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24 Dec 2013 description
report Government of Samoa

Approved by the National Disaster Council under Part III Section 9 of the Disaster and Emergency Management Act 2006 on 2nd November 2006


1.1 Plan Purpose

The purpose of this plan is to detail mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements for tropical cyclones that affect Samoa.

1.2 Plan Development and Review

31 Dec 2006 description

The 2006 Humanitarian Accountability Report is divided into three sections. The fi rst part offers an overview of progress achieved and challenges experienced in improving humanitarian accountability across the whole sector in 2006. An independent observer wrote this section following the methodology used in the 2005 Humanitarian Accountability Report. It includes the results of a survey of perceptions of humanitarian accountability in 2006.

31 Dec 2006 description

Drought is an insidious natural hazard characterized by lower than expected or lower than normal precipitation that, when extended over a season or longer period of time, is insufficient to meet the demands of human activities and the environment. Drought is a temporary aberration, unlike aridity, which is a permanent feature of climate. Seasonal aridity, that is, a well-defined dry season, also needs to be distinguished from drought, as these terms are often confused or used interchangeably.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Plan International


There have been many words used to describe the response to the tsunami: accountability, coordination, development, human rights, LRRD (Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development), local capacity, professionalism to name but a few. These words speak of the fundamental principles of humanitarian assistance, however they continue to represent the biggest challenges facing the international community.

Yet, despite these challenges, it is evident there has been a positive impact, not to mention significant improvements, as children and communities continue to recover.

31 Dec 2006 description
  1. Introduction

    This independant evaluation examined the work of the World Food Programme Emergency Operation (EMOP) in Darfur in Western Sudan from April 2004 to December 2005. The purposes of this evaluation were threefold:

    - Accountability not just to WFP's Executive Board and donors, but to the extent possible and practical, to beneficiaries and cooperating partners. In the discussions in Rome prior to the start of the fieldwork WFP's Office of Evaluation stressed that accountability should be the primary focus of this evaluation.

    - Guidance for the operation.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Mercy Corps

Progress Update by Activity


School Rehabilitation

School Repair in Baalbek

Mercy Corps began Phase II repairs at seven public schools in Baalbek.1 Phase II works at the seven schools are focused on waterproofing and bathroom rehabilitation. These repairs will benefit a total of 2382 students and staff.

Following is a sampling of progress on Phase II school repair:

- Phase II repairs at the Orphanage of the Islamic Welfare Association in Baalbek included repairing the toilets and showers on two floors of the building and preparing the terrace for waterproofing.

31 Dec 2006 description


The purpose of this technical document is to provide health professionals in United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities with up-to-date technical guidance on the major communicable disease threats faced by flood-affected populations.

The endemic and epidemic-prone diseases outlined have been selected on the basis of the burden of morbidity and mortality in the region, as previously documented by WHO.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Oxfam


From the earliest reports of the terrible devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami on 26 December 2004, it was clear to humanitarian organizations like Oxfam that we would be required to provide emergency response and reconstruction on an unprecedented scale.

The total death toll of 230,000 people told only part of the story. Nearly two million people were forced from their homes. Millions, too, saw their livelihoods wiped out or threatened. Many of those affected were already living in poverty.

31 Dec 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

Political and security  developments

Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces with support from Ethiopian troops took over Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, the main southern port-town of Kismayo other locations in Central/Southern Somalia.

The two towns had previously been under the control of militia allied to the Council of Somali Islamic Courts (COSIC). The conflict has since resulted in attacks being launched by US forces on suspected terrorists in Somalia.

31 Dec 2006 description


Lack of access for humanitarian operations in Darfur: The problem and challenge of inaccessibility in Darfur continued in December unchanged.

31 Dec 2006 description

Paludisme: Semaine de mobilisation sociale en faveur de la lutte contre le paludisme

Le lancement officiel de la 6ème édi-tion de la semaine de mobilisation so-ciale en faveur de la lutte contre le pa-ludisme s'est déroulé cette année à Zinder à 905 Km à l'Est de Niamey.

La cérémonie officielle a été présidée le 14 décembre 2006, devant la cour du Sultan de Zinder, par le Président de l'Assemblée Nationale Mr Mahamane Ousmane en présence du Ministre de la Santé Publique, de la Ministre de la Population et de l'Action sociale, et de la Ministre de la Promotion de la …

31 Dec 2006 description
report World Bank

Executive Summary

This study investigates the role and performance of Palestinian NGOs (PNGOs) as service providers in three sectors - health, education and agriculture.

31 Dec 2006 description

Uíje, 12/31 - A total of 93,119 children received vaccination against various diseases this year in routine campaigns at Negage district, some 37 kilometres of Uije city, northern Angolan province, under the Broad Vaccination Programme (PAV), Angop learnt.

According to PAV supervisor in Negage, Henrique Augusto, 39,781 children received poliomyelitis vaccine, 31.050 against blindness, 18.107 against measles and 1.581 against tuberculosis, in various districts of the province.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Prague Watchdog

December 18 - Dmitry Kozak, Russian presidential envoy in the Southern Federal District, spoke against the idea of a Chechen parliamentary commission to assess the damage that has been inflicted upon Chechnya by combat operations since 1994.

31 Dec 2006 description

"The situation i Somalia is unpredictable. Although the interim government with the support of the Ethiopian government troops advances and controls important Somali cities, it is highly uncertain how and when the Islamic Courts Union troops will resist", says Norwegian Church Aid's Kari =D8yen.

As fighting in Somalia intensifies, ACT member Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is mobilising staff and resources to respond to the displacement of people in the Gedo region. NCA is the only ACT member and international aid agency present in Gedo region.

31 Dec 2006 description


Five years ago, in the immediate post-conflict period, Afghanistan's health services were in a deplorable state. Based on relatively scant information available at the time, the situation appeared chaotic. Capacity in both public and private sectors was quite limited and the outlook for the future was unclear.

31 Dec 2006 description

Some attempts to recover and rebuild since the 2004 tsunami have been successful, while others have been knocked down by constraints or unwillingness. Each tsunami-affected village has had its own problems and its own way of dealing with them. However, some recurring themes can be seen:

- Self Help Group membership has helped to increase women's independence.