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06 May 2009 description

4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

GENEVA/NAIROBI/WASHINGTON DC -- The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, today announced a rejuvenated international effort to combat malaria with an incremental reduction of reliance on the synthetic pesticide DDT.

Ten projects, all part of the global programme "Demonstrating and Scaling-up of sustainable Alternatives to DDT in Vector Management", involving some 40 …

29 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008.

In brief

The programmes in the Eastern Africa (EA) Zone are aligned to the Federation Global Agenda goals and Framework for Action Areas of improvement.

Programme purpose:

Build up well-prepared, stronger and more efficient National Societies that are able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to the high level of humanitarian demands in the region posed by small and medium scale disasters, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences.

Build and strengthen the capacities of the 14 National …

27 Dec 2006 description

Weekly Introduction:

Tropical Cyclone Bondo

Tropical Cyclone Bondo developed into a very powerful storm in the southwestern Indian Ocean. The storm intensity peaked at 110 knots before starting to weaken. By the time Bondo made landfall, it had been down graded to a tropical storm with winds at about 60 knots. Bondo developed on December 18th near Diego Garcia and dissipated on December 26th in the Mozambique Channel.

22 Nov 2006 description


Weekly Introduction: Flooding continues in the Greater Horn



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03 May 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:
ITCZ Update:

The URL for the ITCZ information has been changed slightly. The new URL is: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/fews/ITCZ/itcz.shtml.