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15 Mar 2012 description
report ALNAP

LEÇON 1

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

15 Mar 2012 description
report ALNAP

ENSEÑANZA .1

La sequía es un fenómeno recurrente y natural en muchas áreas. Las organizaciones humanitarias pueden ser más eficaces cuando si lo tienen en cuenta en su programación.

02 Feb 2012 description
  1. DDG’s objectives, partners and stakeholders in the Area of Operation DDG has been working in Somalia since 2009.

Strategic Objectives:

  • To reduce the threat caused by landmines and ERW in Puntland, Galmudug and SC Somalia with an efficient, effective and flexible DDG mine action capacity.

  • To enhance human security and community safety in Puntland, Galmudug and SC Somalia through the implementation of armed violence reduction (AVR) initiatives.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 District Background

The long rains in 2011 delayed and started towards the month of April as compared to 2010 where they started earlier towards the end of February. The number of days that received rainfall was also less in 2011 than 2010.

1.2 Food Security Trends

There was scarcity of major food staples since April resulting from the scarcity experienced in the whole country. This is indicated by the high prices experienced. However farmers have started harvesting the long rains crop which is expected to reduce the pressure

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 District Background
Located in the western side of Nyanza province, Kisumu west district covers an approximated area of about 360.8 km2 with an estimated population of about 149,831 people. The district has 2 divisions, 8 locations and 37 sub-locations. The divisions are Maseno and Kombewa. There are about 25,000 farm families.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 District Background,

Bunyala District was curved out of larger Busia in 2007. The District borders Samia to the North, Siaya to the East, Bondo to the South and Lake Victoria to the west.

  • Total area- 185sq KM

  • No. Of divisions -1

  • Locations -6

  • Sub locations -18

  • Extension units- 18

  • Population- 66,723

  • Farm families- 8668

  • Total staff strength by cadre(14) –

  • Area under cultivation- 6500 HA

22 Nov 2011 description

Since the peak of 63,000 in July, 2011 and further steady decline in the displacement trends in August and September, the month of October recorded an increase in the displacements. Forty one thousand (41,000) displacements were recorded in October, mainly due to insecurity as opposed to 35,000displacements in September. Insecurity due to ongoing fighting between various warring parties, accounted for 74% of the total displacements reported, mainly in Mogadishu,Afgooye district and border region of Juba Hoose.

21 Nov 2011 description

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Law and disaster risk reduction at the community level

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

21 Nov 2011 description

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

18 Nov 2011 description

Background

The current drought in The East and Horn of Africa is estimated to have affected 13 million people, of which 4.5 million are Kenyans. Lives and livelihoods have been lost. It has also caused extensive debates on how to end drought emergencies. The discussions have hit media headlines and formed agendas of national and international conferences. A few of the issues that have cut across all these discussions are the acknowledgement that:

· While drought is an unavoidable natural phenomenon, it need not and should not lead to famine and other disasters.

16 Nov 2011 description

Summary

The revised strategic framework outlines the role of IFRC offices in supporting East African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to respond to the crises in the Horn of Africa.

The IFRC will support National Societies to:

  • Respond to extreme food, nutrition, water, sanitation, and health insecurity of people at risk in the short term, and wherever possible address root causes in delivery of our services

  • Promote early recovery strategies in the medium term

  • Promote livelihood resilience in the long term

16 Nov 2011 description

The main story in your Mag Humanitaire reminds us of the dangers that affect health care in situations of armed conflict and how these infringe on the right to life. The gruesome reality is that people are dying as a result of violence against health-care staff and facilities.

Horn of Africa

  • Somalia: a journey of solidarity

  • Launch of the ‘Health Care in Danger’ campaign

North Africa

  • Libya: humanitarian assistance against all odds

West Africa

02 Nov 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: This update represents 30 days update from the launch of the emergency appeal and gives a summary of the narrative report.

Appeal target (current): CHF 4,158,791

Appeal coverage: 47%

Appeal history:

• This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 23 September 2011 for CHF 4,158,791 for 12 months to assist 150,000 beneficiaries.

• Operations Update no. 1 was issued on 19 October 2011

02 Nov 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: March to October, 2011 This update represents an eight-month summary of the operation (cumulative narrative and financial).

02 Nov 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

PREPARED FOR CHOLERA

WESCOORD has developed a Cholera Response and Preparedness Plan to assist WASH (and Health) Sector partners to plan their interventions and to ensure the appropriate prevention and response measures are in place to reduce the impact and spread of the disease.

• Identification of high risk areas

• Supporting WASH facilities and services in (IDP) camps, schools, health/nutrition centres, cholera treatment centres.

• Provision of safe water

• Distribution of Cholera Discharge Kits and hygiene kits