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World + 15 others
Landmine Monitor 2013

Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action.

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World + 15 others
Helpdesk Research Report: Preventing conflict between refugees and host communities

Question

Preventing conflict between refugees and host communities: Provide examples of good practice/programmes in preventing/addressing conflict between refugees and host communities

Helpdesk response

This report includes programme examples from 13 countries. It highlights three main types of programme designed to tackle tensions and conflicts between refugees and host communities:

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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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JRS Dispatches No. 266

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: JUDICIAL RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS INSUFFICIENT

On 9 September, a senior UN official for human rights described the judicial response to abuses committed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as wholly insufficient.

Commenting on two recently published UN reports, Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), urged the Congolese authorities to take action to hold the perpetrators accountable, particularly as sexual violence continues to take place in the eastern war-torn provinces.

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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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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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Bhutan + 7 others
JRS Dispatches No. 141

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

NEPAL/BHUTAN: BILATERAL TALKS FAIL TO SOLVE REFUGEE CRISIS: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD TAKE CONCERTED ACTION

The latest round of talks between the governments of Bhutan and Nepal to resolve the Bhutanese refugee crisis has failed to provide a solution, a coalition of six leading NGOs, including JRS, said on 28 October. The NGOs also called on donor countries to convene an international conference to devise a solution to the longstanding crisis. Nepal and Bhutan heralded the bilateral

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Bhutan + 6 others
JRS Dispatches No. 139

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 139)
Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

STATE OF CIVIL EMERGENCY LIFTED IN THE MOLUCCAS (INDONESIA)

The Indonesian Minister for Internal Affairs, Hari Subarno, has announced that the state of civil emergency in the Moluccas has been lifted, in what is seen as a vote of confidence in the province's peace process, reports JRS Moluccas. The Indonesian government's decision to lift the state of civil emergency came into effect on 15 September,

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Angola + 10 others
JRS Dispatches No. 135

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 135)
Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. NEPAL: DISCONTENT AT RESULTS OF VERIFICATION PROCESS FOR BHUTANESE REFUGEES

The vast majority of the Bhutanese refugees in the camps in Nepal were left very disappointed by the results of a verification process, announced by the Bhutanese and Nepalese governments on 18 June, reports JRS Nepal. The verification process of 12,000 refugees from one of seven camps in Eastern Nepal - undertaken jointly by both governments