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24 Jun 2011 description

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.

09 Jun 2010 description

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.

30 Oct 2009 description

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.

30 Sep 2009 description

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 …

21 Jul 2009 description
report UN News Service

Près de 5 milliards de dollars sont encore nécessaires pour faire face cette année aux crises humanitaires les plus graves à travers le monde, a indiqué mardi le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA), qui se félicite toutefois que 49% des fonds requis aient déjà été reçus.

Le total réclamé par les agences des Nations Unies, l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations et près de 500 organisations non-gouvernementales pour l'année 2009 s'élève désormais à 9,5 milliards de dollars, rappelle l'OCHA.

21 Jul 2009 description

(New York/Geneva, 21 July 2009): Six and a half months into 2009, United Nations agencies, the International Organisation for Migration, and nearly 500 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) still require $4.8 billion to respond to the world's most severe crises through this year's Consolidated and Flash Appeals.

01 Jan 2009 description

1. INTRODUCTION

The European Union's humanitarian aid policy reflects its founding principles - solidarity, tolerance and respect for human dignity. Humanitarian aid, while not a crisis management tool, is one of the pillars of Community action for countries affected by natural or man made disasters as well as by complex emergencies(1).

01 Jan 2009 description

1. INTRODUCTION

La politique humanitaire de l'Union européenne est une expression de ses principes fondateurs - la solidarité, la tolérance et le respect de la dignité humaine. L'aide humanitaire, sans être un instrument de crise, est un des piliers de l'action communautaire en faveur des pays affectés par des catastrophes naturelles ou les catastrophes causées par l'homme, ainsi que par les urgences complexes liées aux conflits(1).

24 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3893

Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
22nd & 23rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Quartet Has Paid Little Attention to Human Rights of Palestinians

The frequency of the meetings of the new Human Rights Council could help put human rights abusers on notice and allow situations of concern to be scrutinized all year round and in real time, Louise Arbour, High Commissioner for Human Rights told delegations this morning as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its discussion of human rights issues.

25 Jul 2003 description


Appeal Target: CHF 3,400,000 (USD 2,446,214 or EUR 2,336,657)
Period covered: May to June, 2003

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 31.7 %; See attached Contributions List for details1.

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,321,238

31 May 2003 description

The second relief shipment of the IRCS was despatched by an aircraft to Algeria on 29 May. The consignment weighting 21 MT consisted of 300 relief tents, 3,000 blankets, 5,000 canned food, 200 cartons of utensil sets and 20,000 bars of soap. The assistance was the second Red Crescent relief shipment with a total value of USD 69,000 sent for assisting newly quake-stricken people of Algeria.

30 May 2003 description

WHO RECOMMENDS CLOSE DISEASE SURVEILLANCE IN FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS IN SRI LANKA

23 May 2003 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 23 May 2003