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28 Sep 2008 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.

12 Sep 2008 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.

10 Sep 2008 description

Rome, 10 September 2008 - Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.

Chad

Preliminary results from the nutritional survey conducted in early July 2008 in eastern Chad indicated that the global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate (weight for height <- 2 Z-score and/or oedema) was 12.3 percent. As compared to 2006 (GAM rate between 7 and 8 percent), the nutritional status of the refugees has relatively deteriorated throughout 2007 to 2008. The prevalence of GAM deterioration is serious as per the World Health Organization's standard.

30 Jun 2007 description

High Profile Operations

Many high profile operations also face critical pipeline breaks in the next three months.

Afghanistan

PRRO 10427.0 - Post Conflict Relief and Rehabilitation

January 06 - December 08

Shortfalls over next 6 months (mt)(1)

Cereals
Pulses
Blended Food
Oil
Other
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