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27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe

15 Jun 2009 description
report Caritas

Introduction

Currently, the most important international declaration concerning the effectiveness of development aid is the Paris Declaration (2005). The declaration presents several principles of aid effectiveness, a framework for mutual responsibility, and names several indicators used when evaluating improvement. Below, we will try to examine two projects through the prism of crucial elements of Aid Effectiveness (AE) which were put together by the Paris Declaration.

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2008.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation country office programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.

Programme summary:

In line with PMI's wish to gradually phase out of the tsunami recovery operation and move back towards the nation-wide long-term programming, the …

22 Aug 2008 description

Simulated Exercise: Typhoon Disaster Scenario

"In the early morning of 27 August 2008, Typhoon "X" with a velocity of 140 km/hour landed at Muang District, Rayong, an industrial and coastal province in Thailand. The typhoon caused heavy damage to houses, public buildings and facilities, cargo ships and fishing boats. It also damaged electricity poles, triggering a power shortage in the province.

13 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2008.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation country office programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia/PMI) and facilitate a coordinated approach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in supporting PMI's programmes in Indonesia.

Programme summary:

To increase PMI's disaster response capacity, the International Federation country office assisted in the set-up of 22 disaster preparedness containers in …

12 Mar 2008 description

JAKARTA, 12 March 2008 (IRIN) - The Indonesian province of West Sumatra has experienced several earthquakes over the past fortnight since a 7.3 quake on 25 February sparked a tsunami alert, stirring up fears that another massive quake might strike this seismically active region.

The almost daily quakes have centered on Padang, West Sumatra's capital, and the Mentawai islands off the coast. Some scientists fear another devastating disaster such as in December 2004, in which more than 230,000 people across Asia were killed.

But scientists are divided over when the next big one …

25 Feb 2008 description
report Caritas

Mercredi 20 février, le séisme d'une magnitude de 7,5 sur l'échelle de Richter survenu sur l'île de Simeulue, au large des côtes nord-ouest de Sumatra, a provoqué la mort de trois personnes, une trentaine de blessés et de nombreuses destructions. Pour autant, la reconstruction antisismique des écoles, impartie à Caritas, a tenu le choc.

Déjà, le tsunami du 26 décembre 2004 avait détruit une importante partie des villages, des infrastructures et des cultures.

24 Feb 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.

21 Feb 2008 description
report CARE

21 February 2008, Simeulue, Indonesia - Following yesterday's earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Simeulue, CARE staff who have been working on the island since the 2004 tsunami, have mobilised a response to those affected.

"The destruction is primarily located on the east coast of the island.

21 Feb 2008 description

21 February 2008

By Vina Agustina on Nias Island and Matthew Cochrane in Geneva, International Federation

The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) is on high alert following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake off the eastern coast of Indonesia's Aceh province that claimed at least three lives and injured dozens more.

The quake was most keenly felt on the island of Simeulue.

19 Feb 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Early prospects point to the possibility of a significant increase in world cereal production in 2008, mainly following expansion of winter grain plantings in Europe and the United States coupled with generally satisfactory weather conditions.

- International prices of most cereals remain high and some are still on the increase.