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17 Aug 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 16 August 2011 - Nearly 100 young Somali children flip through paperback books with as much excitement as if they were reading the latest comic book hot off the presses. The pages, however, are covered with maths and science formulas and handwriting exercises. “We have 200...
16 Aug 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Cote d’Ivoire. It covers the period from 29 July to 11 August. The next report will be issued on or around 25 August, 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES  UNOCI Human Rights section reports on...
16 Aug 2011 description
This report is produced with inputs from the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with its partners. It was issued by the OCHA Yemen country office. It covers the period from 2 to 15 August 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 29 August 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES •...
16 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN
MOROTO, 16 August 2011 (IRIN) - The Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda is often associated with chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty, but the area is unlikely to suffer a food crisis in the coming months, officials and aid workers said. "We don't have any indicators that...
16 Aug 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. An assessment...
16 Aug 2011 description
NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID GUIDE TO STRENGTHEN HUMANITARIAN RELIEF 16 AUGUST 2011 | GENEVA – Humanitarian emergencies - such as earthquakes, extreme drought, or war - not only affect people’s physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. On World Humanitarian...
15 Aug 2011 description
report World Bank
Near Record High Food Prices Keep Poorest People on the Edge Press Release No:2012/PREM/048 Food Prices in Somalia Soar on Drought, Conflict, and Displacement WASHINGTON, August 15, 2011−Global food prices are at high levels and when combined with continued volatility, put the poorest people in...
15 Aug 2011 description
15 August 2011 – With preparations for the upcoming general elections in full swing, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the people of Liberia to do everything possible to ensure the polls are free, fair and peaceful. The presidential and legislative polls, scheduled for 11 October, will be...
15 Aug 2011 description
report UN News Service
15 August 2011 – United Nations humanitarian agencies in Pakistan are on standby after sustained rains have reportedly affected up to 750,000 people in Punjab and Sindh provinces, killing up to 25 and displacing some 50,000 others. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
15 Aug 2011 description
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 29 March, the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) declared a national emergency to respond to large-scale flooding in seven northern regions (Caprivi, Kavango, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto) and requested support from partners. At the onset of the...
15 Aug 2011 description
Key Messages • The food security of newly arriving refugees has improved over the last several weeks, after the establishment of reception centers providing food, water, sanitation and health services for refugees at the point of entry into Dadaab Camp (Figure 1), prior to registration....
15 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN
SOROTI, 15 August 2011 (IRIN) - Thousands of people are at risk from landslides in eastern Uganda following torrential rains [ http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=88319 ] in several districts, according to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the Uganda Red Cross Society...
15 Aug 2011 description
Sudan: UN human rights office says crimes against humanity and war crimes may have been committed in Southern Kordofan GENEVA (15 August 2011) – A report* released on Monday by the UN human rights office says that, if substantiated, violations of international criminal law and international...
15 Aug 2011 description
report UN News Service
The United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees voiced grave concern today at reports that Syrian security forces have fired at a refugee camp in the country's northern port city of Latakia, killing or injuring a number of camp residents. Media reports indicate that the Syrian military...
15 Aug 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch
Somalia: End War Crimes to Help Tackle Famine Abuses by All Sides Contribute to Current Crisis (Nairobi) – All parties to Somalia’s armed conflict have committed serious violations of the laws of war that are contributing to the country’s humanitarian catastrophe, Human Rights Watch said in...
14 Aug 2011 description
DJIBOUTI, LE 14 AOUT 2011 : Dans le cadre de la crise liée à la sécheresse et au conflit somalien qui frappe les pays de la Corne de l’Afrique, M. John Ging, Directeur de la Division de la Coordination et des Réponses, du Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires...
14 Aug 2011 description
report Radio Dabanga
Oxford (12 Aug.) - Study conducted by a UK journal says 38 per cent meet clinical criteria for depression 75 per cent of the children in Darfur’s refugee camps met diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to an interview-based study released by The Lancet, a...
13 Aug 2011 description
(Mogadishu/New York, 13 August 2011): Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, on a one-day visit to the Somali capital Mogadishu, visited Banadir Hospital, where the most severe cases of malnutrition, mostly in children, are treated. “It’s heartbreaking. The children are so weak they can’t...
13 Aug 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
By Cheryl Uys-Allie N’DJAMENA, Chad, 11 August 2011 - Cholera has resurged in Chad affecting more than 7000 people since March 2011, most of whom are the poorest and most vulnerable. VIDEO: July 2011 - UNICEF correspondent Cheryl Uys-Allie reports on the risks Chad's population is facing due...
12 Aug 2011 description
From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law Executive Summary Climate change is likely to cause floods, droughts, and migration in Africa that could trigger political instability. But violent consequences are not inevitable. Domestic political institutions–...