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26 Jul 2011 description
As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in the Horn of Africa, HelpAge International is highlighting the situation of older people affected by the disaster and asking the international humanitarian community not to overlook their needs. As the humanitarian community scales up its response, the focus is...
26 Jul 2011 description
report IRIN
RAMALLAH, 26 July 2011 (IRIN) - The number of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders including depression has increased in the occupied Palestinian territory where conflict continues with Israel, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) [...
26 Jul 2011 description
IOM is stepping up its efforts to register and provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to vulnerable displaced families in Yemen's restive southern governorate of Abyan. Since the beginning of hostilities in early June, IOM has registered some 2,400 families (13,500 individuals) displaced...
26 Jul 2011 description
report IRIN
YANGON, 26 July 2011 (IRIN) - Heavy rains pounding earthquake-struck Southern Shan State continue to hinder efforts to rebuild the homes of quake survivors, agencies say. Of the 837 households destroyed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in late March, 88 families in 24 severely affected villages are...
26 Jul 2011 description
report UN News Service
Emergency delivery of aid to people facing drought-related hunger in the Horn of Africa must be accompanied by longer-term efforts to boost food security in the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for an agricultural transformation that improves the livelihoods of rural...
26 Jul 2011 description
report Oxfam
One year on Pakistan still unprepared for monsoon floods, Oxfam warns Agency says more must be invested to help the country cope better with crises One year on from the worst flooding in its history, Pakistan is still not prepared for this year’s monsoon floods and other natural disasters,...
25 Jul 2011 description
report UN Security Council
SC/10338 AFR/2217 HR/5066 At its thirty-first meeting, on 22 June 2011, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict agreed, in connection with the consideration of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic...
25 Jul 2011 description
(New York, 25 July 2011) A United Nations team, including IOM, OCHA, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and WHO staff, completed a one-week mission to Tripoli on 24 July. On the fourth mission to Tripoli since the beginning of the crisis, the team aimed to further assess the needs of IDPs and other...
25 Jul 2011 description
GLIDE n° EP-2011-000092-NGA The International Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital...
25 Jul 2011 description
(Kinshasa, 25 juillet 2011): 3,1 millions d’enfants ont été vaccinés contre la rougeole dans cinq provinces de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) lors d’opérations d’urgence contre une grave épidémie qui a déjà touché plus de 115 600 enfants et causé la mort de 1 145 durant...
25 Jul 2011 description
25 Jul 2011 17:42 Source: Reuters // Reuters Authorities say illegal miners divert river course Floods kill 5, displace 100,000 (Releads with President Mills, additional quotes) By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA, July 25 (Reuters) - Ghana President John Atta Mills pledged on Monday to fight illegal mining...
24 Jul 2011 description
Food security emergency deepens in the Horn as famine expands in southern Somalia Key Messages • The prices of locally produced staples have been rising sharply in the eastern Horn, reaching record highs in June in most markets. The increase is attributed to low supplies following two...
23 Jul 2011 description
The crisis at a glance • On 20 July, a famine was declared in southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions of Somalia. • Eight other regions of southern Somalia are at risk of famine in the coming 1-2 months unless aid response increases in proportion to needs. • 11.6 million people are in...
22 Jul 2011 description
report UN News Service
22 July 2011 – United Nations human rights experts today expressed alarm over reports of mass killings in the Southern Kordofan region of Sudan, appealed for an immediate cessation of the violence and called for an urgent investigation. “We are gravely concerned by what appears to be strong...
22 Jul 2011 description
Civil unrest has led to displaced households and fuel shortages, threatening household food security Since January 2011, the so‐called “Arab Spring” demonstrations in Yemen have led to increased civil unrest and clashes between the government and opposition groups. Consequently, there have...
22 Jul 2011 description
report United Nations
(New York, 22 July 2011) The Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect are alarmed at persistent reports of widespread and systematic human rights violations by Syrian security forces responding to anti-government protests across the country. Security forces...
22 Jul 2011 description
GENEVA/KINSHASA (22 July 2011) – A UN report released today into mass rapes and other human rights violations committed in North Kivu has brought into stark focus the need to reinforce the justice system and accountability mechanisms in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The report, based on...
22 Jul 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • Water supply at risk due to lack of maintenance, fuel and spare parts. • Shortages of medicines and medical supplies become more critical as conflict continues. • Limited access to cash prevents families from buying adequate food supplies
22 Jul 2011 description
Briefer: Melissa Fleming / UNHCR Chief Spokesperson Every day, an average of 1,000 desperate people arrive in Mogadishu seeking help after fleeing famine stricken regions in the South. Our latest figures show that in July alone, more than 20,000 people have been displaced into Mogadishu in search...
22 Jul 2011 description
Almost 490,000 square metres of land that was heavily contaminated by landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) has been cleared, and will now be used for farming and infrastructure projects. Teams of MAG deminers – funded by the US Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and...