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23 Feb 2010 description

(Excerpt)

Rebuilding Futures in Sri Lanka

In October 2009, MAG began working in Adampan, a district in the northwest Mannar region of Sri Lanka, famed for its paddy fields.

It was unknown just how badly contaminated with landmines and other deadly remnants of conflict the land might be. MAG's survey teams began careful analysis of the area, and in just a few weeks had released 293,443 square metres of safe land that was not contaminated but that people had previously been too frightened to use.

Surveys showed, however, that parts of Adampan did contain some of the million …

27 Oct 2009 description

"My mandate covers any killings which are in contravention of international law, whether humanitarian law or human rights," said Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

Mr.

22 Jul 2009 description

Meeting report

Executive summary

The Oslo forum 2009 took place against the background of a new optimism, largely heralded by the new US administration and its emphasis on civility in international relations. After a period of confrontation marked by the 'war on terror' and weakening of mediation efforts, there is now a renewed demand in many areas for diplomacy and negotiation.

18 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main results of the Council

As the fighting drew to an end in Sri Lanka, the Council reiterated its call on the Government urgently to proceed towards a comprehensive political process.

24 Feb 2009 description

February 24, 2009; New York, NY- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has recently awarded more than $5.7 million to 224 grassroots project partners in 33 countries. This total marks an increase of nearly $2 million over its last grants review in June. The new grants are divided into five categories, which include sustainable livelihoods and development, community health, community voice, education for all, and community engagement in conflict and emergencies.

28 Aug 2008 description
report UN General Assembly

A/63/286

Sixty-third session
Item 67 (b) of the provisional agenda*

07 Apr 2006 description

By Peter Apps

COLOMBO, April 7 (Reuters) - Rich countries that respond overwhelmingly to high-profile disasters such as the 2004 tsunami should do much more to help victims of lower-profile conflicts, a senior United Nations official said.

"The moral imperative is clear -- you have to build them a better life," said Dennis McNamara, head of the U.N.'s Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) internal displacement division.

"But there's also a political imperative. You cannot build on the peace process without a stable population base. You …

01 Jun 2005 description

A LA UNE

Sri Lanka : Les équipes du Comité d'Aide Médicale travaillent dans les camps de déplacés sur les côtes du Sri Lanka depuis janvier pour prodiguer des soins de santé aux victimes les plus démunies suite au Tsunami du 26 décembre. Depuis quelques semaines les travaux de construction de structures de santé en dur on pu commencer, et quelques mois après la catastrophe les médecins et les infirmières des quartiers les plus touchés commencent à retravailler dans des locaux en dur.

Indonésie : Le programme de santé primaire est maintenant totalement opérationnel.