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10 Jul 2012 description

In this issue:

  • Great Lakes p.1
  • Ethiopia p.3
  • Kenya p.5
  • Somalia p.6
  • Uganda p.7
  • Horn of Africa funding update p.8

HIGHLIGHTS

14 Dec 2010 description

(New York: 14 December 2010): Contributions made at today's conference in support of the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) brought the total amount raised for the global emergency fund to more than US$2 billion since it was established by the General Assembly five years ago.

Today, some 59 donors pledged more than $358 million for 2011. Before the latest round of pledging, donors had contributed $1,955,773,530 to the Fund. Since 2006, a total of 124 Member States and Observers have contributed--almost 2/3 of the membership of the General Assembly.

27 Jan 2010 description

LA COMMISSION EUROPEENNE,

Vu le Traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne,

Vu le règlement (CE) N=B0 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l'aide humanitaire, et en particulier ses articles 2 c), 9 et 15, paragraphe 2, considérant ce qui suit:

(1) Dans de vastes régions de la République démocratique du Congo, l'accès par la route aux projets humanitaires de réhabilitation et de développement est impossible en raison de l'état du réseau routier et de l'insécurité qui y règne.

18 Dec 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.

28 May 2009 description

BACKGROUND

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa (ECA). The ECA region encompasses the Horn of Africa, as well as the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, in addition to Sudan, Chad, and Egypt. The U.S.

30 Jun 2008 description

Executive Summary

President George W. Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) into law on December 1, 2005. The Act requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S. Government agencies, to develop and implement a strategy "to provide affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries" within the context of sound water resources management.