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LEGO Foundation donates US$3 million to build a future for refugee children

LONDON, United Kingdom, January 24 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday welcomed a US$3 million donation from the LEGO Foundation that will help improve access to quality primary school education for more than 200,000 refugee children under the Educate a Child initiative.

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Polio this week - As of 19 June 2013

Polio this week - As of 19 June 2013

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Migration : Les 10 crises de réfugiés les plus négligées

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IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 26 novembre 2012 (IRIN) - Les crises de réfugiés semblent commencer et se terminer. En 2011, tous les yeux étaient tournés vers le complexe de réfugiés de Dadaab, dans le nord du Kenya, alors qu’il accueillait des centaines de milliers de Somaliens qui fuyaient la famine et le conflit. Cette année, c’est l’exode des réfugiés syriens qui a attiré l’attention du public, même si la majorité des Somaliens qui sont arrivés à Dadaab l’an dernier y sont toujours.

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In-Depth: Top 10 neglected refugee crises

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IRIN

Refugee crises appear to come and go. In 2011, all eyes were on the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya as it received hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict. This year, attention has shifted to the refugee exodus from Syria, even though the majority of Somalis who arrived at Dadaab last year are still there.

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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.

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Press Conference by Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Launching Book Project to Support Creating Libraries in Refugee Camps

Announcing the launch of a book project that aimed to help establish libraries in refugee camps, a human rights activist and a United Nations refugee agency official said this afternoon that literature and education were critical for giving hope to children in dire straits.

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US: Don’t Finance Child Soldiers

Obama Administration Aid Waivers Undercut US Law

(New York, October 4, 2011) – The US government should reverse its decision to continue military assistance to governments using child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. On October 4, 2011, the Obama administration announced waivers to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act, allowing military assistance to Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Yemen despite the continued use of children in their armed forces.

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IDP News Alert, 1 July 2011

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In this News Alert...

  • Yemen: Growing humanitarian crisis for IDPs in south

  • Sri Lanka: More than 220,000 still displaced

  • Chad: Prospects of greater security for internally displaced children and adults

Yemen: Growing humanitarian crisis for IDPs in south

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US: Press allies to end use of child soldiers

Report Lists Repeat Offenders, but Military Aid Continues

(New York, June 27, 2011) – The United States should suspend military assistance to countries using child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today.

On June 27, 2011, the US State Department released a list of six governments that use child soldiers in violation of US legislation adopted in 2008: Burma, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Five of the countries – excluding Burma – receive US military assistance.

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2010 Annual Report

What is the Central Emergency Response Fund?

Five years ago, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was established to bring a new dynamic to tackling emergencies. CERF’s creation was an acknowledgement that the humanitarian system had become too slow and cumbersome in releasing funds.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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US: Pressure Allies to End Child Soldier Use

Obama Administration Fails to Secure Progress in Key African Countries

(Washington, DC, April 12, 2011) – The Obama administration should make good on its pledge to work with recipients of US military assistance to end their use of child soldiers, four leading human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a letter to President Barack Obama released today.

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Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for November with a Forecast till mid-January, 2011

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) activities increased in November in Sudan where ground operations controlled various instar hopper bands and adult groups in more than 6,900 ha in the Northern, the River Nile, Khartoum and Red Sea States. Some adults moved to the northeast of the country and laid eggs while a few crossed the Red Sea and reached northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia on November 30th. Breeding continued in northwestern Mauritania where control operations treated 400 ha. Gregarious adults were confirmed in northern Mali and a similar situation may be present

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FAO Bulletin sur le criquet pèlerin No. 386 - 3 décembre 2010

