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31 Dec 2004 description

This document is about simple treatment of drinking water at point-of-use for people in, or just after an emergency. The options suggested are quick short-term measures to provide a safe survival level supply of drinking water from unsafe polluted water sources.

This information has been prepared by WEDC and contributes to the WHO's Technical Notes for Emergencies.

31 Dec 2004 description

This document presents the different ways to treat and store water for households after a disaster. The document includes the following paragraphs:

- Chemical disinfection
- Solar disinfection
- Filtration
- Combined flocculation/chlorination systems
- Boiling
- Safe storage
- International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage.

The document was created after the South Asia Earthquake and Tsunami, in December 2004.

31 Dec 2004 description

This document seeks to help humanitarian practitioners to determine how much water is needed for domestic use during emergencies. It addresses the following issues:

- How many people are there?
- How much does each individual use?
- A hierarchy of water requirements
- Ensuring supply has an impact
- From the water point to the home

This information has been prepared by WEDC and contributes to the WHO's Technical Notes for Emergencies.

31 Dec 2004 description

he International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

he International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project. This document reflects a range of programmes and activities to be implemented in 2005, and the related funding requirements.

31 Dec 2004 description

Close monitoring of vulnerable areas is warranted for better targeting of envisioned interventions.

I. SUMMARY

This year's annual meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network for the Sahel marked an important milestone. Twenty years ago, the network was first established to address the problems of managing the tragic food crisis plaguing the drought-stricken Sahelian region. The meeting, which was held from December 14-16 in Niamey, Niger, provided the opportunity to take stock of the work accomplished thus far and to outline future plans.

31 Dec 2004 description

Period Covered 28th to the 29th December, 2004

Date of transmission: 29th December, 2004 20:00 hrs

Key Developments

  • WHO offices are fully mobilsed across the region, with 24 hour crises centres opened in New Delhi and Geneva

  • WHO country offices are being strengthened as public health specialist and supplies are sent from regional and headquarter office (s)

  • Needs assessments under way, health sector co-ordination and response plans are being developed

31 Dec 2004 description

Security

Commercial road traffic is hampered in South Darfur with hijacking of commercial trucks carrying relief commodities for a UN agency on 14 and 17 December on the road from el-Obeid to Nyala. Subsequently, commercial trucks operating for other organisations, including Care, carrying commodities for the Shelter / NFI pipeline discontinued movement and returned into a safe area.

31 Dec 2004 description
report CARE

CARE has increasingly grappled with the reality that the women and men of our organization are more frequently being placed at personal risk due to the nature and character of our work. The first edition of the “CARE International Safety and Security Handbook” was written in 2000 on the premise that the rules for safety and security had changed. As such the necessary measures humanitarian organizations take to ensure the safety of their staff had changed. No longer could we rely on the perception of “good people doing good work” as our only protection.

31 Dec 2004 description

ECA/SDD/04/0

(Extrait)

Une révolution verte en Afrique

Révolution verte: le cas de l'Ouganda

Par Alex Tindimubona et Jacques Hamel

Le triangle de Luwero, au centre de l'Ouganda, est une zone qui a été dévastée par la guerre dans les années 80.

31 Dec 2004 description

WHEREAS the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the Sudan People s Liberation Movement/Sudan People s Liberation Army hereinafter referred to as the Parties have concluded the Agreement on Security Arrangements During the Interim Period, dated 25th September, 2003; AND WHEREAS the Parties having met in Nairobi and Naivasha, Kenya, from 27th June 2004 through 31st December, 2004 under the auspices of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Peace Process to negotiate a Comprehensive and Permanent Ceasefire Agreement to supplement the Agreement on Security Arrangements …

31 Dec 2004 description

as at 19.00 hrs 31 December 2004

This report covers key issues, developments, DFID responses to date, planned responses and UN and Red Cross/Crescent actions.

KEY ISSUES

- A key DFID objective at this stage is to provide capacity for the UN to become fully operational. Aceh is assessed to be a particularly urgent need in this respect. Ms Wahlstrom, UN Special Coordinator for the crisis, has called for military support to provide infrastructure necessary for UN teams to operate.

- DFID received 40 concept notes from humanitarian agencies by today's deadline.

31 Dec 2004 description

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