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31 Dec 2011 description

Deprived of love and laughter, children globally are afflicted by war, violence, disease, exploitation, neglect and other devastating circumstances. Progress has been made in strengthening their families of origin and preventing child abandonment, but much remains to be done.

21 Dec 2011 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is urging New Zealanders to invest in a fund that can help the organisation be more prepared and better able to help save children’s lives.
Every year, around 60 million children are affected by emergencies and every time disaster strikes, Save the Children must race against time to save lives.

CEO of Save the Children New Zealand Liz Gibbs said children are always the most in need during and after a disaster.

09 Dec 2011 description
report ACTED

ACTED News, information that cares

Every month for the last eight years, ACTED has been offering an overview of its activities in each of its fields of intervention through the ACTED Newsletter. Over each issue, this magazine has been beefing up to offer information on operations, our sectors of intervention on the ground, or, more recently, on our campaigns and advocacy initiatives in Europe with our various partners.

01 Dec 2011 description

Governments and aid experts are meeting in the Korean city of Busan this week to look for ways to make international aid more effective. Food assistance is a critical part of that discussion and WFP, which has 50 years of experience fighting hunger worldwide, is there to contribute what it has learned. From school meals to e-vouchers, here are eight examples of aid that WFP’s experience has shown to be effective.

1 . School meals help kids learn

22 Nov 2011 description
  1. Résumé Exécutif

Depuis le tremblement de terre de janvier 2010, le contexte en Haïti a évolué. Bien que des défis significatifs resten—déplacés vivant dans les camps, la continuation de l’épidémie de choléra et la croissante insécurité alimentaire—des progrès significatifs ont été accomplis dans les différents secteurs de la réponse humanitaire ainsi que face à l’épidémie de choléra.

21 Oct 2011 description

Humanitarian Trends and Challenges

It is always worthwhile for leaders in any organization to review and analyse the challenges it faced and the emerging trends it observed during the previous year. For an organization like the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, these reflections are crucial.

19 Oct 2011 description

Faits saillants

· Davantage de flambées de choléra suite aux pluies torrentielles de septembre et octobre

· Baisse continue de l’accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement dans les camps de déplacés

· L’insécurité alimentaire touche un Haïtien sur deux

18 Oct 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Access to water and sanitation continues to deteriorate in IDP camps

  • Torrential rains in September and October lead to more cholera outbreaks

  • Food insecurity affects one in two Haitians

CHOLERA RESPONSE

More rain brings more cholera outbreaks

15 Oct 2011 description

Points saillants

  • Il y a actuellement 37 Centres de traitement du choléra (CTC), 269 Unités de traitement du choléra (UTC), et 766 Centres de réhydratation orale (CRO) en fonctionnement dans le pays. Le taux de mortalité demeure le plus élevé parmi les enfants et les personnes âgées.

  • Si l’évolution actuelle se poursuit, nous pouvons nous attendre à environ 75 000 cas de plus d’ici la fin de l’année. (Un total d’environ 500 000 cas depuis le début de l’épidémie).

13 Oct 2011 description

While young victims of war and famine are able to access latest lifesaving, nutritious foods, millions more malnourished children still receive poor quality food aid

08 Sep 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2012/062/LAC

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, September 7, 2011 — Pamela Cox, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Axel van Trotsenburg, World Bank Vice President for Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships, will begin this Thursday a two-day visit to Haiti to reaffirm the Bank’s commitment to the country’s reconstruction efforts.

01 Jul 2011 description
report Plan International

Plan UK is joining the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to tackle major humanitarian crises overseas.

The international children’s charity is the first agency to join the umbrella organisation in six years.

The DEC has run joint fundraising appeals for emergency response and early recovery programmes since 1963, and most recently in the aftermath of the Pakistan floods and the earthquake in Haiti.

21 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

FOREWORD

2010 was a pivotal year for UNICEF, as we began to deepen our traditional focus on reaching the most vulnerable children.

The year made the urgency of that renewed focus clear, again and again – most extremely in Haiti and Pakistan. All emergencies and crises put children at greater risk of exploitation and abuse, and disadvantaged children even more so.

16 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Introduction

2010 was a significant year for UNICEF Supply on many fronts. The year was unprecedented in terms of the scale and complexity of emergencies, notably multiple emergencies in Haiti, including the devastating earthquake which claimed 220,000 lives and left 2.3 million people displaced, and catastrophic flooding in Pakistan which, at its peak, inundated one-fifth of the country.

15 Jun 2011 description

Nous, organisations représentant les victimes du séisme hébergées dans les camps de déplacés-es et un groupe de représentants-es d’organisations sociales et populaires, réunis à Fany Villa, à Port-au-Prince, les 19, 20 et 21 mai 2011, avions réfléchi sur la problématique du logement en Haïti, inscrite au cœur d’une crise de longue date.

03 Jun 2011 description

OVERVIEW

• Cholera alerts on the rise, including in Port-au-Prince

• Les Palmes and Nippes highly vulnerable to flooding

• Survival strategies of vulnerable households exhausted in some areas

• Specific needs of disabled and older IDPs overlooked