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05 Dec 2003 description

GENEVA -- The UN refugee agency said on Friday that it was seeking over $1 billion to fund its refugee assistance and protection work next year to care for more than 20.5 million refugees and other people worldwide. This includes $955 million for its annual budget and over $57 million for supplementary programs for the Liberian crisis and Sudanese refugees.

05 Dec 2003 description

GENEVA, 5 December (UN Information Service) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking $54.8 million in contributions to fund activities in the coming year and to continue efforts to strengthen the institution.

18 Nov 2003 description


Where MCC material aid goes (shipments from 1995 to 2003)

31 Oct 2003 description


The price of better health in Iraq: an extra US$ 14 per person per year
The people of Iraq have endured health problems for many years, and their sufferings have been reflected in child and maternal death rates that are much higher than they should be. More than a decade of under-investment has meant that health systems just do not respond to people’s basic health care needs.

Financial resources urgently needed

20 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10176
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
37th Meeting (AM)

The progress made over the last year to revitalize the activities of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), particularly with regard to implementing the outcomes of major international conferences, was highlighted this morning, as the General Assembly considered the report of that body.

30 Sep 2003 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI
James Darcy
Charles-Antoine Hofmann

18 Jul 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (6) Ethiopia, (7) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia, (4) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Guatemala, (2) Honduras, (3) Peru

15 Apr 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 130)

14 Apr 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Jordan, (3) Syria, (4) Iran, (5) Afghanistan

B) West Africa: (1) Central African Republic

C) Southern Africa: (1) Madagascar, (2) Mozambique, (3) Zimbabwe, (4) Zambia, (5) Malawi, (6) Angola, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland

D) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Cambodia, (3) Indonesia

E) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Bolivia, (2) Colombia, (3) Ecuador, (4) Honduras, (5) Venezuela

F) Eastern Europe and the Caucasus: (1) Armenia, (2) Albania, (3) Serbia and Montenegro

25 Feb 2003 description
report UN Security Council


SC/7672
Security Council
4713th Meeting* (AM)

Recommendations Aim at More Precise Use of Sanctions Against Threats to Peace, While Reducing Collateral Effects

"Something between words and war" was how the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden described sanctions to the Security Council today, during its consideration of general issues relating to their use, which included possible time limits, collateral humanitarian damage, and evasion of sanctions.

14 Feb 2003 description


This report includes:
(A) Middle East Region: (1) Iraq, (2) Palestinian Territories

(B) WFP and UNHCR joint appeal for Africa

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Guinea

(D) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Mozambique, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Angola, (9) Namibia

(E) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Eritrea, (2) Sudan, (3) Burundi

(F) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) Indonesia

(G) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan

14 Jan 2003 description
report UN Security Council


SC/7632
Security Council 2002 Round-up
International Terrorism Also a Major Focus of Council Action