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16 Sep 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
NAIROBI, Kenya, 16 September 2011 – Stricken by chronic conflict and recurring drought for decades, Somalia now has the world’s highest mortality rate for children under the age of five, according to the latest data released by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. The...
16 Sep 2011 description
report UN News Service
The top United Nations official in Haiti today appealed to the international community to ramp up its funding and development activities in the impoverished country, warning that political tensions and precarious socio-economic conditions are threatening its stability. “The situation in Haiti...
16 Sep 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. Over eight...
16 Sep 2011 description
As thousands continue to flee their homes in the face of rising flood waters in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, IOM and its partners in the "cluster" of aid agencies providing emergency shelter are to appeal to international donors for funding to help at least 274,000...
16 Sep 2011 description
report UN Radio
Écoutez la radio Forte inquiétude sur la sécurité alimentaire, épidémie de cholera et de polio, réintégration des Tchadiens rapatriés de Libye, ce sont là certains des défis auxquels font face les humanitaires à N’Djamena. Le Tchad doit également faire face à la gestion de 130 000...
16 Sep 2011 description
report UN Security Council
SC/10386 Security Council 6616th Meeting (Night) The Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations appealed this evening to authorities in Serbia and Kosovo to maintain calm and avoid exacerbating tensions over a plan to hand over authority on boundary crossing points to the European...
16 Sep 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period from 9 to 15 September. The next report will be issued on 22 September. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES The number of beneficiaries...
15 Sep 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Clan fighting known as rido erupted anew between the commanders of Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement, displacing over 2,000 households in North Cotabato Province. Sporadic clan fighting continues to be reported in central...
15 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN
DAKAR, 15 September 2011 (IRIN) - When long-time humanitarian Margie Buchanan-Smith was interviewed for one of her first field posts - in Sudan in the 1980s - she was asked: "Will you burst out crying when you arrive?" "No," she replied - and got the job. But when she arrived she...
15 Sep 2011 description
EVENT SUMMARY In the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that struck northeast Japan on March 11, Japan has faced multiple challenges and crises. As Japan has begun major reconstruction efforts in the affected areas, worked to regain control of damaged nuclear power plants, and...
15 Sep 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
By Abdul Sami Malik BADIN DISTRICT, SINDH PROVINCE, Pakistan, 14 September 2011 - Like déjà vu, exceptionally heavy monsoon rains that caused an unprecedented disaster in Pakistan during 2010 have returned with a vengeance to hit the southernmost part of the country. New flood areas More than...
15 Sep 2011 description
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 September 2011 – The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said today, releasing the latest estimates on worldwide child mortality. These new...
14 Sep 2011 description
report UN Security Council
Watch the Webcast SC/10384 Security Council 6614th Meeting (AM) Top United Nations Envoy Notes Political ‘Game Change’, with Agreed Road Map, ‘Much Improved’ Situation in Capital, but Warns No Progress without Adequate Funds Declaring the present a “remarkable moment” for Somalia...
14 Sep 2011 description
• Se beneficiarán en los próximos tres años 60 mil hogares • También estará dirigido a la reubicación de los que no puedan volver a su tierra. • La inversión llegará a los 420 mil millones de pesos • La Palma, Cundinamarca, será el primer municipio donde se aplicará el...
14 Sep 2011 description
À la fin d’une visite de 3 jours en Haïti, Gemmo Lodesani, le nouveau Directeur Régional du Programme Alimentaire Mondial pour l’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes, a exprimé son inquiétude face au niveau d’insécurité alimentaire dans le pays. « Beaucoup de travail a été accompli...
14 Sep 2011 description
UVIRA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, September 14 (UNHCR) – Fifteen years after losing everything he owned and fleeing overseas, a joyous Salumu clutches a document that he believes holds the key to a new, better life. It's a title deed, providing legal proof that the father of seven is...
14 Sep 2011 description
report Oxfam
International aid agency Oxfam is mounting an emergency response to get aid to those affected by fresh flooding in Sindh province in Pakistan. This is the second year of flooding in Pakistan, and many of those affected had not fully recovered from last year’s mega-floods. “There is an urgent...
14 Sep 2011 description
Remarkable but fragile gains had been made in the fight against malaria over in last decade, making it critical to close funding gaps, scale up the use of effective interventions, combat drug and insecticide resistance, while supporting research and development to ensure that new ambitious targets...
14 Sep 2011 description
report United Nations
13 September 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent the report of his panel of experts on accountability issues during the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka to the United Nations human rights chief and the President of the Human Rights Council. The report of the three-member...
14 Sep 2011 description
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently battling outbreaks of cholera and measles in and around the town of Marere in southern Somalia. Around five thousands Somalis fleeing conflict and drought in their villages are now seeking shelter in Marere and the surrounding...