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31 Dec 2007 description

WHO/CDS/NTD/DCE/2007.1

INTRODUCTION

Recurrent drought following several poor rainy seasons has led to food insecurity and widespread malnutrition in the countries of the Horn of Africa region (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan). The public health and food security situation is poor. Poor nutrition, a rising number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and increasing incidence of other infectious diseases all contribute to high levels of morbidity and mortality in the subregion.

31 Dec 2007 description
1 September - 31 December 2007

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the countries of the Central and East African region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world.

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.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 6,060,912 (USD 5,421,209 or EUR 3,673,280) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

Current context

The eastern Africa region continues to experience major disasters, which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the affected communities. Among the disasters that have been experienced in the recent past within this region, the most common are floods, heavy rains and land slides as well as drought. Similarly, epidemics including RVF, cholera, meningitis, avian flu and malaria are frequent across the divide.

20 Dec 2007 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As at 18 December 2007, WFP’s total needs to feed the 83 million people currently targeted for food assistance in 2007 are estimated to be over US$3.4 billion. As 2007 is coming to an end, country offices are now pre-positioning for 2008 requirements.

15 Dec 2007 description

In his drive to lay more emphasis on humanitarian action on the ground and to alleviate the suffering of the victims of the Somali conflict, the Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has decided to send a two-man delegation to the Horn of Africa to assess the humanitarian situation within the Somali refugees camps.

14 Dec 2007 description


Livestock, rain-fed crops at risk in pastoral, agropastoral areas of the GHA

05 Dec 2007 description


FEWS NET will publish a dekadal Rain Watch for the GHA region through the end of the October-December rainy season, with a special focus on the ongoing crises in Somalia and southern Ethiopia. Its purpose is to assess the progress of the current season and its potential impact on food insecurity, which is currently at high or extreme levels in several areas of the region.

Rains intensify in Kenya, southern Somalia; areas of concern remain

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10660

Sixty-second General Assembly
Plenary
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chernobyl Disaster, Aid to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Also Discussed; Adopts Resolution on Overview of United Nations Climate Change Activities

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/10660

Assemblée générale
Soixante-deuxième session
53eet54e séances plénières – matin & après-midi

01 Nov 2007 description

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 14 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA(1)) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS(2)). The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world.

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.