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24 Jun 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 24 juin 2009 (IRIN) - Il y a 150 ans, la bataille de Solferino faisait 40 000 morts et blessés chez les soldats et au sein de la population civile. Les médecins étant rares, Henry Dunant, un civil suisse, avait aidé les villageois à soigner les victimes.

24 Jun 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 24 June 2009 (IRIN) - To mark the 150th anniversary of the International Red Cross Movement IRIN spoke with humanitarian and legal experts about how conflict has changed in the 21st century and to what degree the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols stand up when it comes to protecting civilians in conflict.

Is protecting civilians in the interest of modern warring parties?

Mary Kaldor is a professor and director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

23 Jun 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 23 June 2009 (IRIN) - One hundred fifty years ago the battle of Solferino left 40,000 soldiers and civilians either wounded or killed. With too-few doctors on hand, Swiss civilian Henry Dunant helped villagers care for the victims.

02 Oct 2006 description

SIERRA LEONE: A BETTER PLACE TO LEARN

UMCOR is joining with The United Methodist Church in Germany to refurbish two United Methodist schools in Sierra Leone. The schools, known for their quality education in their districts, were severely damaged from the war and years of abuse. By providing the materials needed and using local workers, the project was able to provide some income for skilled workers in the community as well. The students are back in their new and refurbished classrooms and are thankful for a clean and safe place to learn.

03 Jan 2006 description

Following is a near verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

Good afternoon, and welcome back and Happy New Year.

Security Council

Tanzania has assumed the rotating Presidency of the Security Council for the month of January, and Ambassador Augustine Mahiga is holding bilateral talks with other Council members today about their work over the coming month.

As the year begins, five new Council members -- Ghana, Peru, Qatar, the Republic of Congo and Slovakia -- are taking up their new seats.

02 Aug 1999 description
report Merlin

Sierra Leone

15 Jul 1999 description
report Merlin

Sierra Leone

  • Providing nutritional feeding to over 450 severely malnourished and 1,400 moderately malnourished children in hospitals in Kenema and Blama.
  • Running an 80-bed temporary children's hospital for emergency treatment and nutritional feeding in Freetown.
  • Re-establishing and restocking one hospital and 32 health centres in Kenema and Bo districts in eastern Sierra Leone to care for 300,000 people, particularly mothers and young children.
  • Running 4 mobile teams to provide basic health care and re-establishing 3 clinics in Freetown which were …