV(2009)0151
A6-0079/2009

22 Aug 2002 description


Summary
The poor rainfall performance from March to July affected crop and pasture conditions raising food availability concerns in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The intensification of rainfall from the end of July over southeastern Eritrea and northern Ethiopia has eased the dryness and provided relief to the agricultural and pastoral communities but could pose flood risks in these countries due to saturated soils and swollen rivers.

15 Feb 2002 description

Regional Outlook for 2002 - Chronic Vulnerability Highlighted

15 Sep 2001 description


New Tools for Predicting Epidemics - Building Links with Food Security
Health and food security are closely intertwined. Malnutrition increases vulnerability to disease and many of the mortalities during famines result from epidemic diseases such as measles. Consequently a health component is usually an integral part of a disaster response. However, we are gaining a growing appreciation that many epidemics are directly triggered by climatic anomalies such as drought, flood, temperature or humidity changes, rather than being the result of malnutrition.