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United States Agency for International Development
Bureau for Humanitarian Response

31 Dec 2000 description

By Nicola Cadge and Lynne Russell

Nicola Cadge has a background in nursing and a Masters Degree in Public Health.

31 Dec 2000 description


New documents available on the EHA website:

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Health, Peace and Humanitarian Cease-fires
by Jon M. Ebersole

Militarised violence presents what is perhaps the most vexing challenge to the achievement of the goal of health for all. While not a member of the UN’s Executive Committee on Peace and Security, WHO is nonetheless positioned to play a crucial peacemaking role in some of the world’s most difficult trouble spots.

31 Dec 2000 description


From Health in Emergencies Issue 8
The establishment of high quality, functioning acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance - a critical step to polio elimination - is possible in countries affected by emergencies, as shown in the examples of Afghanistan, Angola and Somalia.

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Extrait de la Newsletter de la DDC · décembre 2000

Afin de pourvoir au mieux aux besoins humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest, la DDC a fixé ses priorités: aide d'urgence et reconstruction, livraisons de lait en poudre, prévention des épidémies et projets d'aide sociale.

31 Dec 2000 description
report Small Arms Survey
Occasional Paper No. 1

by Eric G. Berman A publication of the Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey (SAS)

The Small Arms Survey (SAS) is an independent project associated with the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS) at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Established in 1999, the SAS is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and by contributions from the Governments of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

29 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

29 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

29 Dec 2000 description

29 December - A 16-member regional organization in West Africa has decided to send troops to the borders separating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to help calm the violence that has erupted there over the past few weeks, according to a statement released today by the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).

29 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

1961: 27 April - Sierra Leone, which was founded as a haven for liberated slaves in the 18th century, receives independence from Britain with Milton Margai as prime minister.

29 Dec 2000 description

Many of the refugees who sought a safe haven in Guinea from war in Sierra Leone have again been forced to move because of violence.
The displaced Sierra Leoneons are once more seeking refuge after fighting spread to the border area which has become their temporary home during the nine-year conflict in their own country.

Some refugees have returned to Sierra Leone while others have fled to the safety of jungle areas. Many have also escaped to the Guinean capital Conakry and taken shelter in the Sierra Leonean High Commission awaiting transportation back to their home country.

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As of 27 December, 512 suspected cases, including 190 deaths have been reported in 15 districts in northwestern Guinea. Laboratory tests carried out by Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal, have confirmed yellow fever activity in 10 districts.
In collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and Médecins sans Frontières, the Ministry of Health, Guinea is conducting a vaccination campaign.

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29 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

29 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West
Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

28 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

28 Dec 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339