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21 Dec 2005 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

Following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's weekly briefing (12:30PM) by Radhia Achouri, Spokesperson for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan:

13 Dec 2005 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 13 December 2005, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

02 Dec 2005 description


This Global Appeal is published to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and other persons of concern falling within UNHCR's mandate.

30 Nov 2005 description

The Regional Scenario Development workshop for the Greater Horn of Africa region took place on 2-3 November in the Ballroom of the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. Regional representations from UN, INGOs, and donors joined their respective colleagues from countries in the region to provide a fairly comprehensive and complementary perspective and analysis of recent and forecasted regional events.

31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.

30 Sep 2005 description


This is the second issue for 2005 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

29 Sep 2005 description


Following a period of insecurity caused by migration of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) from its traditional area in Eastern Equatoria to, reportedly, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through Central Equatoria, the situation in Yei and the surrounding areas has improved considerably over the past week. UN Operation Lifeline Sudan (UNOLS) security levels for Yei, Kajo Keji, Labone and Nimule reverted to level 2 as of 26 September.

28 Sep 2005 description

Rome, 28 September 2005 - Most regions in sub-Saharan Africa continue to need some food assistance, but the situation is worst in southern Africa, where about 12 million people need immediate emergency food following a poor cereal harvest earlier this year, according to a report issued today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

22 Sep 2005 description



The security situation in Yei and the surrounding areas remained tense and volatile following the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) migration from its traditional area in Eastern Equatoria. UN Operation Lifeline Sudan (UNOLS) raised the security levels of Yei, Kajo Keji, Labone and Nimule to level 3. The following roads were declared level 4 (i.e.

16 Sep 2005 description


La méningite à méningocoques est une infection bactérienne des méninges, les minces lames de tissus entourant le cerveau et la moëlle épinière, dont les symptômes fréquents à début brutal sont céphalées, fièvre élevée, raideur de la nuque et photophobie. L'agent étiologique, Neisseria meningitidis (Nm), se transmet d'une personne à l'autre par les gouttelettes de Fl=FCgge contaminées, souvent émises par des porteurs asymptomatiques.

16 Sep 2005 description


Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial infection of the meninges, the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, whose common symptoms are sudden onset of headache, high fever, stiff neck and sensitivity to light. The causative agent, Neisseria meningitidis (Nm), is transmitted from person to person through infected respiratory droplets, often from asymptomatic carriers. In fact, Nm is carried in the nasopharyngeal mucosa of at least 10% of the general population of endemic areas at any given time.