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16 Mar 2007 description

The Federation's 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Period covered by this Final Report: 10 May to 12 August 2005. History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

- CHF 80,000 was allocated from the Federations DREF on 10 May 2005 to respond to the needs of this operation. Refer to the DREF Bulletin for more information.

27 Sep 2005 description

The Federation's 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 181 countries.

In Brief

Minor Emergency history:

Launched on 12 May 2005 for 3 months to assist 6,000 beneficiaries.

Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 110,000.

Background

The Tanzanian island of Zanzibar experienced very heavy rainfall in April 2005 in what is considered to have been the worst downpour in 40 years.

09 Sep 2005 description

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

This report includes:

(A) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territories


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

(C) West Africa: (1) Cameroon (2) Chad (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Niger (6) Sierra Leone

19 Aug 2005 description

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

This report includes:

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan (5) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) …

12 Aug 2005 description

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

22 Jul 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:

15 Jul 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:

Sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Central Asia (2) Afghanistan (3) Albania (4) Georgia (5) Iraq (6) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (7) Pakistan (8) Tajikistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Somalia …

24 Jun 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:

Sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Mine Action, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Iran (3) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (4) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Kenya (7) Rwanda (8) Somalia (9) Sudan (10) Tanzania (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: …

09 Jun 2005 description

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

ARUSHA, 9 June (IRIN) - A company involved in the production of artemisinine, an anti-malaria drug, is due to set up extraction plants in Kenya and Tanzania to make the drug easily and cheaply available to patients, an official for the company said on Wednesday.

The factories would be established in East Africa because of the potential in the region for cultivating artemisia-annua, the plant from which the anti-malaria drug is extracted, the managing director of African Artemisia Limited, Geoff Burrell, said …

26 May 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four Month Lead: Sept - Nov 2005 Forecasts:

Northern Horn of Africa:

Climatology is expected, except locally over portions of northwestern Ethiopia, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall.



East Africa:

20 May 2005 description


The Federation’s 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 181 countries.

In Brief

Revised Preliminary Appeal No. 28/2004; Operations Update no. 55; Period covered: 28 April to 18 May 2005; Appeal coverage: 48.7%

Highlights:

12 May 2005 description

The Federation's 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 181 countries.

In Brief

CHF 80,000 (USD 67,500 OR EUR 52,000) HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FROM THE FEDERATION'S DISASTER RELIEF EMERGENCY FUND (DREF) TO RESPOND TO THIS OPERATION. UNEARMARKED FUNDS TO REPAY DREF ARE ENCOURAGED.

Note: The flooding in Zanzibar was initially reported on via Information Bulletin no.

05 May 2005 description


The Federation’s 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 181 countries.

In Brief

Revised Preliminary Appeal No. 28/2004; Operations Update no. 54; Period covered: 1-30 April 2005; Appeal coverage: 118.9% (Click here to view the provisional contributions list attached; also available on the Federation’s website).

Highlights

29 Apr 2005 description

This week the report covers the following sectors/countries:

Sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

Highlights

East & Central Africa: Burundi, Congo, Congo, DR, Dijibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda , Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

West Africa: West Africa Coastal Region, Benin , Chad, Coet d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Southern Africa: Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia: Bangladesh, …

25 Apr 2005 description

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

NAIROBI, 25 Apr 2005 (IRIN) - The heaviest rains in 40 years destroyed more homes and infrastructure in and around Stone Town, capital of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, than earlier reported, according to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Eight hundred homes were affected by flooding on 17-18 April, the Federation said in a bulletin issued on Friday after its officials participated in a preliminary assessment led by local authorities.

22 Apr 2005 description

The Federation's 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 181 countries.