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31 Dec 2010 description

FACTS & FIGURES

- There have been 874 cases globally this year (794 type 1 and 80 type 3), compared with 1,503 cases at this time last year (464 type 1 and 1,039 type 3).

- 20 countries have reported cases in 2010, compared with 23 at this time last year.

05 Nov 2010 description

Contents
- 445 Outbreaks following importations of wild poliovirus into countries of the WHO African, European and South-East Asian Regions: January 2009 – September 2010

Sommaire
- 445 Flambées consécutives à l’importation du poliovirus sauvage dans les Région africaine, européenne et d’Asie du Sud-Est de l’OMS – jan

22 Oct 2010 description
report ACTED

Contents

Generosity in the face of hardship (Tajikistan)

Improving Water and Sanitation facilities in prisons in South Sudan (Sudan)

The necessity of protecting the environment in Bahai, East of Chad (Chad)

Foes become friends across the border (Uganda)

Psycho-social support for the children of Gaza (oPT)

Congolese « Mamans » enthusiastic about the improvement of water facilities in Southern Kivu (DRC)

2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI)

Emergency relief to the flood-affected people of West Bengal (India)

Restoring Fisheries in the Sunderbans (India)

Transitional …

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future

06 Oct 2010 description

6 octobre 2010, Rome - Vingt-deux pays dans le monde sont confrontés à des difficultés colossales, telles que les crises alimentaires à répétition et la prévalence extrêmement élevée de la faim, dues à l'effet combiné des catastrophes naturelles, des conflits et de la faiblesse des institutions.

06 Oct 2010 description

Rome, 6 October 2010 - Twenty-two countries are facing enormous challenges like repeated food crises and an extremely high prevalence of hunger due to a combination of natural disasters, conflict and weak institutions.

18 Aug 2010 description

Pakistan - polio infrastructure supports flood relief effort: Polio eradication staff and resources are being used to help in the response to the devastating floods affecting Pakistan. Polio epidemiologists and surveillance officers in the worst-affected areas of North West Frontier Province (NWPF, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Punjab are equipped with vehicles, radio equipment, satellite phones, vital medicines and potable water tanks.

06 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over …

09 Jul 2010 description
report ACTED

Contents

- Emergency in Kyrgyzstan

- Final step in the risk reduction project (Indonesia)

- Adressing the reconstruction needs of flood affected villages (Tajikistan)

- Farmers United Against Poverty (Uganda)

- Emergency response to the forgotten famine (Niger)

- ACTED provides means to combat cholera (Kenya)

- West-Bank breeders seek new ways to support traditionnal lifestyles (oPT)

- Third edition of Convergences 2015 (Paris)

- Portfolio of sanitation activities in the IDP camps of Zalingei (Sudan)

- Getting ready for the monsoon after Aila cyclone …

05 May 2010 description

Headlines

* Tajikistan has launched its response to a large wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) outbreak, with a national immunization activity being launched on 1 May in Dushanbe, the capital. As of this week, 32 WPV1 cases have been confirmed. For full details, see 'Tajikistan' section.

* At the T20 cricket world cup in St Lucia, the Indian and Afghanistan cricket teams came together at a media event to urge parents to immunize their children.

11 Mar 2010 description

United States Government Accountability Office

Report to Congressional Committees

GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY

Highlights of GAO-10-352, a report to congressional committees

What GAO Found

The U.S. government supports a wide variety of programs and activities for global food security, but lacks readily available comprehensive data on funding. In response to GAO's data collection instrument to 10 agencies, 7 agencies reported funding for global food security in fiscal year 2008 (see figure below) based on the working definition GAO developed for this purpose with agency input.

28 Feb 2010 description
report ACTED

Contents

- Focus Haiti: Humanitarian assistance to more than 300,000 people

- ACTED involved in the national vaccination campaign in Tajikistan

- Behavior change: a long term commitment (Sudan)

- Fishermen set sail from Gunungsitoli under blue skies (Indonesia)

- Building towards the future: Small businesses make a big impact (Uganda)

- Tajik farmers visit Burgundy (France-Tajikistan)

- Farming in a time of drought (occupied Palestinian Territories)

- From a Congo to another: ACTED in support of the Likouala refugees (Congo Brazzaville)

- Rebuilding livelihoods …