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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

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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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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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World + 21 others
Sharing this earth: on common ground - Annual Report 2012

Report
Caritas

The Caritas Annual Report shows our work in 2012 through five strategic priorities identified during the year: addressing poverty at home and abroad, responding to emergencies, upholding the dignity and rights of indigenous peoples, promoting environmental justice, and connecting effectively with our Catholic community.

Public donations topped $3 million last year, including a record Lent total of more than $900,000. We are grateful for the government’s New Zealand Aid Programme which contributed almost $1 million towards Caritas development and relief programmes.

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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 + 40 others
Global emergency overview snapshot - 4-11 February 2013

The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. 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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World + 21 others
Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days - State of the World's Mothers 2012

Niger is the worst place on the planet to be a mum, new research published today by Save the Children has found.

The West African country, one of the world’s poorest, has replaced Afghanistan at the bottom of the children’s charity’s annual State of the World’s Mothers ranking.

The index compares conditions for mothers in 165 countries around the globe, looking at factors such as mother's health, education and economic status, as well as critical child indicators such as health and nutrition.

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Albania + 38 others
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Appeal No. MAA00010 Mid-Year report

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over 3.5

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Afghanistan + 26 others
Leaders from developing world vow to win struggle to ensure democracy, peace, development with help of UN, as Assembly debate continues


GA/10863

Sixty-fourth General Assembly GA/10863
Plenary
7th & 8th Meetings (AM & PM)

In Recorded Vote, Member States Block Address by President of Madagascar

Championing their struggle to rebuild strife-torn nations and secure peace and long-term development, several leaders of the global South today appealed to the General Assembly for broad support to help them staunch terrorism, further entrench democracy and ensure that hard-won electoral gains would not be lost.

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Bangladesh + 32 others
Millions face hunger as seasons disappear

Report
Oxfam
As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd heads off to major international meetings with climate change high on the agenda this week, a new report reveals that seasons which were once distinct are shifting, destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger.

This is just one of the multiple impacts of climate change taking their toll on the world's poorest people, according to the Oxfam report 'Suffering the Science - Climate Change, People and Poverty'.

The report's release comes ahead of the

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Bangladesh + 32 others
Suffering the science - Climate change, people, and poverty

Report
Oxfam
Climate change is damaging people's lives today. Even if world leaders agree the strictest possible curbs on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the prospects are very bleak for hundreds of millions of people, most of them among the world's poorest. This paper puts the dramatic stories of some of those people alongside the latest science on the impacts of climate change on humans. Together they explain why climate change is fundamentally a development crisis. The world must act immediately and decisively to address this, the greatest peril to humanity this century.

Summary

Cyclone Aila

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Angola + 32 others
Health action in crises - annual report 2007

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises. A wide range of strategies and initiatives have come to fruition as a result of intensive work with WHO's regional offices, other humanitarian partners, and donors.

A six-year strategy on strengthening country capacity for risk reduction and emergency preparedness has been

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Afghanistan + 38 others
OCHA Natural Disaster Bulletin No. 8

"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones. Their poorest inhabitants were
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 + 28 others
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (A/62/87-E/2007/70)

General Assembly
Sixty-second session
Item 73 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of
humanitarian and disaster relief assistance
of the United Nations, including special
economic assistance: strengthening of the
coordination of emergency humanitarian
assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2006
Geneva, 16 July-18 July 2007
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance

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Chad + 10 others
Health Action in Crises Highlights No 152 - 2 to 8 Apr 2007

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters. The mandate of the WHO Departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
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Afghanistan + 32 others
Maternal Mortality in 2000: Estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA

Executive Summary
Reduction of maternal mortality is one of the major goals of several recent international conferences and has been included within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, because measuring maternal mortality is difficult and complex, reliable estimates of the dimensions of the problem are not generally available and assessing progress towards the goal is difficult. In recent years, new ways of measuring maternal mortality have been developed, with the needs and constraints of developing countries in particular in mind. As
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Afghanistan + 10 others
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid: "International Humanitarian Assistance in Conflict Situation"

SPEECH/03/388
Poul Nielson
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
International Humanitarian Assistance in Conflict Situation
Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) Intensive Programme 2003
Université Catholique de Louvain Louvain-La-Neuve, 5 September 2003

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to be here as European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid to address this Intensive Programme for the new NOHA students today in Louvain-La-Neuve.

I am pleased to see so many young people

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Iraq + 3 others
Africa frets over potential impact of Iraq war

Nairobi (dpa) - Baghdad is a long way from the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, but the repercussions of a potential war in Iraq are already being felt by the refugees there - in their stomachs.
A lack of donations from rich countries has forced aid agencies to cut food rations to refugees in the Kenyan camps and elsewhere in Africa.

Humanitarian officials say this is just one example of how increased focus the Middle East and Iraq is lessening the resources devoted to solving Africa's problems.

There is "growing concern that a

Deutsche Presse Agentur:

Copyright (c) dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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Burundi + 10 others
IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 21 covering the period 20 - 26 May 2000

Report
IRIN
UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129
e-mail: irin@ocha.unon.org

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Asmara says redeployment to 6 May positions complete

The Eritrean army withdrew its forces from Zala Anbesa on the central front of the resumed Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict on Wednesday night, announcing that it was pulling out of all disputed areas in compliance with calls from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

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Burundi + 10 others
Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information 21 pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est

Report
IRIN
NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires - IRIN
Pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tél: +254 2 622 147
Fax: + 254 2 622 129
E-mail: irin@ocha.unon.org

(du 20 au 26 mai 2000)

ETHIOPIE-ERYTHREE: Asmara s'est repliée sur ses positions du 6 mai

L'armée érythréenne a retiré ses forces de Zala Anbesa sur le front central o=F9 les conflits avaient repris entre l'Ethiopie et l'Erythrée mercredi soir, annonçant qu'elle quittait toutes les régions contestées par l'Ethiopie conformément à la demande de l'Organisation

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.