The Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce a new joint programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS.
This World AIDS Day, the Government of Sweden and the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO announce the start of a USD 45 million Joint UN four-year regional programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.
Baghdad, Iraq, 5 October 2017 – As the military operations to retake Hawija continue, more than 30,000 people have been displaced since September 21st. Of those, 12,500 have returned. To meet the urgent needs of these women and girls, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with the generous contribution from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), supported the deployment of a mobile delivery room, along with a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response mobile team inside re-taken areas of Hawija district.
This report presents the findings of a Link Nutrition Causal Analysis undertaken in the Dari Suf Bala District of the Samangan Province in Afghanistan between April 25th and May 31th 2015. Based on the UNICEF causal framework, a Link NCA is a structured, participatory, holistic study which builds a case for under nutrition causality in a local context. To introduce the specificity of this study, we briefly present the three determinants of the conceptualization of a causal analysis of nutrition (Link NCA).
Gwenaelle Luc, NCA Expert
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Présentation du contexte
This report shares findings from a two-year evaluation of the Strategy for Support via Swedish Civil Society Organisations 2010-2014 (henceforth referred to as the Swedish CS Strategy) as implemented by selected Swedish civil society ‘framework organisations’ (SFOs) and their national partners in three countries – Nicaragua,
Pakistan and Uganda. The evaluation was carried out by a consortium of three organisations in two rounds of fieldwork between March 2013 and October 2014.
PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION
Bern, Media release, 01.05.2015
38 tonnes of relief supplies will be sent from Zurich to Nepal as soon as landing permission is granted by the Nepalese authorities. As well as large tents and tarpaulins for the construction of emergency shelters in higher altitude regions the material includes water-treatment and medical supplies. This material is urgently needed according to the assessment of the Swiss rapid response team that has been in the disaster-stricken area since 26 April.
Disaster has become a normal state for the people of the Gaza Strip and thousands of children have been traumatized by the recurrent wars. Sida supports the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme which runs three psychiatric clinics in Gaza.
The vast majority of Somali women have undergone genital mutilation, a dangerous practice that causes lifelong injuries. Sida supports the organisation Nafis' efforts to put an end to a strong tradition.
The small Magan Hospital is located in one of the poorer areas of the city of Hargeisa. Three times a week the organisation Nafis, who works against female genital mutilation, is open for counselling. They also devote three days a week to visiting families or women's groups.
Ebola continues to spread across West Africa. So far 7 400 people have been infected by the virus and 3 431 reported dead. Sweden responds to the crisis by increasing its support for the fight against Ebola with 105 million Swedish kronor (USD 15 million), in addition to over 139 million (USD 20 million) already allocated funds. Sida focuses a large part of the support to Liberia where the population is worst affected.
The new support through Sida is allocated to UN bodies (SEK 80 million) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) (SEK 25 million).
Territoire de Beni
Collectivité Secteur de Beni-Mbau
Zone de Santé d’OICHA
Population : 489 ménages retournés soit 2934 Habitants
Période d’évaluation : Du 27 août au 30 août 2014
War, political instability, malnutrition, small health budget and bad roads – reasons why the child mortality rate in the DR Congo ranks among the highest in the world are many. UNICEF’s health programme for child survival will help building up the country's health care and reduce mortality both among children as well as their mothers.
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Nutrition Situation Overview. As significant scale-up of emergency response since September/October 2011, in combination with the off season harvest and the Deyr (October-December) 2011 harvest has had a considerable impact on improving food access, acute malnutrition, and mortality levels in the southern Somali population.
As a result, famine outcomes characterized by evidence of of all three of the following outcomes, based on the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) version 2.0, are no longer existent in Southern Somalia:
The purpose of this external evaluation is to assess the performance and whenever possible the outcome and impact of the activities carried out by IOM, with a main focus on funding received from Sida, in order to identify lessons learnt and good practices for IOM’s implementation of projects and management. The evaluation was planned to take place during the implementation in order to provide IOM Haiti programme managers with useful inputs that could be used as suggestions before the end of the project itself and for the implementation of other projects.
The full extent of the devastation following the earthquake in Haiti remains unclear, but several rescue operations have been launched in spite of this. Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) has today approved additional funds to the Red Cross for emergency interventions in Haiti, and has reserved funds for an upcoming intervention through the Church of Sweden/ACT. In addition to this, Sida has allocated 100 million Swedish krona towards the UN Flash Appeal, which is to be launched later today.
Due to heavy rains, overflowing of rivers and flooding in the Jakarta, Bekasi and Tangerang telephone lines, electricity networks, supply of clean water, as tapwater, have been cut off. In some areas, flood vicitims are in need of food, blankets, hygiene kits and clothes, while in others flood victims remaines trapped in their houses.
Sida has appoved Médicins Sans Frontièrs (MSF) to spend SEK 1 110 000 from their rapid response fund for medical care through mobile clinics.
The humanitarian crisis in Darfur has lead to an important influx of refugees to Eastern Chad, an impoverished and marginalised region. The Swedish Pentecostal Mission Relief and Development Cooperation Agency (PMU) InterLife and its Chadian partner Eemet has initiated a humanitarian assistance programme funded through Sida's smaller humanitarian frame.
Sida has decides to grant PMU InterLife further support with 4 574 000 SEK to its nutrition and sanitation programme among refugees and host population for 2007 and 2008.
Sida has approved the Swedish Mission Council to spend SEK 437 000 from their rapid response fund for prevention of malaria and cholera in areas in Kenya affected by floods.
The cooperation partner International Aid Services Sweden are planning to assist with blankets, jerricans for water, kitchen utensiles, water purification, sanitation (latrines), mosquito nets, canvas shelter and treatment of of stationary water.
Due to insufficient rainfall and subsequent drought, Afghanistan faces a major food crisis.
In addition to 6,500,000 seasonally and chronically food insecure, another 2,500,000 persons are at risk of being severly affected by the drought. Sida has decided to support a joint Government of Afghanistan - UN appeal. The support will be divided as follows: UNICEF, SEK 7 million un-earmarked within the areas of water and nutrition, and World Food Programme, WFP, SEK 7 million within the area of food assistance.