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29 Oct 2009 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.

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008

In brief

Programme purpose:

During the year 2008 National Societies in the East Africa Sub-zone i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda Red Cross Societies were able to respond to numerous and diverse humanitarian challenges faced by millions of people in the region. This was possible through the international support realised through the 2008-2009 appeal. Disaster response and management programmes as well as response to health epidemics took prominence.

22 Jan 2009 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.

30 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The Eastern Africa Zone covers 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Zone has four country representations in Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia and two Sub Zones covering the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa countries.

The Eastern Africa Zone continues to experience major disasters which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the communities affected.

30 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The East Africa Sub Zone works with and coordinates programmes in five National Societies namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi Red Cross Societies. The five countries share a number of commonalities.

22 Sep 2008 description

GLIDE n° FL-2008-000011-TZA

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.

29 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008.

In brief

The programmes in the Eastern Africa (EA) Zone are aligned to the Federation Global Agenda goals and Framework for Action Areas of improvement.

Programme purpose:

Build up well-prepared, stronger and more efficient National Societies that are able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to the high level of humanitarian demands in the region posed by small and medium scale disasters, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences.

Build and strengthen the capacities of the 14 National …

25 Apr 2008 description
report Plan International

Children in flood-hit Tanzania face increasing danger from the deadliest disease in Sub Saharan Africa, as the rest of the globe marks the first ever World Malaria Day.

Forced to flee the floods, leaving behind their homes, livelihoods and possessions, Tanzanian children are now returning to an increased threat from the Sub Saharan serial killer, malaria - a vector-borne infectious disease caused by parasites and spread by mosquitoes.

Receding flood waters have left stagnant pools, which act as ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

23 Apr 2008 description
report Plan International

Children in flood hit Tanzania face greater danger from the deadliest disease in Sub Saharan Africa, as the rest of the globe prepares to mark the first ever World Malaria Day.

Forced to flee the floods, leaving behind their homes, livelihoods and possessions, Tanzanian children are now returning to an increased threat from the Sub Saharan serial killer, malaria.

17 Apr 2008 description
report Plan International

Plan is providing US$50,000 of emergency aid to help some of the poorest communities in Tanzania which have been hit by severe flooding.

Heavy rainfall in the Morogoro region has led to fast-flowing floods across the area, with around 600 people driven from their homes in Ifakara.

They are now sheltering in primary school classrooms and are at risk of diseases such as cholera and malaria.

There is no access to drinking water or food as they were forced from their homes and have no means of income.

Emergency needs

The affected areas are now also at risk of being cut off from …

08 Apr 2008 description

GLIDE no. FL-2006-000164-TZA

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.

18 Feb 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

01 Feb 2008 description
report Arusha Times

By Edward Selasini

The Emergency Service Unit in the Prime Minister's Office has issued 360 pieces of corrugated iron roofing sheets worth Tsh.5,400,000 to 36 families of Makuyuni ward that were left homeless in stormy rainfall on December 25 last year.

The emergency support was announced at the village by its executive officer (VEO), Mepukori Meyasi after the Prime Minister had earlier visited the affected villagers.

While on the visit of the village after the storm, the Prime Minister Edward Lowasa called on the people to build stronger structures for safer housing of their …

23 Jan 2008 description

GLIDE no. FL-2008-000011-TZA

CHF 88,353 (USD 81,012 or EUR 55,648) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Tanzania Red Cross National Society (TNRCS) in assisting some 7,500 affected people in Tanzania floods.

Summary: Areas of western, southwest and parts of the coastal province of Tanzania (Rukwa, Kigoma, Ruvuma, Pwani) have been receiving seasonal rains normal to above normal.