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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.

03 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


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 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


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

Reports on Science and Technology for Development, Corrupt Practices Introduced

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)

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.

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.