Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
- Angola: Floods - Mar 2010
Maps & Infographics
Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro's remarks to the American Bar Association, in New York on 9 August:
It gives me great pleasure to address the Opening Assembly of the American Bar Association's 2008 Annual Meeting. Before I assumed office as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and before I was Foreign Minister of Tanzania, I was a practising lawyer and a professor of law.
(Received from a UN Information Officer.)
FREETOWN, 23 June - Returning ex-combatants to civilian life is one of the most critical elements for the success of African peace processes, argued African practitioners in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes, at a three-day conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone. "DDR has been at the heart" of the transition from war to peace, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone said. "Without a comprehensive DDR programme, the prospects for long-term stability will remain dim.
Nearly three years after the end of Angola's long-running conflict, the humanitarian situation has stabilised to such an extent that organisations at work in the country have been able to shift their focus from urgent, life-saving interventions to longer-term development and transitional programmes for Angola's post-conflict reconstruction.
Prof. Ibrahim A. Gambari
Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa
Ronald Reagan Building
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
UN Humanitarian Coordinator & UNICEF Angola Call for the Immediate Release of 21 Abducted Children
Debate Continues on Means of Strengthening United Nations Economic, Humanitarian and Disaster Assistance
United Nations Resident Coordinators Stress Need for Preventive Measures, Coordination, Long-Term Funding for Durable Reconstruction
Major Increase in Funding Said to be Ultimate Solution for Enhancing Humanitarian Assistance
Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.