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31 Dec 2007 description

The concept of the "Right to Water" has emerged over the past few years, emphasizing a human-centered approach to meeting basic needs among vulnerable populations. The concept's scope gathered momentum in 2002 when the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) adopted General Comment No. 15, which, for the first time, recognized the right to Water as a fundamental human right.

31 Dec 2007 description

In pursuing its goal to attain the implementation of "national commitments to advance gender equality and womens empowerment in stable and fragile states" (Strategic Plan 2008-2011), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), has been working to increase the number of women in decision-making positions and building their capacities for effective engagement and influence. UNIFEM draws together womens organizations, governments, the United Nations and the private sector to build partnerships that foster womens roles in governance.

31 Dec 2007 description
report ActionAid

This document provides guidelines and framework for conducting Rapid Foundational Analysis [RFA], which is linked directly to current responses and develops plans for new responses and consolidating current responses in accordance with findings from the analysis.
It is therefore a framework which integrates analysis and response programming into one single process.

SECTION ONE: ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT
SECTION TWO: ActionAid's CURRENT RESPONSE
SECTION THREE: PROPOSALS FOR EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMING

31 Dec 2007 description

Presentación La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO), como centro de conocimiento, tiene la responsabilidad institucional de sistematizar experiencias y comunicar aquellas lecciones que se han aprendido a partir de los diversos apoyos brindados al Gobierno de Guatemala y, en particular, al Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA), en la construcción de estrategias rurales para la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional familiar.

31 Dec 2007 description

This is the second edition of The Johns Hopkins and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Public Health Guide for Emergencies, a textbook that has been widely used in the classroom and the field. We are excited with the production of this second edition which captures both the experience of the Federation and the academic public health perceptions of Johns Hopkins University. We believe that the result of this partnership is an action book to help implementers built programs and activities on a solid footing.

31 Dec 2007 description

Multiple humanitarian actors with different objectives, principles and modi operandi intervene in situations of armed conflict and internal violence in order to alleviate the plight of the victims: governmental and non-governmental organisations, international organisations, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and private companies, among others. The diversity of actors and approaches can help to alleviate suffering if they manage to act in a complementary fashion, on the basis of their respective operational abilities.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Plan International

Introduction

In reporting on this third anniversary of the tsunami and Plan's participation, the theme is not infrastructural provision but how Plan's approach of Child Centred Community Development or CCCD worked in an unprecedented natural disaster situation.

The photograph on the cover is thematically significant. It shows four children from Thailand at an early childhood care and development (ECCD) centre. These children were born around the time of the tsunami but their adult memory will probably have little space for the tsunami experience.

31 Dec 2007 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Since June 2000, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has supported the Nutrition Surveillance component of the FSAU to provide comprehensive understanding of the impact of the food security situation on nutritional status of the population of the country. FSAU has been conducting nutrition assessments in Somalia for the last seven years. During this time consistently high levels of acute malnutrition and under 5 mortality rates (U5MR) have been reported in many parts of South and Central Somalia.

31 Dec 2007 description

2007 a été une année de profonds changements pour le Comité d'Aide Médicale. Néanmoins, nous avons, une fois de plus, relevé le défi d'implanter des programmes malgré des situations souvent difficiles et dans des conditions de plus en plus dangereuses. Dans un contexte toujours plus délicat et complexe, l'équipe du CAM, tant au siège à Montreuil, que sur le terrain, a souvent du trouver des solutions innovantes pour faire face aux nombreuses contraintes qui ont affecté l'implantation du programme.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Rotary

On 7 December, an 11,800 ton barge carrying a crane broke loose from its tugboat and collided with a super tanker five miles off the northwest coast of Mallipo, South Chungcheongnam Province. The crane punctured three holes in the ship's cargo tanks and resulted in 2.8 million gallons of crude oil leaking into the sea. This is the largest oil spill in Korea's history and the central government has declared a state of disaster.

The thick oil has washed up along 12 miles of shoreline in Taean County, destroying hundreds of fisheries and devastating the coastline.

