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UNHCR Global Trends 2013: War's Human Cost

The massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, while major displacements were seen in CAR and S. Sudan. UNHCR's annual report shows the immense costs of not ending wars and failing to resolve conflicts.

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Les déplacements forcés dans le monde dépassent les 50 millions de personnes pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale, selon un rapport du HCR

Un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR montre que le nombre de réfugiés, de demandeurs d’asile et de personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur pays à travers le monde a dépassé les 50 millions de personnes pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 21 – 27 May

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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NDMA Pakistan Sends Relief Goods for the Bosnian Flood Affectees

Islamabad :

Heavy Rains in Bosnia and Herzegovina have resulted in catastrophic flooding in major cities and landslides in mountainous regions causing wide spread infrastructural damages with a large population having been displaced.

In wake of floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina the government of Pakistan has extended humanitarian relief assistance for the flood affectees as a gesture of solidarity with the Bosnian people.

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Global Overview 2014: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

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Thirty years of water and habitat at the ICRC

As the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back at some of the ICRCs most significant water, sanitation and shelter operations over the last three decades.

In 1859, four years before the ICRC was formed, our founder Henry Dunant made water one of his priorities as he struggled to help wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino. Thirty years ago, our awareness of the essential role of water, sanitation and habitat for the victims of conflict led us to create the Water and Habitat Unit, known as "WatHab."

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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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RCA allocates over Dh 4 million to implement developmental projects

The Higher Committee of Foreign aid at the Red Crescent Authority has allocated Dh 4.027 million to carry out developmental projects in a number of countries.

The assistance will cover health, education and social services sectors in addition to the provision of water supplies in areas which suffer from shortage of this vital service.

These projects will be carried out in a number of countries, including Palestine, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Jordan and Pakistan, Senegal, Bosnia, Uganda, Benin, Thailand, Chad, in addition to Ghana, Lebanon, Libya and Mauritania.

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The Global Regime for Armed Conflict

Scope of the Challenge

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India + 2 others
OIC Contact Group Meeting on Kashmir urges international community to play its due role, Meeting on Bosnia underlines rule of law as part of settlement

The OIC Contact Group Meeting on Jammu and Kashmir reaffirmed its principled support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realization of their legitimate right to self-determination, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and aspiration of the Kashmiri people. The meeting, which took place on 26 September 2012 on the sidelines of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, emphasized the need for full respect of human rights as well as the importance of taking all requisite steps to provide relief and comfort to the Kashmiris.

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EU Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions on Syria, Egypt, Human Rights, and more

Report
European Union

President: Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Main results of the Council

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Global Overview 2011: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.

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Give women the respect they deserve: Muslim Aid’s message on International Women’s Day

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Muslim Aid

On International Women’s day being celebrated today, Muslim Aid stresses the crucial role played by women across the globe in building a strong stable and caring society that fosters stability and healthy development.

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Danish Refugee Council Annual Report 2010

Better economy and a strengthened position both nationally and internationally has paved the way for the Danish Refugee Council to be able to assist nearly one million people in need in more than 30 countries worldwide. This is the result of the financial report 2010 approved at the annual meeting of the Council.

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Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2011 - Fourteenth Edition

Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

United Nations appeals for $498 million to address the challenge in 29 countries

GENEVA - Mine action initiatives in 29 countries, territories or peacekeeping missions will cost $498 million in 2011, according to the 14th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects, released today by the United Nations in Geneva.

The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes. The portfolio also provides proposals for

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Council holds interactive dialogue with Experts on enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and internally displaced persons

AFTERNOON

7 March 2011

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a clustered interactive dialogue with Jeremy Sarkin, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, El Hadji Malick Sow, Chairperson of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, and Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

Jeremy Sarkin, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, said that since its creation, the Working Group had transmitted 53,337 individual

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ICBL News December 2010

Ready for the Next Leg of the Journey?

The Tenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (10MSP) brings us together one year after the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World -- a remarkable event that allowed us to celebrate the power of a treaty that has inspired so much dedicated effort year after year. The past year also saw record-breaking progress in implementing the Mine Ban Treaty: casualty rates are the lowest on record, while more contaminated land was cleared than ever before.

But we still face many challenges on

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Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict (S/2010/579)

I. Introduction

1. The present eighth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1894 (2009).

2. The adoption of resolution 1894 (2009) on 11 November 2009 was a fitting commemoration of 10 years of thematic action by the Security Council on the protection of civilians and a welcome manifestation of the ongoing commitment of the Council to that critical issue. The resolution marked a significant step towards responding to some of the five core challenges identified in my previous report of 29 May