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ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

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An infant sleeps at Fatima Balika Muslim School, part of a makeshift camp for people displaced by resurgent fighting in Sri Lanka. The school is one of 66 emergency sites in the district.

CRITICAL ISSUES FOR CHILDREN

In 2007, East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia regions faced an increased number of natural disasters, epidemics of infectious diseases, and renewed outbreaks of violence and conflicts. Avian influenza continued to circulate throughout East Asia and the Pacific and emerged as a greater danger in South Asia, threatening livelihoods of families and the health of children in some of the most vulnerable communities of both regions.

PLANNED HUMANITARIAN ACTION FOR 2008

The planned humanitarian action in this chapter covers two UNICEF regions: South Asia and East Asia and the Pacific.

Key activities will include:

Regional Offices financial needs for 2008
Sector US$
General and cluster-specific emergency preparedness and response planning support to Country Offices 750,000
Strengthening emergency response to natural disasters and other rapid onset emergencies (incl. contingency planning and regional surge response capacity) 220,000
Avian and human influenza pandemic and business continuity support and roll-out 220,000
Total* 1,190,000

* The total includes a maximum recovery rate of 7 per cent. The actual recovery rate on contributions will be calculated in accordance with UNICEF Executive Board Decision 2006/7 dated 9 June 2006.