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02 May 2011 description
report UN News Service
2 May 2011 – The United Nations is exploring ways to re-enter Tripoli as soon as possible, a spokesperson for the world body said today, following the announcement that 12 international staff left owing to unrest in parts of the Libyan capital. According to media reports, angry mobs attacked a UN...
02 May 2011 description
Highlights • One humanitarian worker killed and two remain missing in southern Sudan. • Humanitarian Coordinator meets with the Vice-President of the Government of South Sudan and the Chief of Staff of the SPLA to condemn the incidents and to call on all parties to ensure the protection of...
02 May 2011 description
report IRIN
BEIT JALA, 2 May 2011 (IRIN) - Fuad Ahmed Jabo's mother was 70 when she died of a heart attack at their home in the Palestinian village of Tantour in Beit Jala, between Israeli-controlled Jerusalem and the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. They had called a Palestinian ambulance but delays at the...
02 May 2011 description
This report produced by OCHA Libya in collaboration with humanitarian partners, covering the period of 28 April to 1 May. The next report will be issued on or around 3 May. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES  International United Nations staff in Tripoli were evacuated to Tunisia following...
01 May 2011 description
New York — In light of developments in the region, UNDP is deferring its upcoming five-year programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria pending further review. The decision was taken by UNDP to ensure that new programmes address the evolving development needs of the people in each country. The...
01 May 2011 description
Depletion of food reserves leads to food insecurity Key Messages • This year the lean season will mainly be affected by the high price of maize, which is above the average for this time of year, and the high price of fuel, especially for diesel which is used to transport food. This will...
01 May 2011 description
30 April 2011 – With announcements of a planned increase in fighting and hostilities in Afghanistan in the coming months, we call, as the United Nations and on behalf of all Afghans, on all parties to take all necessary measures to protect civilians. “Parties to the conflict must not...
30 Apr 2011 description
Introduction In order for action to be meaningful, it must be performed within a global context. Although disaster response begins at the local level, it is carried out within the context of the global humanitarian system. The main purpose of the Guide for Governments is to promote basic...
29 Apr 2011 description
report Google Earth, World Bank
Press Release No:2011/461/AFR WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 - More than 60 members of the Southern Sudanese diaspora came together to help locate schools, hospitals, and other social infrastructure at a “Mapathon” on South Sudan today. Held at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
29 Apr 2011 description
Climate change measures must be made corruption proof Dhaka, Bangladesh/Berlin, 30 April 2011 As governments prepare to spend up to US$100 billion annually by 2020 to limit climate change and prepare for its impact, Transparency International (TI) warns of the corruption risks of climate finance...
29 Apr 2011 description
In a bid to help end vulnerability in the impoverished Karamoja region, WFP is investing more in support of livelihoods. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its assets-creation programme to help strengthen livelihoods in the Karamoja region. The programme, which reached an...
29 Apr 2011 description
UNHCR is alarmed by the continuing deterioration of the situation in Somalia, forcing an increasing number of Somalis into displacement. The number of Somali refugees arriving to neighbouring countries during the first quarter of this year has more than doubled in comparison to the same period in...
29 Apr 2011 description
Escalated fighting at the Dehiba border crossing between Libya and Tunisia has stopped the outflow of refugees from Libya’s Western Mountains. UNHCR is very concerned that people fleeing Libya could be caught in the cross-fire as government and opposition forces battle for control in the border...
29 Apr 2011 description
report IRIN
BUJUMBURA, 29 avril 2011 (IRIN) - Selon des responsables agricoles, des milliers de personnes manquent cruellement de nourriture après les fortes pluies qui ont détruit, en mars, les récoltes de haricots, de bananes et de manioc dans la province de Ruyigi, à l'est du Burundi. « En ce qui...
28 Apr 2011 description
report UN Security Council
Watch the Webcast SC/10236 Security Council 6525th Meeting (AM) Says Can Be Lifted, Modified Earlier, Depending on Progress in Peace Process; Côte d’Ivoire Says Renewal Needed So Development Not Compromised by Illicit Arms Determining that the situation in Côte d’Ivoire continued to pose a...
28 Apr 2011 description
report UN News Service
28 April 2011 – Unless a major effort is undertaken to replenish food stocks in Libya the country is at risk of a major food crisis within the next two months, a senior United Nations official warned today. Daly Belgasami of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said that the disruption of port...
28 Apr 2011 description
Ceasefire follows seven days of clashes Politics seen fueling, complicating conflict More than 60,000 people displaced (Recasts with ceasefire, changes dateline) By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, April 28 (Reuters) - Thai and and Cambodian troops agreed on Thursday to a ceasefire, Cambodia's...
28 Apr 2011 description
Release Date: April 27, 2011 Release Number: HQ-11-041 » More Information on Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds » En Español WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid...
28 Apr 2011 description
report IRIN
DHAKA, 28 April 2011 (IRIN) - The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord has yet to be fully implemented, with human rights violations continuing more than a decade after it was signed in December 1997 says the UN. The accord [...
28 Apr 2011 description
Suspension affects some 235,000 people Region beset by violence ahead of secession By Jeremy Clarke JUBA, Sudan, April 27 (Reuters) - The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday it had suspended operations in two states in South Sudan because of insecurity, deepening the region's...