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31 Dec 2009 description
report ACTED

Focus

Chad: Five years at the heart of the desert

In the field

  • Female volunteers participate to an ACTED project in Pakistan
  • Back to School in Gaza (oPT)
  • Building boats in the Delta (Myanmar)
  • Opening- up of Kouki (CAR)
  • The issue of drought in the Horn of Africa (Uganda)
  • The "Sanitized village" programme: At the heart of the sanitation issue (DRC)
  • ACTED-PSF Cambodia: A multidemensional struggle against HIV/AIDS
Partners

OXUS Tajikistan: Khosiat and her candyshop

31 Dec 2009 description

In brief

Programme summary:

The second half of 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the Asia Pacific zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward its aim to introduce several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies.

31 Dec 2009 description

Introduction

Since the beginning of the implementation of the Humanitarian Reforms in September 2005, WHO and partners have been working together both at the global/regional and country levels to improve the effectiveness, predictability and accountability of humanitarian health action.

31 Dec 2009 description

This edition of the Food Basket Bulletin attempts to provide detailed analysis on food prices, casual labor employment and wages for 2 time periods. In addition the overall food security situation with respect to prices, wages and employment for 2008 & 2009 has been graphically depicted for each region.

31 Dec 2009 description
report Merlin

Disaster Risk Reduction in Merlin:

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a key focus for Merlin. Merlin's approach to DRR aims to mitigate the impact of disasters on health and promote the critical role of an effective health system in risk reduction at local, national and international levels. Experience and learning from Merlin's programmes is vital in understanding the approach and promoting it more widely.

In Myanmar, Disaster Risk Reduction has been integrated into the programme approach in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta.

31 Dec 2009 description

Jakarta

It is with great pleasure that I present you with IOM Indonesia's 2009 Annual Report. The Report summarizes our mission's strategic and operational services across Indonesia over the last 12 months. It also describes IOM's programming activities, which engage with Indonesia's diverse societies and cultures to manage the cross-cutting effects of both internal and external migration.

IOM Indonesia is currently one of the Organization's largest global missions.

31 Dec 2009 description

Executive Summary

With funding becoming increasingly difficult to sustain, 2009 never promised to be an easy year for the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) or for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people either side of the Thailand Burma border.

31 Dec 2009 description

Note: Map title modified original map title: "Burma: pipelines and peoples".
Note: Map date estimated.

31 Dec 2009 description

Background to this document:

This document on ‘Institutional Arrangements for Disaster Management in Myanmar’ is developed as part of process of development of the ‘Myanmar Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction’ [MAPDRR] of the Government of the Union of Myanmar. The aim of the document is to provide an overview of the existing institutional system for disaster management in the country at all administrative levels from national to the local.

Methodology for development of this document:

30 Dec 2009 description

Göttingen, December 30, 2009

The Society for Threatened Peoples STP (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker GfbV) warned on Wednesday that 9,000 Moslem Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh are likely to be deported to their home country of Burma . "The refugees face danger for life and limb if they are returned to Burma ", said the STP Asia consultant, Ulrich Delius, in Göttingen. The foreign ministers of Burma and Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday that the refugees should be returned soon.

30 Dec 2009 description
report Mizzima News

Brian McCartan

Chiang Mai, Thailand (Mizzima) - A bomb blast at Karen New Year celebrations in Papun town on December 16 was quickly blamed on the Karen National Union (KNU) but border sources suggest that the blast may be the prelude to a dry season offensive in northern Karen State early next year.

The explosion killed seven Karen and injured a further 11 celebrating the New Year at a fair ground in the town of Papun. Burma watchers say bomb blasts have frequently been used by the junta in the past as excuses for launching military operations.

30 Dec 2009 description

Göttingen, December 30, 2009

The Society for Threatened Peoples STP (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker GfbV) warned on Wednesday that 9,000 Moslem Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh are likely to be deported to their home country of Burma . "The refugees face danger for life and limb if they are returned to Burma ", said the STP Asia consultant, Ulrich Delius, in Göttingen. The foreign ministers of Burma and Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday that the refugees should be returned soon.

29 Dec 2009 description

Dec 29, 2009 (DVB)-A daily one-hour radio programme will be aired by a local youth network on the Thai-Burma border, to educate and promote awareness on child rights, the group said.

Su Htet Lwin, youth development coordinator at the Mekong-Karen Youth Network (MKYN), said the FM radio programme which will be aired six days a week and will start on 1 January 2010, in Karen, Burmese and Thai languages.

"We leased one hour a day airtime from Thai radio station 99.75 MHZ and we specifically aim to educate on child rights and child migrant workers," said Su Htet …

29 Dec 2009 description
report Mizzima News

Dhaka (Mizzima) - The Burmese junta has agreed to take back 9,000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh soon, Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes said in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Visiting Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint, who was into foreign secretary level talks in Dhaka with the Bangladesh foreign secretary, agreed to take back the refugees shortly as Bangladesh handed over a list of 28,000 Burmese nationals.

Mr.

28 Dec 2009 description
report Mizzima News

New Delhi (Mizzima) - A senior Burmese opposition leader today cautiously welcomed the United Nation's resolution condemning the junta for systematic human rights violations and lack of fundamental rights in the country.

Win Tin, member of Central Executive Committee of Aung San Suu Kyi's party National League for Democracy (NLD) said he welcomed the resolution of the UN General Assembly on human rights in Burma. He called it UN's 'routine work' but morally very important.

"It is a good sign for Burma.

28 Dec 2009 description
report Oxfam

La organización humanitaria ha construido 10.800 pozos de agua, 2.900 viviendas, 102 escuelas, 31 puentes y 100 kilómetros de vías de comunicación

Oxfam Internacional, Intermón Oxfam en España, cerrará sus =FAltimos proyectos de ayuda humanitaria en los países del sudeste asiático que en diciembre de 2004 fueron arrasados por un tsunami. Cinco años después, la organización finaliza la mayor respuesta humanitaria de su historia habiendo ayudado a unos 2,5 millones de personas.

Oxfam Internacional destaca que su trabajo en la zona ha sido posible gracias a una respuesta sin precedentes …

24 Dec 2009 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

On 26 December 2004, a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia (of magnitude Richter scale 9.0) led a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean. Almost 226,000 people lost their lives across 13 countries.