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27 Feb 2013 description
report Mercy Corps

Jennifer Schmidt
Senior Development Officer

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. —Helen Keller

Given the magnitude and complexity of the poverty challenges that our global community faces, Helen Keller’s words couldn’t ring more true.

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.

27 Jun 2011 description
report Government of Japan

In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia made a donation of 5,445,215.55 birr (approximately 25 million yen) as relief money for Japan. The hand-over ceremony was held on Thursday, June 23 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Addis Ababa, attended by H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and H.E. Mr. Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ethiopia.

30 Jun 2010 description

ROME -- A WFP truck convoy carrying desperately-needed food for tens of thousands of people living on the brink of survival in a war-torn African nation gets stopped by gunmen at a checkpoint. Before letting the convoy pass, the gunmen demand a "tax" and a few bags of food for their own use. What do you do?

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.

03 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/EF/3263

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Second Committee
29th & 30th Meetings (AM & PM)

One out of every three people residing in cities around the globe lived in a slum, and unless the problem was dealt with, another 400 million people would join their ranks by 2020, Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it continued its consideration of sustainable development.

09 Oct 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.

31 Dec 2007 description

Earthquake Intensity Zones in Africa

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/EF/3191

Sixty-second General Assembly
Second Committee
19th Meeting (PM)

Reports on Science and Technology for Development, Corrupt Practices Introduced

30 Jun 2007 description

About Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands - United for the Needy is an international relief and development organisation, established in 1993 with the objective of providing relief from poverty, sickness and the provision of education on a non-discriminatory basis.

We work both directly and with partners in 35 of the world's poorest countries.

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.

07 Feb 2007 description

AFRICA

HORN OF AFRICA FLOODS

Unusually heavy rains during the months of October and November have turned large parts of the Horn of Africa into flood disaster areas with loss of life, massive displacement, and loss of livelihoods and assets in particularly in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Accumulated estimates from the three countries put the total number of affected people between 1, 5 and 1, 8 million. Emergency response has being mounted by Governments in the affected countries, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian partners.

31 Jul 2006 description

From the Editor

This issue of Field Exchange features four field articles about community based therapeutic care of the severely malnourished, a type of programming that is increasingly being rolled out by humanitarian agencies.

The article by Josephine Querubin from ACF-USA is about a home based treatment (HT) programme in Upper Nile and Bahr el Ghazal in southern Sudan, introduced following drought and a large returnee influx. HT was adopted as previous experiences of using the centre based therapeutic feeding model had been poor with high defaulter rates and low coverage.

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

10 Apr 2006 description

(Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 10 April 2006)

Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (UAE Vice-President, Prime-Minister and Ruler of Dubai) (tbc),
And / or
Your Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein (tbc),
And / or
Your Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Deputy Prime-Minister and President of the UAE Red Crescent Authority) (tbc)
Excellencies,

22 Mar 2006 description
report Oxfam

El agua es un elemento fundamental para la vida y el desarrollo sostenible, la erradicación de la pobreza y el hambre, y esencial para la salud de las personas. Sin embargo, sigue siendo un lujo para millones de habitantes del mundo que viven en los países en vías de desarrollo. En la actualidad unos 1.100 millones de personas no tienen acceso a agua potable. Es decir que uno de cada 6 ciudadanos del mundo no pueden disponer de agua para vivir. Otros 2.600 millones de habitantes, el 40% de la población mundial, carece de acceso a saneamiento básico.

01 Nov 2005 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/EF/3124
Sixtieth General Assembly
Second Committee
19th Meeting (AM)
Delegates also Begin Considering Implementation of Conference on Human Settlements, Strengthening of UN-Habitat

24 Feb 2005 description


The limited services available for malnourished children in Somalia have forced families with severely malnourished children to travel long distances to Galkayo in search of therapeutic care. Meanwhile, FSAU has commenced intensified nutrition related sentinel site based surveillance activities in areas of heightened concern in the North East. This system has already proved valuable in the Sool Plateau.

19 Mar 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

March 22, World Water Day to Focus on Water & Disasters