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19 Jul 2018 description
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Today MSF runs 468 projects in 71 countries. Over the years, our medical humanitarian organisation has expanded from a small group of doctors and journalists to a global movement with almost 40,000 staff. However, after 47 years of operations, our fundamental mission and values remain unchanged: to provide essential medical care for those who need it most, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.

Our operations in Palestine are not as large as those in some other countries, however, they have always been significant.

10 Apr 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 10 April 2015

(1) Israel

We are concerned at the continued and increasing use of administrative detention by Israeli authorities against Palestinians. Administrative detainees are held without charge or trial, often on the basis of secret evidence, for periods of up to six months, which are extendable indefinitely. Detainees are also often transferred to prisons inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

19 Dec 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11330

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Plenary
59th Meeting (AM)

In other Action, adds South Sudan to Least Developed Countries List, Reaffirms Support for Kimberley Process, Welcomes Cooperation with la Francophonie

06 Sep 2012 description
report UN News Service

6 September 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of two senior United Nations officials – James W. Rawley of the United States as the Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and Moustapha Soumaré of Mali as his Deputy Special Representative for the UN peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION
Eighteenth Ordinary Session
29 – 30 January 2012
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

Assembly/AU/Dec.391-415(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res.1(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl.1-3(XVIII)

27 Sep 2011 description

The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on humanitarian action in the Middle East.

31 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING 31 May 2010

High Commissioner for Human Rights Addresses the Meeting

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its fourteenth regular session, hearing a statement from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who updated the Council on the work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Council then held a general debate, in which context speakers raised the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the struggle against all forms of discrimination, and the achievement of the right to development. Many …

19 May 2010 description
report UN News Service

19 mai 2010 - A la veille de la retraite annuelle des Coordonateurs humanitaires de l'ONU, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies chargé des affaires humanitaires, John Holmes, a dressé le tableau du financement des opérations humanitaires en cours. S'il a salué la générosité des donateurs en dépit de la crise internationale, il a aussi appelé les Etats membres à poursuivre leurs efforts car 60% des besoins ne sont pas encore couverts pour l'année 2010.

Le rendez-vous annuel à Montreux, en Suisse, est destiné à faire le point sur les opérations humanitaires …

26 Mar 2010 description

ROUNDUP

Adopts 28 Resolutions, Creates Expert Committee on Goldstone Report and Extends Mandates of Special Procedures on Right to Food, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Myanmar

The Human Rights Council closed its thirteenth regular session this afternoon, adopting 28 texts on a wide range of issues, including adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, in the context of mega-events; the human rights of persons with disabilities; the protection of human rights defenders; the role and responsibility of judges, prosecutors and …

19 Aug 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Republic of South Africa

Fredrik Reinfeldt
Foreign Minister

22 Jul 2009 description

Five per cent of all global donations for Myanmar disaster relief came from UK public

The Disasters Emergency Committee's annual report, published today (22 July 2009) at its Annual General Meeting, highlights the ongoing generosity of the British public and the difference that their donations make to the lives of disaster survivors in poorer countries.

In the past 12 months, the UK public has donated over £24 million to three Disasters Emergency Committee appeals, enabling Member Agencies* to deliver emergency humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in …

09 Apr 2009 description

15 April 2009, Geneva, Palais Wilson, Room RS-181

Introduction

On 21 September 2008, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/9/9 entitled "Protection of the human rights of civilians in armed conflict".

05 Mar 2009 description

In the run-up to International Women's Day, 8 March, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that the specific health-care needs of women are often ignored or insufficiently taken into account in war situations.

28 Jan 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

30 Dec 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

11 May 2007 description


Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

The President has authorized the use of $29.5 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance (ERMA) Fund to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs related to conflicts in Somalia, Sudan, and Chad, and to meet refugee food needs in other African countries, the West Bank and Gaza.

19 Sep 2006 description

PALESTINE: HARDSHIPS CONTINUE IN GAZA

The situation in Gaza is dire due to continued economic sanctions coupled with the loss of infrastructure from fighting over a sustained period of time. Food prices have increased dramatically, with the price of two potatoes nearly equaling what it cost to purchase two pounds a few months ago. Electrical problems continue in the region and hospitals have had to make due with generators since Gaza's main power plant was destroyed in late June.

10 Sep 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.