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04 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.

In brief

Programme summary: Disaster Management programme: Special attention was given to preparedness and risk reduction in terms of training, contingency planning, partnerships and forums for information sharing and early warning. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the implementation of climate change initiatives in the Zone was concluded with the RCRC Climate Change Centre in Netherlands.

04 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: During the 2006-2007 appeal period, the East Africa sub-regional programmes appeal was revised twice in 2006 to include a construction project in the Rwanda Red Cross' (RRC) organizational development programme and an anti retroviral treatment (ART) component in the HIV and AIDS programme of the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).

02 Apr 2008 description

Period covered: 18 September to 31 December 2007

Appeal target: CHF 969,519 (USD 797,302 or EUR 598,469)

Appeal coverage: 20%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 776,938 (USD 722,552 or EUR 481,702)

A total of CHF 93,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) for the recovery assessment and immediate response.

Summary: The affected communities in Shinyanga and Dodoma have continued recovering and rebuilding their homes.

25 Sep 2007 description

Period covered: 1 May to 17 September 2007;

Appeal target: CHF 969,519 (USD 797,302 or EUR 598,469);

Appeal coverage: 15.4%;

Outstanding needs: CHF 820,047 (USD 681,668 or EUR 498,812).

Summary: Tanzania Red Cross National Society (TRCNS) volunteers were mobilized to distribute health and shelter relief items, targeting beneficiaries in Shinyanga, Mwanza, Dodoma, Tabora and Iringa. Most Red Cross volunteers and community workers involved in disseminating messages on Rift Valley Fever (RVF) have received training.

22 Aug 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/07 for 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: Organizational development continued to take prominence in the five National Societies of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania …

03 Aug 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

Final Report; Period covered: 13 November 2006 to 5 February 2007.

History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

- CHF 30,470 was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 6 November, 2006 to respond to the needs of this operation.

08 Jun 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

Interim Final Report; Period covered: 13 November 2006 to 5 February 2007.

History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation: - CHF 30,470 was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 6 November, 2006 to respond to the needs of this operation. (Refer to the DREF Bulletin for more information).

04 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

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 East Africa sub-regional programmes appeal was revised twice during the year to include a …

01 May 2007 description

By Everlyn Kemunto & Anthony Mwangi, Kenya Red Cross, and Stella Marealle, Tanzania Red Cross

Rift Valley Fever, a rare zoonotic viral disease, has claimed 155 lives in Kenya and caused huge losses of income in Kenya's pastoralist communities.

01 May 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

THIS EMERGENCY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 969,519 (USD 797,302 OR EUR 598,469) IN CASH, KIND, OR SERVICES TO ASSIST 53,000 PEOPLE FOR 12 MONTHS.

The appeal is being launched based on findings of a Red Cross assessment that was conducted in four regions of Tanzania in March 2007.

27 Apr 2007 description

By Jennifer Harter, Communications Associate

It was a gathering of the most powerful organizations in the global fight against malaria in one of the most powerful places in the world.

And Christian Children's Fund (CCF) was among those invited to the White House on Wednesday for Malaria Awareness Day.

The Vice President for Global Programs at CCF, Michelle Poulton visited the White House on the organization's behalf for a key event in President Bush's efforts to fight malaria.

Poulton attended the luncheon in the White House Rose Garden for Malaria Awareness Day in …

24 Feb 2007 description
report Arusha Times

Manyara regional authorities have appealed for assistance to hundreds of people surrounded by water following heavy rains which have destroyed houses and cut off vital roads.

Reports from the region say several lakes have overspilled due to torrential rains, flooding townships,villages and crop fields.

According to the minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Dr.Mary Nagu, Bassotu township in Hanang district has been flooded by water from the adjacent Bassotu and Bassodesh lakes.

She said until last week the entire township has been turned into an island and that efforts …

16 Jan 2007 description
report Arusha Times

Arumeru district is sprawling incubator

by Matilda Kirenga

The New Year started in Arusha with fresh outbreaks of cholera and by January 8, eight victims had been admitted at Levolosi health centre which had also been designated a cholera camp.

The Municipal Medical Officer, Dr. Solomon Ole Logilunore told the Arusha Times that the epidemic was still a threat in Arusha.

27 Dec 2006 description

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

DAR ES SALAAM, 27 December (IRIN) - Some 650 flood-affected Tanzanians are in need of urgent aid, officials said on Wednesday.

The victims have been cut off from the rest of the country after floods destroyed bridges on roads connecting their communities in the central region of Shinyanga.

"They need food, medicine, blankets and other relief supplies," Shing'wela Limbakise, the executive director of Kishapu district in the region, told IRIN.

26 Dec 2006 description
report Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 26, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The impact of Tropical Cyclone Bondo is expected to diminish as wind speed recorded on Monday in Dar es Salaam international airport declined, according to a statement from the Tanzania Meteorological Agency on Tuesday.

The wind was reported to be blowing at 45 km per hour.

The statement predicted that there would be mild rainfalls accompanied by winds in many parts of the country.

13 Dec 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 185 countries.

In Brief

This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 43,000 (USD 35,002 or EUR 27,301) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to respond to the needs in this operation.

05 Dec 2006 description

DAR ES SALAAM, 5 Dec 2006 (IRIN) - Relief supplies have been sent to an estimated 1,500 people uprooted by floods in Tanzania's central region of Shinyanga last week, officials said on Tuesday.

"By Sunday, about 300 tonnes of maize flour had been distributed in the affected villages," said Simon Sirro, Shinyanga Regional Police Commander.