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01 Feb 2008 description
report UN News Service

Despite a wide range of tools available to the United Nations in the areas of preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peacebuilding, a new United Nations report calls for measures to boost the world body's capacity to prevent conflicts.

Citing a "considerable gap" between rhetoric surrounding prevention and the use of measures towards that end, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states that "the overriding challenge for the international community remains the development of more effective …

03 Jan 2008 description

Unfortunately, and as usual, January would be an Arab-African month in the Security Council, Giadalla A. Ettalhi ( Libya), the 15-member organ's incoming President, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Briefing the media on the Council's provisional work programme for January, he said some 75 per cent of it was devoted to Arab and African issues.  However, it was not an exclusive programme of work and the Council could tackle other matters if necessary.

31 Oct 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Conflict in the Kivus a humanitarian threat to the region

Armed conflict in the Kivus (eastern DRC) intensified in October leading to further displacement of civilians. As of 30 October, some 13,000 refugees - mainly from Rutshuru district in north Kivu - had crossed the border into Uganda, including 5,000 in the last week of October. UNHCR is currently making preparations to relocate the refugees from the reception centre at Nyakabande, Uganda, 15 km from the border, to Nakivale, an established camp about 300 km away.

08 Oct 2007 description

This map illustrates the total August rainfall accumulation for East Africa, derived from the CMORPH precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km for this region, and was calculated using microwave and infrared data from geostationary satellites. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

07 Oct 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

30 Sep 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Food security and climatic outlook for the Greater Horn of Africa

According to a Famine Early Warning System (FEWSNET) report issued in September, a potential food security crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region could be looming if there is a failure in the October to December rains.

21 Sep 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

02 Sep 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

07 Aug 2007 description

DARFUR

Half way through the year, the humanitarian situation in Darfur continues to be characterized by displacements of civilians, resulting from violence and insecurity. This is leading to an increase in internally displaced persons (IDPs) and mounting tensions in camps. Meanwhile, violence against humanitarian staff is also increasing.

At least 25,000 civilians were displaced during the months of May and June, with more than 160,000 persons now identified as newly displaced since the beginning of the year.

11 Jul 2007 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report of the Security Council mission to Africa from 14 to 21 June 2007 has three stand-alone sections covering the Security Council's visits to Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Accra, Abidjan and Kinshasa, respectively. Each section ends with specific recommendations to the Security Council. The present report follows the briefing to the Council by the heads of the Security Council mission to Africa on 26 June 2007 (see S/PV.5706).

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08 Jul 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

04 Jul 2007 description

In this issue:

- Pastoralists from across Africa to initiate discussions aiming at AU Summit in 2008

- 'Lot of work ahead' for UNAU hybrid peacekeeping mission to Sudan

- Civil-Military relations interview: 'We must be considered impartial' says Medecin sans Frontieres

- IGAD takes a blow with Eritreas' withdrawal

- Insecurity hampers humanitarian work in Central African Republic

- Follow-up to these developments and more regional humanitarian information:

25 Jun 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

31 May 2007 description

Washington, DC, 31 May 2007 - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Thursday welcomed US government contributions in May totaling $32.4 million to feed people confronting critical humanitarian situations ranging from severe drought to conflict in Kenya, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Colombia.

The latest series of major donations, from the Office of Food for Peace at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) , bring total American contributions to WFP operations for the year to $670 million.

30 Apr 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Long Rains in the Horn

As forecasted in March by the IGAD Prediction and applications Centre (ICPAC), the heavy rains expected in many parts of the Horn of Africa are ongoing. According to Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), the water levels of rivers in Somalia are within the normal range expected at this time of the year. However, fears remain over the possibility of flooding in the Shabelle and Juba riverine areas as a result of increased rainfall in Ethiopian highlands.