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31 Dec 2007 description

The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the needy in Myanmar with 500,000 kroons, donated through the World Food Program (WFP).

According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the humanitarian crisis and the blatant violation of human rights in Myranmar are very alarming. "According to UN data, one third of the nation's residents live below the poverty line," said Paet. "We hope that our small contribution, made through the WFP, can help to alleviate the situation for those in need," he added.

31 Dec 2007 description


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.

20 Dec 2007 description

The countries and contexts highlighted by MSF on this year's list accounted for just 18 minutes of coverage on the three major U.S.

18 Dec 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overall financial picture of tsunami programmes

US$695.2 million was received for tsunami programmes, slightly lower than what was reported last year, due to finalization of some contributions. Three-quarters of all funding came from UNICEF National Committees (Fig. 1). Unearmarked, thematic funds account for 53% of all funds received.

12 Dec 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-second General Assembly
69th, 70th & 71st Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Also Stress That, despite Progress in Target Areas of 2002 Action Plan, Millions of Children Remain Victims of Hunger, Violence, HIV/AIDS, Exploitation

12 Dec 2007 description
report Oxfam


A remarkable amount has been achieved in tsunami-hit countries since the wave smashed its way across the Indian Ocean almost three years ago. The vast amount of money donated by ordinary people around the world has made - and continues to make - a huge difference to the lives of affected communities. Most of the people made homeless in the catastrophe now have a home and are back at work. Threequarters of the way through our tsunami response, we are proud of what we have achieved.

11 Dec 2007 description

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.

10 Dec 2007 description

This report covers the period of 1 May through 31 October 2007, but reports cumulative totals from December 2004 onwards.

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

Most of Myanmar's tsunami funding was used for capacity development programmes and the report …

07 Dec 2007 description

Depuis deux ans, les délégués de la Croix-Rouge française s'emploient à reconstruire la vie et les moyens de subsistance des victimes du tsunami dans l'Océan indien.

05 Dec 2007 description


The Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) provides technical support, training, and supervision to health agency staff for annual nutrition surveys conducted in all camps on the Thailand Burma border. TBBC organizes and supervises the survey and analyzes and reports survey data back to the health agency and the CCSDPT Health Information Systems (HIS) Officer.

04 Dec 2007 description

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.

27 Nov 2007 description

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.

23 Nov 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Sandar Linn

SHAN STATE, Myanmar, 23 November 2007 - Midwife Daw Kyin Nu is braving the cold rain in the hilly regions of Shan State, Myanmar, as she goes house to house to vaccinate children under the age of five against polio.

She has targeted 484 children amongst the eight villages she services for immunization, and she is determined not to miss a single child.

"Polio is one of the vaccine-preventable diseases, and it is important that health-care providers like me should not miss the chance to give children lifelong protection," she says.

Mobilization and follow …

16 Nov 2007 description

Appeal Number: 6994

Appeal Amount: $100,000

SITUATION: The continuing humanitarian crisis in Burma (Myanmar) has, over several decades, provoked a range of increasingly serious life-threatening issues linked to escalating poverty -- HIV/AIDS, high infant mortality, increased female-headed households, unemployment, etc.

15 Nov 2007 description

Nature unleashed its fury with unprecedented violence on the morning of 26 December 2004. What promised to be a pleasant, post-Christmas Sunday, turned into one of the biggest disasters humankind had ever known. Six countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region bore the brunt of the tsunami. WHO coordinated global efforts to address post-disaster health consequences.

30 Oct 2007 description

The UK will increase its aid for the poorest people in Burma from £9 million this year to £18 million by 2010, announced Douglas Alexander, the Secretary of State for International Development, during a debate in the House of Commons yesterday (Monday 29 October).

The announcement comes after peaceful protests led by monks and pro-democracy groups were suppressed by the military regime in September.

Reaching those most in need

Douglas Alexander said:

"We will not turn our backs on the Burmese people who have courageously stood up for their rights.

29 Oct 2007 description

par Erwan Legrand, chef de mission AMI en Birmanie depuis 2005.

Si, initialement, les manifestations étaient profondément liées aux conditions de vie précaires et la vie chère dans le pays, les autorités birmanes ont réussi à faire oublier les justes et pragmatiques réclamations pour les orienter purement sur le terrain politique.

Pourtant, avant même d'aspirer à plus de démocratie, ce que demande prioritairement les birmans se limite à l'essentiel qu'ils n'ont pourtant pas. Du riz.

23 Oct 2007 description
report UN Security Council


Conseil de sécurité
5766e séance – matin & après-midi

« La violence à l'égard des femmes a atteint des proportions abominables », souligne le Secrétaire général, Ban Ki-moon

23 Oct 2007 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
5766th Meeting (AM & PM)

Members adopt Presidential Statement as Secretary-General urges strengthening of collective response to 'hideous' behaviour

The Security Council expressed its deep concern today that gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, remained pervasive despite its repeated condemnation of all acts of violence, including killing, maiming, sexual violence, exploitation and abuse in situations of armed conflict.