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09 Aug 2012 description
Press release
Overview of Country Selection and Apportionment

(New York, 9 August 2012): The United Nations top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$55 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in eight countries with neglected humanitarian emergencies.

09 Aug 2012 description

(New York, 9 août 2012) La Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordinatrice des secours d’urgence, Valerie Amos, a alloué un montant de 55 millions de dollars provenant du Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence afin de renforcer les opérations humanitaires dans huit pays où les crises humanitaires sont les plus négligées.

14 Oct 2009 description

Des Moines, Iowa-Twenty-nine countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, and thirteen countries have actually seen increases in their hunger levels since 1990, according to the 2009 Global Hunger Index report. The Democratic Republic of Congo scored the worst, followed by Burundi, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Chad, and Ethiopia.

24 Jul 2009 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.

17 Jul 2009 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: KIVU CRISIS WORSENS WITH 100,000 MORE DISPLACED

On 9 July, the International Crisis Group (ICG) called for the suspension of joint UN-Congolese military action against the Rwandan rebel group, the FDLR.

18 Jun 2009 description

WFP is currently feeding more than 14.5 million refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees in some of the most dangerous and hard-to-reach parts of the globe.

In Pakistan, more than 2 million people have been displaced by fighting in the North West Frontier Province. In Sri Lanka, recent conflict has made more than 270,000 people homeless. And in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 130,000 people have fled fighting in recent months.

In Darfur, about 2.5 million people were displaced by the conflict since 2003.

20 May 2009 description

Elena Ponomareva-Piquier, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing which was also attended by Spokespersons for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the UN Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development.

During the briefing, Ron Redmond of the UN Refugee Agency introduced a new colleague, Andrew Purvis, who would be the acting Head of the Media Unit at …

30 Jun 2008 description

Executive Summary

President George W. Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) into law on December 1, 2005. The Act requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S. Government agencies, to develop and implement a strategy "to provide affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries" within the context of sound water resources management.

20 Sep 2006 description
report GOAL

GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 13 countries.

10 Jan 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 124)