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29 Jun 2012 description

Web story for 29 June, 2012

GENÈVE, 29 juin (HCR) – Ce week-end, deux des situations de réfugiés les plus anciennes en Afrique vont se conclure. Le 30 juin, les clauses de cessation entreront en vigueur pour les réfugiés originaires du Libéria et de l'Angola au motif que, dans ces pays, la paix et la stabilité ont été rétablies, après la fin de violentes guerres civiles.

02 Feb 2005 description

By Peter Apps

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Africa's farmers have produced more than expected despite locust plagues and drought, but that is cold comfort to the continent's countless refugees with no cash to pay, or aid agencies whose funding has dried up.

"We are looking at a very serious situation," United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) spokesman Ramin Rafirasme, told Reuters from Senegal.

The WFP says it saw donations for Africa vanish almost completely in January, after the tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean region, forcing it to cut back on how …

31 Oct 2004 description

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events For a list of acronyms, please see the last page of this and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in update. which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ), in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices.

10 Oct 2003 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 website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

22 Sep 2003 description

Maureen Lynch is Director of Research and George Kun is McCall-Pierpaoli Fellow with Refugees International.

22 May 2002 description
report UN Security Council

4538th Meeting (AM & PM)
Chair of Recently Established Ad Hoc Working Group Briefs Council

More than 45 speakers took the floor to express their views today, as the Security Council held a day-long interactive debate on issues related to the recently established Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa.

13 Feb 2002 description

Alan W. Eastham, Special Negotiator for Conflict Diamonds, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Testimony before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management Washington, DC February 13, 2002

Chairman Durbin, Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting the Department of State to participate in this important hearing to discuss the role of U.S. agencies in fighting the conflict diamond trade.

29 Sep 1999 description

Press Release - SG/SM/7153 - AFR/177 - 19990929