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04 Jan 2013 description
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CERF disburses over $164.5 million in 2012 for emergency humanitarian response in West and Central Africa

02 Jan 2013 description

Appeal target: CHF 1,061,852 in cash, kind and services.

Appeal coverage: 38% (against initial amount of CHF 1,358,780, corresponding to 50% of revised amount of CHF 1,061,852)

Appeal history:

• This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a Preliminary basis on 16 August 2012 for CHF 1,151,632 for 6 months to assist 1,440,000 beneficiaries. CHF 150,000 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) as start up funds.

31 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 31 December 2012 (IRIN) - The cholera epidemic that struck Guinea and Sierra Leone in 2012 is winding down. What to do now? Start preparing - for cholera.

That's part of the message from donors, aid workers and health officials after the most serious cholera outbreak in years that infected some 30,000 people and killed 400 others in the two countries - mostly in Sierra Leone. They say there should be better preparations for cholera, based on lessons learned and on a strategy in Guinea that was put to the test in 2012.

30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

13 Dec 2012 description

Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2012. The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 141st Session, has approved 22 loans and grants totaling nearly US$300 million to boost socio-economic development in 23 partner countries. The bulk of the public sector loans will co-finance projects aimed at enhancing the transportation and energy sectors of the recipient countries, as well as the agriculture, education and health sectors.

06 Dec 2012 description
report British Red Cross

Sharon Reader, British Red Cross beneficiary communications delegate, reports on new approaches to tackling cholera in Sierra Leone:

It’s easy to persuade people to wash their hands and drink clean water when the spectre of cholera is looming. It’s not so easy when there is no scary disease waiting to strike. Be honest, do you always wash your hands before you eat?

20 Nov 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

World Toilet Day, 19 November, is an international day of action aimed to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge, raising global awareness of the daily struggle for proper sanitation that a staggering 2.5 billion people face.

The event brings together different groups, such as media, the private sector, development organizations and civil society in a global movement to advocate for safe toilets.

For more information on World Toilet Day, click here.

16 Nov 2012 description

ESECURITE ALIMENTAIRE ET SANITAIRE : DES DEFIS IMMENSES POUR LE PROCHAIN GOUVERNEMENT

09 Nov 2012 description
report European Union

9 November 2012, Brussels - The European Union will help Sierra Leone reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. A new programme will strengthen health systems and increase the capacity of government and community institutions to deliver quality health services.

05 Nov 2012 description

Summary: CHF 178,829 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 07 September, 2012 to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea (RCSG) in delivering assistance to some 25,000 households.

In February 2012, cholera cases began to appear throughout the regions of Conakry and Forecariah. The epidemic worsened in July and August (5,699 cases and 109 deaths as per September 2, 2012) and reached a level that exceeded the response capacities of the National Society. The situation escalated and required quick response in order to save lives.

31 Oct 2012 description

Summary: CHF 114’688 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 20 March, 2012 to support Sierra Leone Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 128,000 beneficiaries (32,000 households).

31 Oct 2012 description

0 . Major changes since previous version of the HIP

On 1 January 2012, the HIP Epidemics was launched with an indicative amount of EUR 5,000,000. However, for the first assessment round, only EUR 3,000,000 had been assigned. As all funds had been committed by October 2012, the second assessment round over EUR 2,000,000 was launched on 25 October 2012.

1 . Context

30 Oct 2012 description

Brazzaville, Congo: 27 October 2012 – As the Sahel food crisis persists, compounded by recent flooding in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to health and development partners to support affected countries prioritize de-worming activities as part of urgent relief efforts.

"Flooding now being experienced in parts of the Sahel, creates the ideal breeding ground for contracting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as bilharzia, and worm-like diseases putting more at risk of malnutrition,” says WHO African Regional Director Dr Luis Gomes Sambo.

22 Oct 2012 description
report British Red Cross

Two months ago the British Red Cross sent an emergency team to respond to an outbreak of cholera in Sierra Leone. Now, the number of new cholera cases is rapidly reducing.

18 Oct 2012 description

Will build strong partnerships for hunger eradication

18 October 2012, Rome - Eliminating hunger in West Africa is the main objective of a new project launched by West African countries, Germany and FAO.

17 Oct 2012 description

A total of 21 986 cases and 292 deaths (CFR: 1.33%) reported from 12 out of 13 districts.

Event description

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) continues to work closely with partners at the national and international levels to maintain the response to the ongoing cholera outbreak. Twelve of the 13 districts in Sierra Leone have been affected since the beginning of the year.

11 Oct 2012 description

Responding to the Crisis in Syria

Instability and conflict in Syria continue to affect hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated one million Syrians have been internally displaced, while the overall total affected population is estimated at up to 2.5 million.

08 Oct 2012 description

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) continues to work closely with partners at the national and international levels to step up response to the ongoing cholera outbreak. Twelve of the 13 districts in Sierra Leone have been affected since the beginning of the year.

08 Oct 2012 description

CHF 178,829 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to 25,000 households. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: In February 2012, cases of cholera began to appear throughout the regions of Conakry and Forecariah. The epidemic worsened in July and August (5,699 cases and 109 deaths as per September 2, 2012) and has now reached a level that exceeds the current response capacities.