Humanitarian Health Action

Donor centre archive 2005


  • Angola
    As of 6 April 2005, 181 confirmed and suspected cases of Marburg viral hemorrhagic fever have been reported, 159 of which have been fatal.
  • Eritrea
    The main health concerns in Eritrea include maternal mortality, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS compounded by acute malnutrition. Eritrea has a malnutrition rate of 53%, one of the highest in the world.
  • Ethiopia
    The main health concerns in Ethiopia include maternal mortality, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS compounded by acute malnutrition and lack of access to clean water and sanitation.
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
    The 22 February earthquake which struck the area of Zarand in south-central Iran killed more than 640 people, injured 1,500, and left tens of thousands homeless. While the Government of Iran has not appealed for international assistance, it has indicated that it seeks voluntary contributions from international organizations for a discrete set of humanitarian priorities.
  • Liberia
    In Liberia, at the end of the war, little of the health infrastructure was left functioning: 242 out of 293 public health facilities had been looted or forced to close because of lack of staff or supplies.
  • Maldives
    The magnitude and scale of the 26 December 2004 tsunami disaster relative to the size and population of the Maldives is unprecedented in living memory.
  • Republic of Congo
    The influx of more than 70,000 refugees and 100,000 internally displaced people have negatively impacted the health situation in the Congo. The main health concerns are malaria, respiratory infections, child mortality and HIV/AIDS compounded with poor access to portable water and sanitation.
  • Resource mobilisation for Haiti
    The desperate conditions of Haiti's people - resulting from chronic poverty and environmental degradation - have been exacerbated by political instability.
  • Southern Africa
    The humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa is widely recognized as the result of the triple threat of HIV/AIDs, governance issues, and food insecurity.
  • Sri Lanka
    The 26 December 2004 tsunami caused massive destruction and extensive loss of life in Sri Lanka. More than 27,000 people were killed.