Livestock are commonly kept in many refugee situations and, in many instances, form an important part of community activities. They are also a fundamental requirement in many returnee situations given the broad range of products which they can provide.
In addition to the selected products high-lighted below, additional reasons for enhancing livestock-keeping practices in refugee and returnee operations include:
limiting the negative impacts of certain animal species on the environment;
By Tapiwa Gomo, Harare
ICRC - Press release 05/46
Maputo, 26 August 2005 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa comprising health ministers from 46 Member States has declared tuberculosis an emergency in the African region - a response to an epidemic that has more than quadrupled the annual number of new TB cases in most African countries since 1990 and is continuing to rise across the continent, killing more than half a million people every year.
22 August 2005, Rome - Starting today, African governments, international development organizations and fisheries experts from around the world are gathering in Abuja, Nigeria for a three day conference on how Africa's fisheries and aquaculture can produce more food for the hunger-beset continent.
The General Assembly, in paragraph 29 of its resolution 59/211, requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its sixtieth session a comprehensive and updated report on the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel and on the implementation of the resolution. The present report outlines the threats against the safety and security of humanitarian and United Nations personnel over the past year and responds to the Assembly’s requests and recommendations that fall under the purvie w of the Department of Safety and Security.
New Report Projects Food Security in Africa to 2025
Officials, activists and scholars have been preoccupied by state fragility at least since the collapse of the Somali state in the early 1990s, yet it is the events of September 11, 2001 that catapulted these concerns to the top of international policy agendas. Since then state fragility has been the focus of policy development in the OECD and the World Bank.
Several northern governments have also issued policy statements on the subject.
This issue presents data on natural disasters
during the first six months of 2005 and also deals with the question of
whether natural disasters are increasing in occurrence and impact.
The first semester of 2005 was relatively uneventful in terms of natural disaster impact. This was a welcomed breather after the tragic tsunami of December 2004, the final impact of which still remains to be fully addressed.
The aim of this study and evaluation is for the first time to assess implementation qualities, weaknesses and development impact of nine years of support to a journalism training project in Palestine: 1996-2004 Fully-funded by Sida, the implementation has been delegated to the Institute for further education of journalists - Fojo, who has in turn worked in close partnership with the Birzeit University Media Institute, BZUMI in Palestine.
This paper aims to provide an overview of lessons learned and good practice in business, conflict, and peacebuilding, as they have emerged from actual experience. In this overview, key challenges are examined, and the paper also tries to anchor the issue within the wider peacebuilding spectrum. Consequently, it provides recommendations to donors and practitioners on how development co-operation can be used to support work in this area.
Currently, the world has 12 million refugees, nearly 8 million of whom have been living in camps or settlements for more than ten years. Some refugees have lived in such camps for generations. Many of them are prohibited from moving about freely and, over time, develop dependency on humanitarian aid, such as food, shelter, health care and education. Durable solutions cannot be realized if refugees are denied some of the basic human rights, and remain passive recipients of aid.
Humanitarian aid addresses the victims of crises and disasters, aiming to save lives and mitigate human suffering, and is provided independently of the victims' ethnic, religious and political affiliations (VENRO 2003b:2). Over the last few years, the framework conditions of humanitarian aid have changed considerably. For one thing, the environment that humanitarian aid operates in has become more complex and complicated. For instance, during the last few years, the numbers of humanitarian actors have grown several times in the last few years.
El siguiente informe destaca los logros
de los Estados Miembros que colaboran con la Oficina, socios y aliados
estratégicos para la salud de los pueblos de las Américas. La lista de
los logros durante el período 2004-2005 no es de ninguna manera excluyente
y solo tiene por objeto reflejar la diversidad y la riqueza de los esfuerzos
en las tres áreas de cooperación técnica de la OPS:
- abordar la agenda inconclusa,
- proteger los logros en materia de salud,
- y hacer frente a los nuevos retos.
Many millions of civilians continue to be deliberately targeted in war today, or suffer from the extreme consequences of armed conflict with its inevitable disruption, deprivation, displacement, disease and discrimination. Millions of others need protection in the many natural disasters or protracted social conflicts that come to dominate their lives.
This study provides the results of a sub-study
on the management of manual mine clearance. The study was conducted over
a period of seven months, involved nongovernmental (NGOs) and governmental
organisations, commercial firms and military personnel from several countries
and included field visits to three countries.
The global effort against landmines and
unexploded ordnance (UXO) has progressed for many years, and the industry
has been developing rapidly for much of this time. But how much do we really
know and understand about the fundamental element of mine action - manual
IDRL Programme Goal: The IDRL Programme
seeks to reduce the vulnerability and suffering of people affected by natural
and technological disasters by raising awareness, promoting the implementation,
and encouraging the progressive development of laws, rules and principles
that ensure a timely, adequate and efficient international response to
disasters, where international involvement is needed.
The IDRL pursues this goal in consultation with major stakeholders - national societies, Governments, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), NGO's, and academics).
The aim of this paper is to highlight some of the more salient requirements for intelligence in African peace operations, and to provide insights into how these needs are (or are not) being met. It does so with specific reference to intelligence needs related to civilian protection, arms embargoes and DDR, and to the role played by Military Observers, Political Affairs Officers and appointed experts in peace operations. The paper concludes with an overview of ongoing efforts to establish Joint Mission Analysis Cells as a solution to current intelligence deficits.