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10 Dec 2001 description


Introduction by the Director of Operations
The operational trends and priorities for 2002 that are set out in this document reflect the humanitarian situation as foreseen in the light of the lessons learned during the first nine months of 2001 and of initial indications as to the consequences of the attacks of 11 September. At the time of writing, early November 2001, events are still unfolding and their repercussions and future impact on ICRC operations are difficult to anticipate and assess.

The attacks of 11 September 2001

01 Sep 2001 description


This paper is based on the coordinated views of analysts and experts from agencies across the federal government. It was produced by the National Intelligence Council under the auspices of David F. Gordon, National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues.Queries should be addressed to Dr. Gordon at the National Intelligence Council.
Information available as of 15 August 2001 was used in preparing this report.

06 Jul 2001 description

The ICRC worldwide 2000 Geneva (ICRC) - The increasing number of armed conflicts throughout the world, the unprecedented scale of the challenges facing humanitarian endeavour, the need to stay close to the victims, the imperative of staff safety - these are the major themes that were addressed today by Jean-Daniel Tauxe, Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), when he presented the organization's 2000 Annual Report in Nairobi. It was the first time in ICRC history that the report had been launched outside Switzerland.

30 May 2001 description

AI Index: POL 10/005/2001
Publish date: 30/05/2001

11 May 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

29 Mar 2001 description


Commission on Human Rights Continues Discussion of Question of Violations Anywhere in World
The High Commissioner for Human Rights and Special Rapporteurs and Representatives gave summations this evening of situations in Chechnya, Iran, the Former Yugoslavia, Burundi, Rwanda and Iraq as the Commission on Human Rights carried on with its annual debate on the question of the violation of fundamental rights and freedoms anywhere in the world.

31 Jan 2001 description


The mission of the WHO Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action is to increase, through a concerted effort across WHO, the capacity and self-reliance of countries in the prevention of disasters, preparation for emergencies, mitigation of their health consequences, and the creation of a synergy between emergency action and sustainable development.
New documents available on the EHA website (http://www.who.int/eha/disasters)