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02 Nov 2017 description
WHO is working with national health authorities in risk countries to complete a plague preparedness checklist to assess their readiness, and to identify concrete actions to bridge gaps.
28 Aug 2016 description
The Africa Human Development Report 2016 analyses the drivers that hamper African women’s advancement, and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.
24 Feb 2015 description
A total of 3,478 cholera cases has been recorded in Mozambique, and new cases continue to be reported in Nampula, Niassa and Tele. In Malawi, 24 cases have been confirmed.
05 Sep 2014 description
Ten years after the strongest tsunami in living memory, 24 countries participate in an exercise to assess the effectiveness of communication flows between stakeholders, country readiness and the efficiency of emergency procedures.
02 Apr 2014 description
Over 3,900 ha of rice fields have been submerged in flood waters in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Hellen in an area that was already struggling with a locust outbreak in the last months.
01 Apr 2014 description
The storm passed the Comoros over the weekend, and made landfall in Madagascar on Monday. Needs assessments are ongoing and pre-positioned aid supplies are mobilized.
17 Jan 2014 description
The region is prone to multiple, frequently repeating and compounding shocks, which occur against a backdrop of poverty and have severe impacts on food and livelihood security.
04 Dec 2013 description
UNISDR and the Indian Ocean Commission’s ISLANDS Project are supporting the strengthening of local capacities and expertise so the countries are able to produce their own risk assessments and loss databases.
30 May 2013 description
The UN's Central Emergency Response Fund dispersed US$485 million to projects in 49 countries and territories in 2012 – the highest amount since its inception.
08 Feb 2013 description
Government resources are limited and levels of relief stocks low while more rain and flooding are expected until the flood and cyclone season ends in April. OCHA's latest situation report provides updates on the affected countries.
03 Dec 2012 description
Bolivia, Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Kuwait and Yemen endorsed the ‘Paris Commitments’ to end the recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups.
30 Sep 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Lesotho has launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the dire food security situation. The appeal is only 22% funded to date, with a current shortfall of around $30 million Swaziland was hit by severe storms in September that affected hundreds of people The SADC Preparedness Workshop...
12 Sep 2012 description
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY From 20 – 25 April 2012, the three islands of the Union of Comoros – Grande-Comore, Anjouan and Moheli - were hit by extremely high levels of torrential rains: 1,738 mm - almost seven times the average of 267 mm for the same month from 1971 to 2000 and representing 72 % of the...
31 Aug 2012 description
In this issue 2012/13 Seasonal Rainfall Forecast P.1 Regional Food Security Worsens P.2 Comoros Early Recovery Plan P.5 Regional Humanitarian Trainings P.5
19 May 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • 64,987 people (8% of total population) have been directly affected by the floods. • 80,000 people in Moroni and 3,900 in Mitsoudje were indirectly affected by broken water pumps. • 1,318 households continue to be displaced and are being hosted by friends and...
03 May 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES · The flash floods in the Islands of Comoros have left 3 people dead and an estimated 100 injured. · According to the Government, the number of affected people remains unchanged at 46,139 people. Around 10,000 internally displaced persons have been displaced in Grande...
30 Apr 2012 description
report African Union
Addis Ababa, 30 April 2012 - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Jean Ping, informed of the loss of human lives and considerable damage caused by the severe waether conditions in the Comoros over the past few weeks, calls upon the AU Member Sates and the international...