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21 Oct 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

27 Feb 2013 description

The World Health Organization reports that rates of violence are 4-10 times greater among persons with disabilities than non-disabled persons. Consultations with persons with disabilities conducted by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) in seven countries suggest that women and girls with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. However, they do not have the same access to prevention and response programs as other community members.

12 Nov 2012 description

ADDIS ABABA – A groundbreaking meeting in the Ethiopian capital this week has strengthened efforts to scale up nutrition initiatives under the Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Undernutrition initiative, known as REACH.

It has been the largest-scale gathering of the REACH partnership since the initiative was established in 2008. It brought together technical experts and officials from four UN agencies in all 12 countries where the REACH approach is being followed, as well as from the host country, Ethiopia.

16 May 2012 description
report Save the Children

One Little Life at a Time: Emergency Response in the Horn of Africa

In 2011, people in the Horn of Africa asked only one question: When will the rains return?

After two years of drought, 13 million people (half of them children) are still hungry and at risk of malnutrition—or worse. Families now depend on humanitarian aid to survive, many sheltered in the camps on the borders of Ethiopia and Kenya.

10 Apr 2012 description

By Lesley Wroughton

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Leaders of the world's industrial powers should commit to boost agriculture investments in poor countries and end hunger and malnutrition among the poor when they meet outside Washington in May, a group co-founded by anti-poverty campaigners and rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof said on Tuesday.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

18 Jun 2010 description

Washington, DC - Following is the text of a joint press release by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Begin Text:

The U.S. government continues to lay the groundwork for efforts under the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), announcing the first round of "GHI Plus" countries, as well as the program's governance structure.

05 Jun 2010 description

Australian Government

AusAID Media Release

BOB MCMULLAN MP
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY
FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

11 Mar 2010 description

United States Government Accountability Office

Report to Congressional Committees

GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY

Highlights of GAO-10-352, a report to congressional committees

What GAO Found

The U.S. government supports a wide variety of programs and activities for global food security, but lacks readily available comprehensive data on funding. In response to GAO's data collection instrument to 10 agencies, 7 agencies reported funding for global food security in fiscal year 2008 (see figure below) based on the working definition GAO developed for this purpose with agency input.

26 Jan 2010 description

Twelve million undernourished children could be helped to receive better nutrition over the next five years thanks to support UK-funded programmes, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander will say tonight.

This will be a key outcome of the forthcoming nutrition strategy from the Department for International Development (DFID) which will focus especially on malnutrition in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, India and Nepal,

Mr Alexander will be speaking to a World Food Programme (WFP) conference in Rome, where he will outline steps to tackle the global hunger …

31 Mar 2009 description

Highlights

Ethiopia - High levels of food insecurity persist

The 2008 meher harvest was inadequate in several regions, leaving 12.4 million people in need of food or cash assistance. Furthermore, the planting of this year's Belg crop has been delayed due to insufficient rains fueling fears of a second failed harvest. The situation is especially worrisome in the regions of SNNPR, Oromia, Tigray and Afar, where the Belg harvest provides for the majority of household food needs.

06 Oct 2008 description

Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister Helen Clark today announced that $1.5 million has been allocated to international organisations responding to natural disasters through NZAID (New Zealand's international aid and development agency).

"As a concerned member of the international community it is important that New Zealand supports bodies and agencies that respond to natural disasters and provide humanitarian assistance to those in need," Helen Clark said.

"Today's announcement will see $1 million contributed to the World Food Programme's (WFP) appeal …

09 Mar 2007 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The present Report consolidates in one document the successes achieved and challenges confronted by each of the nine cluster working groups as they endeavoured over the past year to build global humanitarian response capacity in line with their agreed work plans. Each global cluster working-group has provided an update on its financial situation, achievements against objectives, indicators, field impact, attention to cross-cutting issues and risks and challenges.

21 Sep 2006 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid emergencies programmatic work has had a strong focus on floods during the lastfewmonths. We are responding to the floods in Ethiopia, Nepaland Indiawith emergency response programmes deliveringfood, medicines, utensils, shelter and school materials in the areas where we work.

Ethiopia

In Ethiopia the floods are still ongoing and affecting 7 of the9 regions in the country. The number of affected people has risen to 363,658; 145,048 of them have been displaced.

31 May 2006 description


Ethiopia
Alarming situation in Somali region and Zone 2 and 4 of Afar region

Nutrition surveys conducted early this year confirmed the serious situation in parts of the pastoral areas (table 1). This is partly due to the poor last deyr rainy season (see NICS 8). Under-five mortality rates were also high in most of the areas surveyed.

Improved harvest