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21 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able t o address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its 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 183 countries.

01 Jan 2006 description

This appeal seeks CHF 913,370(1) to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

25 Nov 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter & Non-food items, Water & Santitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Niger

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Swaziland (7) Zambia (8) …

13 Apr 2005 description

INTRODUCTION

This is the first issue for 2005 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

13 Apr 2005 description

HIV/AIDS pandemic contributes to food insecurity

07 Apr 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 7 April (IRIN) - Bad roads are hampering efforts to deliver much-needed food aid to thousands of local villagers affected by recent flooding in Madagascar's southern province of Fianarantsoa.

"There has been heavy rain all through the month of May, which has further damaged roads ... already in a poor condition. In some parts of the province the water level has reached eight metres.

21 Mar 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0057

OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Madagascar - Floods

18 Mar 2005 description

(A) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania

(B) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Liberia (4) Mauritania

(C) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Madagascar (5) Malawi (6) Mozambique (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe

(D) Asia: (1) Bangladesh (2) Indonesia (3) Korea (DPR) (4) Maldives (5) Myanmar (6) Sri Lanka

(E) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Bolivia (2) Colombia (3) Cuba (4) Guatemala (5) Haiti (6) Nicaragua

(A) East & Central …

17 Mar 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Outlook Updates:

April-June 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region:

The outlook for Apr-Jun 2005 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over most sectors in the Gulf of Guinea region from Sierra Leone eastward into western Nigeria. There is also a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over northeastern Nigeria.

Northern Horn of Africa:

16 Mar 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 16 March (IRIN) - The death toll from recent heavy flooding in Madagascar has risen to 25, while more than 8,000 people have been left homeless, a disaster official told IRIN.

"More than 58,000 people have been affected in four regions," said Jacki Ranemdearason of the Centre National de Secours (CNS), the national body for disaster management.

He said the immediate concern was for food and seeds, as more than 35,424 hectares of rice fields had been submerged by the heavy rains that …

15 Mar 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0054
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Madagascar - Floods

09 Mar 2005 description

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 9 Mar 2005 (IRIN) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) stood ready to assist thousands of homeless families on Wednesday, after heavy flooding killed four people and damaged rice crops across Madagascar.

The most affected areas were the western Mahajanga province and Amparafaravola and Ambatondrazaka regions in the eastern Toamasina province.

"The areas received some unusually heavy rainfall in the last couple of days, but we are not sure what the extent of the damage is.