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15 May 2019 description

Luke Kelly
University of Manchester
26 April 2019

1. Summary

This query looks at the role of regular UN humanitarian forums that involve conflict parties in conflict situations to discuss humanitarian issues of concern. It focuses on forums that are held outside of any political processes or peace talks. It provides examples and lessons from those forums.

16 Mar 2010 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This strategy covers the UK's commitment to spend £30 million on mine action over the financial years 2010 - 2013 announced by Secretary of State Douglas Alexander on 25 November 2008. Drawing upon lessons from the last fifteen years of support to mine action, it presents some changes to the way in which public funding for mine action is managed and delivered.

The global context of mine action has changed radically in the last decade for three key reasons: firstly, the number of conflicts has approximately halved since 19903; secondly, the effectiveness of the …

20 May 2009 description

Africa Day, held on May 25 every year, is an annual celebration of African unity.

30 May 2003 description

Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, Prime Minister

23 Dec 2002 description

The Department for International Development Clare Short today announced a further £30 million contribution to meet emergency assistance in Africa. £15m of the contribution will go to meeting emergency needs in Ethiopia and the other £15 million will be put to humanitarian assistance and recovery programmes across southern Africa.

Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development said:

"I am very worried about food shortages in Africa.

05 Dec 2002 description

(Reporting period: 16 November - 29 November)
Key Updates

The WFP EMOP is now 56.2% funded. There remains a shortfall of US$222.8 million.

On Monday 25 November, the Government of Zimbabwe imposed a sudden ban on the milling of GM maize in country. As a result the food aid pipeline for December faces severe shortages.

07 Nov 2002 description

Key Updates

As of the end of October 2002, the response to the overall UN Consolidated Appeal for Southern Africa is 50%. The WFP Regional Appeal is 44% confirmed. We remain concerned about the lack of donor interest beyond the US, EC and UK.

The Government of Zambia announced its decision not to accept genetically modified food & requested that GM maize stocks be removed from the country. Zambia is the only country in southern Africa that has refused to accept GM grain. The effect is to make it impossible for the WFP to meet emergency needs in the country.