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30 Dec 2013 description

The Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is based upon existing environmental  information, reports and expert judgments, understanding gathered from community consultations and  climate change awareness raising with each Island Falekaupule, and the national NAPA prioritization  workshop on Funafuti.  

31 Dec 2007 description

Introduction

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.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

- During the month of December 2007, dry and hot weather condition prevailed; erratic showers were received in parts of Isenya (10.4 mm-5days), Namanga (25.0mm-4days); Upper Ngong (8.3mm-4days) and high potential areas of Loitokitok (80.0 mm-5days).

- Pastoral areas of Magadi, Loitokitok (Lenkism, parts of Mbirikani, and Kimana), Isenya, Ngong, Namanga, Central and Mashuru remained dry and hot.

- Water availability and accessibility remained poor; distance to and from watering points averaged 20-30km.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

- Rains in the district have declined to an average of 8.7 mm compared to an average of 12mm recorded the previous month.

- Spatial and temporal distribution was good in all livelihood zones with the exception of the northern parts of the Agro pastoral zone (northern parts of Mutuati, Tigania north, and Laare divisions)

- Natural vegetation and pasture quality and quantity have improved compared to the previous month.

- Natural rivers have been the main sources of water over the last four weeks

- Water quality has improved due to declined siltation

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31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

- Moderate rainfall was received in all pastoral and agro pastoral livelihood zones. Seasonal rainfall during the month virtually benefited the entire district.

- The quality and quantity of browse and pasture had improved virtually in the entire district as a result of the rains thus making satellite herds in the Boni forest to move northwards.

- Small, medium and large water pans contained fair quantities of water.

31 Dec 2007 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This study was designed to assess the impact of stability resulting from the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on the most food insecure and nutritionally vulnerable areas and groups in southern Sudan and the Three Areas, and make recommendations about how Title II and Disaster Assistance (DA) resources should be used in addressing the prevailing food security issues.

31 Dec 2007 description

Pledges and contributions

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of a new contribution (as of 30 November) made by Chile ($30,000). Meanwhile, Italy pledged an additional $1,393,592 for 2007. OCHA encourages all Member States to turn their pledges into contributions as soon as possible.

Training workshops

During 2007, the CERF Secretariat organized several training workshops in Bangkok, Dakar, Geneva, Nairobi, New York, Panama City, and Rome to improve the use of the Fund.

31 Dec 2007 description

Highlights (1)

- The DPPA-led multi-agency assessment team identified beneficiaries anticipated to face food and income gaps in the coming three to six months

- Tension has increased in Jijiga town.

Humanitarian Overview/context

The DPPA-led multi agency seasonal assessment reported that higher food deficits are anticipated in cropping areas compared to the pastoral areas due to poor performance of deyr rains.

The assessment also indicates that in areas where the rains have been poor, pastoralists have migrated to cope with water and pasture shortages.

31 Dec 2007 description

General Overview

FSAU and partners conducted five nutrition surveys(1) in South Central Somalia in the last two weeks of November 2007. Results indicate sustained Critical levels of acute malnutrition in most areas, without any significant change from previous surveys conducted in the same areas. Quality checks using Nutrisurvey indicated the findings of all surveys were of an appropriate standard to publish.

31 Dec 2007 description

Durante el mes de diciembre aumentó de nuevo la cifra de secuestros, a pesar de que el Gobierno declaró que la situación de seguridad había mejorado notablemente en el =FAltimo año. El Ejecutivo también anunció la creación del nuevo Consejo Electoral Provisional, cuya labor había generado mucha controversia en los =FAltimos años.

31 Dec 2007 description

CONTENIDO

- Presentación

- Informe del SNU ante Sesión del CRAAN

- Mesa de Donantes sesiona en la RAAN

- Firma de Convenio PPD-Masagni

- Banco Mundial: 17 millones para la emergencia en la RAAN

- UNICEF: Rehabilitación de escuelas

- OPS: Apoyo a la creación de subsedes de salud

- FAO: Apoyo a la recuperación de la Pesca artesanal

- PMA: Concluye segunda entrega de alimentos

- Plan Techo para comunicades del Litoral Norte

- Resumen de la Ejecución del SNU en la RAAN

Presentación

El Sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Nicaragua presenta la segunda edición …

31 Dec 2007 description

Highlights

Somalia - Displacement continues amid ongoing hostilities

Intensified fighting broke out in Mogadishu on October 27th, aggravating an already precarious humanitarian situation.

31 Dec 2007 description

Overview- Key Issues

Update on Closure of Gaza Crossings

There was a slight increase in the number of goods allowed to enter Gaza in December compared to November. A total of 1,932 truckloads of goods, including 258 from humanitarian agencies entered Gaza compared to 1,813 in November. On 23 December, Sufa crossing, which was closed on 28 October, was re-opened for food and other commodities, though some exports had been allowed entry through Sufa prior to this on an ad hoc basis.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

Stability

- The short rain season that set in early in the lowlands and the lower Parts of the plateau in late October and continued to the mid November, continued in some lowland areas particularly Wamba division in the course of the reporting month. The season's rains continue to be characterized by both poor temporal and spatial distribution and are generally light and erratic.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

- Light showers continued in some parts of the district in the early part of the month under review.

- There is plenty of high quality forage in most parts of the district except the Northern divisions.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

An insignificant shower was received during the month in the District; this resulted in no impact at all on the grazing resources and water sources. A total of 10.5 mm average rainfall was recorded from 1- ALRMP recording station only which reported rainfall.

As a result the quality and quantity of forage worsened and diminished greatly. Water availability for both human and livestock is inadequate. Body condition of livestock is fair mostly for cattle.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Tufts University

This report primarily draws on information from fieldwork conducted from 2005-2007 throughout Karamoja and in neighboring districts of Uganda, Sudan and Kenya. We interviewed over 900 individuals and carried out direct and participant observation in manyattas (the social, cultural, political, and economic unit for an extended family or several families), kraals (mobile cattle camps/fortified cattle enclosures) and town centers throughout Karamoja.

31 Dec 2007 description

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation neutre et indépendante. Sa mission, exclusivement humanitaire, est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence interne, et de leur porter assistance. Dans les situations de conflit, il dirige et coordonne les activités du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant Rouge.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

- Moderate rainfall was received in all pastoral and agro pastoral livelihood zones. Seasonal rainfall during the month virtually benefited the entire district.

- The quality and quantity of browse and pasture had improved virtually in the entire district as a result of the rains thus making satellite herds in the Boni forest to move northwards.

- Small, medium and large water pans contained fair quantities of water.

31 Dec 2007 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW

- In December 2007, the amount of rainfall received across the greater Turkana district was negligible. LODWAR meteorological station recorded a value of 0.5mm, which is lower than the value of 3.5mm recorded in November. This is far much lower than 8.0mm recorded for the same period of referenced (00- 04) year.

- Decline in quality and quantity of pasture has been noted at the lowland wet season grazing areas. The browse conditions have also deteriorated.