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31 Dec 2008 description

1. CONTEXTE

L'Est du Tchad abrite 240 000 réfugiés soudanais et 180 000 tchadiens déplacés suites aux différents conflits armés et interethniques dans le 2 pays le Soudan et le Tchad. Ces populations sont regroupées dans les camps avec des conditions d'hygiène et assainissement insuffisantes o=F9 la plupart d'épidémie sont enregistrées.

L'OMS est présente à l'Est du Tchad pour la surveillance épidémiologique à travers le Système d'Alerte Précoce pour les maladies à potentiel épidémique.

31 Dec 2008 description

EAST AFRICA: October- December rains began on time but ended early in south- central Somalia, northeastern and southeastern Kenya, and in parts of southeastern Ethiopia, negatively affecting crop prospects and pasture in these areas. In south- central Soma lia, increased civil insecurity and rampant sea piracy also continue to exacerbate existing food insecurity through displacement, dis ruption of both commercial and humanitarian food imports, and restrictions on food access among already impoverished popula tions.

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary Findings

- The total number of Internally Displaced People in the CEA region is 9.1 million in December 2008.

31 Dec 2008 description
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General Situation during December 2008
Forecast until mid-February 2009

30 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire. En plus de cela une épidémie d'Ebola vient d'être confirmée dans la province du Kasaï Occidental, zone de santé de Mweka. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'épidémie s'est propagée dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

30 Dec 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

29 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC is still precarious. In addition an outbreak of Ebola has been confirmed in the province of Kasaï Occidental, health zone of Mweka. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is not yet under control. The outbreak has spread in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still of high concern.

29 Dec 2008 description
report Oxfam

A year of wars, weather and financial woes hit the poor

For thousands of people around the world 2008 was a tough year, with a number of violent conflicts causing widespread suffering, and the triple crunch of climate change, the food crisis and the economic downturn hitting the poorest hardest, said Oxfam today.

In countries such as Zimbabwe, Sudan, and Sri Lanka, ongoing conflicts continue to blight the lives of millions of poor men, women and children, and impede progress in reducing poverty. In the DRC, renewed fighting has displaced hundred of thousands, and the Israeli blockade …

26 Dec 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 30/06/08.

In brief

Programme purpose: Together with the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, and in line with the International Federation's Strategy 2010 and the Global Agenda goals, the West and Central African zone (WCAZ) is committed to:

- Establish appropriate mechanisms for effective technical coordination, planning, performance monitoring and evaluation as to assist its 24 National Societies in developing and establishing sustainable community-based health projects, and develop improved …

24 Dec 2008 description

Rome, 24 December 2008 - Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.

Chad

- WFP needs to pre-position over 32,700mt of food to cover EMOP beneficiaries' needs for 5 months from July to November 2009.

24 Dec 2008 description
report IRIN

N'DJAMENA, 24 December 2008 (IRIN) - Ali* once fought with Chadian rebels. In the past two years rebels and the Chadian army vowed to hand over any fighters under the age of 18. More than 500 of these youngsters have been supported by a demobilisation programme run by the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, with its NGO partners.

22 Dec 2008 description

Faits majeurs

- La situation humanitaire demeure sérieuse à Dogdoré à la suite du retrait temporaire des humanitaires;

- Avancées dans l'assistance aux déplacés malgré des insuffisances selon le rapport de profilage des déplacés;

- Enquêtes VAM effectuées dans les camps de réfugiés, sites de déplacés et villages de retour à l'est;

- 30 cas de polio enregistrés au Tchad depuis le début de l'année;

- L'appel de fonds humanitaire pour le Tchad de 2008 financé à 78%.

Contexte politique et sécuritaire

Les Nations Unies préparent le déploiement d'une …

22 Dec 2008 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations envoy for Chad has just concluded a mission to the eastern town of Dogdoré to assess humanitarian challenges there resulting from internal strife, rebel activity and a spill-over from the conflict in neighbouring Darfur.

Over the weekend, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Chad, Victor Angelo, met with local authorities and representatives of the 28,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the region, which has been attacked repeatedly by bandits since September, prompting aid workers to temporarily suspend activities.

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22 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC remains precarious with humanitarian aid still not reaching many people. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is not yet under control. The outbreak has spread in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still of high concern. On week 50, a total of 131 new cases and 1 death were reported.

22 Dec 2008 description
report IRIN

N'DJAMENA, 22 décembre 2008 (IRIN) - Les organisations humanitaires ont lancé des programmes de nutrition thérapeutique d'urgence dans l'ouest du Tchad, o=F9 une étude récente a révélé que 20 pour cent des enfants de moins de cinq ans souffraient de malnutrition aiguë.

Comme il arrive fréquemment au Sahel, les manques chroniques dans la région tchadienne de Kanem ont donné lieu à un taux de malnutrition dangereusement élevé, exigeant une intervention d'urgence.

En plus du taux de malnutrition aiguë, l'enquête, menée par Action contre la faim (ACF) et publiée en …