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23 Jun 2011 description
News Release 11/142 Benghazi/Tripoli/Geneva (ICRC) – With support from the Libyan Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today began a maritime transfer of people separated from their families by the conflict in Libya. Several hundred people, including 66 former...
23 Jun 2011 description
report IRIN
MANILA, 23 June 2011 (IRIN) - A US$34 million Humanitarian Action Plan (HAP) aimed at assisting more than 400,000 conflict displaced people return to their homes on the Philippine island of Mindanao, remains underfunded, says the UN. "Unfortunately contributions to the existing HAP have been...
23 Jun 2011 description
report UN General Assembly
GA/11104 Sixty-fifth General Assembly Plenary 102nd Meeting (AM) Amid calls for more unified development and conflict-prevention efforts, the General Assembly today adopted two resolutions focusing, respectively, on support for the African Union’s flagship development programme, and on the...
22 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
By Rupa Joshi KATHMANDU, Nepal, 22 June 2011 – As monsoon clouds gathered over Phulchowki hill, in the south-western rim of Kathmandu valley, two loud explosions filled the air. Guests cheered as smoke billowed from the top of the 2,700 metre hill. Nepal had become free of minefields. It is only...
22 Jun 2011 description
report IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 22 June 2011 (IRIN) - Winds carried ash clouds from a volcano in Chile thousands of kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean to affect flights in South Africa on 19 June, so it is possible that the spores of the variants of a deadly mutant fungus, Ug99, a wheat stem rust that surfaced in...
22 Jun 2011 description
Cultivation likely to be affected by conflict in many areas • Ongoing trade restrictions from the north since early May and insecurity along major supply routes have caused significant food and fuel shortages, resulting in increased commodity prices in southern Sudan and reduced supplies. •...
22 Jun 2011 description
Tomorrow 23 June 2011, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, will request authorization from the Judges to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Cote d’Ivoire. If the Chamber grants the authorization the Office of the...
22 Jun 2011 description
Au 11 juin 2011, il y avait 131 000 personnes déplacées réparties dans 38 camps de déplacés dans l’Est du Tchad. Pour la majorité d’entre eux, ils disposaient de moyens d’existence limités et dépendaient toujours de la protection et de l’assistance des organisations internationales...
22 Jun 2011 description
report IRIN
VAVUNIYA, 22 June 2011 (IRIN) - Private investment is key to stability in Sri Lanka's conflict-affected north. "It's very important. There are so many unemployed," Piencia Charles, the most senior government official in Vavuniya District, told IRIN. The former war zone, popularly...
22 Jun 2011 description
(New York: 21 June 2011): The treatment of civilians in South Kordofan, including the reported human rights abuses and targeting of people along ethnic lines, is reprehensible. We know that more than 70,000 people have been displaced. Many more may have fled from their homes and their condition is...
22 Jun 2011 description
Poor rainfed wheat harvest in northern Afghanistan raises need for assistance Satellite derived rainfall estimates indicate that most of Afghanistan had an untimely and inadequate rain and snow season this year. As a result, there will be heavy losses in rainfed wheat crops, underperforming...
21 Jun 2011 description
report UN News Service
21 June 2011 – Continuing conflict in southern Yemen is forcing increasing numbers of people from their homes, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today as the UN scales up its response. The agency said that it was unable to confirm exact numbers,...
21 Jun 2011 description
report Think Africa Press
Recent political events are intensifying a pan-African refugee crisis, with host nations becoming refugee-producing countries. BY M.H.A. MENONDJI The advent of the 11th World Refugee Day offers a unique opportunity to determine how both the Arab Spring and the continuing political turmoil in the...
21 Jun 2011 description
report World Bank
Press Release No:2011/559/EXT Zoellick says stepped up action by G-20 needed to protect the poorest WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 - The World Bank Group today announced a new risk management product to provide up to an initial $4 billion in protection from volatile food prices for farmers, food...
21 Jun 2011 description
report IRIN
BRAZZAVILLE, 21 June 2011 (IRIN) - At least 32 people have died and 800 others have been infected following an outbreak of measles in the southern Pointe Noire and Kouilou regions of the Republic of Congo, say health officials. "The total of 32 deaths and 800 cases of measles has not...
21 Jun 2011 description
report ALNAP
Background ALNAP has done more work on evaluations of humanitarian action (EHAs) during the past few years than at any other time in its history. This has included research on evaluation utilisation, joint evaluations, a pilot guide on real-time evaluations, a meeting and study on impact...
21 Jun 2011 description
Damascus/Geneva (ICRC) – The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jakob Kellenberger, has concluded talks with Prime Minister Adel Safar and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Damascus. The president insisted on the ICRC being granted unrestricted access to areas and...
20 Jun 2011 description
report UN Security Council
Summary The present report was prepared pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1612 (2005) and 1882 (2009). It is the first report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Iraq to be presented to the Security Council and its Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. It covers the...
20 Jun 2011 description
June 20, NAIROBI –The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is expected to deepen in the 2nd half of 2011 with food prices hitting a new record high, the United Nations warned on Monday. This is following two consecutive poor rainy seasons, -- depriving many more people of food in the Horn of Africa...