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31 Dec 2010 description

The 2010 Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings is an update of the 1999 Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Inter-agency Field Manual, the authoritative guidance on reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings.

31 Dec 2010 description

This document is for humanitarian health actors working at national and sub-national level in countries facing emergencies and crises. It applies to Health Cluster partners, including governmental and non-governmental health service providers.

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

In this issue:

End-of-2010 Letter from UNICEF-Iraq Repre-sentative, Sikander Khan (2)

Advocating for Targeted Investments in Iraq's Most Deprived Children to Accelerate MDG Attainment with Equity (4)

Iraq Celebrates the 21st Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Sever-al Governorates Commit to Establish Child Rights Committees (5)

Nationwide Polio Drive Reaches Over Five Million Children to Keep Iraq Polio Free (7)

Thousands of Students Celebrate Global Handwashing Day; Improve their Health and Well-Being by Learning to Wash Their Hands (8)

Solid …

31 Dec 2010 description

FACTS & FIGURES

- There have been 874 cases globally this year (794 type 1 and 80 type 3), compared with 1,503 cases at this time last year (464 type 1 and 1,039 type 3).

- 20 countries have reported cases in 2010, compared with 23 at this time last year.

31 Dec 2010 description

Regional Highlights

Northern region

-According to a December 2010 crop assessment report by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, maize production is estimated at 206,145 metric tons, up from 155,503 metric tons in 2009. The production of millet and sorghum decreased to 63,625 and 132,458 metric tons in 2010 from 94,077 and 136,577 respectively in 2009.

31 Dec 2010 description

Australian Aid International (AAI) - The Hunar Foundation and other local partner organisations conducted public health operations in the Thatta District as a response to the severe flooding during the months of August and September 2010.

31 Dec 2010 description

The British Government today unveiled landmark plans to tackle malaria and prevent deaths during pregnancy and childbirth in a move that could save an unprecedented number of lives.

The first of two new Frameworks for Results provides a comprehensive strategy for how British aid money will deliver the Coalition Government's commitments to help halve malaria deaths in at least ten hot spots in Africa and Asia.

The second Framework sets out how the UK will help to save the lives of at least 50,000 women and 250,000 newborns and enable at least 10 million couples to access family …

31 Dec 2010 description

After losing her eldest daughter to malaria, Anne-Marie has received life-saving bednets to protect her family

A disease that kills

Angelique Mukashyaka wanted to be a singer. A happy, sociable girl, she enjoyed school and sang in her church choir in the village of Masaka, Rwanda.

But at the age of 13, Angelique's future was snatched away from her. An illness that began with a fever and headache worsened until she could not walk or even speak - she was in the grip of malaria.

Each year, some 863,000 people around the world lose their lives to malaria.

31 Dec 2010 description

DATE: 31 December 2010, 5:00 PM

Situation Overview

- Landslides and flooding occurred in the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon and Catanduanes as a result of moderate to heavy rains since early morning of 29 December 2010 due to tail-end of a cold front

- As of today, improved weather condition is prevailing in the following Bicol provinces: ALBAY -sunny & partly cloudy; CAMARINES NORTE- Cloudy with intermittent rainshowers; CAMARINES SUR - Cloudy; CATANDUANES - sunny & partly cloudy; MASBATE - rainy; and SORSOGON- cloudy.

- All national roads affected by flooding and …

31 Dec 2010 description

DATE: 31 December 2010, 11:00 AM

Source: MDRRMCs and PDRRMCs through OCDRC V

Situation Overview

  • Landslides and flooding occurred in the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon and Catanduanes as a result of moderate to heavy rains since early morning of 29 December 2010 due to tail-end of a cold front

31 Dec 2010 description

Impending Drought Situation

The harsh dry season continues to affected many parts of Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland. According to media reports, the impending drought situation has already had severe impact on the lives of people and livestock, particularly in Hobyo District, Mudug Region.

According to field reports, humanitarian conditions in Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions also continue to deteriorate and predictions are that the situation will worsen without humanitarian interventions.

31 Dec 2010 description
report Save the Children

As thousands of children are forced to flee their homes to escape violence in Cote d'Ivoire, Save the Children warns that the situation could deteriorate rapidly.

"Children will suffer most if the political situation is not resolved quickly," said Guy Cave, Save the Children's Country Director in Cote d'Ivoire. "Around 20,000 people have already left their homes to seek safety in neighbouring Liberia and many more could become homeless within Cote d'Ivoire.

31 Dec 2010 description

Period covered by this update: 1 January - 30 November 2010

Revised Appeal target (current):

2010 from CHF 1,944,234.07 to CHF 1,943,733.50

2011 from CHF 2,706,101.10 to CHF 2,705,711.10

Appeal coverage: 66%

Appeal history:

This Emergency Appeal for Syria was launched on 17 December 2009 with starting date as of 1 January 2010.

31 Dec 2010 description

In April 2009, the ICRC launched an emergency assistance operation to improve the nutritional situation in Zimbabwe prisons. Therapeutic feeding programmes for acutely malnourished prisoners and general food distributions to prevent further malnourishment allowed malnutrition rates to drop sharply. For over a year, the ICRC has continued to work with Zimbabwe Prison Service (ZPS) to improve the diet of prisoners and ensure monitoring of the situation.

31 Dec 2010 description

I. General overview of the Rapid Protection Assessment exercise

Over the course of the 2010 monsoon season, Pakistan experienced the worst floods in its history, affecting an estimated 20 million people in Pakistan and causing massive displacement.

This resulted in critical protection needs among the flood affected population. Balochistan was one of the first provinces to have been hit by the floods starting on 22 July.

31 Dec 2010 description

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INFRASTRUCTURE

GRANT FOR GHAZNI WATER DEPARTMENT: With a $18,831 grant to the Ghazni Water Utility Department provided by USAID's Commercialization of Afghanistan Water and Sanitation Activity (CAWSA) project, a shelter for the water pump generators was constructed to protect them from weather-inflicted damage. CAWSA provided a training for the water utility department engineers and technicians which enabled them to design and supervise the construction themselves.