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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...
27 Apr 2011 description
What is the Central Emergency Response Fund? Five years ago, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was established to bring a new dynamic to tackling emergencies. CERF’s creation was an acknowledgement that the humanitarian system had become too slow and cumbersome in...
27 Apr 2011 description
BOGOTÁ, Colombia, April 27 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency is concerned about the growing number of people forcibly displaced from their home areas in western Colombia in recent weeks. In the past two months, more than 1,800 people in the Pacific Coast departments of Valle del Cauca, Cauca,...
27 Apr 2011 description
(Abidjan 27 April, 2011): The post electoral crisis is at the heart of enormous humanitarian needs for thousands of people who are constrained to deal with forceful displacement or who have lost most of their properties including their means of livelihood. The vulnerability of these people is...
27 Apr 2011 description
The people of the Central African Republic have suffered decades of violence and human rights abuse. Government forces, armed groups and criminal gangs have killed unarmed men, women and children with impunity. The catalogue of violations and abuses includes arbitrary arrests, enforced...
27 Apr 2011 description
report Save the Children
Over eight million people are now facing severe food and water shortages after a life-threatening drought worsened in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, a consortium of leading British aid agencies hosted by Save the Children has warned. The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) says a lack...
27 Apr 2011 description
HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Over 10,000 people have been evacuated from Misrata, but more people waiting to be evacuated. Assessments in Misrata indicate that stocks of basic supplies are available in the town, but the security situation prevents access to stocks. Violence in the Nafusa Mountain...
26 Apr 2011 description
26 Apr 2011 22:18 International criticism grows after Deraa attack Deraa residents: army firing randomly, bodies in street Syrian forces also deploy in Damascus suburb and Banias (Updates death toll, EU considering sanctions, Turkey envoy) By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN, April 26 (Reuters) -...
26 Apr 2011 description
GENEVA (26 April 2011) -- The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday welcomed the public release of the report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on accountability issues related to the final stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka, and supported the report’s call for...
26 Apr 2011 description
report AlterPresse
mardi 26 avril 2011 P-au-P, 26 Avril 2011 [AlterPresse] --- Dix-sept personnes sont mortes du cholera en 4 jours dans la commune de Baradères (département des Nippes, Sud-Ouest d’Haïti), apprend AlterPresse. Clednor Blanc, membre de l’organisation Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen, appelle les...
26 Apr 2011 description
report IRIN
PESHAWAR, 26 April 2011 (IRIN) - The local school in Wana, the main settlement in Pakistani's South Waziristan tribal agency, has been closed for several months, and the children only come to play games in the compound. "We have no teacher at the school," Rida Ali, 8, said. "So...
26 Apr 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, le 26 avril 2011 – Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) est prêt pour aider plus de 1 million d'enfants à retourner à l'école après des mois de perturbations du système éducatif provoquées par la crise politique et sécuritaire dans...
26 Apr 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. We now estimate...
26 Apr 2011 description
report PlusNews
BUJUMBURA, 26 April 2011 (PLUSNEWS) - Desperate and displaced, some Burundian women will do anything, including have unprotected sex for money, to escape the dreadful living conditions in the Bujumbura suburb of Sabe, where more than 480 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have lived for...
25 Apr 2011 description
report UN News Service
25 April 2011 – The panel of experts set up to advise Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on accountability issues with respect to the final stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka has found credible reports of war crimes committed by both the Government and Tamil rebels and calls for genuine investigations...
25 Apr 2011 description
The Syrian government's brutal reaction to its people's demand for change has reached a new and outrageous low, Amnesty International said today, as army tanks continued to shell residential areas in the southern city of Dera'a. After the Syrian army deployed in Dera'a early on...