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Monde : Les Conventions de Genève sont-elles toujours valables ?

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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. Son expérience, qui avait mis en exergue les conséquences directes et terribles de la guerre sur les civils, l'avait amené à fonder le Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge, qui célèbre son anniversaire le 24 juin.

Le Mouvement de la Croix-Rouge est à l'origine d'une convention, visant à établir les règles de la guerre, qui

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Global: Geneva Conventions and 21st-century combatants

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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. Her books include The Imaginary War (1990),

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Global: Do the Geneva Conventions still stand up?

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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. Recognizing the direct and dire impact of war on civilians, his experience led him to found the International Red Cross Movement, which celebrates its anniversary on 24 June.

The Red Cross Movement initiated a convention to establish the laws of war, which was eventually passed in 1949 as the

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
UMCOR Hotline 2 Oct 2006: Sierra Leone, Afghanistan

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. Your gifts to International Disaster

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Sierra Leone + 4 others
Daily press briefing by the office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General 3 Jan 2006

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

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Sierra Leone + 8 others
MERLIN programmes worldwide 2 Aug 1999

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Merlin
Sierra Leone
Providing nutritional feeding to over 550 severely malnourished and 2,500 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 18 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 destroyed by civil war.

Albania

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Sierra Leone + 8 others
MERLIN programmes worldwide 15 Jul 1999

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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 destroyed