The Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is based upon existing environmental information, reports and expert judgments, understanding gathered from community consultations and climate change awareness raising with each Island Falekaupule, and the national NAPA prioritization workshop on Funafuti.
This is the second edition of The Johns Hopkins and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Public Health Guide for Emergencies, a textbook that has been widely used in the classroom and the field. We are excited with the production of this second edition which captures both the experience of the Federation and the academic public health perceptions of Johns Hopkins University. We believe that the result of this partnership is an action book to help implementers built programs and activities on a solid footing.
In reporting on this third anniversary of the tsunami and Plan's participation, the theme is not infrastructural provision but how Plan's approach of Child Centred Community Development or CCCD worked in an unprecedented natural disaster situation.
The photograph on the cover is thematically significant. It shows four children from Thailand at an early childhood care and development (ECCD) centre. These children were born around the time of the tsunami but their adult memory will probably have little space for the tsunami experience.
Since June 2000, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has supported the Nutrition Surveillance component of the FSAU to provide comprehensive understanding of the impact of the food security situation on nutritional status of the population of the country. FSAU has been conducting nutrition assessments in Somalia for the last seven years. During this time consistently high levels of acute malnutrition and under 5 mortality rates (U5MR) have been reported in many parts of South and Central Somalia.
2007 a été une année de profonds changements pour le Comité d'Aide Médicale. Néanmoins, nous avons, une fois de plus, relevé le défi d'implanter des programmes malgré des situations souvent difficiles et dans des conditions de plus en plus dangereuses. Dans un contexte toujours plus délicat et complexe, l'équipe du CAM, tant au siège à Montreuil, que sur le terrain, a souvent du trouver des solutions innovantes pour faire face aux nombreuses contraintes qui ont affecté l'implantation du programme.
Over 162,000 Quintals of Food Aid Dispatched to Somali Region
A total of 162,075.84 quintals of food aid was dispatched to assist the needy in Somali Region during the month of December.
According to a report from Logistics Administration and Transport Co-ordination Department, out of a total of 232,582 quintals of food allocated for the region, 162,075.84 had already been transported from Dire Dawa Central warehouse of the DPPA to be distributed among the needy.
The food aid had been sent to Degehabour, Fik, Gode, Korahe and warder zones of Somali Region.
This six-month report describes the programme and activities of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) during the period July to December 2007.
TBBC is a consortium of currently eleven NGOs from nine countries working to provide food, shelter, non-food items and capacity-building support to Burmese refugees and displaced persons. It also engages in research into the root causes of displacement and refugee outflows. Membership is open to other NGOs with similar interests.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health (MoH), in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation/the Central Organization for Statistics & Information Technology (COSIT) and the World Health Organization's Iraq office (WHO/Iraq) are pleased to present the preliminary report of the 2006/7 Iraq Family Health Survey (IFHS). This report summarizes the key findings of the survey which was conducted under the leadership of the MoH, COSIT, the Ministry of Health/Kurdistan region (MoHK) and the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office (KRSO).
- During the month of December 2007, dry and hot weather condition prevailed; erratic showers were received in parts of Isenya (10.4 mm-5days), Namanga (25.0mm-4days); Upper Ngong (8.3mm-4days) and high potential areas of Loitokitok (80.0 mm-5days).
- Pastoral areas of Magadi, Loitokitok (Lenkism, parts of Mbirikani, and Kimana), Isenya, Ngong, Namanga, Central and Mashuru remained dry and hot.
- Water availability and accessibility remained poor; distance to and from watering points averaged 20-30km.
- Rains in the district have declined to an average of 8.7 mm compared to an average of 12mm recorded the previous month.
- Spatial and temporal distribution was good in all livelihood zones with the exception of the northern parts of the Agro pastoral zone (northern parts of Mutuati, Tigania north, and Laare divisions)
- Natural vegetation and pasture quality and quantity have improved compared to the previous month.
- Natural rivers have been the main sources of water over the last four weeks
- Water quality has improved due to declined siltation
In 2007, the hitherto conflict affected northern and north eastern regions of Uganda witnessed further improvements in the security situation and peace as a result of the signing of the land mark Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of Uganda and the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in August 2006. This resulted in massive population movements with over 90% of the 466,103 IDPs population in Lango subregion returning to their original home lands.
1. Since Colonialism in Africa, the State (Ethiopia) has struggled for the liberty of all Africa as reflected in its role in the establishment of the OAU, whose principal purpose was eradication of colonialism. However, the international actions of the State were not matched by similar moves for the domestic protection of human and peoples' rights. For the most part, individual and collective rights in Ethiopia were neglected. Human rights violations were almost the norm. That is now past.
1. Health Coordination
During the month, WHO/HAC participated in several coordination meetings aimed at improving health response coordination at the national and district levels. In Karamoja, a meeting was held with CUAMM an Italian NGO to discuss the proposed Karamoja-Food and Services project.
Caritas Jerusalem SOA 9 2006 project ends
In mid-November, Caritas Jerusalem completed the SOA 9 2006 project. This project has been an important part of the work that we have undertaken in 2006 and 2007 and we appreciate the support that it received. It was launched in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Holy Land.
Purpose of the I-UCPD
In response to rising requests from its Member States and within the framework of the UN reform aimed at achieving greater coherence, efficiency and effectiveness at country level, and avoiding fragmentation, duplication and competition among sister UN agencies, UNESCO is adopting a new strategic programming country-based approach.
This study was designed to assess the impact of stability resulting from the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on the most food insecure and nutritionally vulnerable areas and groups in southern Sudan and the Three Areas, and make recommendations about how Title II and Disaster Assistance (DA) resources should be used in addressing the prevailing food security issues.
This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007.
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.
Programme Summary: In line with ARCHI 2010, Algiers Declaration and the Federation's Global Agenda, the National Societies (NSs) of Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and …
Cyclone Sidr (Category IV) with wind speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour hit Bangladesh on 15 November causing significant damage to life, housing, livelihoods and productive infrastructure. WFP has responded with an emergency operation and is providing assistance in 9 of the worst affected districts.
The objectives of this WFP and Partners Food Security Assessment are to characterize the initial impact of the cyclone on household food security and livelihoods.
This report primarily draws on information from fieldwork conducted from 2005-2007 throughout Karamoja and in neighboring districts of Uganda, Sudan and Kenya. We interviewed over 900 individuals and carried out direct and participant observation in manyattas (the social, cultural, political, and economic unit for an extended family or several families), kraals (mobile cattle camps/fortified cattle enclosures) and town centers throughout Karamoja.
Polio Vaccination in Southern Sudan Over 2.7 Million under five children were vaccinated against polio
Polio National Immunization Days
Following the confirmation of importation of wild polio virus to South Darfur in October (Date of onset of paralysis on September 9), Southern Sudan conducted 2 rounds of NIDs in Oct/Nov and December. The NIDs in October were staggered in two phases- the first phase was conducted from 29-31 October 2007 and the second from 5-7 November 2007. The December round was conducted from 5-7.