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Andaz Hotels and Women for Women International Announce A Collaboration to Help Communities Thrive

Joint Effort Provides Opportunities for Economic Development in Local Neighborhoods

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Explosive Violence: January 2012

Countries affected by explosive violence in January

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Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were responsible for a high number of the civilian casualties recorded by the EVMP in January. IEDs caused 75% of the recorded civilian casualties of explosive violence. This is a significant increase compared with the overall percentage of civilians who the EVMP recorded killed or injured by IEDs during 2011 (55%).

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State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011

Minority women deliberately targeted for rape and other violence – new global report

Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, Minority Rights Group International says in its 2011 annual report launched today.

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World Water Day, March 22, International Medical Corps brings clean water, sanitation to millions worldwide

Los Angeles, Calif. - World Water Day, March 22, draws attention to the more than one billion people around the world who are without clean water. In addition, nearly 3 billion live without sanitation services. Because of this, five million die every year due to waterborne disease.

"If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term," says Steve Commins, Fragile States Manager and water expert for International Medical Corps. "Even if we train communities to practice basic care,

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IMC 2007 Annual Report

ANNUAL MESSAGE

Dear Friend of International Medical Corps,

As International Medical Corps approaches the quarter century milestone of delivering lifesaving emergency programs around the globe, we look back at 2007 with great pride in our achievements: helping millions of people in the 25 countries and regions where we operate to recover from crisis and live healthier, more productive lives.

Yet the challenges to providing health care through training remain significant. Existing conflicts intensified this past year across Africa, in places like Sudan, Chad, and the Central

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MAG CWMD global update May 2008

MAG and SALW - As the scale of the Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW)1 problem has become apparent across the world, MAG has been increasingly involved in addressing the threat posed by these items. The illicit proliferation of SALW prolongs conflicts, causes instability, undermines development, and is now well established as the leading threat to human security globally. MAG is currently undertaking SALW projects in Burundi, Congo (Republic of), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq and Sudan. In addition, MAG conducted an assessment to the Central African Republic during February 2008.
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Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 204 -14 to 20 Apr 2008

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition
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Public health, conflict and human rights: toward a collaborative research agenda

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BioMed Central
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Although epidemiology is increasingly contributing to policy debates on issues of conflict and human rights, its potential is still underutilized. As a result, this article calls for greater collaboration between public health researchers, conflict analysts and human rights monitors, with special emphasis on retrospective, population-based surveys. The article surveys relevant recent public health research, explains why collaboration is useful, and outlines possible future research scenarios, including those pertaining to the indirect and long-term consequences of

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UNHCR set to ask donors for over one billion dollars for 2008 budget

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 4 December 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In Geneva next Tuesday (11 December), at its annual Pledging Conference, UNHCR will present to donor countries its 2008 annual budget of US$1.096 billion, up from $1.06 billion in 2007, to help millions of refugees, displaced and stateless persons around the world.

In addition to its regular budget, UNHCR will also launch a number of supplementary appeals for emergency and special

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Bomb explosions, political instability challenge iMMAP's resolve

Iraq Landmine Survey Suspended Due to Near-Death Explosion

Iraq. Sudan. The Democratic Republic of Congo. Afghanistan. In 2006 VVAF's Information Management and Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) staff are active in some of the most dangerous places in the world, overcoming setbacks to carry out their critical humanitarian work.

As the violence continues, political instability increases, and the risks of working in these environments heighten. Nevertheless, iMMAP continues involvement in dangerous areas. These war-torn

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In 2005, UN SC addresses broad range of concerns, including terrorism, situations in Africa, Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan


Jointly with General Assembly, Council Establishes Peacebuilding Commission to Advise on Post-Conflict Issues
SC/8614

Security Council
2005 Round-up

The volume and scope of the Security Council’s activities increased in 2005 as the scale of peacekeeping operations reached a historic high, but in a late-year action to ease that burden, the Council, acting concurrently with the General Assembly, operationalized a major decision of the World Summit and established a Peacebuilding Commission to advise it on post-conflict situations.

