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Africa Zone Region Annual Report 2012 (MAA60005)

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

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‘Fully Fledged War’ Needed to Eradicate Poverty, Second Committee Told as It Concludes General Debate


Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Second Committee
6th Meeting (AM)

Efforts in Agriculture, Energy, Disaster Risk Reduction Also Highlighted

The international community must launch a “fully fledged war” to eradicate poverty, the world’s greatest challenge, the representative of the Dominican Republic told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it concluded its general debate.

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Background report on law and disaster risk reduction at the community level (31IC/11/5.5.2) (EN/FR/SP/AR)


Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Law and disaster risk reduction at the community level

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

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Africa spotlight on DRR, issue 3, November 2011

This issue addresses disaster risk by highlighting the action undertaken by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and its partners to reduce the impacts of natural hazards in Africa.

Its content includes:

  • Africa agrees on a common position for Durban

  • International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011

  • Southern Africa launches DRR platform

  • SARCOF-15: Bridging gaps between climatologists and DRR experts

  • East African Community seeks common strategy to address DRR

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Kenya + 10 others
Disaster reduction in Africa: ISDR informs 2010-mid 2011 issue

This issue of Africa Informs covers disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities in Sub Saharan Africa at regional, sub regional and national level. It is intended to provide an advocacy platform, targeting regional and sub-regional fora, in order to increase the understanding and knowledge of DRR.

This issue includes:

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Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa: Report of the Secretary-General (A/66/321)

I. Introduction

  1. In Africa, ongoing and new emergencies caused large-scale displacement in 2010 and 2011. In southern and central Somalia, in addition to drought and emerging famine, fighting led to mass movements within the country and across borders, straining services and facilities in already overcrowded camps in Ethiopia,
    Djibouti and Kenya. In Côte d’Ivoire, in December 2010, more than 150,000 refugees crossed the border into neighbouring countries, as a result of political instability.