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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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Global Food Security Update - Issue 12, October 2013

The Global Food Security update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In Syria, revised estimates indicate that the number of IDPs has risen to 6.5 million from 4.25 million in July. Vulnerability is increasing due to conflict, reduced economic activity, reduced crop production and high prices. As of October, UNHCR reports that over 2 million Syrians had found refuge in neighboring countries.

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The United States and R2P: From Words to Action

USIP, Partners Release Report on Realizing ‘Responsibility to Protect’

By: Thomas Omestad

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NGO Statement on International Protection - Extended Written Version

Madame Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This statement (available at: www.icvanetwork.org) has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

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Violence faite aux femmes: un problème de santé publique qui touche plus d'un tiers d’entre elles dans le monde

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La violence physique ou sexuelle est un problème de santé publique qui touche plus d’un tiers des femmes dans le monde. Cette étude de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) relève également que la violence du partenaire intime est la forme la plus courante et elle touche 30% des femmes à l’échelle mondiale.

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OFID Governing Board approves new loans and grants to boost socio-economic development

Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2013. The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 143rd Session on June 13, has approved 17 loans and grants totaling over US$234 million to boost socio-economic development in over 44 partner countries. The majority of the public sector funding will co-finance transportation, energy and water supply and sanitation projects.

The approved public sector loans are as follows:

Burkina Faso

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2012 Annual Report

The UN's Central Emergency Response Fund dispersed US$485 million to projects in 49 countries and territories in 2012 – the highest amount since its inception.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Annual Report 2012 - Swiss International Cooperation

27.05.2013 - Press release

2012 Annual Report on Switzerland’s International Cooperation

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Canada leads global food security initiatives

ROME — Canada's leadership on food security and nutrition is contributing to the reduction of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing countries. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, participated today in a round table in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition, and the role of private sector partnerships.

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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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Violencia sexual relacionada con los conflictos - Informe del Secretario General (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

Asamblea General Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo séptimo período de sesiones
Tema 33 del programa
Prevención de los conflictos armados
Sexagésimo octavo año

I. Introducción

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Violence sexuelle liée aux conflits : Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Point 33 de l’ordre du jour Prévention des conflits armés

I. Introduction

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The Peacebuilding Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/711)

Sixty-seventh session
Agenda item 107
Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund

Summary

The present report, which covers the activities of the Peacebuilding Fund for the period from January to December 2012, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, which requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the operation and activities of the Fund.

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 11-18 March 2013

The Global Overview is a weekly update that collates humanitarian information from a wide range of sources. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.

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Sexual violence in conflict: Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session
Agenda item 33
Prevention of armed conflict

Security Council
Sixty-eighth year

I. Introduction

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 4-11 March 2013

The Global Overview is a weekly update that collates humanitarian information from a wide range of sources. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 25 February - 4 March 2013

In Central African Republic, an armed faction of the Seleka rebel coalition attacked the northern town of Sido in an apparent breach of the recent peace accord; 1,100,000 people estimated affected.