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31 Dec 2010 description

These guidelines are intended to help Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) incorporate effective gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches into their disaster management strategies when assisting communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

31 Dec 2010 description


- There have been 874 cases globally this year (794 type 1 and 80 type 3), compared with 1,503 cases at this time last year (464 type 1 and 1,039 type 3).

- 20 countries have reported cases in 2010, compared with 23 at this time last year.

31 Dec 2010 description

I. General overview of the Rapid Protection Assessment exercise

Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan experienced the worst floods in its history, affecting an estimated 20 million people in Pakistan and causing massive displacement.

This resulted in critical protection needs among the flood affected population. Balochistan was one of the first provinces to have been hit by the floods starting on 22 July.

31 Dec 2010 description

Urgence, post-urgence, reconstruction, développement... Ces terminologies, évoquées quasi systématiquement pour décrire les contextes complexes de l'aide internationale par des acteurs très différents, présents ou non sur le terrain (médias, politiques, agences Onusiennes, ONG,...) sont des raccourcis qui ne correspondent souvent qu'à leur vision très partielle, pour ne pas dire partiale d'un périmètre circonscrit. Les situations de crise chronique évoluent parfois très rapidement.

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 31 December 2010 - In a concerted effort to address gender disparities in education, Pakistan's Ministry of Education, with the support of the National Commission for Human Development, the UNGEI Secretariat, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development and UNICEF, launched the Pakistan Girls' Education Initiative (PGEI) on 9 December at the Pakistan National Council for Arts.

The initiative, which grew out of consultations across the country, aims to address the critical issues of educating girls in a country where many are out of …

31 Dec 2010 description

Dec 31 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Pakistan at 0930 on Friday.

LAKKI MARWAT - One passerby was killed and one wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the northwestern town of Lakki Marwat, police said.

The blast took place near town's police headquarters.

(Compiled by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Michael Georgy)

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN News Service

31 December 2010 - Millions of Pakistanis are still in need of assistance as they recover from the floods that inundated large portions of the country during what was one of the most challenging years for the South Asian nation, two senior United Nations officials stated today.

"With an estimated 20 million people affected by devastating floods, the country faced its biggest ever humanitarian crisis," Rauf-Engin Soysal, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, and UN Resident Coordinator Timo Pakkala said in a joint message.

"Millions of …

31 Dec 2010 description
report ACTED

Since July 21st, Pakistan has been affected by some of the worst floods experienced in decades. The unprecedented rainfall caused huge amounts of rapidly moving water to sweep through towns and villages across the Northern provinces before swelling the banks of the Indus River which brought the devastation to the South of the country. This huge scale disaster has affected almost 10% of the population of the country with 20 million people directly touched by the events. The official death-toll from the flooding has almost reached 2,000 people with a further 2,946 injured.

31 Dec 2010 description

Australian Aid International (AAI) - The Hunar Foundation and other local partner organisations conducted public health operations in the Thatta District as a response to the severe flooding during the months of August and September 2010.

31 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

Food prices have increased and then stabilized in the past two months, but impacts on food consumption of the vulnerable population are still expected to be substantial.

Whereas the emergency situation due to floods in July/August is still not over in parts of Sindh province, other districts have started the return and recovery process of displaced families.

Agencies share concerns over a severe food security situation where emergency food assistance is still heavily required.

The Government is assisting the population hit by the flood through distribution of …

31 Dec 2010 description

Main Findings

Countries in the MENACA region gave US$400 million in humanitarian aid in 2010, as reported to OCHA's Financial Tracking Service.

At the end of 2010 , humanitarian appeals in the MENACA region were 59 per cent funded.

Total CERF funding to the MENACA region reached $93 million in 2010. In turn, countries in the region donated less than $1 million to the CERF pooled fund mechanism.

The global Humanitarian Appeal for 2011 requesting US$7.4 billion was launched at the end of November 2010.

31 Dec 2010 description

in this issue

P.2 Morocco Red Crescent responds to Flash Floods

P.2 WFP extends Emergency Response to Syria Drought

P.2 Afghanistan: Bleak Outlook for Food Security in 2011

P.3 Numbers that mattered in 2010

31 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

“All it takes is commitment and courage”

31 Dec 2010 description


  • This quarterly report gives details of the advances made by Canada on its six priorities and three signature projects in Afghanistan, together with Afghan and other partners, with a focus on progress achieved by Afghanistan’s institutions of governance.

30 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

VIDEO: Watch highlights of UNICEF's work in 2010. Produced by Chris Niles and edited by John Mims.

NEW YORK, USA, 30 December 2010 - For UNICEF and the world's children, the past 12 months have been marked by unprecedented difficulties and extraordinary opportunities. As 2010 draws to a close, it's worth highlighting some of the moments that made this a year like no other.

The year began, tragically and ominously, with the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January.

30 Dec 2010 description
report IRIN

KARACHI, 30 December 2010 (IRIN) - In recent months stories in the Pakistani media of horrendous abuse suffered by some children engaged in domestic work have focused attention on their plight.

In Karachi, the capital of the southern province of Sindh, this month, 14-year-old Muhammad Zafar was rescued by police after neighbours reported the boy had been kept shackled at the home of his employers.