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30 May 2001 description

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

22 May 2001 description

In a crisis, every humanitarian actor is concerned with saving lives and diminishing the suffering of the population. But efforts in immediately obvious areas like shelter, food and protection alone do not guarantee health. There is little benefit in providing food if people are still to die of meningitis, malaria, measles or childbirth.

15 May 2001 description

This report is a JOINT PRODUCT with the Food Security Assessment Unit

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.

04 May 2001 description

Kenya - Shelter

Shelters for refugees collapsed in rains and were not immediately rebuilt because of budget constraints. Homeless refugees were forced to sleep in school buildings, causing disruptions to education programs for refugee children.

Djibouti - Food

Funding constraints forced a two-month suspension of programs for malnourished refugee children at two feeding centers. Malnutrition rates increased among some of the country's 20,000 refugees.

Congo-Kinshasa - Protection

02 May 2001 description

Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International office