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16 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Monrovia, Liberia, 16 June 2009 - Several African countries have made impressive gains in child survival in recent years but much more needs to be done, UNICEF said today in marking the international Day of the African Child.

16 Jun 2009 description

When EU Heads of State and Government meet in Brussels on 18/19 June they will discuss measures to tackle irregular migration in the Mediterranean. These discussions are expected to build on dialogue from the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council meeting of 4/5 June, including in relation to recent proposals from the European Commission contemplating the establishment of asylum and reception processing centres in Libya.

16 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 16 juin 2009 - Plusieurs pays africains ont réalisé d'impressionnants progrès dans le domaine de la survie de l'enfant ces dernières années mais il reste encore beaucoup de choses à faire, a déclaré l'UNICEF aujourd'hui à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de l'enfant africain. Le thème de cette année est : « Une Afrique digne des enfants : appel à une action accélérée en faveur de la survie de l'enfant.

16 Jun 2009 description


During the first underfunded emergencies (UFE) round in 2009, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated US$75 million to 14 countries. In accordance with Secretary-General's Bulletin (ST/SGB/2006/10), the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), in close consultation with the participating agencies, is responsible for setting priorities for the use of the CERF UFE window and for selecting the countries to receive allocations.

Country Selection (Phase I) and Allocation of Country Envelopes (Phase II)

10 Jun 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

The migrant holding site at Lampedusa, Italy's tiny outpost island that held 1,800 migrants and asylum seekers as recently as January 2009, is now empty. On June 10, the authorities transferred the last 20 asylum seekers to another center in Italy, social service providers working on the island told Human Rights Watch.

10 Jun 2009 description

Almost 20 Million People still in Need of Emergency Aid in Africa's Horn

Food Security Concern deepens: Erratic Rains , Insecurity, Displacement, 'sticky' high Prices and Funding Shortfalls

The overall food security situation in the Horn of Africa for the first half of 2009 has remained alarming and prospects for the second half of the year are grim. An estimated 19.8 million people, including 4 million children under the age of 5, are in need of emergency assistance.

04 Jun 2009 description

Summary

The desert locust situation remained active in May in northern Somalia, southern Yemen and parts of eastern Ethiopia. Breeding and new swarms were reported in northern Somalia and Yemen. Some swarms were seen moving in a northerly direction on the Somali plateau and escarpment and a few have crossed the border into adjacent areas in eastern Ethiopia where more than 552 ha were controlled up until early June mostly by air. Control operations also treated hopper bands and adults on 1,100 ha, 1,275 ha and 30 ha in May in northern Somalia, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, respectively.

04 Jun 2009 description
report Oxford Analytica

EVENT: Government fighters launched a counter-offensive on June 2 against hardline Islamist militant groups, Hisbul Islam and al-Shabaab.

SIGNIFICANCE: The government has barely survived a concerted assault on Mogadishu, which threatens to derail the Djibouti peace process.

ANALYSIS: Since it moved to Mogadishu in February, the expanded Transitional Federal Government (TFG-Djibouti) has made only limited progress in increasing coherence among the unwieldy coalition of which it is formed.

04 Jun 2009 description

Situation Générale en mai 2009

Prévision jusqu'à'mi-juillet 2009

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s'est aggravée au Yémen et dans le nord de la Somalie o=F9 des bandes larvaires et des essaims se sont formés vers la fi n mai. Bien que des opérations de lutte aient été montées dans les deux pays ainsi que dans les zones adjacentes d'éthiopie, il existe un risque élevé que d'autres petits essaims se forment d'ici mi-juin dans le nord de la Somalie et au Yémen.

03 Jun 2009 description

Brussels 3 June 2009 - Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will meet tomorrow in Luxembourg at a time when the Italian authorities are breaching their human rights commitments by deporting migrants to Libya without an assessment of their need for protection.

02 Jun 2009 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

02 Jun 2009 description
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General Situation during May 2009
Forecast until mid-July 2009

02 Jun 2009 description

By Jasmin Melvin

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - Climate change could cost the African continent more farmland than the United States uses to plant its eight major field crops combined, according to a study published in the June issue of Environmental Science and Policy.

Farming on up to 1 million square kilometers (247 million acres) of land in Africa could subside by 2050 as climate change makes areas too hot and dry for growing crops, the study said.

The latest U.S. Agriculture Department data puts plantings of the eight major U.S.

02 Jun 2009 description

Minorities in Africa are at greater risk than ever before from the war against terrorism as well as from repressive governments, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says as it launches its annual 'Peoples under Threat' ranking.

Half of the top 20 countries in Peoples under Threat 2009 are African states, reveals MRG in its internationally acclaimed global survey released today.

01 Jun 2009 description
report The Global Fund


This fact sheet outlines the principles and approach in determining the number of people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for HIV/AIDS treatment, with a breakdown of the results by country, and answers to commonly-asked questions.

Question 1: How many people are receiving ARVs from programs supported by Global Fund grants?

As of June 1st 2009, programs supported by the Global Fund have reported 2.3 million people currently on ARVs for treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Question 2: What is the regional breakdown of people currently receiving ARVs?

29 May 2009 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport répond à la demande formulée par le Président du Conseil de sécurité dans sa déclaration du 27 mai 2008 (S/PRST/2008/18).

2. L'année 2009 marque le dixième anniversaire de l'inclusion de la protection des civils en période de conflit armé parmi les questions thématiques examinées par le Conseil de sécurité. Comme souvent, en tel cas, il y a de quoi se réjouir mais on peut aussi revoir d'un oeil critique les progrès réalisés.

29 May 2009 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement of the President of the Security Council of 27 May 2008 (S/PRST/2008/18).

2. The year 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the consideration by the Security Council of the protection of civilians in armed conflict as a thematic issue.

28 May 2009 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

This third annual Last in Line, Last in School report examines recent trends in donor support for education for children living in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS) and those caught up in emergencies. Its broad conclusion is that, although donors have increased their focus on meeting the education needs of children in these countries and situations, there is still a long way to go.

28 May 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/3909

Also Considers Final Performance Report for Closed Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up the financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which is projected to require $646.58 million for its maintenance in the upcoming financial year, beginning 1 July.

Jun Yamazaki, Controller, explained that the proposed budget for UNIFIL was 0.6 per cent less than what was approved in the previous year, owing to projected delays in the deployment of military contingents, and the need for fewer vehicles.