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01 Feb 2013 description
report CCCM Cluster


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share the second edition of the Global CCCM Cluster Newsletter.

This edition provides an update on cluster tools, partners and operations, and highlights issues of current concern to the cluster. In particular, it focuses on the importance of effective partnerships in CCCM operations, and considers how global initiatives such as the Transformative Agenda will impact cluster strategies.

30 May 2011 description

Humanitarian aid should be delivered according to the humanitarian principles of humanity, independence, impartiality and neutrality and it should be based on the needs of crisis-affected people. With the NATO engagement in Afghanistan, the concept of the so-called “comprehensive approach” was developed. This integration of development and humanitarian activities with military and diplomatic measures is increasingly gaining ground as a way of trying to stabilise countries in conflict.

23 Mar 2011 description

New York, March 23, 2011 - The recorded number of people displaced within their country due to conflict or violence rose to 27.5 million in 2010, which is the highest in a decade, according to a report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

The report, Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010, was today launched by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children …

25 May 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 25 mai 2010 (IRIN) - Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) et le Comité International de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) protègent les civils depuis des décennies.

17 Nov 2009 description

A two-day regional conference on refugee protection and international migration in the Americas, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and organized by IOM, UNHCR and the OAS, with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), opens on Thursday in the Costa Rican capital, San José.

The conference, which will be officially opened by Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Stagno and Interior Minister Janina Del Vecchio, will bring together some officials from 20 countries as well as IOM, UNHCR, OAS, OHCHR, national and international NGOs, civil society and …

21 Oct 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-third General Assembly
First Committee
13th & 14th Meetings (AM & PM)

'For Every African, There Are Seven Illicit Bullets and Three Guns Targeted At Him or Her', Says Speaker; Two Drafts Introduced, One on Arms Trade Treaty

04 Sep 2008 description

IDMC identified the need to develop and test a methodology to assess the number and situation of IDPs in urban centres, to complement the Guidance on Profiling Internally Displaced Persons. The resulting Tufts-IDMC profiling study aims ultimately to help all organisations which assist and promote the rights of IDPs in conflict-affected countries to collect and analyse information on people displaced into cities.

The project

IDMC managed the project in partnership with the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University in the United States.

09 Nov 2007 description



On 2 November, a spokesman for the New Forces rebel group, Sidiki Konate, dismissed international criticism over delays in implementing the peace accord.

23 Oct 2006 description

Oslo=5F(dpa) =5F Norwegians donated 190 million kroner (28 million dollars) in a televised fundraiser to benefit the Norwegian section of Doctors Without Borders, tallies said Monday.

The Norwegian section of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) focused on "forgotten disasters" in its Sunday telethon.

Chairman Kristian Tonby told Norway's NTB news agency the funds would be used "where the needs are greatest."

22 Mar 2006 description

GENEVA, 22 March 2006 - Although the number of people internally displaced within their own countries by conflict decreased slightly during 2005, the global internal displacement crisis remained at an alarming level, according to a new report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.

28 Oct 2005 description




On 11 October, Refugees International (RI) published a report accusing the Colombian government of putting civilians in danger and failing to provide displaced persons with promised basic services. Internal conflict in areas where displaced persons return, has denied displaced groups the opportunity to either resettle or integrate in safe areas.

10 Mar 2005 description

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) - Devastating conflicts in Congo, Uganda and Sudan are the world's three biggest "forgotten emergencies,'' attracting little media interest despite massive suffering, a Reuters poll of experts showed on Thursday.

09 Feb 2005 description
report UN News Service

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for children and armed conflict (CAAC) today launched an action plan for systematically monitoring and reporting of child abuse in situations of armed conflict, or in "situations of concern," with a view to triggering a strong international response.

In the past several years, CAAC issues had benefited from increased visibility and advocacy, while key regional and multilateral organizations had adopted many CAAC norms as their own, Special Representative Olara Otunnu told a news conference at which he discussed …

19 Nov 2004 description




According to a statement by JRS Venezuela the security at the Colombian- Venezuelan border has become a fashionable issue of late. Unfortunately, it is being exclusively addressed from a repressive policing perspective.

JRS Venezuela said that it is necessary to take on the security issue from a more complex perspective.

09 May 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.

04 Apr 2003 description

Spokesperson: Niurka Piñeiro
MIDDLE EAST- Third Country Nationals Continue to Trickle Out of Iraq

No Third Country Nationals (TCNs) has crossed the border into Jordan overnight. Yesterday, a group of 19 Egyptians and eight Somalis crossed the Karama border, where they were picked up by IOM buses and transported the 50 kilometres to the Ruweished transit camp for TCNs.

Later today, a group of 11 nationals from Djibouti are scheduled to fly out of Amman with IOM bound for Djibouti.

31 Mar 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 129)