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12 Dec 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.

17 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

31 Aug 2008 description

Africa Conflict and Humanitarian Unit (ACHU)

Summary of key findings

- Total spend in 2007/8 was =A3205m, a decline from =A3236m in 2006/7. However using adjusted figures the amount is broadly similar for both years. Both these years' spend was less than the exceptional 2005/6, when it peaked at =A3264m.

- Year on year trend: there has been a 10-15 % decline since the peak spend in 2005/6 of =A3264m.

- The top five recipient countries of DFID humanitarian aid are Sudan, DRC, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Somalia.

31 Aug 2008 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations


Analysis of the 2008 Programme of Work

22 Aug 2008 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-third session
Item 42 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

(covering the period 1 January 2007-15 June 2008)

19 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008

In brief

Programme purpose: In order to achieve Global Agenda Goal 1, the disaster management (DM) programme places emphasis on a global disaster management capacity with a close integration between each of its components that increasingly reflects the new operating model.

Programme summary: This update is a summary of the achievements of the 13 projects implemented by the International Federation under its disaster management programme.

31 Jul 2008 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In its resolution 60/124 of December 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations sought to remedy two problems that had bedevilled UN efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance in a timely and effective manner.

31 Jul 2008 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations



Analysis of the 2008 Programme of Work

As of July 2008, WFP requires 5 million metric tonnes for the current year to meet the needs of over 83 million beneficiaries among the world's neediest people in more than 80 countries.

06 Jun 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

18 Feb 2008 description

Essential Information:

Total WFP Caseload: 258,000 - floods in the Center; 227,000 - drought in the South (until March)

Total food distributed: 15,300 metric tons (floods and drought response, Oct07- Feb08)

Staff assisting emergency response: 53 (including 11 international, 15 national UNV district Food Aid Monitors, 20 Country Office staff and 7 locally recruited national staff)

In country stocks: 3,950 mt (for emergency response, February distributions)

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13 Feb 2008 description

Essential Information:

Total WFP Caseload: 258,000 floods in the Center; 227,000 drought in the South

Total food distributed: 15,300 metric tons (floods and drought response, Oct0708 Feb08)

Staff assisting emergency response: 53 (including 11 international, 7 local recruitments, 15 national UNV district Food Aid Monitors and 20 Country Office staff)

In country stocks: 3,950 mt (for emergency response, February distributions)

1. HIGHLIGHTS

As of 12 February, approximately 21,488 households, 102, 213 people, have moved to resettlement centres as a result of the 2008 floods.

11 Feb 2008 description

Essential Information:

Total WFP Caseload: 471,000 ongoing relief (2007 floods, cyclone and drought recovery)

Total food distributed: 25,600 metric tons (emergency response, Feb-Dec 2007)

Staff assisting emergency response: 53 (including 11 international, 7 local recruitments, 15 national UNV district Food Aid Monitors and 20 Country Office staff)

In country stocks: 3,950 mt (for flood response, February distributions)

1. HIGHLIGHTS

As of 07 February, approximately 21,150 households, 100,600 people, have moved to resettlement centres as a result of the 2008 floods.

08 Feb 2008 description

Essential Information:

Total WFP Caseload: 471,000 ongoing relief (2007 floods, cyclone and drought recovery)

Total food distributed: 25,600 metric tons (emergency response, Feb-Dec 2007)

Staff on location: 53 (including 11 international, 7 local recruitments, 15 national UNV district Food Aid Monitors and 20 Country Office staff)

In country stocks: 2,444 mt (flood response, as of 28 January)

1. HIGHLIGHTS

As of 07 February, approximately 21,137 households, 100,599 people, have moved to resettlement centres as a result of the 2008 floods.

05 Feb 2008 description

Essential Information:

Total WFP Caseload: 471,000 ongoing relief (2007 floods, cyclone and drought recovery)

Total food distributed: 25,600 metric tons (emergency response, Feb-Dec 2007)

Staff on location: 53 (including 11 international, 7 local recruitments, 15 national UNV district Food Aid Monitors and 20 Country Office staff)

In country stocks: 2,444 mt (flood response, as of 28 January)

1. HIGHLIGHTS

As of 02 February, approximately 20,845 households, 99,248 people, have moved to resettlement centres as a result of the 2008 floods.

03 Feb 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.

25 Jan 2008 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As at 15 January 2008, WFP's total needs to feed the 70 million people currently targeted for food assistance in 2008 are estimated to be over US$3.6 billion.

25 Jan 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.

20 Jan 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.

13 Jan 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.