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30 Dec 2008 description

This report covers the period 01Jul 2008 to 31 Dec 2008

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Summary:

This programme update focuses on the work of the team in the Asia Pacific zone office to provide leadership and guidance to the International Federation …

23 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Four years on, tremendous improvements can be seen

By Jane O'Brien

NEW YORK, USA, 23 December 2008 - The 2004 tsunami left a wake of devastation that stretched across the Indian Ocean. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Many more were made homeless.

23 Dec 2008 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Cruz Roja Española, centrada ahora en proyectos de desarrollo económico y comunitario, trabajará al menos dos años más con las comunidades afectadas

Cuatro años después del tsunami que asoló el sur de Asia, Cruz Roja sigue trabajando con las personas damnificadas por esta catástrofe en 10 países del Índico.

23 Dec 2008 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

On 26 December 2004, a huge earthquake of magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale struck the area off the western coast of northern Sumatra, triggering massive tidal waves, or tsunamis, that inundated coastal areas in 13 countries around the Indian Ocean rim - from Indonesia to Somalia.

15 Dec 2008 description

Nearly four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, 97 per cent of houses planned for tsunami-affected people are finished or under construction.

According to the International Federation's Tsunami Four-Year Progress Report - which accounts for the collective efforts of 40 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies - by the end of September 2008, 41,215 permanent houses had been built and a further 12,722 were being built.

15 Dec 2008 description

Foreword

Four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, some of the most important aspects of recovery are the least visible. The Red Cross Red Crescent programmes support communities in rebuilding their lives now and coping with future threats - natural disasters, the effects of climate change, outbreaks of disease, conflict or the rapid rise in the cost of food and fuel.

When livelihoods are secure, children are educated, safe water is plentiful, healthcare is accessible and houses are sturdy, then people are less exposed to future shocks.

09 Dec 2008 description

Foreword

Four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, some of the most important aspects of recovery are the least visible. The Red Cross Red Crescent programmes support communities to rebuild their own lives now and to cope with future threats - natural disasters, the effects of climate change, outbreaks of disease, conflict or the rapid rise in the cost of food and fuel. When livelihoods are secure, children are educated, safe water is plentiful, healthcare is accessible and houses are sturdy, then people are less exposed to future shocks.

09 Dec 2008 description

This report covers the period of 1 May through 30 September 2008, but reports cumulative totals from December 2004 onwards.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Executive Summary: In Eastern Africa, Somalia and the Seychelles were the countries most affected …

30 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The Eastern Africa Zone covers 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Zone has four country representations in Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia and two Sub Zones covering the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa countries.

The Eastern Africa Zone continues to experience major disasters which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the communities affected.

15 Oct 2008 description

Period covered by this Operations Update: January to June 2008

Appeal target (as per Tsunami emergency and recovery revised plan and budget 2004-2010 issued in 31 March 2008): CHF 691.3 million (USD 623.6 million or EUR 431.6 million)

Appeal coverage: 98%

Summary

Indonesia: The International Federation continues its large scale operation in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Aceh) as it approaches the fourth year commemoration of the earthquake and tsunami which struck in 2004.

07 Oct 2008 description

Watch the Press Conference

"Making hospitals safe from disaster" was the theme of tomorrow's International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and the Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, said this afternoon at a Headquarters press conference to make the announcement.

The second Wednesday of October was designated in 1989 to be the International Day, Mr. Holmes went on.

18 Sep 2008 description

Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.

13 Jun 2008 description

General Assembly
Sixty-third session
Item 68 of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2008
Geneva, July 2008
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and

24 May 2008 description

INDONESIA, SRI LANKA, MALDIVES, THAILAND, MYANMAR, INDIA, BANGLADESH, SOMALIA, SEYCHELLES, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SUPPORT

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

07 Apr 2008 description

Psychosocial support is a major component of most emergency operations conducted by National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, since healing the psychological wounds of victims is as important as addressing their physical injuries and material losses. Red Cross and Red Crescent societies can rely on the International Federation Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support to assist them in helping communities to overcome the trauma associated with any disaster or conflict.

31 Mar 2008 description

INDONESIA, SRI LANKA, MALDIVES, THAILAND, MYANMAR, INDIA, BANGLADESH, SOMALIA, SEYCHELLES, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SUPPORT

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 186 countries.

In Brief

Emergency and Recovery Plan and Budget (Appeal No. 28/2004)
Ops. Update no. 63
Period covered: December 2004 to December 2010