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12 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) two year plan emanates from the priorities as espoused in its strategic plan (2006 - 2010) and the on-going review exercise of the strategy beyond 2010. The vision of BRCS leadership is to shape the National Society into a model of excellence in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable people. Programmes have as thus, been designed to capacitate BRCS towards attaining its vision.

30 Sep 2009 description

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

11 Sep 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000120-BWA

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.

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

27 Aug 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To increase the capacity of the International Federation to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

Programme summary:

During the first six months of the year, the DREF allocated a total of CHF 7,484,779 in 49 different allocations to 32 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies.

21 Aug 2009 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

STOCKHOLM, Aug 21 (IPS) - The widespread water scarcity in the African continent, impacting on the lives of nearly 300 million people, may be aggravated further by several new threats, including climate change, transboundary disputes and the negative fallout from military conflicts.

Par Granstedt, general secretary of the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA), points out that the African continent has contributed least to the emissions causing climate change, but is hardest hit by their effects.

"We need to develop common strategies to …

03 Aug 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: The pandemic is flaring up in our Region. Fourteen (14) countries are now affected with a total of 589 confirmed cases without death reported as of 31st of July 2009. The Regional Office for Africa is organizing an African Conference on Pandemic A (H1N1) in South Africa 11-13 August 2009 to reflect mainly on the impacts of the pandemic.

03 Aug 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie H1N1: la pandémie en en voie d'explosion dans notre Région. Quatorze (14) pays sont actuellement touchés avec un total de 589 cas sans décès au 31 juillet 2009. Le Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique organise une Conférence Africaine sur la Pandémie A (H1N1) en Afrique du Sud du 11-13 août 2009 pour réfléchir principalement sur les impacts de la pandémie.

27 Jul 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: The pandemic is still spreading in our Region. The number of countries affected has not changed but as of 24th of July 2009, a total of 185 confirmed cases without death were reported from 12 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance. Floods: We continue to monitor the floods in West Africa countries as the rainy season continues.

27 Jul 2009 description

Contexte géneral

Pandémie H1N1: la pandémie continue de se propager dans notre Région. Le nombre de pays touchés est resté identique mais au 24 juillet 2009, un total de 185 cas sans décès avait été notifié dans 12 pays. AFRO maintient son appel aux états membres pour qu'ils intensifient la surveillance. Inondations: Nous avons commencé le suivi des inondations dans les pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest car la saison des pluies continue. D'autres épidémies notamment de méningite dans la ceinture méningitique continuent.

20 Jul 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie H1N1: L'OMS est très préoccupée par la propagation rapide de la pandémie qui a fait à ce jour plus de 700 morts dans le monde. Aucun décès n'a encore été noté dans notre Région mais le nombre des cas confirmés et des pays touchés augmente rapidement. Au 21 juillet 2009, un total de 174 cas confirmés avaient été notifiés dans 12 pays. AFRO maintient son appel aux états membres pour qu'ils intensifient la surveillance. Inondations: nous continuons de suivre les inondations dans les pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest en ce début de saison des pluies.

20 Jul 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: WHO is very concerned by the rapid spread of the pandemic which has now claimed more than 700 lives worldwide. In our Region, no death has been reported so far but the number of confirmed cases and countries affected is rapidly increasing. As of 21st of July 2009, a total of 174 confirmed cases were reported from 12 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance.

Floods: We continue to monitor the floods in West Africa countries as we enter the rainy season.

08 Jul 2009 description
report The Global Fund

88 Million Bed Nets Distributed for Malaria

Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that 2.3 million people living with HIV have been reached with lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through AIDS programs it supports, a 31 per cent increase over results reported a year ago.

Global Fund-supported tuberculosis programs have so far put more than 5.4 million people on effective TB drugs treatment. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected people; the World Health Organization estimates that TB accounts for up to a …

30 Jun 2009 description

GLIDE no. FL-2009-000120-BWA

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.

26 Jun 2009 description
  • Regional food supplies have improved in Southern Africa following harvests of food crops from the main agricultural production season. These harvests have resulted in increased on-farm stocks and availability on local markets which in turn increase access to food for all households including the poorer households as seasonal prices drop in most markets.
25 Jun 2009 description
  1. The Zambezi River Basin

    An increase in the frequency, complexity and magnitude of natural disasters and epidemics in southern Africa, combined with socio-economic shocks, have conspired to exacerbate the vulnerability of communities across the region. Extreme weather conditions, influenced in part by climate change, are also undermining already low-levels of agricultural production.

25 Jun 2009 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - the world's largest humanitarian and development network - is launching an historic, long-term and cross-border initiative to support hundreds of thousands of chronically vulnerable people living along the Zambezi river basin in seven countries.

The Zambezi River Basin Initiative - a joint programme between the Angolan, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe Red Cross Societies - will support more than 600,000 people living in villages and towns along the river basin over at least the …

25 Jun 2009 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 25 June 2009 (IRIN) - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a USD$ 8 million initiative to help build the disaster resilience of 600,000 people living along the Zambezi river in seven southern African countries.

The Zambezi River Basin Initiative (ZRBI) is a response to "a dramatic increase in the numbers of floods along the river basin" according to Farid Abdulkadir, IFRC disaster management coordinator for the southern Africa region.

At 2,574 kilometers, the Zambezi is Africa's fourth largest river.