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30 Jun 2006 description

Special announcement

As readers will hopefully appreciate, FAO is presenting a new version of one of its longest standing regular reports, Food Outlook. The new Food Outlook is a modied version of the old one, changed in structure as well as in content and coverage. It will be a biannual publication focusing on developments affecting world markets for food and feed commodities.

30 Jun 2006 description
report Amnesty

ìThe Janjawid had encircled our villages and, when we tried to get back in, they shot at us. Inside the villages they killed all the men they could. Over the next days they came back over and over again, each time taking more things till we had nothing worth taking anymore.î - Leader of Modaina village

ìThey were shouting ëWe come to kill the black slaves.í They came in the houses and ran after those who were trying to flee. I was running away next to the imam who was very old. He was shot four times in the back and in the leg. They then burned the village.

30 Jun 2006 description

La radio des Nations Unies au Soudan, Miraya/Mirror FM, a commencÈ ‡ Èmettre ce vendredi 30 juin 2006 ‡ midi ‡ Juba, dans le Sud du pays. Les informations constituent une part importante de la grille des programmes. Miraya/Mirror FM diffuse Ègalement des Èmissions de dÈbat et de service.

30 Jun 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

30 Jun 2006 description

The Federationís vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the worldís largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.

30 Jun 2006 description

Nairobi/Khartoum/Geneva (ICRC) ñ Today, the Lopiding hospital in Lokichokio (northern Kenya), which provided southern Sudan with war surgery and emergency medical care for 19 years, will be handed over to the Kenyan authorities by the ICRC.

30 Jun 2006 description

PARIS, June 30, 2006 (AFP) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bechir Friday reiterated his oppositon to a United Nations force deployment in the troubled region of Darfur and praised his country's good relations with China.

30 Jun 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rachel Beck

RUMBEK, Southern Sudan, 30 June 2006 - In this hardscrabble town, where buildings consist of little more than rubble and tending cattle is one of the only realistic career options, getting children into school used to be a nearly impossible task.

But today, the challenge is to accommodate all the students who are returning.

30 Jun 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rachel Bonham Carter

NEW YORK, USA, 30 June 2006 - UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth Ronan Farrow has returned from a trip to the Darfur region of Sudan saddened by the changes since his last visit in 2004 but motivated to remind young people that they can make a difference.

"Eighteen months ago we saw a very makeshift emergency situation, people sheltering under tarpaulins by the hundreds of thousands in these camps," says Ronan. "Now there's a disturbing sense of permanence. The structures are brick and clay.

30 Jun 2006 description
report GOAL

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GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 15 countries. GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers. GOAL's programmes target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster.

30 Jun 2006 description

El Gobierno de Sudán llegó a un acuerdo inicial con los grupos armados de Darfur y del Este.

Sudáfrica asumió la facilitación oficial del proceso de Burundi, en substitución de Tanzania.

Naciones Unidas aparcó el Plan Baker para solucionar el conflicto del Sahara y propuso una negociación directa entre las partes.

El cambio político en Nepal permitió iniciar un proceso de paz.

La crisis del proceso de paz de Sri Lanka dio paso a una guerra de baja intensidad.

El Gobierno español anunció el inicio de conversaciones directas con ETA.

En este apartado se analizan …

30 Jun 2006 description
report Direct Relief

Recipient: Khartoum University Medical Outreach Clinics
Shipment Number: 5068
Shipment Date: 6/8/2006

30 Jun 2006 description

The number of people affected by disasters continued to rise in 2005.The year began with the response to the South East Asia tsunami and finished with the response to the South Asia earthquake. Each year, one in five WHO Member States experiences a crisis that endangers the health of its people. Estimates indicate that more than 150 million people were directly affected by natural disasters.