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06 Aug 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Guinea worm in South Sudan

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

14 Dec 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Global

13 November 2017: Save the Children announced that it had fired 16 staff over reports of sexual violence in the past year. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

12 Dec 2011 description
report European Union

Brussels, 12 December 2011
18321/11
PRESSE 480

The Council today approved the concept for a new Common Security and Defence Policy mission to support regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean states. This decision kicks off operational planning for the mission.

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 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.

10 Dec 2007 description

This report covers the period of 1 May through 31 October 2007, 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, the countries most affected by the tsunami were Somalia and …

14 Dec 2006 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Introduction

Two years after the tsunami which was happened on 26 December 2004, Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) continues with recovery programs to assist the affected population in eight countries. Reconstruction and health programs in Indonesia are in full swing. Yet, in Sri Lanka, due to the deteriorating security situation, some rehabilitation activities were hampered. Whereas in the Maldives, India, and Thailand, key programs for the rehabilitation phase are either speedily progressing or completed.

12 Dec 2006 description
Donor Report - 12 December 2006

FOREWORD

The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that struck on 26 December 2004 created an unprecedented challenge for the United Nations and the world at large. At the same time, it started a new era of increased cooperation in response in the humanitarian sector.

30 Nov 2005 description


THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOREWORD TO THE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL 2006
The past year has been a wretched one for millions of disaster victims. It dawned with the Indian Ocean tsunami, saw a hurricane season unrivalled in living memory strike the Americas, and included South Asia’s devastating earthquake. Through it all, other tragic crises persisted in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Like never before, the year stretched and tested the capabilities of aid agencies, and the will of survivors.

15 Apr 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 181 countries.

In Brief

Revised Preliminary Appeal No. 28/2004; Operations Update no.

06 Apr 2005 description


INTRODUCTION
The earthquake-tsunami, which struck on 26 December 2004, was one of the most devastating natural disasters ever. The response, from every quarter, has been swift and extraordinarily generous. The need for accountability, first to the people whose lives were ruined by this catastrophe, and second to the millions of people around the world who have provided resources, has never been so apparent.

10 Jan 2005 description

Fifteen days after the tsunami unleashed havoc in South and South East Asia, causing 155,000 deaths, leaving over five million homeless, and destroying the livelihood of thousands, the tsunami relief and early recovery effort is in full swing thanks to the unrelenting work and commitment of the national governments, the affected communities, the local and international NGOs and the UN system.

06 Jan 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0005
OCHA Situation Report No. 13
Earthquake and Tsunami
Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka

18 Jul 2003 description

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation