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01 Mar 2011 description

This review has focused the UK's bilateral aid programme in fewer countries so we can target our support where it will make the biggest difference and where the need is greatest.

18 Aug 2009 description

As of August 18, 2009, 17H30 GMT, 20 countries have officially reported 3255 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 11 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed since August 17
Cases
Deaths
31 Jul 2009 description

Contents
- 309 Cholera: global surveillance summary, 2008
- 324 WHO cholera information sources on the web

Sommaire
- 309 Choléra: bilan de la surveillance mondiale, 2008
- 324 Sources d’information OMS électroniques sur le choléra

02 Apr 2009 description


Highlights

High food prices persist in developing countries despite an improved global cereal supply situation and sharp decline in international prices. This is affecting access to food of large numbers of low-income vulnerable populations.

A recent analysis of domestic food prices for 58 developing countries shows that latest prices are higher than a year earlier in 78 percent of the cases, and in 43 percent of the cases are higher than 3 months earlier. Mostly affected are sub-Saharan African countries.

16 Jul 2008 description

Watch the Press Conference

The United Nations and other aid agencies still needed $3.6 billion to respond to the world's most severe humanitarian crises and disasters through their 2008 Consolidated and Flash Appeals, John Holmes, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said this afternoon during a Headquarters press conference.

So far this year, international donors had given just 46 per cent, or $2.9 billion, of the $6.5 billion …

16 Jul 2008 description

(New York/Geneva, 16 July): Six months into 2008, United Nations agencies, the International Organisation for Migration, and 239 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) still require USD 3.4 billion to respond to the world's most severe crises through this year's Consolidated and Flash Appeals. Overall humanitarian funding requirements for 2008 for the 34 countries covered by these 11 Consolidated Appeals and six Flash Appeals have risen from $5.4 billion at the start of the year to $6.5 billion now.

27 Feb 2008 description

Statement of Dr. Kent R. Hill, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives

Chairman Payne, Representative Smith, distinguished members, thank you for convening this important hearing and for inviting me to testify. Thank you for putting the spotlight on multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB).

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.

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.

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11 Jan 2007 description
report Human Rights Watch

Introduction

What government is today's champion of human rights? Washington's potentially powerful voice no longer resonates after the US government's use of detention without trial and interrogation by torture. The administration of President George W. Bush can still promote "democracy"-the word it uses to avoid raising the thorny subject of human rights-but it cannot credibly advocate rights that it flouts.

As America's influence wanes, China's waxes. Yet China is hardly a leader on human rights.

08 Feb 2005 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI

Paul Harvey

10 Dec 2004 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 10 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

06 Dec 2002 description


This report includes:
A) Global Alert

B) Middle East Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

C) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

D) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Sierra Leone (4) Guinea, (5) Guinea Bissau (6) Mauritania

E) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Somalia, (3) Eritrea, (4) Djibouti, (5) Burundi

F) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Angola

03 May 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 3 mai (IRIN) - Lors de leur première conférence ouverte ce lundi à Maputo (Mozambique), les représentants des états signataires du Traité d'Ottawa portant interdiction des mines antipersonnel ont appris que trois des pays Africains qui ont signé la convention ne se conforment pas à ses dispositions.

03 May 1999 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 3 May (IRIN)=A0- Delegates attending the first meeting of signatories of the 1997 Ottawa Landmine Ban Treaty which opened in Maputo, Mozambique, on Monday, were told that three African countries which had put their signatures to the treaty had failed to comply with its terms.