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World + 10 others
The World Refugee Crisis: Conflict, Consequences, Cooperation

Remarks
Anne C. Richard
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Young Leaders of the World Affairs Council

Atlanta, GA

February 9, 2013

Thank you, for that kind introduction. And thank you to the Young Leaders of the World Affairs Council for your invitation to join you. And thank you for devoting your Saturday to learning about refugees around the world and America’s responsibility to them.

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World + 15 others
Remarks to the World Affairs Council

Remarks
Anne C. Richard
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Pittsburgh, PA
June 29, 2012

Thank you, Steve, for that kind introduction, and for the invitation to join you for breakfast. Thank you for coming out so early to hear me speak about America’s responsibility to refugees.

I’ve been the Assistant Secretary since early April. Since then, I’ve been on a few trips to learn more about refugees and U.S. humanitarian aid programs. This visit – a day in Cleveland and two days in Pittsburgh, is my first domestic trip.

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Philippines + 17 others
Humanitarian Funding Update for Asia Pacific - 2nd & 3rd Quarter 2011

A SNAPSHOT OF EVENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC

Between May and September 2011, a number of disasters including floods and storms continued to devastate Asia and the Pacific region.

Floods occurred in China from June onwards, affecting over 36 million people and killing at least 355 people. Despite direct economic losses of nearly US$6.5 billion, no international assistance was requested.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Libya + 23 others
UNHCR chief warns that displacement crises multiplying, becoming more unpredictable

GENEVA, 03 October, 2011– UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that an increasingly complex international environment is making it harder to find solutions for the world’s more than 43 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people.

Speaking at the opening of the annual meeting in Geneva of UNHCR’s governing Executive Committee, Guterres said the international community needed to up its collective game to prevent conflict, to adapt to climate change and to better manage natural disasters.

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World + 13 others
CERF Quarterly Update 3rd Quarter 2011

Horn of Africa Funding Latest

More than 13 million people remain in urgent need of assistance in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. Since the beginning of the year, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has allocated more than $128 million from the CERF in response to this catastrophe. Nearly 73 per cent of this—$93.4 million—was provided in this third quarter.

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 + 32 others
Demanding reforms, speakers say outdated UN structure leaves organization ill-equipped to address twenty-first century realities

GA/10865

Addressing Assembly via Cell Phone, Honduran President Zelaya Calls on United Nations to 'Restore Rule of Law and Freedom that Honduras Deserves'

Concerned that the United Nations outdated structure left it ill-equipped to deal with twenty-first century realities, Government Ministers addressing the General Assembly today pressed the world body to revamp its institutions, extend its alliances and break old mindsets that had hampered its credibility as the world's pre-eminent negotiating forum.

For Osman Mohammed Saleh, Eritrea's Minister

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Afghanistan + 27 others
Assemblée générale : au téléphone depuis l'ambassade du Brésil assiégée au Honduras, le président Manuel Zelaya dénonce l'instauration d'une dictature « fasciste » dans son pays

AG/10865

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session
11e et 12e séances plénières - matin & après-midi

« Ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur l'instauration d'une dictature au Honduras ne peuvent plus en avoir après ce qui s'est passé pendant les 93 jours qui ont suivi le renversement de mon gouvernement », a déclaré, ce soir à l'Assemblée générale, le Président hondurien.

Manuel Zelaya s'exprimait par le biais d'un téléphone cellulaire que sa Ministre des affaires étrangères tenait près du micro de la tribune. Vers la fin de son intervention, Patricia

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Afghanistan + 40 others
WFP Operations and Resourcing Update Apr 2009

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. This threatens human well-being, peace and stability, and puts an entire generation at risk in many countries.

In 2008, the number of people in need

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Afghanistan + 33 others
Recent food price developments in most vulnerable countries- Issue No 2, Dec 2008

This price watch bulletin covers the quarterly period from September to November 2008. The objective of the bulletin is to provide early warning information on price changes of staple food commodities and their likely impact on the cost of the food basket. Price changes are determined for each country on a quarterly basis.

Highlights:

- Prices still remain significantly higher compared to last year and long term averages, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and Middle East. Overall, the impact on the cost of the food basket remains relatively high.

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Bangladesh + 8 others
Success and challenges as UNHCR tackles neglected health issues

GENEVA, July 16 (UNHCR) - When António Guterres visited refugee camps soon after becoming UNHCR High Commissioner in 2005, he discovered what many staff on the ground already knew: in too many places the agency was not devoting sufficient resources to protect the health of refugees.

The result was "The High Commissioner's Special Project," a fund outside of the normal country budgets. It was established in 2007 to pay for programmes to improve health, nutrition and the response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in refugee camps in 19 countries showing the greatest need.

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Afghanistan + 11 others
World: Wild Poliovirus, 26 Dec 2006 - 25 Dec 2007

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.
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Afghanistan + 11 others
World: Wild Poliovirus, 09 Jan 2007 - 08 Jan 2008

Note: Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.
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Afghanistan + 11 others
World: Wild Poliovirus, 02 Jan 2007 - 01 Jan 2008

Note: Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.
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Afghanistan + 11 others
World: Wild Poliovirus, 12 Dec 2006 - 11 Dec 2007

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.
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Afghanistan + 11 others
World: Wild Poliovirus, 05 Dec 2006 - 04 Dec 2007

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.
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Afghanistan + 11 others
World: Wild Poliovirus, 28 Nov 2006 - 27 Nov 2007

Excludes viruses detected from environmental surveillance and vaccine derived polio viruses.
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Angola + 10 others
JRS Dispatches No. 147

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS
1. HUNDREDS OF DISPLACED PEOPLE KILLED IN NORTHERN UGANDA

As many as 200 displaced people were murdered in the camp they were seeking refuge in near Lira in Northern Uganda. The attack, which occurred on 21 February, is being blamed on the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a group which is waging a war of terror against the Ugandan government and the people of northern Uganda. Reports indicate that the rebel group surrounded the camp and that many people were burnt to death in their huts, which were

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Afghanistan + 18 others
Commission adopts 14 new humanitarian aid decisions worth over EUR 30 million

IP/04/31
Brussels, 09 January 2004 - The European Commission has approved a series of humanitarian aid decisions for crises in Asia, Africa and Latin America worth €31.296 million. Assistance is being provided for vulnerable people in Afghanistan (€6.27 million), Angola (€900,000), Refugees from Bhutan in Nepal (€2 million), Victims of Conflict in Nepal (€2 million), Central America (€520, 000), Ecuador (€206,000), Coastal West Africa (€500,000), Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) (€5 million), Republic of Congo (€2 million), Dominican
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Afghanistan + 19 others
UN refugee agency launches USD 1 billion 2004 appeal

GENEVA -- The UN refugee agency said on Friday that it was seeking over $1 billion to fund its refugee assistance and protection work next year to care for more than 20.5 million refugees and other people worldwide. This includes $955 million for its annual budget and over $57 million for supplementary programs for the Liberian crisis and Sudanese refugees.
UNHCR will present its Global Appeal 2004 to donors on 8 December at a pledging conference in Geneva. The refugee agency's budget is mainly funded by voluntary contributions from donor