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31 Dec 2008 description


Contexte et justification de l'étude

La RDC a ratifié la Convention pour l'élimination de toutes les formes de discriminations à l'égard de la femme en 1985 ainsi que la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant en 1990. Elle dispose d'un Code de la famille depuis 1987 et d'une Constitution qui prône la primauté des droits humains. En outre, elle a adhéré aux recommandations des grandes Conférences africaines et mondiales sur les droits humains, dont celles du Sommet Mondial pour les Enfants.

31 Dec 2008 description


Living conditions for many Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continued to deteriorate during the second half of 2008. As the protracted socioeconomic crisis which began in late-2000 entered its ninth year, Gazans faced unprecedented levels of hardship and distress; in the West Bank, severe and debilitating restrictions on movement limited prospects for recovery and growth and left many dependent on humanitarian assistance.

31 Dec 2008 description
report World Bank
(SENAC project - Nepal component)

1 Food insecurity in Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country of approximately 29 million people in South Asia, situated along the Himalayas between China and India. It has three distinct ecological regions: Mountains in the north, Hills in the middle and the Terai (lowland plains) in the south.

The Country is divided administratively into 5 development regions (Far Western, Mid Western, Western, Central and Eastern region) and 75 districts.

31 Dec 2008 description


The Millennium Declaration signed in September 2000 was an unprecedented commitment among world leaders to work together to ensure a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. Aiming to advance a global vision for improving the human condition in the areas of development and poverty, human rights and democracy, peace and security and protection of the environment, these commitments were translated into the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

31 Dec 2008 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Highlights of 2008

PEV Humanitarian Assistance

Following Kenya's disputed Presidential election in December 2007, large parts of the country were affected by violence that left at least 1,300 people dead and many others seriously injured. More than 350,000 people lived in camps as internally displaced persons (IDPs) while thousands were hosted by communities. Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was appointed by the Government as the lead coordinating agency for response to the emergency.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund


- About 35 million children immunised against measles.

- Immunisation , deworming, counselling on breast feeding and nutrition, and information on good hygiene practices provided to 1.87 million children under five and 330,000 pregnant women during two Child Health and Sanitation Weeks in six districts.

- Breastfeeding information provided to 20 million mothers during Global Breastfeeding Week.

- Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care monitoring and training scaled up nationally reaching more than 670 doctors and health workers.

- Over 162,000 girls enrolled …

31 Dec 2008 description


This USIPeace Briefing describes the challenges needed to ending poverty in Haiti.


In July 2006, Haitian poet and historian Jean-Claude Martineau spoke at USIP and said that Haiti is the only country in the world with a last name-"Haiti, poorest country in the western hemisphere" -as described in the media. Sadly, in the two years since, conditions have worsened.

31 Dec 2008 description

Le Comité d'Aide Médicale (CAM), créé en 1990, est une ONG humanitaire à but non lucratif, dont le mandat est le soutien médical aux populations affectées par des conflits armés, des catastrophes naturelles ou d'autres types de crises humanitaires.

Le CAM développe ses programmes en partenariat avec les autorités et les communautés locales et privilégie le renforcement des compétences de la communauté locale.

31 Dec 2008 description

The year 2008 in Somalia was marked by public health emergencies due to civil conflicts, drought and floods. The delivery of health services to the Somali population was severely affected by the ongoing crisis and a worsening security situation. Approximately 3.5 million people were in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Despite these deepening challenges, WHO maintained its presence in Somalia, and in collaboration with health cluster partners, established and strengthened primary and secondary health care services and established community-based initiatives.

31 Dec 2008 description


Namibia has experienced one of its worst floods in over fifty years in the northern regions of the country at the beginning of 2008. The response to the floods was one of the major activities of the NS during 2008. The HIV and AIDS baseline survey conducted by the NS as part of the southern Africa zone initiative was the highlight of 2008. The baseline was conducted in seven regions implementing home based care.