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09 Aug 2011 description
report Kuwait News Agency

Arab League calls for supporting Somalia (With photos) CAIRO, Aug 9 (KUNA) -- The Arab League called Tuesday during an urgent meeting for its permanent delegates for providing aid and support for the Somali people who are suffering from drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa region.

The meeting's final communique called for speeding relief aid efforts on part of the Arab States' public and private sectors, adding that a plan should be devised to tackle the issue at hand.

24 Oct 2008 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

10 Apr 2008 description


1.1 Humanitarian Situation Highlight in 2007

The 2006 joint Government-humanitarian partners' seasonal assessments in cropping and pastoral areas, which estimated emergency food requirements in 2007, indicated vast improvement in the food security prospects.

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).

17 Jan 2008 description


21 Nov 2007 description


The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Somalia established the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) pooled fund, in 2004, to meet funding needs for emergency responses at the sudden onset of humanitarian situations. Initially set up with US$ 3.26 million (1) for the emergency responses to the drought in northern Somalia, the HRF has developed into one of the key humanitarian financing mechanisms for emergency relief activities in Somalia.

14 Nov 2007 description

By Nik Bredholt and Matt Wingate, CAFOD Horn & East Africa Office

The failing humanitarian response in Northern Uganda

CAFOD responded to the drought in Kenya during 2006, but the response came late. This article considers ways in which better preparedness and greater and more timely involvement with drought-affected communities could have improved the response, to save lives and support livelihoods. Evidence of impending drought in Kenya was available from at least early 2005.

30 Oct 2007 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam is extremely concerned that a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Somalia and that the situation continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

Factional fighting has plagued Somalia since the overthrow of its authoritarian government in 1991. Waves of drought, flood, and conflict have snared many of the country's estimated 8 million people in the years of instability that followed. But for hundreds of thousands of them, the situation took a turn for the worse in early 2007, when the country plunged back into all-out war on a scale not seen since the early 1990s.

01 Oct 2007 description

JOWHAR, 1 October 2007 (IRIN) - Two months ago, Sheikh Noah thought this year would be different - possibly better - for thousands of villagers living near the Shabelle River in southern Somalia. The locals had quickly tried to re-establish their lives by rebuilding their homes and growing food and cash crops in the fertile valleys after the destruction wrought by the December 2006 floods.

"Initially there was a small canal, an irrigation off-take," said Noah, who is also the chief of Boodale village, about 30km south of the regional capital, Jowhar.

28 Sep 2007 description


06 Sep 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007 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: Health and care programme: In the first half of 2007, the region experienced cholera, meningitis and Rift Valley Fever …

28 Aug 2007 description

DIRE DAWA, 28 August 2007 (IRIN) - For Yenenesh Tesfaye, a 28-year-old flood survivor from the eastern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa, the memory of 6 August 2006 is still raw.

She and her family were asleep when a heavy downpour caused the Decahtu river to flood large parts of the city. Yenenesh's husband, Ephrem Teshome, and their three-year-old child drowned. A second child, six-year-old Natalina, was in another area of town visiting her grandfather and survived.

"When the flood took me, my left leg was broken and I was in a wheelchair for six months," she …