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14 Aug 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 11 July-14 August 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 750,000 (USD 731,134 or EUR 462,475);

Appeal coverage: donor support is currently being recorded, and will be made available in the next update

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 11 July 2008 for CHF 750,000 for 2

months to assist 47,500 beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 483,047 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond.

Summary:

A preliminary Emergency …

11 Jul 2008 description

This preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 750,000 (USD 731,134 or EUR 462,475) in cash, kind, or services to support the National Societies of West and Central Africa to assist 47,500 beneficiaries.

CHF 483,047 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to start the planned activities. Discussions are currently taking place to reallocate approximately CHF 550,000 remaining from the 2007 West Africa floods appeal to support this appeal.

11 Jul 2008 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is very concerned about data which suggests severe flooding may occur in West and Central Africa for the second year running.

11 Jul 2008 description

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est extrêmement inquiète d'informations faisant état d'un risque de graves inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre pour la deuxième année consécutive.

Afin de diminuer l'impact des précipitations anormalement importantes qui sont annoncées pour la région par les organismes de prédiction météorologique qui travaillent en partenariat avec la Fédération internationale, des mesures immédiates ont été décidées afin d'éviter l'étendue des dégâts et la misère qui ont frappé la …

31 Mar 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 Red Crescent response to emergencies.

21 Jan 2008 description

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.

03 Jan 2008 description

IP/08/7

Brussels, 29 December 2007 - The European Commission has earmarked €369.6 million in humanitarian aid to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable victims of humanitarian crises around the globe.

29 Dec 2007 description

IP/08/7

Bruxelles, le 29 décembre 2007. La Commission européenne a décidé d'accorder une aide humanitaire de 369,6 millions d'euros afin de répondre aux besoins essentiels des victimes les plus vulnérables des crises humanitaires dans le monde.

26 Dec 2007 description

Du 29 au 31 octobre 2007, s'est tenue à Dakar au Sénégal, la réunion de concertation technique sur les bilans céréalier et alimentaire expost 2006/2007 et prévisionnels 2007/2008 des pays membres du CILSS et des pays côtiers de l'Afrique de l'ouest non membres du CILSS.

10 Dec 2007 description
  1. RÉSUMÉ EXECUTIF

    La crise humanitaire au Tchad est engendrée par la dégradation de la situation sécuritaire au Darfour, l'insécurité persistante en République Centrafricaine (RCA), et une instabilité interne croissante liée aux activités de groupes armés d'opposition et aux tensions intercommunautaires.

04 Dec 2007 description

ROME - Two major logistics companies, UPS and TNT, have joined forces for a humanitarian cause by offering free warehousing facilities to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), run by the UN World Food Programme in Ghana and Panama. This follows discussions between major players in the Logistics and Transport industry (UPS, TNT and Agility) on common industry-wide support to humanitarian operations.

"This generous TNT-UPS contribution to the UNHRD network means that WFP and our partners are able to respond faster to urgent needs in all regions.

04 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

Las compañías líderes de envío de paquetería UPS y TNT apoyarán las tareas humanitarias del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) en los centros logísticos regionales que este organismo tiene en Panamá y Ghana.

Así lo informó hoy la agencia de la ONU, explicando que estas empresas ofrecerán sus instalaciones para almacenar gratuitamente las reservas de víveres que el PMA distribuye a los grupos vulnerables de población en esas regiones.

El director adjunto para la División de Compras y Transporte del PMA, Amer Daudi, sostuvo que esta contribución permitirá responder con mayor rapidez a …

04 Dec 2007 description

ROME, le 4 décembre 2007 - UPS et TNR, deux grandes entreprises de logistique, se sont unies pour aider la cause humanitaire, en mettant à disposition gratuitement des hangars pour les entrepôts de fournitures humanitaires des Nations Unies (UNHRD) situés au Ghana et au Panama et gérés par le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM).

31 Oct 2007 description

"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones.

28 Oct 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

17 Oct 2007 description

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

12 Oct 2007 description

Depuis juillet 2007, des pluies diluviennes ont provoqué des inondations de la côte atlantique à la Mer rouge, frappant 22 pays d'Afrique de l'ouest, du centre et de l'est. On décompte plus de 350 morts et 1,5 million de sinistrés.

10 Oct 2007 description

Libyan cargo plane loaded with shipment of humanitarian aid destined for Chad from the Libyan people on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Fitr and to alleviate the suffering of the Chadian people because of floods and torrential rains in some areas in this country, and these are included Libyan Fund for assistance and development in Africa which are following to the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation about 15 tons of different kinds of clothing 15 tons of food .

30 Sep 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Food security and climatic outlook for the Greater Horn of Africa

According to a Famine Early Warning System (FEWSNET) report issued in September, a potential food security crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region could be looming if there is a failure in the October to December rains.