Humanitarian Health Action

Events

2011

Horn of Africa crisis health update for donors in Geneva

The Horn of Africa crisis is putting close to 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 4.8 million reside in Ethiopia, 3.7 million in Somalia, 3.7 million in Kenya, 600 000 in Uganda and 165 000 in Djibouti. In Somalia, drought and conflict have displaced around 1.5 million people within the country and forced up to 420 000 people to seek help in Kenya and Ethiopia. In July, daily arrivals in each country ranged from 1300 to 1700. The majority are women and children.

International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October 2011. Children and young people are often perceived as victims of disasters rather than active agents of change who can make a real difference in terms of disaster risk reduction within their schools, households and within their communities.

World Humanitarian Day

19 August 2011. The United Nations’ (UN) World Humanitarian Day is held on August 19 each year. The day honors all humanitarians who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause, and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty. The day aims to increase public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide and the importance of international cooperation.

World Congress in Disaster and Emergency Medicine

31 May - 3 June 2011 Beijing, China. WHO, represented by its Country Office in China, the Regional Offices for Europe and for the Americas as well as by Health Security and Environment and Health Action in Crises in Geneva, participated in the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine in Beijing.

Health at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

8-13 May 2011 Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Platform is the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. Health issues will be addressed in a number of sessions organized by WHO and partners throughout the Platform.

Technical consultation on the health component of post-disaster and post-conflict needs assessments and recovery planning

28-29 April 2011 Granada, Spain. In order to support the development of health sector guidance for post-disaster and post-conflict needs assessments, WHO and the Andalusian School of Public Health in Granada organized on 28-29 April 2011 a technical consultation bringing together humanitarian and development actors, organizations and institutions working in disaster and conflict situations and representatives from countries where assessments have taken place.

Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis training course

16 - 27 May 2011 Hammamet, Tunisia. The overall objective of the programme is to expand and strengthen the capacity of health professionals in analysing the health systems of countries in crisis, developing adequate response and recovery sector strategies, and planning and implementing effective interventions.

Analyse des systèmes de santé dans les pays en crise

Inscriptions ouvertes pour le cours 2011 -- L’objectif général du programme est de renforcer les capacités des professionnels de la santé pour analyser les systèmes de santé dans les pays en crise, élaborer des stratégies de réponse et de reconstruction appropriées, et planifier et mettre en œuvre des interventions efficaces.

Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.