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18 Jul 2007 description

This report covers the period 01/01/07 to 31/05/07 of the 2006-2007 Appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The Federation of the Future and the decentralization processes has ushered in a time of change.

28 Aug 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to 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 185 countries.

19 Jun 2006 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 183 countries.

01 Jan 2006 description


This appeal seeks CHF 4,970,061(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".
Global Agenda Goals:

1. Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

2. Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.

01 Jan 2006 description

This appeal seeks CHF 5,413,3331 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".

Global Agenda Goals:

1. Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

2. Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.

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21 Dec 2005 description

A floating hospital to serve communities isolated by annual monsoon flooding of Bangladesh's Brahmaputra River is under construction. The Emirates Airline Foundation signed a contract with Friendship, a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO), for managing the Emirates Friendship Hospital.

20 Dec 2005 description

Summary Observation on Rapid Emergency Needs Assessment Exercise to three severely flood affected northern districts of Bangladesh

Background

While the Bangladesh monsoon was on the wane, late flooding has affected some 11 north and north=ADwestern districts between October 3-6, 2005.

15 Dec 2005 description

Note: After the release of theoriginal (November) versioin of this report, a DER meeting was held on 16 November to discuss follow-up issues. A consensus view emerged that future RENA reports should be strengthened to better inform potential interventions. A second DER working group meeting was held on the 21 November to discuss revising the structure of the RENA report, and the feasibility of updating the earlier November report. This "December Update" represents the outcome of the revisioins.

21 Nov 2005 description

SEA/PR/1410

Bangkok/New Delhi, 21 November, 2005: WHO SEARO is working closely with its Member Countries to develop concrete plans to strengthen emergency preparedness and response in the health sector as part of overall national preparedness plans.

According to Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region, "This year, the countries of WHO South-East Asia Region have faced some of the most traumatic health emergencies. The Tsunamis of December 2004 killed over 200,000 people, and displaced 1.2 million people.

17 Oct 2005 description

By Anis Ahmed

SARKARPARA, Bangladesh, Oct 17 (Reuters) - "Only the brave would live in these ruins," said village council chief Abdur Rahman Bakul as he surveyed mud houses wrecked by the torrential rain and floods that have swept northern Bangladesh.

Thousands of people are still waiting for food and aid following floods in six districts that have killed 20 people and damaged both crops and infrastructure over the past two weeks.

A disaster management official said at the weekend that about 100,000 mud-walled houses collapsed, making at least half a million people …

15 Oct 2005 description

WARNING MESSAGE
The prevailing rain-fed flood situation in the north & north-western districts is likely to improve further.

RAINFALL

Almost nil rainfall has been recorded all over the country during the last 24 hours ending at 9.00 A.M. today.

13 Oct 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.

10 Oct 2005 description

Dhaka (dpa) - Rescue workers on Friday were searching for victims of a boating accident in northern Bangladesh, as the death toll from flooding triggered by heavy rains rose to 19, officials said.

07 Oct 2005 description

BOGRA, Bangladesh, Oct 7 (Reuters) - At least 12 people have died, up to 50,000 have fled their homes and about 1.5 million are marooned following heavy rains that flooded several districts in northern Bangladesh, government officials said on Friday.