31 Dec 2007 description

Over 162,000 Quintals of Food Aid Dispatched to Somali Region

A total of 162,075.84 quintals of food aid was dispatched to assist the needy in Somali Region during the month of December.

According to a report from Logistics Administration and Transport Co-ordination Department, out of a total of 232,582 quintals of food allocated for the region, 162,075.84 had already been transported from Dire Dawa Central warehouse of the DPPA to be distributed among the needy.

The food aid had been sent to Degehabour, Fik, Gode, Korahe and warder zones of Somali Region.

31 Dec 2007 description

Introduction

This six-month report describes the programme and activities of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) during the period July to December 2007.

TBBC is a consortium of currently eleven NGOs from nine countries working to provide food, shelter, non-food items and capacity-building support to Burmese refugees and displaced persons. It also engages in research into the root causes of displacement and refugee outflows. Membership is open to other NGOs with similar interests.

31 Dec 2007 description

Poverty Reduction through Pro-Poor Growth: Ensuring equity in development

After more then two decades of war, the rural people of Afghanistan have suffered from the nearly complete destruction of the country's physical and social infrastructures, as well as the loss of human capital and capacity, through death, migration and the lack of access to even basic education.

Yet today we are witness to rapid, progressive change. Within the last two years we have held Presidential elections, which have recently been followed by our parliamentary elections.

31 Dec 2007 description

Preface

The Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH), in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation/the Central Organization for Statistics & Information Technology (COSIT) and the World Health Organization's Iraq office (WHO/Iraq) are pleased to present the preliminary report of the 2006/7 Iraq Family Health Survey (IFHS). This report summarizes the key findings of the survey which was conducted under the leadership of the MoH, COSIT, the Ministry of Health/Kurdistan region (MoHK) and the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office (KRSO).

31 Dec 2007 description

Highlights

- UNOCI condemns events in Bouaké;

- SRSG travels to Korhogo and Ferkéssédougou;

- Municipal treasuries reopened in the northeast

Security

The UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) has condemned the events in Bouaké where armed clashes on 27 December have been followed by acts of violence, including summary executions and illegal arrests. UNOCI's Human Rights Office in Bouaké has verified five bodies in the Bouaké morgue.

31 Dec 2007 description

Erbil, December, 2007- The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) organized and implemented the first workshop on Field security for elections and security structures in Iraq, for the IHEC Senior field security representatives.

The three days workshop implemented by the UNOPS and hosted by the UNAMI and IHEC, brought together into a working group the IHEC Senior representatives of Field Security to enhance knowledge and understanding of the role and purpose of …

31 Dec 2007 description

- Consejo Estatal de Protección civil autoriza su regreso

- Alrededor de 200 familias regresan a partir de este lunes a su hogar.

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.- Después de que por varias semanas, familias provenientes de diversas comunidades de Tecpatán y Ostuacan permanecieran evacuadas en albergues o mediante el esquema de familias solidarias, el consejo estatal de protección civil, autorizó el regreso de alrededor de 200 familias de comunidades como Rómulo Calzada y Santos Degollado, entro otras, que se encuentran por arriba de la cota 105.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Nepalnews.com

An initial report by a high-level government committee has put the number of internally displaced person's (IDPs) in the decade-long Maoist insurgency at 25,000, the Kathmandu Post reports.

The committee formed under the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction also concluded in its report submitted a month ago, that the number of displaced people is highest in Kailali, Bardia and Surkhet districts.

"The committee has prepared the statistics on the basis of reports received from District Administration Offices across the country," Srikanta Regmi, coordinator of the …

31 Dec 2007 description

ONUCI-422

Abidjan, le 31 décembre 2007 - L'Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) est préoccupée par les derniers développements de la situation à Bouaké, faisant état d'affrontements à caractère militaire, d'arrestations abusives et illégales et d'exécutions sommaires.

Elle condamne ces violences attentatoires aux droits de l'homme et invite les autorités compétentes à prendre toutes les dispositions pour y mettre fin.

L'ONUCI exhorte les parties à s'abstenir de tout acte susceptible de mettre en danger le processus de paix en …