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31 Dec 1997 description
report World Bank

This toolkit presents a range of tools for gender analysis and practical "how-to" strategies in the field of water and sanitation, seeking to show why attention to gender is important and how such attention can be ensured.

For this purpose, the toolkit distills lessons from project and sector work experience and draws on examples of successful strategies, interventions, and promising approaches. It also helps identify resources available to task managers working in this sector. It is divided into the following chapters:

31 Dec 1997 description

This book provides basic tools for water service companies to evaluate components of their systems vulnerable to major natural hazards, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and drought.

- Methods of establishing emergency and disaster programs
- Principles of vulnerability analysis for drinking water and sewerage systems
- General description of major natural hazards and damage caused to water system
- New approaches to applying vulnerability analysis to different hazards

31 Dec 1997 description


OLS is a consortium of UN and non-government agencies working with the people of southern Sudan, whose survival, protection and development is jeopardized by the complex emergency and chronic underdevelopment. In striving to meet the needs of the southern Sudanese, OLS saves lives, promotes self-reliance, protects people’s safety and dignity and enables them to invest in their future.
OLS Southern Sector mission statement, January 1997

November/December 1997

Contents:

OLS programmes update:

31 Dec 1997 description

A weekly report on major developments


concerning relief operations in southern Sudan



OLS staff to be relocated from Akobo...
Staff of the OLS NGO Medecins sans Frontieres-Belgium are scheduled to be temporarily relocated from Akobo on 31 December on the advice of local authorities due to reports of possible insecurity. The staff were advised to leave until the security of the area could be insured.

31 Dec 1997 description

Aftermath of floods in south-eastern Ethiopia: The serious flooding that affected lower reaches of the Shebelle, Ganale and Weib rivers in Ethiopia's Somali Region in October/November abated significantly during December. However, many thousands of people remain displaced and unable to return home due to damaged roads and difficulties in accessing some areas which are still very marshy. Accordingly, relief operations were facing severe logistical constraints. Concerns are now rising over the threat posed by diseases such as malaria and severe dysentery.

31 Dec 1997 description

REG. NO. 98/0005


Situation Report from the DHA Coordinator
in GEORGIA - No. 20
Period covered: 1-31 December 1997


The First Meeting of the Coordinating Council
The first session of the Coordinating Council, established on the basis of the results of the meetings of the Georgian and Abkhaz sides (Geneva, 17-19 November 1997) took place in Sukhumi on 18 December 1997 under the UN aegis and the chairmanship of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Liviu Bota.
31 Dec 1997 description

Floods continue to wreak havoc:

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Cairo accords raise hopes for reconciliation:

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Floods and diseases: As in other Horn of Africa countries, Kenya was also recently affected by floods and diseases. Thousands of families were driven from their homes when Kenya's Tana river burst its banks and flooded large areas around Garissa in the Northeast of the country.

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REG. NO. 98/0008


Humanitarian Situation Report Republic of the CONGO
November - December 1997

The information contained in this report was provided by the
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)


HUMANITARIAN OVERVIEW
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Project Purpose

To restore community infrastructure and livelihoods, reduce morbidity and mortality, and facilitate the reintegration of
former combatants through bridging activities and training.

Project Beneficiaries

IRC's programs in Liberia target over 150,000 people. There are an estimated 50,000 direct beneficiaries of IRC's programs in Liberia. IRC-Liberia currently has 3 expatriate and 10 local staff. These numbers are expected to increase as IRC's programs in Liberia expand.

31 Dec 1997 description

REG. NO. 98/0004
Situation Report from the DHA Coordinator in ARMENIA - No. 18

31 Dec 1997 description

PLEASE NOTE THAT DAILY UPDATES ON THE EMERGENCY CEASED BEING PROVIDED ON 19 DECEMBER, 1997. THEY WERE REPLACED BY WEEKLY UPDATES ON THE EMERGENCY WITH THE FIRST ONE BEING ON 31 DECEMBER, 1997.
ROBERT KIHARA,
UNICEF SOMALIA,
7 JANUARY, 1998,

e-mail: Robert.Kihara@unicef.unon.org

SACB - Situation on the ground
Week upto: 31 December, 1997

Number of people reported to have died to date: 1,855
Number of people remaining at risk: approximately 1 Million

31 Dec 1997 description

ANGOLAN MISSION OBSERVER NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1997

A Zimbabwean member of the UN Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA) was assaulted by eight UNITA rebels in Jamba, in the southeastern province of Kuando-Kubango on November 12. Lieutenant Warren Chanda was seriously wounded in the attack and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. A Portuguese civil education officer with the UN humanitarian assistance unit (UCAH) was also injured in the attack.

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ANGOLAN MISSION OBSERVER NEWSLETTER

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Los Angeles -- A re-emerging epidemic in South Sudan of Trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, was named one of the Top 100 Science Stories of 1997 in the January '98 issue of DISCOVER magazine.

31 Dec 1997 description

ANGOLAN MISSION OBSERVER NEWSLETTER

31 Dec 1997 description
report IRIN

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