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Testing the future of emergency assistance

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Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps pilots a mobile voucher distribution system in Nepal. In the event of a disaster, the system would be able to quickly help those who have no other safety nets.

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Rights of internally displaced children must be protected, UN advocate stresses

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UN News Service
The United Nations advocate for children caught up in armed conflict today highlighted the special challenges facing young people uprooted within their own countries by war, stressing the need to ensure that they are protected and their rights are ensured.

"There is no child in the world today more vulnerable than a child internally displaced by armed conflict, forced to leave home and community behind," the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika

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CrisisWatch N°81, 01 May 2010

Five actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and one improved in April 2010, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch, released today.

Soldiers and protesters clashed in Bangkok in the worst violence to hit the Thai capital in almost two decades. At least 26 people, mostly Red Shirt protesters, have so far been killed in the fighting and the city remains tense. The Red Shirts are demanding the immediate dissolution of parliament and swift new elections but Prime Minister

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DFID Partnerships: Quicker, better responses to disaster

A sudden crisis like an earthquake, cyclone, war or famine demands an immediate response from the international community.

Those caught up in such a crisis simply cannot wait for public appeals to be launched and for pledges of support to become a reality.

At the end of 2005 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) sought to improve its ability to respond to such crises by creating the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) which aimed to hold a total of $450 million to use in urgent and forgotten crises.

DFID, on behalf of the UK, is the largest

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Assistance à la lutte antimines - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/62/307)

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Dix ans après que la communauté internationale se soit engagée à éliminer le fléau des mines antipersonnel, les Nations Unies peuvent se prévaloir de plusieurs réalisations collectives : les mines et les restes explosifs de guerre font de moins en moins de victimes; plusieurs aspects essentiels d'un cadre juridique international renforcé ont été mis en oeuvre; on a expressément reconnu l'importance de l'égalité des sexes et des droits des personnes handicapées dans l'ensemble du domaine de la lutte antimines; et les nombreux partenaires engagés dans la lutte