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31 Dec 2007 description

Earthquake Intensity Zones in Africa

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

03 Dec 2007 description
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General Situation during November 2007
Forecast until mid-January 2008

03 Dec 2007 description

Note: Map production date estimated.
Situation: Nov 2007. Forecast to: 15.01.2008

08 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
39th & 40th Meetings (AM & PM)

Refugee Figures Rise to Nearly 10 Million After Several Years of Decrease, High Commissioner Tells Committee

A draft resolution that would have the General Assembly declare 15 October of each year as the International Day of Rural Women was approved as orally revised without a vote today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), as Member States stepped up collective efforts to better the lot of women living in rural areas.

31 Oct 2007 description


- 416 Sudanese refugees return to Southern Sudan, the highest return in the past seven weeks

- Jonglei state MoH reports outbreak of 7 cases of measles.

11 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.


01 Oct 2007 description

Large-scale voluntary repatriation set to resume

Close to 160,000 Sudanese refugees have returned home since the launch of the voluntary repatriation operation in December 2005. Since January this year, UNHCR has repatriated 37,768; close to 4,500 have returned through self-assisted voluntary repatriation and 14,365 spontaneous returns have been recorded. A sharp drop in the rate of returns (table on page 2) is attributed to the rainy season when road and air travel is reduced to a strict minimum due to heavy downpours and flooding.

20 Jun 2007 description

GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) - People across the world were celebrating World Refugee Day on Wednesday amid a call on the global community to help the world's displaced and a warning that their numbers were set to rise.

In New York, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in his first World Refugee Day (WRD) message as UN chief that international solidarity was crucial to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of refugees and others forcibly displaced.

"As we mark World Refugee Day, let us recall what sets these families, children and elderly apart from others on the move around the …

03 May 2007 description
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General Situation during April 2007
Forecast until mid-June 2007

10 Apr 2007 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

The UN, the AU and the Government of Sudan hold technical consultations on the Heavy support Package to AMIS

Text of the Communiqué issued on 9 April following the high level technical meeting held the same day in Addis Ababa by the United Nations, the African Union and the Government of Sudan, on the UN Heavy Support package to AMIS:

"A high level technical meeting was held in Addis Ababa on 9 April 2007 in accordance with the decisions taken at the meeting of 28 March 2007 held on the margins of the League of Arab States Summit in Riyadh with the participation of President …

10 Apr 2007 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 10 April 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Yesterday (Monday), the UNHCR-assisted voluntary repatriation operation bringing South Sudanese refugees back to their homeland surpassed the 50,000 mark.

01 Apr 2007 description

(As this is the last week of the month, this report may contain information related to earlier weeks, for those activities reported on a monthly basis).


- Security situation stable, but cattle raids and looting incidents reported in the Equatoria states.

- UNFPA gears up to conduct advocacy, in preparation for pilot census planned for the second half of April.

- Returns of IDPs ongoing, with caseloads identified for two new potential organized movements.

- Annual global plan for distribution of seeds and tools completed under FAO leadership.

- This year's …

06 Mar 2007 description

Executive summary

In Southern Sudan, the decades-long internal conflict, which came to an end with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in January 2005, had a devastating effect on people and resources as well as on governance and the economy. The impact was felt particularly severely in the South, where most of the fighting took place.