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13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10532

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

04 Oct 2006 description

Nairobi, 4 October 2006 - Prompted by the magnitude and growing number of emergencies in recent years, WFP has launched a new humanitarian response "Network", with strategic hubs in Africa, Europe, MiddleEast, Asia and Latin America.

The Network is designed to meet the escalating challenges of sudden humanitarian emergencies which can sometimes strike almost simultaneously.

Just one year ago, in Guatemala, thousands of people were victimised by the effects of Hurricane Stan and just a few days later, Pakistan was hit by a massive earthquake.

Speedy response

Modelled …

30 Sep 2006 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

31 Aug 2006 description

ASIA

INDONESIA -CENTRAL JAVA AND YOGYAKARTA - EARTHQUAKE AND MT MERAPI VOLCANO

On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed.

18 Aug 2006 description

A message from the ACT Coordinating Office

28 Jul 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

10 Jul 2006 description

Total Appeal Target : US$ 750,000

30 Jun 2006 description

The number of people affected by disasters continued to rise in 2005.The year began with the response to the South East Asia tsunami and finished with the response to the South Asia earthquake. Each year, one in five WHO Member States experiences a crisis that endangers the health of its people. Estimates indicate that more than 150 million people were directly affected by natural disasters.

19 May 2006 description

Rumsfeld says U.S. forces are helping in Djibouti, Asia and elsewhere

25 Apr 2006 description

The Pakistan Earthquake Humanitarian Fund and the Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund have collected more than 570 thousand dollars. Both funds were officially closed Monday by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Retired Major General Pehin Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad who is also the adviser for both funds.

Both funds were handed over the donation from three government departments. The Mosque Affairs Department donated more than 31 thousand 990 dollars to the Pakistan Earthquake Humanitarian Fund and nearly 4 thousand 300 dollars to the Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund.

21 Apr 2006 description

IHA/1187

SINGAPORE/ NEW YORK, 21 April (OCHA) - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today took part in launching the DHL Disaster Response Team (DRT) in Singapore. The DRT is a pool of some 80 DHL experts, specially trained to ensure that relief supplies reach people quickly and effectively in the case of a major natural disaster.

"Logistics is often the linchpin in disaster response, the make or break.

20 Apr 2006 description

The Pakistan Earthquake Humanitarian Fund, Thursday received a donation of $102,940 dollars, while the Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund received about $20,180. With the latest contribution, the Pakistan Earthquake Humanitarian Fund has collected $419,270, while the Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund collected $75,870. Receiving the donations was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Retired Major General Pehin Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad who is the advisor for both funds.

28 Feb 2006 description

This year was once again marked by several high profile disasters that are still, months later, affecting thousands in Pakistan, the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere.

07 Feb 2006 description

DRC: CHOLERA RELIEF

Heavy and irregular rainfall in recent months has caused flooding in the North Katanga Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The excess water has carried a cholera outbreak with it. The North Katanga Conference has developed a community-based plan to stop the spread of this deadly epidemic which includes distributing life-saving medicines.

Give the gift of life by donating to UMCOR Advance #982450, International Disaster Response.

03 Feb 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water and Sanitation

30 Jan 2006 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, AlertNet - How do you get a humanitarian crisis into the headlines? And how can you convince editors to keep covering it? A new study by U.S.-based media analysts CARMA International may provide a few pointers.

27 Jan 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items