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04 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3964

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

High Commissioner for Refugees Says Trends Causing Crises to Multiply; Means Humanitarian Action Operating in Difficult International Environment

Five "mega-trends" -- population growth, urbanization, climate change, migration and food, water and energy insecurity –- made contemporary forms of displacement increasingly complex, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.

09 Dec 2008 description

Le bilan s'est alourdi du fait des prix élevés des denrées alimentaires et la crise économique ne présage rien de bon

9 décembre 2008, Rome - Quarante millions de personnes supplémentaires ont rejoint cette année les rangs des sous-alimentés de la planète du fait principalement de la hausse des prix des denrées alimentaires, selon les estimations préliminaires de la FAO. Cela porte le nombre d'affamés dans le monde à 963 millions, contre 923 millions en 2007.

09 Dec 2008 description

High food prices to blame - economic crisis could compound woes

9 December 2008, Rome - Another 40 million people have been pushed into hunger this year primarily due to higher food prices, according to preliminary estimates published by FAO today.

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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31 Jan 2007 description

Le graphique ci-dessous fait le bilan des engagements financiers de la DAH sur les crédits du Fonds d'Urgence Humanitaire et du Fonds de Concours pour l'année 2006, par zone géographique. En raison de la crise libanaise de l'été 2006, c'est la région du Proche et Moyen-Orient qui a bénéficié des plus gros engagements, suivi de l'Afrique sub-saharienne, en particulier à cause de la crise humanitaire au Darfour. Loin derrière arrivent l'Asie (notamment l'Indonésie) et les autres continents.

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.

09 Dec 2005 description

This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.

12 May 2005 description
report Save the Children

Afganistan

Severe consecutive droughts combined with 23 years of conflict have left 400,000 people displaced and the country struggling with high levels of poverty, poor nutrition and limited access to medical services and education.

Chronic water shortages and widespread food insecurity prevail, and especially in southern and eastern parts of the country. As of Spring 2005, the central province of Ghor has been additionally cut off by heavy snowfalls.

Security incidents continue to occur daily.

What’s the outlook for children?

22 Apr 2005 description


GENERAL OVERVIEW

1. During the first three months of the year 2005, the GICHD continued and consolidated its activities in the fields of operational assistance, research and support to instruments of international law. It also started its training initiative in mine action information management (see para. 4 and 11 below).

OPERATIONAL ASSISTANCE

2. The first core activity of the GICHD is the provision of specific operational support and assistance to on-going mine action activities and programmes, including those run by the UN.

14 Jan 2005 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Djibouti (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Malawi (4) Mozambique (5) Namibia (6) Swaziland (7) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Regional: Asia Tsunami (2) Indonesia (3) Korea (DPR) (4) Maldives (5) Myanmar (6) Sri Lanka (7) Thailand

07 Jan 2005 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Iran

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Regional (2) Burundi (3) Congo, DR (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Malawi (4) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Regional; Asia Tsunami (2) Bangladesh (3) India (4) Indonesia (5) Korea (DPR) (6) Maldives (7) Myanmar (8) Sri Lanka (9) Thailand

31 Dec 2004 description


The IRC's Impact

In 2004, IRC humanitarian aid programs restored hope and opportunity for more than 15 million conflict-affected individuals around the world, and millions more were helped by the 5,600 local organizations and community groups that the IRC supports. Here's a look at some of the IRC's most recent achivements:

- More than 4.3 million people gained access to clean water and sanitation through our environmental health programs.

06 Oct 2002 description

Montreal, CANADA -- The countries worst hit by the worldwide tuberculosis (TB) epidemic urgently need extra help if they are to meet ambitious global targets set for the year 2005.