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31 Dec 2007 description

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.

31 Dec 2007 description

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.

In Brief

Programme Summary: In line with ARCHI 2010, Algiers Declaration and the Federation's Global Agenda, the National Societies (NSs) of Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and …

31 Dec 2007 description

Editorial

When forced to flee - the struggle of externally and internally displaced Irqais and other populations

29 Dec 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 186 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the situation and the information available at this time. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

Now as Indonesia experiences the rainy season, there are numerous reports of hydrological disasters.

28 Dec 2007 description

This report covers 1/7/07 to 31/10/07 of the 2006-07 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: During the reporting period, support focused on Viet Nam Red Cross' (VNRC) initiatives in disaster preparedness and response, avian …

24 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 11,108,000 (USD 9,936,000 or EUR 6,732,000) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

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.

Current context

The Federation's East Africa sub-zone office works with the Red Cross Societies of …

24 Dec 2007 description

This funding support plan seeks CHF 5,780,450 (USD 5.17 million or EUR 3.5 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 6,873,281 (USD 6.5 million or EUR 4.17 million). Click here for budget summary.

This funding support plan document sets out briefly the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years. More detailed information is provided in the 2008-2009 Programme Support Plan and Summary Matrix.

24 Dec 2007 description

GLIDE No: TC-2007-000208-BGD

Period covered by this Operations Update: 13- 20 December 2007

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 24,483,160 (USD 22.2 million or EUR 15 million) in cash, kind, or services to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society to assist 243,000 families (1,215,000 beneficiaries) over two years from the date.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 4,572,543 (USD 4.09 million or EUR 2.77 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 5,058,665 (USD 4.53 million or EUR 3.07 million).

21 Dec 2007 description

GLIDE no. FL-2007-000227-ZWE

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 9,986,001 (USD 8,932,022 or EUR 6,052,121) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

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. A young mother attending to her child's vaccination at the SRCS clinic in Burao, Somaliland.

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.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,019,827 (USD 1.8 million or EUR 1.22 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. Click here for budget summary.

This amount will be supplemented by CHF 8.2 million from the core budget to give an overall budget of CHF 10,219,826 (USD 9.14 million or EUR 6.19 million).

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,942,000 (USD 2,631,000 or EUR 1,783,000) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

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.

Current context

According to the disaster risk index (1980-2000), the number of people killed by disasters per …

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 36,634,285 (USD 32,767,696 or EUR 22,202,596) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

The West and Central African zone is a diverse region comprising 24 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) and has an estimated population of 350 million people.

A …

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,361,000 (USD 2,112,000 or EUR 1,431,000) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.

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.

Current context

Seasonal cyclones are a recurrent threat in the Indian Ocean Islands.

21 Dec 2007 description

This report covers the period 1/7/2007 to 31/10/2007 of the 2006-07 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: There have been no dramatic events during this reporting period.

20 Dec 2007 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching meningitis prevention activities in 14 countries in Africa to get ready for what could be one of the worst meningitis epidemics in a decade. The move came as a reaction to the warning given by the World Health Organization on October 9.

The first indications of an epidemic could appear as early as February-March 2008.

20 Dec 2007 description

La Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge lance une série d'activités de prévention à la méningite dans 14 pays d'Afrique afin de se préparer à ce qui pourrait être l'une des pires épidémies de méningite des dix dernières années. Ces actions répondent à la mise en garde lancée le 9 octobre dernier par l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé.

Les premiers signes d'une épidémie pourraient se manifester dès février-mars 2008.

19 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,420,630 (USD 2.16 million or EUR 1.47 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 2,420,630 (USD 2.16 million or EUR 1.47 million).

This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.