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27 Jun 2011 description
report UN News Service
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today exhorted States to take effective legislative, administrative and judicial measures to prevent torture, calling the practice a brutal attempt to destroy a victim's sense of dignity and sense of human worth that can never be justified. “There are no...
27 Jun 2011 description
report Save the Children
Most of Libya's 2 million children are still missing out on crucially important education as almost all the country's schools that closed due to the conflict have yet to reopen, Save the Children says. The warning comes 100 days after NATO began its current military operation in the North...
26 Jun 2011 description
Key Points • 2011 CAP is 60 per cent funded. • The IDP population has further increased to an estimated 433,066 individuals as of April 2011. • Between 2002-2011, it is estimated that between 5.5 and 6 million refugees returned to Afghanistan, of whom UNHCR has assisted the return of...
26 Jun 2011 description
HIGHLIGHTS • Continued air strikes and artillery shelling by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) particularly in the eastern and southern parts of the Nuba mountains have reportedly resulted in civilian casualties • Humanitarian partners are still unable to freely access the civilian population in...
25 Jun 2011 description
Rome, 25 June 2011 - Kofi Annan, chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has warned that the current food security crisis, with almost one billion people hungry, could turn into a permanent disaster, endangering millions of lives as well as international cooperation. ...
24 Jun 2011 description
Over the past year, the eastern Horn of Africa has experienced two consecutive poor rainy seasons, resulting in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones. The impacts of the drought have been exacerbated by high local cereal prices, excess livestock mortality, conflict and...
24 Jun 2011 description
Executive summary This real-time evaluation (RTE) was undertaken to review UNHCR’s emergency response to the population displacement occurring within Cote d’Ivoire and across the border into Liberia as a result of the Ivorian election crisis from late November 2010 onwards. This was a...
24 Jun 2011 description
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 part of the International...
24 Jun 2011 description
John and Rafiki were only 15 when they were enlisted by armed gangs in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. John became a body guard and Rafiki was put in charge of transporting ammunition. Today, they are both in the care of a Transition and Orientation Centre in the town of...
24 Jun 2011 description
UNHCR is alarmed by a dramatic rise in the number of new refugee arrivals from Somalia into Kenya. Over the past two weeks the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya has received more than 20,000 Somali refugees. The new arrivals are mostly farmers and animal herders from Lower Juba and the city...
24 Jun 2011 description
SUMMARY OF KEY DATA This report presents the available evidence of how donors channelled aid to Haiti prior to the earthquake (Section 1) and in support of the subsequent relief and recovery efforts (Section 2). The key trends in aid to Haiti are set out below. VOLUME OF AID Aid to Haiti...
24 Jun 2011 description
Forces loyal to Libyan Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi are once again targeting civilians in Misratah by firing rockets, some containing ball bearings, into the city’s residential areas, Amnesty International said today. At least two civilians, a 14-year-old boy and two women were killed and...
23 Jun 2011 description
23 June 2011 - Sima, a widow for more than a year, is learning to sew at a centre in Kabul in hopes of making enough money to pay her rent and buy pencils and books for her four children. “Widows are very poor,” she told UNAMA. “We don’t have anything.” Due to the extended conflict, of...
23 Jun 2011 description
report UN News Service
23 June 2011 – The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has strongly condemned the arrest yesterday by the Sudanese Government of six of its national staff as they were preparing to relocate from Southern Kordofan and urged that they be released immediately. The six were preparing to depart...
23 Jun 2011 description
New mass rapes by members of the Congolese army in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the result of the government’s failure to bring human rights abusers to justice, Amnesty International said today. New reports have emerged that fighters of a former armed group integrated into the Congolese...
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...