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18 Dec 2000 description

The U.S. State Department announced December 18 that the United States will make an initial contribution of $125 million dollars for the 2001 programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the world's leading agency in providing assistance and support to 23 million people who have fled their homelands.

15 Dec 2000 description

UNHCR was promised nearly one-fourth of its 2001 budget on Friday when several donor governments pledged US$214.7 million during the launch of the agency's annual global appeal. Another $23 million had been pledged earlier.

15 Dec 2000 description

Geneva, 15 December 2000 - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Friday it needs US $953.7 million* next year to help and protect more than 22 million people driven from their homes or otherwise affected by war, violence and contempt for basic human and civil rights around the globe.

15 Dec 2000 description

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has received pledges totalling $214.7 million towards the $953.7 million it requested in a global appeal for 2001, launched today in Geneva.

08 Dec 2000 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.

08 Dec 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Resources situation (B) Palestinian Territory (C) Kenya (D) Ethiopia (E) Sierra Leone (F) Burundi (G) DR Congo (H) Balkans (I) Vietnam (J) East Timor

24 Nov 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Palestinian Territory (B) East Timor (C) Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus (D) Angola (E) Ethiopia (F) Eritrea (G) Sierra Leone (H) Republic of Congo (I) Burundi (J) FR Yugoslavia / Kosovo (K) Albania

15 Nov 2000 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6951
As the Security Council met today to consider the issue of peacekeeping mission closure and transition, the representative of the United Kingdom said the United Nations was seriously deficient in leadership.

10 Nov 2000 description

ZAMBIA: HIGH DEATH RATE AMONG NEW ARRIVALS

10 Nov 2000 description
report Merlin

In Albania (Tirana)

  • Improving the diagnostic methods for tuberculosis (TB) by rehabilitating 7 hospitals and 12 TB dispensaries.
  • Constructing a health clinic for the internally displaced population in order to provide them with improved sanitation.
In DRC (Maniema Province, Kasai Oriental)
  • Preventing and treating the top five causes of death and debilitating conditions.
  • Helping the local Ministry of Health to rehabilitate and support 2 hospitals and 42 health centres.
10 Nov 2000 description
report UN Security Council

SC/6947
In her final briefing to the Security Council this afternoon, Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, stressed that in most parts of the world where her agency and its partners had to operate, mechanisms to address security problems were slow-moving, unwieldy and not adapted to the new types of conflicts.

07 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 7 November (IRIN) - Peter van Walsum is the Dutch ambassador to the United Nations. In an interview with IRIN he explained why the Netherlands wanted to draw attention to humanitarian issues during its presidency of the Security Council in November.

31 Oct 2000 description

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

30 Oct 2000 description


Overview
The World Food Programme wishes to thank donors for their continued generosity. This year donors have contributed over US $ 1.3 billion, and WFP has used these resources to mobilise over 3.1 million tons of food aid distributed to needy people.