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24 Sep 2013 description

Teaming up to provide two million people with better nutrition

25 September 2013, Brussels/Rome - Less than two years before the deadline set to achieve international development goals, the European Union (EU) and FAO step up their efforts to reduce world hunger assisting two million people in six countries with agricultural development activities worth nearly €60 million.

The funding comes from a €1 billion EU initiative that aims to foster speedier progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

14 Dec 2010 description
report Plan International

(Extract)

Statement from the Chair

Plan entered the 2010 financial year with cautious optimism, having weathered the worst of the financial crisis. I am very happy to report that the measures we have since put in place, and the continuing efforts and commitment of our fundraising teams, programme advisors and highly dedicated staff, have all contributed to a 14 per cent rise in income to over €534 million.

03 Dec 2010 description

Contents
- 489 Outbreak news – Cholera, Haiti – update
- 490 Monitoring progress towards measles elimination
- 495 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–September 2010

Sommaire
- 489 Le point sur les épidémies – Choléra, Haïti – mise à jour
- 490 Suivi des progrès accomplis en vue d’éliminer la rougeole
- 495 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-septembre 2010

04 Nov 2010 description
report Caritas

Los fondos se destinan a programas de ayuda de emergencia, desarrollo agrícola, seguridad alimentaria y educación en Africa, Asia, América Latina y Europa del Este Cáritas.

26 Oct 2010 description

Summary

From January to the end of September 2010, CERF has allocated over $372 million, more than the historical annual average of $355 million. During the third quarter of 2010, CERF allocated $90 million. Given funding levels of previous years, CERF disbursements for 2010 will likely pass the $400 million mark by the end of the year.

The second round of underfunded allocations for 2010 has been completed.

16 Sep 2010 description
report ACTED

Edito

Pakistan has been hit by the worst floods in decades with over 20 million affected-people in the country, outnumbering those of the 2004 Tsunami or of this year earthquake in Haiti. In the North West as well as in the South of the country, the torrential rains have wrecked entire villages, swallowed up by rivers in spate that have turned into wrenching torrents sweeping away houses, crops and livestock.

09 Apr 2010 description

(Excerpts)

Haiti

Elisabeth Byrs of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) highlighted that, three months after the Haiti earthquake, the appeal for Haiti continued to stagnate and remained at 50 per cent following an initial inflow of funds. They still lacked $751 million for Haiti, where the United Nations had nevertheless made some significant progress, feeding over 3.5 million persons, distributing potable water to 1.3 million each day, providing 1 million with emergency shelter and distributing hygiene kits to 510,000, among others.

26 Oct 2009 description

In accordance with the Secretary-General's Bulletin (ST/SGB/2006/10), the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) is responsible for setting priorities for the use of the CERF Underfunded window and for selecting countries to receive allocations from that window, in close consultation with relevant humanitarian agencies.

08 Oct 2009 description

UN Secretary-General appoints new members to CERF Advisory Group

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of seven new members of the Advisory Group for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

The members include government officials from countries that have contributed to or received funding from CERF, representatives of humanitarian non-governmental organizations, and academic experts.

23 Sep 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire**
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire
et des secours en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes
des Nations Unies, y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire

16 Sep 2009 description

Les besoins d'aide humanitaire sont en augmentation dans les zones de conflit comme dans les zones sans conflit, a prévenu le Secrétaire général aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence.

30 Jun 2009 description

AT A GLANCE

Upcoming Events: Save the Date- HIV/AIDS Meeting

Helpful Tools & Information: The USAID Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program, Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases Around the World - Fact Sheet, Launch of USAID Neglected Tropical Diseases Initiative Website, SPAM Alert

Articles of Interest: USAID Brings White House Service Initiative to Baltimore

CFBCI Opinion Request: CFBCI Sponsored Conference Calls, CFBCI eNewsletter

Grant Opportunities: USAID and U.S. Department of State (NEW!

16 Jun 2009 description


During the first underfunded emergencies (UFE) round in 2009, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated US$75 million to 14 countries. In accordance with Secretary-General's Bulletin (ST/SGB/2006/10), the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), in close consultation with the participating agencies, is responsible for setting priorities for the use of the CERF UFE window and for selecting the countries to receive allocations.

Country Selection (Phase I) and Allocation of Country Envelopes (Phase II)

20 Mar 2009 description

WORLD WATER DAY

On the occasion of World Water Day (22 March), the Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, expresses her particular concern about access to water and sanitation during emergencies.

"The chaos and insecurity caused by war and natural disasters frequently block access to water and sanitation, with devastating results," said the Independent Expert.

17 Mar 2009 description

Preoccupied by the economic crisis, policy makers are warning that hunger is slipping down their list of priorities. But the stumbling world economy is the very reason they should accelerate funding for food security, says Nancy Roman.

ROME - Policy makers from Capitol Hill to Westminster Abbey are warning that they will ease off the gas as hunger gives way to the burgeoning economic crisis.

The G8 leaders have so far left hunger off the agenda and the G-20 seems poised to do the same, when, in fact, the economic crisis with which they are so consumed is the very reason they should …

09 Feb 2009 description

(Johannesburg: 9 February 2009) -The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, has allocated some US$11 million to boost the humanitarian response in Zimbabwe.

Humanitarian actors in Zimbabwe received the largest portion of funds allocated during the Central Emergency Response Fund's (CERF) most recent underfunded round.

06 Feb 2009 description

(New York: 6 February) - The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, today allocated some $75 million to boost humanitarian response in 14 chronically neglected emergencies where people are daily dying of hunger, malnutrition, disease, and conflict around the world.

The funds made available today will be granted to United Nations humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and through them to partner organizations, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to support humanitarian projects in the affected countries.

25 Jul 2008 description

Prices of many basic foods have skyrocketed in the last two years, leading to a major food crisis affecting millions of poor people throughout the world. The causes of the crisis are many and complex. An increasing demand for food and energy at a time of low food stocks, poor harvests and weak credit have led to record prices for oil and food.

The price of wheat has doubled in less than a year, while other staples such as corn, maize and soy are trading at well above their 1990s levels.