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31 Dec 2005 description

Executive Summary:

The Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster resulted in one of the largest relief and rehabilitation operations ever launched by the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement. The Federation launched a systematic process of real time evaluations (RTE) in order to assist the Movement in ensuring high standards of accountability and good practices in the operations as well as enable it to continuously improve the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of its work.

31 Dec 2005 description

For a young doctor handed the challenge of running a major health project in the socially and politically divided countryside of Southern Somalia, there can be little more practical grounding than an upbringing in Maasailand.

31 Dec 2005 description

The 37-year-old Dr Mores Loolpapit, AMREF HQs Programme Development Officer is excited to leave the safety of his AMREF Headquarters office in Nairobi, to a whole new world as the Deputy Director of the three-year EU funded Gedo Health Consortium project in Somalia. The six-million Euro funded project is an initiative of Trocaire and Cordaid (since 1992) and AMREF (since 1983) and has independently been supporting local communities in five districts in Northern Gedo Region, Somalia, in developing district health care.

31 Dec 2005 description

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

Food Security/Livelihoods

The findings of the GU/Karan crop assessment conducted by the Food Security Analysis Unit of FAO (FSAU) and partners among the agro-pastoral regions of Awdal & Togdheer, from 22 November to 4 December 2005, indicated a bumper harvest. In Somaliland there is one main cropping season (May to October), this year approximately 27,000 MT of cereals were harvested, 82% sorghum & 18% maize. In addition to cereals, farmers also grow cash crops such as watermelons, tomatoes, cowpea and onions, these similarly performed well.

31 Dec 2005 description

Executive Summary

The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004 affected part of Somalia, with most of the damage experienced in the north-east along a 650 km coastline stretching from Xafuun in the Bari region, to Garacad in the Mudug region. About 44,000 people are believed to have been affected by the tsunami.

31 Dec 2005 description
report ALNAP


Introduction
This is an initial report from the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition (TEC). The TEC is a collaborative effort by aid agencies (donor governments’ aid departments, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organisations, and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement) to improve humanitarian systems by learning from the response to the earthquake and tsunamis of 26 December 2004. Another aim of the TEC is to provide some accountability for the humanitarian system to both the giving and receiving publics.

30 Dec 2005 description

NAIROBI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Millions of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia who need pasture and water for their livestock face acute food shortages because of poor rains, a U.S.-based monitoring unit said on Friday.

29 Dec 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Period covered: June 2005 to October 2005; Appeal coverage: 111. 5%; Outstanding needs: N/A

Programme Update no.

29 Dec 2005 description

ADEN, Yemen, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Leaders of Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to lift an arms embargo on Somalia to help a transitional government establish its authority over feuding warlords.

29 Dec 2005 description


Background
Increased piracy off the coast of Somalia is negatively affecting livelihoods, especially in the south where food security conditions are critical. Piracy is hampering both commercial and humanitarian shipping, which accounts for the majority of the countries imports. As a result, commodity prices are increasing (including food and fuel), income from commercial activities and related logistical operations are being undermined, and humanitarian aid deliveries are being delayed and their costs are increasing.

28 Dec 2005 description


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) issues periodic emergency alerts when a significant food security crisis is occurring, where portions of the population are now, or will soon become, extremely food insecure and face imminent famine. Decision makers should give the highest priority to responding to the situations highlighted by this Emergency alert.
Southern Somalia: urgent aid is needed to avert humanitarian crises

28 Dec 2005 description
report ActionAid

No event in recent history has galvanised the British public as the tsunami did when it struck on 26 December 2004.

28 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction
Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: April – June 2006

Northern Horn of Africa

Climatology is expected across most of the region, except locally over northwestern and southwestern Sudan, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall locally over eastern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and portions of Djibouti. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

26 Dec 2005 description
report CARE
  1. TSUNAMI DU 26 DECEMBRE 2004 : LA REPONSE GLOBALE DE CARE
23 Dec 2005 description
report CARE

Global humanitarian agency CARE International is supporting more than 600,000 people across the tsunami-affected region, with for example 12,500 people having been helped back into work this year and 325,000 people benefiting from water and sanitation facilities.

CARE has major three-year reconstruction programmes operating in the five worst-hit countries - India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Somalia and Thailand.

23 Dec 2005 description

SINGAPORE, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Around $13.6 billion has been pledged by donors around the world to rebuild Indian Ocean countries after the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami, which killed 231,452 people, the U.N. Envoy for Tsunami Recovery says.