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17 Sep 2013 description

Humanitarian need remains very high in many humanitarian crisis situations in Africa. Germany has therefore made an additional 8.2 million euros available for humanitarian relief projects run by UN organisations and NGOs in Africa.

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement on the move:

20 Jun 2013 description

Polio this week - As of 19 June 2013

26 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 26 novembre 2012 (IRIN) - Les crises de réfugiés semblent commencer et se terminer. En 2011, tous les yeux étaient tournés vers le complexe de réfugiés de Dadaab, dans le nord du Kenya, alors qu’il accueillait des centaines de milliers de Somaliens qui fuyaient la famine et le conflit. Cette année, c’est l’exode des réfugiés syriens qui a attiré l’attention du public, même si la majorité des Somaliens qui sont arrivés à Dadaab l’an dernier y sont toujours.

21 Nov 2012 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 21 November 2012 (IRIN) - Refugee crises appear to come and go. In 2011, all eyes were on the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya as it received hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict. This year, attention has shifted to the refugee exodus from Syria, even though the majority of Somalis who arrived at Dadaab last year are still there.

27 Apr 2011 description

What is the Central Emergency Response Fund?

Five years ago, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was established to bring a new dynamic to tackling emergencies. CERF’s creation was an acknowledgement that the humanitarian system had become too slow and cumbersome in releasing funds.

05 Nov 2010 description

International News

Convention on Cluster Munitions promoted at UN disarmament discussions

A special event on the Convention on Cluster Munitions took place on 19 October 2010 in New York during the UN First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. The event was co-hosted by Lao PDR and Japan and chaired by Mr Jarmo Sareva from UN ODA. A special opening message was given by Ms. Asha Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General. Remarks were given by Mr. Akio Suda, Permanent Representative of Japan to CD; Ms.

04 Oct 2010 description

Palais des Nations, Geneva

4 October 2010

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Mr. Chairman, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies. May I express my very deep gratitude and appreciation for your leadership and support. Thank you very much on behalf of UNHCR.

In December of this year, UNHCR will mark its 60th birthday. Next year we will celebrate that same anniversary for the 1951 Refugee Convention, as well as the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

15 Jan 2010 description

By Jennifer G. Cooke, Richard Downie

Jan 15, 2010

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD) cohosted a conference on October 29, 2009, to examine the role of diplomacy in U.S. relations with Africa. Discussions were grounded in the belief that as U.S. interests and engagement in Africa expand, U.S. diplomatic capacities must expand accordingly. The need to effectively manage multiple strands of U.S. investments in security, development, and conflict mitigation and management has become more complex and more important.

30 Sep 2009 description

BACKGROUND

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa (ECA). The ECA region encompasses the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as Sudan, Chad, and Egypt. In FY 2009, the U.S.

09 Sep 2009 description

Regional meeting on landmines opens today in Pretoria

Pretoria, 9 September 2009 -- African Union members must step up their efforts towards ridding the continent of landmines and fully respecting the rights of landmine survivors, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, today at the opening of a regional meeting on the issue.

19 Dec 2008 description

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the 18 countries of the Central and East Africa region (CEA1) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS2). The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world.

08 Oct 2008 description

Rome, 8 October 2008 - Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies

Chad

- A budget revision to extend PRRO 10510 through March 2009, with additional resources, has been approved. This will allow WFP to design a new project for 15 months starting in April 2009.

- The request for an early budget release for EMOP 10559.1 has been granted to allow WFP to receive donor contributions. Through this EMOP, WFP will provide assistance to 250,000 Sudanese refugees, 185,000 IDPs and over 150,000 host populations in eastern Chad.

17 Sep 2008 description

Rome, 17 September 2008 - Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.

Chad

- The security situation is relatively calm throughout the country. However, armed robbery and inter-ethnic conflicts continue to be reported in eastern and southern Chad.

- September general food distributions to Sudanese refugees have been completed in 11 out of 12 refugee camps. Distribution is ongoing in the remaining camps of Amnabak. In the south Chad, WFP also completed general food distributions in three out of the four CAR refugee camps.

25 Jul 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.

30 Jun 2008 description

Highlights

Ethiopia- Failure of the last seasonal rains

The failure of the last seasonal rains has affected cereal and root crops as welll as livestock conditions. As a result, the number of emergency beneficiaries has increased from an estimated 2.2 million in April to 4.6 million in June 2008. The most affected areas are in SNNPR, Oromya ans Somalia regions. Deteriorating situations have also been reported in Afar and Amhara regions. Although the rains have recently improved and humanitarian interventions have been put in place, the emergency has not yet fully beem addressed.

31 Jan 2008 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Peacekeeping efforts for Chad and CAR

On the 11 January-at a meeting in Belgium-France, Poland and Belgium made pledges to provide the extra resources needed to launch the European Union Force for Chad and the Central African Republic (EUFOR). However the force could not be deployed-by the end of January-as planned, due to violence that beset the Chadian capital N'Djamena.