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27 Apr 2010 description

NEW YORK - Beginning today, all medical treatment and medicines for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under 5 will be provided free of charge in all government health facilities in Sierra Leone, currently one of the most dangerous places on earth to get pregnant.

12 Apr 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2010

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Those needs are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. For more detail on these projections, please visit www.fews.net.

14 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3951

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
12th & 13th Meetings (AM & PM)

Also Hears from Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, As It Begins Multi-Day Debate on Promotion, Protection of Rights of Child

09 Sep 2009 description

Regional meeting on landmines opens today in Pretoria

Pretoria, 9 September 2009 -- African Union members must step up their efforts towards ridding the continent of landmines and fully respecting the rights of landmine survivors, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, today at the opening of a regional meeting on the issue.

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.

12 Jun 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.

16 Mar 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.

24 Jan 2007 description


FEWS NET Alert Status



Highest Priority—Urgent Action Required

Emergency

21 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead:

Aug-Oct 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region:

Climatology is expected across the domain, except locally over northwestern Cote d’Ivoire.

Northern Horn of Africa:

02 Jun 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Position:

26 May 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four Month Lead: Sept - Nov 2005 Forecasts:

Northern Horn of Africa:

Climatology is expected, except locally over portions of northwestern Ethiopia, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall.



East Africa:

04 May 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:



Update of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Position:

We have re-initiated posting the position of the ITCZ along with a comparison with its normal position (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/fews/ITCZ/itcz.html).

07 Apr 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Locust Update

The report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on the locust situation in western Africa was last updated on March 16 (http://www.fao.org/NEWS/GLOBAL/locusts/Locuhome.htm). While some swarms continue in the region, looking toward this spring, the FAO expects that Northwest Africa will be invaded this spring due to failed winter rains and breeding in Mauritania.

Weather Hazards Assessment Graphic:

31 Mar 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update and Review of Tropical Cyclone Situation:

As we examine the sea surface temperature conditions as well as the upper atmosphere winds over the South Indian Ocean, we see that we have entered a period favorable for cyclone development. The situation will continue to be monitored for possible impacts on the African continent at: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/fews/CYCLONES/cyclones.html

28 Oct 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

February-April 2005 CCA Outlooks at 4 Months Lead

Southern Africa

The outlook for Feb-Apr 2005 southern Africa rainfall at four months lead show a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across central South Africa, most of Namibia, the western half of Botswana, portions of southern Angola and, locally, over southwestern Zambia. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over northern Mozambique. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

30 Sep 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlook for January-March at Four Months Lead

Southern Africa