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18 May 2011 description
report World Bank

Thousands to benefit from improved access to schools, hospitals, towns and markets

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011—The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a US$20 million grant to repair and upgrade 110km roads between Dili, Aileu and Ainaro. The Road Climate Resilience Project will help connect more than 340,000 people living in the project area with schools, hospitals, towns and markets, and will support the Ministry of Infrastructure in developing sustainable systems for road maintenance.

28 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2008.

In brief

Programme summary:

The International Federation supported the Timor-Leste Red Cross/Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) in disaster management, health and care, and organizational development programmes in 2008 which demonstrated good results, despite challenging conditions in the country.

Through its community-based disaster preparedness/risk reduction activities in nine districts, the disaster management programme successfully supported communities in reducing the risk of disasters with improved knowledge, …

05 Aug 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

09 Jul 2008 description
report Trócaire

Afghanistan

In Afghanistan inflation has reached 17%, mostly on the basis of food price rises. Wheat is the staple, and the country is a net importer. According to the USDA, Afghanistan's balance of payments will worsen dramatically as their food import bill becomes significantly more expensive. Pakistan, which banned wheat exports due to domestic price hikes and shortages last winter, is its principle supplier. The country has no strategic grin reserves, and has been advised not to create reserves as this will compete with consumers.

16 May 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Apr 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

04 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: The two-year programme got off to a challenging start with a series of severe storms from December 2005 through January/February 2006. The consequent disruption to the national society, Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) plans was significant. These storms were then followed by major civil unrest which began in February 2006. In total, tens of thousands were displaced.

19 Feb 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Early prospects point to the possibility of a significant increase in world cereal production in 2008, mainly following expansion of winter grain plantings in Europe and the United States coupled with generally satisfactory weather conditions.

- International prices of most cereals remain high and some are still on the increase.

27 Dec 2007 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

19 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 6,811,539 (USD 6.09 million or EUR 4.13 million) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 8,923,817 (USD 7.98 million or EUR 5.4 million).

This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.

30 Nov 2007 description

This report covers 1/7/07 to 30/11/07 of the 2006-07 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 second half of 2007 has been a period of consolidation for Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL).

21 Nov 2007 description
report Concern Worldwide

Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta visited Concern projects in Daudere village, in early November, citing disaster mitigation efforts vital to community's future.

Flak-jacketed police and bodyguards spilled out of the presidential convoy and secured the riverfront. Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta then casually walked to the banks of the Raumoko River and watched as men piled rocks into wire cages.

04 Sep 2007 description

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

09 Aug 2007 description

With tens of millions more people each year suffering from weather-related devastation, development planning must take disaster preparedness into account, Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

"There is a greater occurrence of extreme events," Ms. Wahlström said as she briefed correspondents on the surge of flooding in South Asia and elsewhere.

26 Jul 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 DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below.