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.
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.
This report was prepared by consultants contracted to Save the Children (SC) in Vietnam to conduct an external evaluation of SC's post-typhoon Ketsana Emergency Response and Recovery Programmes in Vietnam and the Philippines. The evaluation is a requirement from the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) - the donor - and the report is based on findings from site visits (including meetings, interviews and focus group discussions (FGD) with key project beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders) to the project areas conducted in November and December 2010.
HeRAMS (Health Resources Availability Mapping System) is a software-based information system developed by WHO to support the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources in different areas and locations and by type of point of delivery and level of care.
X Outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) confirmed in Uganda
X Suspected outbreak of Plague reported in Tanzania
- In 2010, a total of 7,634 weapon-related injuries were reported from three hospitals in Mogadishu.
- Of 2,522 cases of suspected malaria in December (in Banadir, Lower and Middle Shabelle, Bay, and Hiraan regions), 56% (1,412) were confirmed by either laboratory or rapid diagnostic tests (RDT).
- This month, 2 out of 18 samples for whooping cough in Lower Shabelle tested positive.
-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.
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.
Following the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, Haiti's government, supported by the World Bank, led an ambitious Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)-an operative blueprint for reconstruction. Astonishingly, the PDNA failed to address gender issues. This Gender Shadow report (GSR) provides the missing gender content for PDNA policymakers, donors, civil society groups and all stakeholders involved in Haiti's reconstruction.
This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2010.
Red Cross National Societies are community-based organizations.
DATE: 31 December 2010, 11:00 AM
Source: MDRRMCs and PDRRMCs through OCDRC V
- 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 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.
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%
This Emergency Appeal for Syria was launched on 17 December 2009 with starting date as of 1 January 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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)