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16 Nov 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern’s burial workers face stigma from their communities every day. In response, three of them created a song they call “No Discriminate” that they eventually hope to record, and inspire widespread change. View it here first.

04 Dec 2014 description
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BRASILIA, Brasil, 3 de diciembre de 2014 (ACNUR) - Los países de América Latina y el Caribe se comprometieron hoy a trabajar juntos para mantener los estándares de protección más altos a nivel internacional y regional, a implementar soluciones innovadoras para los refugiados y desplazados internos, y a ponerle fin a la difícil situación enfrentada por las personas apátridas en la región.

27 Nov 2012 description
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Strategy for Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence Globally

Posted by Carla Koppell, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment on Monday, November 26th 2012

29 Oct 2012 description
Myanmar: Interim Country Partnership Strategy 2012-2014

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Myanmar have agreed on a new Interim Country Partnership Strategy that sets the stage for ADB’s re-engagement in the country.

“ADB will work with the government to create jobs and lay the foundation for long-term economic growth that benefits the country as a whole,” said Stephen Groff, ADB’s Vice President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. “This strategy will guide our re-engagement with Myanmar to make sure that the country is set on a path of sustainable and inclusive growth.”

12 Apr 2012 description
Horn of Africa Annual Report 2011

NRC Horn of Africa: Assisted 1.2 million people

Astrid Sehl, Nairobi (12.04.2012)
In the midst of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the NRC Horn of Africa programme provided assistance to nearly 1.2 million of the most vulnerable people in 2011.

10 Feb 2012 description
Communiqué de presse
Document stratégique

La version actualisée de la Stratégie humanitaire pour le Sahel met l’accent sur les besoins et la réponse à la crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans la région

(Dakar, Sénégal – 10 février 2012). – Une version actualisée du document stratégique pour faire face à la crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle émergente au Sahel a été publiée.

14 Dec 2011 description


CERF High-level Pledging Conference

13 Dec 2011 description
Résumé et points essentiels

Genève, 13 décembre 2011 – Selon le Rapport 2011 sur le paludisme dans le monde, publié aujourd’hui par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, les taux de mortalité attribuables au paludisme ont baissé, depuis 2000, de plus de 25 % au niveau mondial et de 33 % dans la Région africaine de l’OMS.

09 Dec 2011 description
EN: Draft Ministerial Communiqué
FR : Communiqué ministériel

GENEVA, December 8 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Thursday wrapped up the largest ministerial meeting of its kind after hailing participating states for making a "quantum leap" forward at the Geneva gathering on the issue of statelessness.

"Where I believe there was a real breakthrough, a quantum leap, was in relation to the protection of stateless people," he said in a closing address to representatives from almost 150 states, including more than 70 at ministerial level.

13 Sep 2011 description
report World Bank

The project has benefited a total of 1,763,432 people and 505,745 households


The Sustainable Livelihoods Project II (2008-2012) is the second part of a three-phase program, which aims to enhance livelihood security and sustainability by scaling up institutional mechanisms that reduce the vulnerability of communities throughout Mongolia.

The project, launched in 2008, has benefited a total of 1,763,432 people and 505,745 households: over 50 percent of the beneficiaries were women; 16 percent were below the poverty line and 19 percent were herders.

12 Sep 2011 description
Full Strategy
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EBRD confirms active support to further market economy reform and ensure recovery

The EBRD’s Board of Directors has approved a new country strategy for the Kyrgyz Republic, which is designed to ensure continued EBRD support for the recovery of the country’s economy and sustainable growth after a period of social and political unrest in the recent past.

In the next three-year period covered by the new strategy, the Bank will continue helping various sectors of the Kyrgyz economy by promoting the private sector and stabilising the business operations in the country.

12 May 2011 description

I thank the Chairman and Senator Lugar for inviting me today. I appreciate this chance to update the committee on our efforts and answer your questions.

13 Apr 2011 description
report AllAfrica

Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara says he will move into the palace vacated by his now arrested predecessor Laurent Gbagbo "in the coming days".

Ouattara's government announced that Gbagbo is under house arrest and has been moved to an unspecified location in Côte d'Ivoire.

In a statement Justice Minister Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio recalled how the former strongman had been arrested after fighting between government forces and pro-Gbagbo troops assisted by Liberian and Angolan mercenaries plus militias.

25 Feb 2011 description

1330 hrs Friday 25 February 2011

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51, February 22, 2011. Depth (focal depth): 5km. The National Crisis Management Centre has been activated and a National State of Emergency has been declared (

What is a National State of Emergency?

A state of national emergency can be declared when the civil defence response is beyond the resources of the responsible local authority.

24 Feb 2011 description

1832 hrs Thursday 24 February 2011

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51, February 22, 2011. Depth (focal depth): 5km. The National Crisis Management Centre has been activated and a National State of Emergency has been declared (

12 Feb 2011 description

12 February 2011 - Afghan and United Nations officials are working to curb child labour in Afghanistan's eastern provinces, where young breadwinners remain common despite regulations.

Ten-year-old Ajmal (not his real name) sells plastic bags from morning to evening in Jalalabad city to cover part of his family's expenses. He sells about 20 bags and earns 40-50 Afs or the equivalent of one US dollar per day. His brother, 16, carries goods by a small wheelbarrow to support his remaining family members - mother and two sisters.

07 Feb 2011 description


FAO helps governments prepare as rising waters threaten food security

Rome, 7 February 2011 - Thousands of hectares of agricultural land and crops have been damaged by floods and heavy rains in parts of southern Africa, and more damage may occur in the coming weeks if above normal rains persist.

This is raising concern about the food security of the affected population in the poorer parts of the sub-region over the coming months.

With the rainy season still only half way through, and with the cyclone season due to peak in February, …

24 Jan 2011 description

A new calendar has been developed by WFP to help better prepare for food-related emergencies.

24 Jan 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Les enfants d'Haïti vacillent encore sous l'impact durable du séisme du 12 janvier 2010. Un an après, voici une histoire parmi tant d'autres sur le long parcours qui mène des secours à la reconstruction.

Par Benjamin Steinlechner

PORT-AU- PRINCE, 24 janvier 2011 - Au lendemain du tremblement de terre de janvier 2010 - en fait avant même le séisme - des familles haïtiennes pauvres avaient choisi d'envoyer leurs enfants dans des centres de soins résidentiels dans l'espoir qu'ils y trouveraient de meilleures conditions de vie.