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31 Dec 2006 description

Release # 2006-415

KABUL, Afghanistan (31 December) - On 29 December, ISAF's Regional Command Capital (RC-C) French medical team, in co-operation with the local doctor, held a clinic for the people of Kariz e Mir village, Kabul province.

As the medical team held their clinic, the French Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) team delivered medicine to the village. The team also donated a sewing machine, bulks of cloth and material to support the village sewing business.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Plan


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

Executive Summary

As a result of broad consultations within and outside WHO, a Three Year Performance Improvement Program (TYP) aimed at strengthening WHO's capacity to support member States and others to prepare for and respond to emergency was commissioned in 2004.

31 Dec 2006 description
report People in Need

People in Need

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission statement is to inspire a largeness of spirit in Czech society and around the world by helping others in need and by promoting democratic freedoms for all. PIN is a major advocate of democratic inclusion both in the Czech Republic and abroad, and in its 15 years of existence, has worked in 37 countries worldwide.

PIN came to Iraq in April 2003 and set up its main office in Al Amarah, Missan Province.

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 Government of Kenya

Situation Overview.

All parts of the district continued to report some rains. During the month, the rainfall figures from the existing stations recorded a minimum of 80mm.  The coastal areas however reported above normal rains during the month.

There is a remarkable improvement on the water situation as all the water sources have accumulated substantial amounts of water.

The vegetation quality is rated fair as pasture has regenerated while browse and large trees sprouted and turned green in all parts of the district.

31 Dec 2006 description

Executive summary

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was allocated to four countries in the Horn of Africa following an appeal to the United Nations. The primary objective of CERF was to address humanitarian needs following a series of droughts. Prior to the release of the funds the UN agents in close collaboration with the MOH conducted a rapid assessment of the worst affected areas in the 2 drought prone zobas of Northern Red Sea and Southern Red Sea. A number of needs and gaps were identified.

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

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


Overall, the 2006/07 agricultural season has started relatively well thanks to favourable rainfall in most of the southern African region. However, late or insufficient rainfall and poor distribution may affect yields and area planted, potentially affecting final harvest prospects in southern and central Mozambique, southern Zambia, parts of southern Zimbabwe, among others. The persistence of moderate El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean is a source of concern for the second half of the rainy season, from January through March.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Swiss Red Cross

1. Introduction

Il y a deux ans, le monde était sous le choc après la tragédie du tsunami qui s'était abattu sur les côtes de l'Asie du Sud et du Sud-Est. Aujourd'hui, les conséquences dramatiques de cette catastrophe naturelle sont encore visibles.

31 Dec 2006 description

This report covers 1 January to 31 December 2006

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme summary: The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) proved itself a consistent supporter of vulnerable communities during 2006, both in terms of disaster response to …

31 Dec 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund
1 November - 31 December 2006


During the reporting period, UNICEF's Programme in the North Caucasus did not receive further contributions against the 2006 Transitional Workplan for the North Caucasus (NC). Consequently, as of 31 December, out of a total revised requirement for 2006 - as outlined in the TWP itself - of $6,830,000, some $6,020,094 (i.e. 88%) have been received by UNICEF from the following donors: ECHO, the Netherlands, Sweden, USAID, Germany, Switzerland, US/BPRM as well as the German and Dutch National Committee for UNICEF.

31 Dec 2006 description

La situation alimentaire est bonne dans la région.

La décrue se poursuit dans les différents cours d'eau.

La situation phytosanitaire est relativement calme.

Les récoltes des cultures vivrières tirent à leur fin et se confirment bonnes dans tous les cercles. Elles sont nettement meilleures à celles de l'année dernière.

S'agissant du coton, les récoltes sont pratiquement à terme également.

31 Dec 2006 description

La situation alimentaire est bonne dans la région. La décrue des cours d'eau se poursuit. La situation phytosanitaire est relativement calme.

Au titre de la campagne agricole, les récoltes et battages pour les céréales et récoltes pour le coton se poursuivent. Les productions sont dans l'ensemble bonnes en cultures vivrières et moyennes pour le coton dont la commercialisation est en cours.

La campagne de maraîchage a démarré avec les travaux d'entretien des pépinières, la confection de planches et de repiquage de légumes en cours.

31 Dec 2006 description

Situation alimentaire est normale dans la région.

Les hauteurs d'eau sur les principaux cours d'eau sont inférieures à celles du mois précédent et à celles de l'année dernière à la même période.

La situation phytosanitaire est calme avec toutefois de légers dégâts de sautériaux sur les cultures maraîchères et arbres fruitiers.

Les récoltes des cultures sèches sont presque à terme avec des productions jugées bonnes dans les cercles de Kita, Bafoulabé, Keniéba, globalement moyennes à Diéma et moyennes à mauvaises à Kayes, Nioro et Yélimané.

Les conditions générales …

31 Dec 2006 description


Internally Displaced Persons

Iraq is experiencing one of the worst displacements in history. The bombing of the holy shrine in Samarra on February 22, 2006 ignited a spike of displacement that is still seen today. As more and more IDPs were displaced afterFebruary,primarilyduetosectarian violence, IOM Iraq's IDP Program implemented a comprehensive monitoring program throughout the 15 central and southern governorates.

31 Dec 2006 description


The current situation in Somalia, with the recent flooding in parts and the displacement as a result of the current conflict, is likely to have a negative impact on the nutritional status of the vulnerable groups.