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Iraqis head new list of peoples under threat

Ground-breaking new report on State of World's Minorities highlights devastating impact of armed conflicts and War on Terror on ethnic and religious groups

New York, (19/1/2006) Iraqis head a new list of peoples most under threat from persecution, discrimination and mass killing according to a comprehensive new report released today by Minority Rights Group International (MRG).

Minorities from Sudan, Somalia and other African countries dominate the rest of the top 15 in State of the World's Minorities, the first ever report to comprehensively assess the situation

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War Child Newsletter, Jul 2005

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New project in Thi Qar

Following in-depth research in the south, War Child concluded that returnee families needed support in education, welfare services, and provision of psychosocial services and help to generate sustainable livelihoods to increase their low income. War Child is providing a unique approach to promoting livelihoods on the basis of child rights, and is addressing the developmental needs of vulnerable children. This programme has four main components: Livelihoods, NGO capacity building, Psychosocial and Paralegal work. War Child is in the process of registering

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Health Action in Crises (WHO/HAC) Highlights - No 30


The WHO/HQ Department for Health Action in Crises aims to produce a running note on select current issues at weekly intervals. This note - which is by no means exhaustive - is designed for internal use and does not reflect the official position of WHO.

UGANDA

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WFP Emergency Report No. 37 of 2004


(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: 1) Iraq, 2) Afghanistan, 3) Albania, 4) Azerbaijan

(B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Guinea Bissau, (4) Sierra Leone, (5) Guinea, (6) Liberia, (7) Cote D'Ivoire

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zimbabwe

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A comparative study on local women's groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq: Are they so very different?

Anne Herro
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Iraq have more in common than is obvious at first sight. Both sets of citizens have suffered tremendously from direct and structural violence under authoritarian, corrupt governments; the DRC is currently being led, and Iraq is in the dawn of being led, by a transitional government made up of various ethnic, rebel and / or religious factions; both are working towards securing draft constitutions and awaiting the formation of a sovereign and democratically elected government in mid-2005; both
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In presidential statement, UN SC reaffirms 'vital importance' of UN's role in post-conflict reconciliation


Over 40 Speakers Share Views during Day-Long Debate
SC/7990

Security Council
4903rd Meeting* (AM & PM)

Security Council members reaffirmed today the vital importance of the United Nations' role in post-conflict reconciliation, stressing the necessary close cooperation needed within the United Nations system and within the Council on that issue.

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ICRC appeals for 905 million Swiss francs to cover its humanitarian activities in 2004

Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) presented its priorities and funding requirements for 2004 to the press today. It is appealing for over 900 million Swiss francs for humanitarian work in some 80 countries.
The budget submitted to the donor community at ICRC headquarters in Geneva includes 755 million francs for field expenditure and an additional 150 million francs to cover organization-wide projects and the coordination and support provided by headquarters.

Among the 10 largest operations in terms

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In statement to UN SC, SG urges action against those attacking UN personnel

SG/SM/8831 SC/7857
Following is today's statement by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the Security Council meeting on the protection of humanitarian workers:

I wish to express my strong support for the draft resolution before you.

I can think of no issue about which I feel more strongly, as Secretary-General -- and I believe none should be more important to each of you, as members of the Security Council -- than the safety of those brave men and women who serve this Organization in the places where it matters most -- that is, in zones of conflict and danger.

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G-8: Learn lessons for Iraq reconstruction

Controls Urged for Trade Fueling African Conflicts
(New York, May 30, 2003) -- The "Group of Eight" world leaders gathering in Evian should learn lessons from Afghanistan when it comes to rebuilding Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today. The G-8 summit is expected to pledge international support for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Iraq.

"Afghanistan's recovery has been undermined by the same human rights problems that are now developing in Iraq," said Rory Mungoven, global advocacy director for Human Rights

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