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20 Dec 2007 description

Susanne Jaspars, Sorcha O'Callaghan and Elizabeth Stites

HPG Working Paper

Chapter 1: Introduction

This project is the first research study specifically to analyse the linkages between livelihoods and protection in conflict, and to examine whether greater linkages in analysis and action can contribute to making people safer. This Working Paper is the first phase of a comprehensive collaborative research project between the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.

12 Dec 2007 description

Since April 2002, most of the four million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Angola have resettled, integrated or gone home following the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the governing MPLA and UNITA, which marked the end of 27 years of civil war. In November 2005 the government estimated that there were still some 62,000 IDPs in Angola.

07 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has voiced concern at media reports that Angolan security forces in the northeast of the country have raped, beaten or tortured Congolese migrant workers before deporting them across the border.

Praveen Randhawa, a spokesperson for OHCHR, told reporters in Geneva today that High Commissioner Louise Arbour was extremely concerned by the reports and had called on the Angolan Government to investigate and bring any perpetrators to justice.

The reports that have emerged this week say that Angolan security forces …

16 Nov 2007 description

LUANDA, Angola, November 16 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has completed a vital step in reintegrating the Angolan refugees who returned this decade, ensuring that their children receive the national identity documents needed to enjoy the rights of citizenship.

With nearly 90,000 children registered for cedulas - the Angolan birth registration cards - the relatively few remaining to be included will be handled solely by the Angolan government. The final total receiving documents through the programme is expected to be more than 100,000 Angolans under the age of 18.

"Without …

15 Nov 2007 description

Points saillants :

- La République Démocratique du Congo et le Rwanda signent un accord à Nairobi pour mettre fin à la menace pour la paix et la stabilité des deux pays

- La MONUC a enregistré 482 cas de violations des droits humains en septembre 2007

- L'Angola continue à expulser les Congolais de son territoire

- L'UNICEF apporte son appui à l'hôpital pédiatrique de Kalembelembe de Kinshasa

- La Commission Européenne accorde 22 millions d'euros à la RDC pour l'assainissement de la ville de Kinshasa

- La Journée Internationale de l'Enfant sera …

09 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
41st & 42nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Red Cross Cautions against Preferential Treatment For Displaced People over Other Categories of Victims

As the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today concluded its review of the right of peoples to self-determination, this afternoon, acting without a vote, it approved a draft resolution, as orally amended, that would have the General Assembly designate an international year for human rights learning, commencing 10 December 2008.

08 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
39th & 40th Meetings (AM & PM)

Refugee Figures Rise to Nearly 10 Million After Several Years of Decrease, High Commissioner Tells Committee

A draft resolution that would have the General Assembly declare 15 October of each year as the International Day of Rural Women was approved as orally revised without a vote today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), as Member States stepped up collective efforts to better the lot of women living in rural areas.

18 Oct 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund


- Violent attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, have caused over 402,000 people to flee their homes since March. Tensions are high in the Great Lakes region with new refugee movements taking place into neighbouring countries. In Western Kenya, 67,000 people remain internally displaced following the Mt.

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.

11 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.


02 Oct 2007 description

Geneva, 10/02 - Over 400,000 Angolans have returned home, out of the 600,000 exiles or refugees living in neighbouring countries, on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, announced the Social Welfare Minister, Jo=E3o Baptista Kussumua.

30 Sep 2007 description

September 2007 - Internally displaced persons (IDPs) were central to the humanitarian reform initiated by Jan Egeland, then-Emergency Relief Coordinator in 2005. It was widely recognized that the collaborative approach which had been developed to assign institutional responsibilities for IDPs was not working. Humanitarian reform was intended to "fill the gaps" in humanitarian response - particularly for IDPs -- but over time it became something else.

17 Sep 2007 description

Produced on behalf of FAO, ICAO, ILO, IOM, OCHA, OIE, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNWTO, WFP and WHO by UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC)


The changing context for Avian Influenza response and Pandemic Preparedness

Two years ago we were working in a climate of widespread international concern about a potential pandemic, including unprecedented media coverage and political engagement.

31 Aug 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-second session
Item 44 of the provisional agenda*

20 Aug 2007 description

LUSAKA, Zambia, August 20 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres met refugees from several African countries during a four-day visit to Zambia and assured them that his agency would continue to seek durable solutions for them.

Guterres held open and candid discussions with Congolese refugees at Kala camp in northern Zambia, as well as with Angolan, Rwandan and Burundian refugees from Mayukwayukwa settlement in the western part of the country.

One refugee expressed concern about the slow pace of repatriation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo despite a …

15 Aug 2007 description

E. Young & N. Yacoubian / MONUC

The insecurity in eastern DRC continues to cause huge internal displacement of people, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and humanitarian agencies continue to face this problem, as well as that of refugees in both the DRC and its border countries. Marcellin Hepie, UNHCR Deputy Representative in the DRC, gives us a progress report on the current situation.


There are Congolese refugees in nine bordering countries.

14 Aug 2007 description

N. Yacoubian & E. Young / MONUC

L'insécurité qui prévaut toujours à l'est du pays continue de causer le déplacement interne des populations. Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) et les agences humanitaires font face à ce problème ainsi qu'au retour des réfugiés dans les pays voisins. Marcellin Hepie, Représentant Adjoint du HCR en RDC, nous fait le point sur la situation.


Il y a des réfugiés congolais dans les neuf pays frontaliers de la RDC.

21 Jul 2007 description

M'banza Kongo, 07/21 - The acting provincial director of the Ministry of Assistance and Social Welfare (MINARS) in the northern Zaire city, Victor Kusonga affirmed Friday in M'banza Kongo city that 2,146 Angolan refugees that lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have returned home during the first half of 2007.

Speaking to ANGOP, Victor Kusonga stressed that the 587 families returned to the country by their own means through the borders of Luvo (Mbanza Kongo), Buela and Ninga, in Kuimba district.

He added that since 2003 when the repatriation process of Angolan …