Situation Générale en novembre 2010

Prévision jusqu'à'mi-janvier 2011

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin reste préoccupante au Soudan. Malgré les efforts en lutte du mois de novembre, des ailés ont formé de petits groupes qui se sont déplacés vers le nord-est du Soudan o=F9 ils ont pondu, tandis que plusieurs autres groupes ont traversé la mer Rouge en direction de la côte septentrionale de l'Arabie saoudite. Si de bonnes pluies tombent dans ces deux pays, les effectifs acridiens pourraient augmenter rapidement et menacer la région. Il est donc essentiel

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Desert Locust Bulletin 385 - 4 November 2010

General Situation during October 2010

Forecast until mid-December 2010

There was a significant increase in Desert Locust activity during October. As vegetation dried out in the summer breeding areas, locusts concentrated and formed small groups in several countries that required control. National ground teams treated hopper bands along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border. A few hopper bands and a swarm formed in northern Sudan and control was in progress. Hoppers formed groups in northern Niger, and national teams treated an increasing number of locusts

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4 Nations With Child Soldiers Keep U.S. Aid

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By BRIAN KNOWLTON

Published: October 28, 2010

WASHINGTON - In 2009, the government of Chad conscripted refugee children for unlawful use as guards and combatants in its desert battles against rebel forces; the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo forced children to carry ammunition and supplies through the jungle, and some died under their weight; hundreds of boys and girls were forced into the army of southern Sudan, despite a commitment to release them; and in Yemen, children as young as 14 make up perhaps half the ranks

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Desert Locust Bulletin 384 - 4 October 2010

General Situation during September 2010

Forecast until mid-November 2010

The Desert Locust situation remained calm during September.

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High Commissioner's Opening Statement to 61st Session of Excom

Palais des Nations, Geneva

4 October 2010

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Mr. Chairman, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies. May I express my very deep gratitude and appreciation for your leadership and support. Thank you very much on behalf of UNHCR.

In December of this year, UNHCR will mark its 60th birthday. Next year we will celebrate that same anniversary for the 1951 Refugee Convention, as well as the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. We will also mark 150 years since the birth of the first High Commissioner for Refugees at the

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Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) situation update for July with a Forecast till mid-September, 2010

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1): SGR situation remained fairly calm in July and only 100 ha were treated in central Algeria. Scattered adults were reported in northern Sudan and Eastern Ethiopia and a similar situation may be present in southern Mauritania, Mali, Niger, eastern Chad, Eritrea, the interior of Yemen as well as along the Indo-Pakistan borders. No locusts were reported in other countries during this period (CNLAA/Morocco, DDLC/Libya, DPPQS/India, DLMCC/Yemen, FAODLIS, INPV/Algeria, PPD/Ethiopia)

Forecast: Ecological conditions will

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US: Step Up Pressure on Allies Using Child Soldiers

New US Report Names Six Governments That Could Lose Military Aid

(New York, June 14, 2010) - The United States should put pressure on governments identified by the State Department as using child soldiers to end the practice or lose US military assistance, Human Rights Watch said today.

The State Department's 2010 annual report on Trafficking in Persons, issued today, identifies six governments involved in the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A US law enacted in 2008 prohibits several categories of US military assistance to such governments,

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ICRC assists record numbers of IDPs in 2009

Geneva (ICRC) In 2009, some 4.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) - 20% more than in 2008 - benefited from humanitarian assistance provided by the ICRC, in association with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in 33 countries all over the world. The ICRC devoted approximately 15% of its operational budget, or 150 million Swiss francs, to its efforts to alleviate the suffering and address the needs of people driven from their homes as a result of armed conflict and other violence.

"The hardship faced by millions

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Belgium makes a record 26 million euro contribution to UN world Food Programme

In December 2009 Belgium has announced a new 10.6 million euro contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), capping a record year in which it donated a total of 26 million euro to help fight hunger worldwide. Belgium's 2009 donation is its largest-ever donation to WFP - more than 50 per cent higher than in 2008, when it contributed 18 million euro.

"Belgium has shown great solidarity with those who are less fortunate. In a year when many people in industrialized nations are facing financial difficulties, Belgium has been even more generous