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14 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: To reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies, by effectively using national, regional and international Red Cross and Red Crescent capacities and resources.

Programme summary: This annual report is a summary of key achievements of the seven individual plans implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) under its disaster management global programme.

Financial situation: The total …

02 Oct 2009 description

ELKHART, IN--In the wake of this week's rolling disasters across the Asia Pacific region and recent serious flooding in regions of the U.S., global humanitarian agency Church World Service is calling on its donors and the public nationwide for increased support, as the agency responds to the latest events and begins to assess longer term recovery needs.

The agency is also heightening its appeal for contributions to support the increasing food crisis and famine in Kenya.

"We are urgently asking for help," says Church World Service Executive Director, the Rev. John L.