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31 Dec 2007 description

WHO/CDS/NTD/DCE/2007.1

INTRODUCTION

Recurrent drought following several poor rainy seasons has led to food insecurity and widespread malnutrition in the countries of the Horn of Africa region (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan). The public health and food security situation is poor. Poor nutrition, a rising number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and increasing incidence of other infectious diseases all contribute to high levels of morbidity and mortality in the subregion.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 6,060,912 (USD 5,421,209 or EUR 3,673,280) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

Current context

The eastern Africa region continues to experience major disasters, which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the affected communities. Among the disasters that have been experienced in the recent past within this region, the most common are floods, heavy rains and land slides as well as drought. Similarly, epidemics including RVF, cholera, meningitis, avian flu and malaria are frequent across the divide.

11 Dec 2007 description

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Second periodic reports of States parties due in 1998

DJIBOUTI

Summary

This periodic report, which follows on the initial report prepared in 1998 (CRC/C/8/Add.39), was drafted by the Government of Djibouti, with assistance from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), pursuant to article 44 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

21 Nov 2007 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are providing $100,000 in emergency funding to the U.N.

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.

11 Oct 2007 description

Summary

For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

28 Sep 2007 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

17 Sep 2007 description

Produced on behalf of FAO, ICAO, ILO, IOM, OCHA, OIE, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNWTO, WFP and WHO by UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC)

INTRODUCTION

The changing context for Avian Influenza response and Pandemic Preparedness

Two years ago we were working in a climate of widespread international concern about a potential pandemic, including unprecedented media coverage and political engagement.

06 Sep 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007 for 2006-2007 Appeal.

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: Health and care programme: In the first half of 2007, the region experienced cholera, meningitis and Rift Valley Fever …

15 Aug 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 31/05/2007 for 2006-2007 Appeal.

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: Due to the sudden demise of the then Head of the Horn of Africa sub-regional office early in the year, the activities …

01 Aug 2007 description

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 14 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world. Out of the 15 appeals for humanitarian assistance launched to date, 9 were issued in response to emergencies in the CEA region.

17 Jul 2007 description

17th July, 2007, Djibouti. A joint African Development Bank/World Bank mission, led by Dr. Mohamed M, Youssouf, visited Djibouti and Kenya from 13 to 29 July 2007 to identify possible areas for the ADF support to the IGAD's Regional HIV/aids Partnership Program (IRAPP). The mission worked closely with the staff of the Secretariat of the Inter Government Development Agency (IGAD) and from other major partners The mission also met the Hon. Ministers of Health in Djibouti as well as representatives of several donor agencies associated with HIV/AIDS control in the IGAD member countries.

02 Jul 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

DJIBOUTI, 2 July 2007 - At least 25,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable rural residents will for the first time be able to access clean drinking water close to their homes through a partnership between the European Union (EU), UNICEF and Djibouti's Ministry of Agriculture.

14 Jun 2007 description

Pledges & contributions

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of seven new contributions totalling $13,868,771.89 as of 1 June. The contributions were made by Armenia ($5,000), Belgium ($2,988,913.90), Finland ($6,726,000), Hungary ($10,000), Israel ($15,000), Switzerland ($4,113,857.99), and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Humanity First ($10,000). New pledges were announced by Austria ($409,836) and Italy ($1,289,482.50) for 2007.

05 Jun 2007 description


Food security has deteriorated for inland pastoralists in Djibouti, as delayed March to May rains have resulted in worsening livestock conditions. Milk production is practically non-existent and staple food prices are exceptionally high, further decreasing pastoralists’ already low food access following recurrent years of drought. International assistance for pastoralists to mitigate the effects of the extended dry season is lacking, and the recent influx of refugees from Somalia will further constrain available humanitarian resources.

27 May 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

06 May 2007 description


This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

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

04 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

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: In 2006, focus for the regional humanitarian values, organizational development and food security …

30 Apr 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Long Rains in the Horn

As forecasted in March by the IGAD Prediction and applications Centre (ICPAC), the heavy rains expected in many parts of the Horn of Africa are ongoing. According to Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), the water levels of rivers in Somalia are within the normal range expected at this time of the year. However, fears remain over the possibility of flooding in the Shabelle and Juba riverine areas as a result of increased rainfall in Ethiopian highlands.

02 Apr 2007 description

783 deaths confirmed in CEA region:

Meningitis Epidemic Hits Central and East Africa

The Meningitis epidemic that began earlier this year in West Africa is now taking its toll in the Central and East Africa region (excl.