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28 Jul 2017 description

Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by conflict, violence and disasters. Some cross borders to seek protection as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their own countries.

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23 Sep 2011 description

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Somalia: New displacement and protection risks for IDPs

24 Aug 2011 description

Following the famine in Somalia, this virtual issue of Disasters brings together a number of seminal articles on previous famines in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere. The collection includes articles by world class scholars on early warning systems, targeting of emergency food aid, effectiveness of famine response, interface between war and famine, malnutrition, disease and mortality in times of famine and discussion of the definition of 'famine'. It is hoped that this rich literature, spanning almost 30 years, can be of help in informing the current response.

09 Aug 2011 description

Highlights Countries in this issue: - International prices of wheat decreased for the third consecutive month but those of rice continue to increase.

15 Nov 2010 description

15 Nov 2010 00:01:16 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Somalia is country most at risk from terrorism-ranking

* Greece is European country most in danger-consultancy

By William Maclean, Security Correspondent

28 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire et des secours
en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,

27 Mar 2009 description

Council Establishes Mandate on Cultural Rights, Appoints Rapporteur for Cambodia, Extends Mandates for Myanmar, Somalia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Elects Four Members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

The Human Rights Council closed its tenth regular session this afternoon after adopting 34 texts on a wide range of issues.

28 Oct 2008 description

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 9.3 million euros in humanitarian assistance, in response to the needs caused by the world's greatest humanitarian crises. The decision made by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen supplements the decision to grant 52.2 million euros, made in spring 2008.

The aid focuses on long-term crises, most of which are located in Africa.