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World + 24 others
Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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World + 55 others
Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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World + 41 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 11-18 February 2013

The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week

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World + 14 others
Where the European Commission's humanitarian aid will go in 2013

The largest portion of aid will go to sub-Saharan Africa to which €344.5 million, representing 52% of the Commission's pre-programmed humanitarian funding, is targeted.

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Eritrea + 29 others
Louder than words: An agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers

The report “Louder than words: An agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers” is published to mark the tenth anniversary year of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It examines the record of states in protecting children from use in hostilities by their own forces and by state-allied armed groups. It finds that, while governments’ commitment to ending child soldier use is high, the gap between commitment and practice remains wide.

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World + 11 others
Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue on arbitrary detention and on the human rights of internally displaced persons

MORNING

7 March 2012

The Human Rights Council this morning heard the presentation of the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons and then held an interactive dialogue on arbitrary detention and on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

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World + 15 others
Council concludes general debate on Universal Periodic Review and Human Rights situations that require the Council's attention

Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

23 September 2011

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its general debate on the Universal Periodic Review and its general debate on human rights situations which require the Council’s attention.

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Greece + 15 others
The EU’s Dirty Hands: Frontex Involvement in Ill-Treatment of Migrant Detainees in Greece

EU: Border Agency Exposes Migrants to Abusive Conditions

Frontex Sends Migrants to Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in Greek Detention Centers

(Brussels, September 21, 2011) – Frontex, the European Union’s external border enforcement agency, is exposing migrants to inhuman and degrading conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. Migrants apprehended along Greece’s land border with Turkey are sent to overcrowded detention centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said.

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Algeria + 9 others
Disaster risk reduction in education in emergencies: a guidance note for education clusters and sector coordination groups

INTRODUCTION

Disasters, with ever increasing frequency and intensity, are a major humanitarian concern. But disasters can be mitigated and their impact minimised if people take steps to reduce risks. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures are far less expensive compared with the cost of loss of life and the cost of managing its consequences. When actions to reduce risk are taken before a disaster strikes, the extent of the loss and damages is diminished and the resumption of education is swift. Disaster risk reduction is significant for education response in emergencies.

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Afghanistan + 16 others
Human Rights Council 17th Session Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 30 May 2011

Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Afghanistan + 17 others
OCHA ROMENACA Quarterly Regional Humanitarian Funding Update - 1st Quarter, January - March 2011

Regional Humanitarian Funding Update Q1 2011 highlights:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan + 12 others
New Skype technology keeps UNHCR staff in touch

News Stories, 9 December 2010

GENEVA, December 9 (UNHCR) - Skype Limited has developed a low-cost version of its popular communications software application to connect UNHCR field staff in remote regions with their colleagues, family and friends.

The new low-bandwidth technology, created under a landmark partnership between the refugee agency and Skype that could also raise funds for UNHCR operations, has been tested in Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan.

It is currently available to more than 1,000 UNHCR employees in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Chad, Congo,

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Afghanistan + 17 others
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (A/65/12)

General Assembly

Official Records

Sixty-fifth Session

Supplement No. 12

I. Introduction

1. Nearly sixty years after the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established by the General Assembly in December 1950, forced population displacement remains a major global issue. It has grown in magnitude and complexity. Today's global megatrends - including population growth, urbanization, food and energy insecurity, water scarcity and, particularly, climate change - are interacting with traditional drivers, such as conflict and violence,

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Afghanistan + 17 others
Rapport du Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (A/65/12)

Assemblée générale

Documents officiels

Soixante-cinquième session

Supplément no 12

I. Introduction

1. Près de soixante ans après la création du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés par l'Assemblée générale en décembre 1950, les déplacements forcés de population restent un problème mondial majeur dont l'ampleur et la complexité vont croissantes. Les grandes tendances mondiales actuelles - notamment la croissance démographique, l'urbanisation, l'insécurité alimentaire et énergétique, la pénurie d'eau

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Georgia + 27 others
Update on UNHCR's global programmes and partnerships 2010

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

30 September 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and new developments in global programmes and partnerships since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010. A more comprehensive report will be provided in the forthcoming Global Appeal 2011 Update.

A. Major challenges, progress and new developments

(i) Shelter and physical planning

Large numbers of refugees and internally

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Algeria + 9 others
Human Rights Council holds General Debate on Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms

Human Rights Council

MIDDAY 9 June 2010

Concludes General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council's Attention

The Human Rights Council today held a general debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms. The Council also concluded its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention.

In the general debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms, speakers emphasised the necessity and importance of the independence of the Special Procedure mandate holders, which allowed

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Myanmar + 16 others
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON ARBITRARY DETENTION, ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS


The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, and the Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

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Algeria + 100 others
El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente. Sin embargo, el inicio de estas crisis provocó el incremento pronunciado del n=FAmero de personas que padecen hambre en el mundo.

Como resultado de la crisis económica

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Algeria + 21 others
Humanitarian Update: Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, Sep 2009

The Humanitarian Update is a monthly publication from UN OCHA's Regional Office in Dubai, reporting on the main humanitarian events in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information on Iraq or OPT, please visit www.ochairaq.org and www.ochaopt.org

H1N1 "Swine Flu"

As of 3 October 2009, 12,861 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) were reported to WHO by 21 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region1 .A total of 815 of these reported

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan + 18 others
Human Rights Council concludes general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention


Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention in a midday meeting today.

Speakers alleged violations of human rights in different countries and regions around the world.

Speaking in the general debate, which started in the morning meeting today (see press release HRC/09/108) were Canada, Austria, Algeria, Ireland, Denmark, Sudan, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Israel, Somalia, Kenya and Sri Lanka.