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09 Sep 2018 description
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Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a salué la rencontre jeudi à Djibouti, des ministres des affaires étrangères de l’Érythrée, de l’Éthiopie et de la Somalie avec le chef de la diplomatie djiboutienne.

Cette rencontre organisée le 6 septembre à Djibouti a débouché sur la signature d’un accord de coopération entre l’Érythrée, l’Éthiopie et la Somalie.

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27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

24 Feb 2012 description
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24 février 2012 – Avec le soutien du bureau des Nations Unies pour la Stratégie internationale de prévention des catastrophes (SIPC) et de l'Organisation météorologique mondiale, des représentants de gouvernements, des climatologues, des experts agricoles et des spécialistes de la gestion des risques de catastrophes se réuniront la semaine prochaine à Kigali, au Rwanda, pour échanger des données sur le risque d'une troisième sécheresse consécutive dans la Corne de l'Afrique. « La réunion est éclipsée par l'incapacité de la communauté internationale à agir suite aux …

29 Sep 2011 description
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Ethiopia called on 26 September 2011 from the General Assembly not only for immediate aid to help the 13.3 million victims of drought and famine in Somalia and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa but also for the “even more crucial” means to achieve sustainable development in the region.

27 Sep 2011 description
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26 September 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for harnessing the potential of the world’s poorest nations, which may be at the bottom of the development ladder but are rich in resources, both human and material.

Mr. Ban told participants at the ministerial meeting of the least developed countries (LDCs) that they are meeting at a time of crisis and uncertainty, especially for the world’s poorest.

11 Sep 2011 description
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9 September 2011 – The United Nations reported today that nearly a million more people need humanitarian aid across the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, bringing the total to 13.3 million, while funding to save lives there faces a shortfall of nearly $1 billion.

24 Aug 2011 description
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24 August 2011 – Senior United Nations officials are calling on countries, businesses and individuals to give generously to support efforts to tackle the food security crisis gripping the Horn of Africa, warning that the world cannot “afford to lose momentum” in the fight against famine, disease and starvation.

06 Aug 2011 description
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As thousands of desperately malnourished children from famine-wracked Somalia pour into United Nations refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia, small sachets of a peanut-based paste are often all that stands between them and almost certain death.

29 Jul 2011 description
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28 juillet 2011 – Alors que plus de 12 millions de personnes sont touchées par la faim et la sécheresse dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a salué jeudi la mobilisation internationale des gouvernements, des entreprises et de la population mondiale. De son côté, le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire (CSA) de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) a lancé jeudi une nouvelle consultation en ligne sur la gouvernance de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition afin de recueillir des contributions financières.

28 Jul 2011 description

28 July 2011 – The Eritrean Government planned a massive attack on an African Union meeting held earlier this year, according to a new United Nations report that states that this was just one of multiple violations of Security Council arms embargoes committed by the small East African nation.

“If executed as planned, the operation would almost certainly have caused mass civilian casualties, damaged the Ethiopian economy and disrupted the African Union summit,” states the report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea.

28 Jul 2011 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need for urgent funding to carry out critical humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa and assist the millions suffering from famine and drought in the region.

In phone calls yesterday with top officials from Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Ban discussed the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Horn of Africa, where an estimated 11.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

26 Jul 2011 description
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Emergency delivery of aid to people facing drought-related hunger in the Horn of Africa must be accompanied by longer-term efforts to boost food security in the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for an agricultural transformation that improves the livelihoods of rural communities in the region.

25 Jul 2011 description
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23 juillet 2011 – Le Fonds central pour les interventions d''urgence (CERF) a octroyé samedi plus de 51 millions de dollars destinés à financer les opérations d'assistance humanitaire dans la Corne de l'Afrique, frappée par une sécheresse sans précédent.

Le CERF a prévu de transférer 20 millions de dollars pour les opérations en Somalie, 14,6 millions en Ethiopie, 13,6 millions au Kenya et 3,1 millions destinés à l'assistance des réfugiés.

22 Jul 2011 description
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For many months United Nations aid agencies have warned of an impending crisis in the Horn of Africa as drought, failed harvests and fighting in some areas led to increasing food insecurity. Now conditions are so grim that the UN has turned to a word it uses sparingly and specifically – famine.

Yesterday the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) declared that a famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia, and warned that the famine could soon spread to the rest of southern Somalia.

16 Jul 2011 description
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today it had airlifted emergency nutrition supplies and water equipment into Somalia, the country worst affected by a severe drought that has ravaged large swaths of the Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

UNICEF said in an update to the media that the supplies were delivered to Baidoa, a town in the Bay region of south-central Somalia, as part of the agency’s life-saving assistance for drought-affected children.

12 Jul 2011 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on countries to urgently support United Nations agencies in their efforts to respond to the crisis in the Horn of Africa, where more than 11 million people are in need of life-saving assistance as they face the worst drought in decades.

“Our priority is to stop the suffering now,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters, where earlier today he convened an emergency meeting with the heads of a number of agencies working in the region.

31 Aug 2010 description
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The reported deaths of five Ethiopian migrants in a deportation facility in Saudi Arabia has refocused attention on the way asylum-seekers are treated, with the United Nations refugees agency recalling its appeal last month for the kingdom's authorities to stop sending people back strife-torn to Somalia.

"These two cases were not necessarily linked, but certainly, the five deaths in detention were deplorable," Adrian Edwards, spokesperson of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters in Geneva.

Asked if an investigation will be carried out with regard …

20 May 2009 description
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The top United Nations refugee official, António Guterres, has urged the European Commission (EC) to convene a gathering bringing together Italy, Malta, Libya, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and others to create a joint response to irregular migration across the Mediterranean Sea.

The moves comes on the heels of Italy's recent 'push-backs' to Libya.

16 Mar 2006 description
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A United Nations humanitarian envoy today urged much greater support to the 18 million chronically undernourished people in the Horn of Africa, including more than 7.5 million victims of the current drought - the worst in decades - which is also decimating domestic herds.

09 Jan 2006 description
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The so-called "war on terror" as well as African civil conflicts have heightened the threat to minorities around the world, placing groups in Iraq and Sudan most at risk, according to a study released at United Nations Headquarters today.

Ethnic groups in Somalia, Afghanistan and Myanmar are also in the top five "Peoples under Threat 2006," in the first edition of The State of the World's Minorities compiled by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Minority Rights Group International (MRG), with the assistance of varied UN units.

"Many governments in …