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IDP News Alert, 23 September 2011

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Somalia: New displacement and protection risks for IDPs

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Disasters - Virtual Issue on Famine

Following the famine in Somalia, this virtual issue of Disasters brings together a number of seminal articles on previous famines in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere. The collection includes articles by world class scholars on early warning systems, targeting of emergency food aid, effectiveness of famine response, interface between war and famine, malnutrition, disease and mortality in times of famine and discussion of the definition of 'famine'. It is hoped that this rich literature, spanning almost 30 years, can be of help in informing the current response.

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Global food price monitor with focus on the Horn of Africa - August 2011

Highlights Countries in this issue: - International prices of wheat decreased for the third consecutive month but those of rice continue to increase. Maize prices declined marginally. - In Eastern Africa, cereal prices are at generally high levels with new peaks reached in several countries. - In Western and Southern Africa, prices of coarse grains remained overall low despite some seasonal increases. - In Far East Asia, domestic prices of rice and wheat are moving upward. - In CIS countries, prices of wheat remained virtually unchanged despite ongoing harvests.

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Somalia tops terrorism risk list, Yemen danger up

15 Nov 2010 00:01:16 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Somalia is country most at risk from terrorism-ranking

* Greece is European country most in danger-consultancy

By William Maclean, Security Correspondent

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Somalia has replaced Iraq as the state most at risk from terrorist attack, according to a ranking by global analysts Maplecroft, which sees threats also rising in Russia, Greece and Yemen but falling in India and Algeria.

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Sécurité du personnel humanitaire et protection du personnel des Nations Unies - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/336)

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire et des secours
en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale

Résumé

Dans sa résolution 63/138, l'Assemblée générale a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter, à sa soixante-quatrième session, un rapport détaillé et actualisé sur la sûreté et la sécurité du personnel humanitaire et la protection du personnel des Nations Unies,

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Human Rights Council concludes tenth regular session

Council Establishes Mandate on Cultural Rights, Appoints Rapporteur for Cambodia, Extends Mandates for Myanmar, Somalia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Elects Four Members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

The Human Rights Council closed its tenth regular session this afternoon after adopting 34 texts on a wide range of issues. Among other measures, the Council established an Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights, appointed a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, and extended the mandates

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Finland distributed 9.3 million euros in humanitarian assistance

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 9.3 million euros in humanitarian assistance, in response to the needs caused by the world's greatest humanitarian crises. The decision made by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen supplements the decision to grant 52.2 million euros, made in spring 2008.

The aid focuses on long-term crises, most of which are located in Africa. The situation is especially serious in Somalia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where insecurity, hunger and the weak operational capacity of the state cause widespread