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04 Nov 2010 description
report Caritas

Los fondos se destinan a programas de ayuda de emergencia, desarrollo agrícola, seguridad alimentaria y educación en Africa, Asia, América Latina y Europa del Este Cáritas.

26 Oct 2010 description

Summary

From January to the end of September 2010, CERF has allocated over $372 million, more than the historical annual average of $355 million. During the third quarter of 2010, CERF allocated $90 million. Given funding levels of previous years, CERF disbursements for 2010 will likely pass the $400 million mark by the end of the year.

The second round of underfunded allocations for 2010 has been completed.

05 Oct 2010 description
report UN News Service

Humanitarian agencies responding to emergencies in Pakistan, Niger and Chad received the most allocations from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the third quarter of this year, it was reported today.

The CERF, which is provides resources rapidly to assist people affected by natural disasters and conflicts, allocated nearly $40 million to aid agencies providing life-saving assistance to those affected by the worst flooding Pakistan has experienced in a century, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which manages the …

16 Sep 2010 description
report ACTED

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Pakistan has been hit by the worst floods in decades with over 20 million affected-people in the country, outnumbering those of the 2004 Tsunami or of this year earthquake in Haiti. In the North West as well as in the South of the country, the torrential rains have wrecked entire villages, swallowed up by rivers in spate that have turned into wrenching torrents sweeping away houses, crops and livestock.

09 Feb 2010 description

Vitamins and minerals are vital in a child=B4s diet to boost immunity and healthy development. Too often, young children=B4s health and immunity are threatened by malnutrition and infections, creating a vicious cycle of infection exacerbating malnourishment. Although an infectious disease is often listed as the cause of death, malnutrition plays a crucial role in more than half of the 10.6 million annual deaths of children under five.

Great strides have been made in our understanding of nutritional interventions that can contribute to the prevention and treatment of infections.

16 Sep 2009 description

Les besoins d'aide humanitaire sont en augmentation dans les zones de conflit comme dans les zones sans conflit, a prévenu le Secrétaire général aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence.

13 Sep 2009 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 Jun 2009 description

Supporters Urged to Turn Pledges into Contributions

While CERF has received some US$383.4 million in commitments in 2009, only $178.1 million has been turned into useable contributions to date.

In May, Armenia ($5,000), China ($500,000), Finland ($8.2 million), Japan ($1 million), Myanmar ($10,000) and Turkey ($200,000) turned their pledges into contributions to the Fund, providing CERF with the cash it needs to fund the vital activities of relief partners.

OCHA encourages Member States to turn their pledges into contributions as soon as possible.

12 Jun 2009 description

Ronaldo, football's world player of the year in 2008, is about to leave British club Manchester United for Spain's Real Madrid, for a record fee of US$130 million. WFP's Greg Barrow reflects on what that figure means in hunger terms.

ROME - 130 million US dollars is a chunk of cash. We could use it right now to feed 8.6 million hungry mouths in Ethiopia through to the end of the year.

24 May 2009 description

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the 36th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC Member States, which kicked off on Saturday, May 23rd 2009, in the Syrian capital Damascus.

The sealed MoU stipulates cooperation to assist the OIC Member States in combating these diseases. The Global Fund undertakes work in 46 OIC Member States through a number of programs and projects.

22 May 2009 description

Note: The last situation report was dated May 8, 2008.

BACKGROUND

Between March 2007 and March 2008, global food prices increased an average of 43 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund. During that time period, wheat, soybean, corn, and rice prices increased by 146 percent, 71 percent, 41 percent, and 29 percent, respectively, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rising food prices contributed to a significant increase in food insecurity worldwide, particularly among poorer populations.

28 Sep 2007 description

WASHINGTON, DC - The UN World Food Program (WFP) on Friday welcomed US government contributions in September totaling US$110.7 million for the hungry poor in 11 countries from Latin America to Asia. Nearly half the resources were targeted to Sudan, home to WFP's single-largest operation in the world.

"These contributions, which represent the first of the US government's new fiscal year, set a welcome precedent for donors and send a message of hope to vulnerable populations throughout the world," said Jordan Dey, Director of US Relations for WFP.

01 Sep 2005 description
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General Situation during August 2005
Forecast until mid-October 2005