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10 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The humanitarian situation result of fighting in Eastern DRC with about 1.6 million people displaced in the region is still of high concerns. Killing of civilians are now reported by UN peacekeepers. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

03 Nov 2008 description

General Context

Humanitarian disaster as the result of fighting in Eastern DRC with about 1.6 million people displaced in the region has focused the attention of all humanitarian and international community this week. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still ongoing. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

03 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

Le désastre humanitaire suite aux combats dans l'est de la RDC avec environ 1,6 millions de personnes déplacées dans la région a focalisé cette semaine l'attention de toute la communauté humanitaire et internationale. D'autres crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays continuent. Les épidémies frappent toujours plusieurs pays.

28 Oct 2008 description

For a Policy Framework on Pastoralism in Africa

African Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Pastoralists across Africa have called for a continent-wide policy framework that will begin to secure and protect the lives, livelihood and rights of pastoralists across Africa.

27 Oct 2008 description

General Context

The general context of our Region this week is dominated by the fighting in the eastern DRC causing a huge population displacement. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still ongoing. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm. In the North-east, this lull coincides with a slight return of IDPs to their homes.

20 Oct 2008 description

General Context

There are no big changes in the general context of our Region this week. Fighting in the eastern DRC and big concern for the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe are still dominating the landscape. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

20 Oct 2008 description

Contexte général

Cette semaine Il n' y a pas de grands changements dans le contexte général de notre Région. Les combats continuent dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire demeure préoccupante au Zimbabwe. D'autres crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays continuent. Les épidémies frappent toujours plusieurs pays.

13 Oct 2008 description

Contexte général

Le contexte général est dominé cette semaine par la situation dans l'est de la RDC et les menaces sur les accords de partage du pouvoir au Zimbabwe. D'autres crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays continuent. Les épidémies continuent de frapper plusieurs pays.

13 Oct 2008 description

General Context

The general context is dominated this week by the situation is eastern DRC and the threats on the power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

12 Oct 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters.

The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

07 Oct 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome, October 7, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 8.200.000 euros to WFP in compliance with the commitments made by the Italian government in FAO Headquarters last June, to face the food crisis in place and in response to urgent humanitarian assistance for the population in needs.

The contribution will finance ongoing programs of the countries listed below and marked by acronyms under specified:

- Central African Republic: "PRRO 10189.2 " …

06 Oct 2008 description

Contexte général

Plusieurs situations de crise évoluent cette semaine dans notre région. Des crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays, de même que des épidémies dans d'autres sont toujours de mise. L'OMS contibue d'apporter un appui technique aux pays en crises.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aigues

- Ethiopie: L'amélioration des pluies a conduit à une meilleure disponibilité de l'eau et des pâturages dans la plupart des endroits du pays.

06 Oct 2008 description

General Context

Several crises are on-going in our region this week. Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries, diseases outbreaks or natural disasters in some others. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm. Increase of security measures and support to security countrywide through UN system structures should improve the overall security situation and facilitate return to their homes of IDPs.

20 Jun 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10724

Sixty-second General Assembly
Plenary
109th Meeting (PM)

Resolution on Global Forum on Migration and Development Also Adopted

Acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly today approved an appropriation of almost $7.08 billion for the financing of United Nations peacekeeping for the financial period running from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009.

11 Jun 2008 description

The World Health Organization has intensified its humanitarian relief work across the globe, launching 40% more emergency response operations and coordinating the work of multiple health players involved in crises.

These were among the messages discussed on 11 June during the WHO Humanitarian Forum 2008 at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

08 May 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/AB/3846

Sixty-second General Assembly
Fifth Committee
38th Meeting (AM)

Other Reports Concern Conduct and Discipline, Best Practices, Training, Office of Internal Oversight

With the total United Nations annual peacekeeping budget reaching a record $7.4 billion in 2008/09, speakers in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this morning stressed the need for Member States to pay their peacekeeping assessed contributions in full, on time and without conditions, so that those missions could fully carry out their mandates.

08 May 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/AB/3846
Cinquième Commission
38e séance – matin

Les délégations notent que 110 000 militaires et civils sont déployés sur le terrain

La Cinquième Commission (chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires) a, ce matin, entamé l'examen du financement des opérations de maintien de la paix dont le budget total est passé de 5,4 milliards de dollars pour l'exercice annuel 2006-2007 à 6,7 milliards pour 2007-2008, alors que celui de l'exercice allant du 1er juillet 2008 au 30 juin 2009 est estimé à 7,4 milliards de dollars.