Appeal Target: CHF 1,005,566
Period covered: January to June 2003
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 over 180 countries. For more Information: www.ifrc.org
By Dr. Tadesse Kassaye
CCF Ethiopian staff
Monrovia, Liberia, 26th June (Merlin) - Fighting continues today in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, with reports of mounting civilian casualties and large-scale population movement, following the second major rebel attack this month on the capital.Thousands of people, including many of the 200,000 internally displaced people (IDP) in outlying camps, have fled to join the 1.3 million already in the city and there are reports of many civilian fatalities.
Appeal Target: CHF 745,404 (2003) CHF 785,000 (2004)
Period covered: January to March, 2003
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 over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal coverage: 67.6%; please refer to the attached Contributions List for this appeal (also available on the Federation's website).
Outstanding needs: CHF 767,264
Appeal target: CHF 3,120,752
Period covered: January to June, 2003
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 over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal coverage: 110.3%; please refer to the attached Contributions List for this appeal (also available on the Federation’s website).
Outstanding needs: None
Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: N/A
The Zambia Red Cross has taken part in a week-long campaign to vaccinate 5 million children between the ages of six months to 15 years against measles. The campaign delivered an unprecedented number of simultaneous health interventions, including vitamin supplements, de-worming medication and 75,000 insecticide treated bed nets (ITNs) to tackle malaria. Never before have ITNs been distributed on such a scale. Together, measles and malaria claim the lives of 1.5 million children in Africa every year.
DFID Memorandum for the International Development Select Committee
1. In the run up to the conflict in Iraq, the Government, together with United Nations agencies, international NGOs and Coalition partners, prepared for a range of humanitarian crises. These included the possibility of prolonged urban warfare, large population movements, or the widespread destruction of essential infrastructure.
World Vision is transitioning from a relief response to a rehabilitation phase in Iraq.
World Vision Malawi's relief team will be the implementing agency in a US$1,721,840 community-based Malaria Control Project to encompass 26 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) run by World Vision in the country.
World Vision faces an increasingly challenging relief effort as fighting erupts, forcing massive movements of civilians toward the city and government troops towards the Bomi area. The few IDPs who returned to their former camps were seen today to be moving back to central Monrovia. The population at the SKD Stadium and schools in Monrovia is rising again.
The State Department has issued the following fact sheet outlining support for Afghanistan from the United States and the European Union, in conjunction with the U.S.-EU Summit June 25 in Washington:
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
"Today, we have to decide again whether to reduce our teams," said MSF spokesperson Christopher Stokes. "We are committed to stay with the Liberian population, but have to concede that at a time when their needs are even greater than they were, our capacity to bring lifesaving assistance is again reduced as a result of the violence and insecurity."
More than a million people affected by hunger and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa will have been helped by the region's national Red Cross societies when a one-year relief operation makes way for longer-term action in July.
Mr. Younis Al Khatib, PRCS President, recently visited Iraq where he reviewed the services rendered by the PRCS Health Clinic to the Palestinian Community and the Iraqis during the US-led invasion.
For several days at the beginning of June ICRC surgical staff worked day and night to deal with hundreds of wounded as violence flared in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Although the situation has since calmed down, great needs remain for both the residents and the large numbers of displaced people.
A. Summary Of Minutes Humanitarian Coordination Meeting 24 June 2003
During the weekly Humanitarian Coordination Meeting at OCHA on 24 June 2003, the following issues were discussed: Updates on humanitarian interventions current on going in the country would not be made due to the unfolding security situation.
- Armed conflict between the government
forces and the LURD dissidents has resumed; and very serious fighting is
going on from Po River to the Iron Gate in Virginia - approximately 20
km or 12.5 miles from the center of Monrovia.