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03 Oct 2008 description
report IRIN

BUNIA, 3 October 2008 (IRIN) - The Congolese army has sent reinforcements to Ituri in the northeast after several attacks by suspected militia from the rebel Front de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI), sources said.

"We have made all the necessary arrangements to repulse the militia," an officer of the Democratic Republic of Congo army, who requested anonymity, said.

30 Sep 2008 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets.

MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Somalia and Sudan.

30 Sep 2008 description




On 21 September, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced that it would assist as many as 12,000 refugees from southern Sudan to return home next year.

In a public statement, the agency stated that nearly half of the 26,492 refugees in western Ethiopia have agreed to be repatriated to Sudan in 2009.

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.

18 Jun 2008 description


Field Articles

- SQUEAC: Low resource method to evaluate access and coverage of programmes

- Methodology for a Nutritional Survey among the nomadic population of northern Mali

- Integrated Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance in Malawi

- Piloting LQAS in Somaliland

- Blanket BP5 distribution to under fives in North Darfur

- Animal husbandry and agriculture efforts toward programme sustainability


- Somali KAP Study on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Health Seeking Practices

- Fortified maize meal improves vitamin A and iron status in …

06 Feb 2008 description
report Africa Action

Highlights Growing Militarization of U.S.-Africa Policy

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 (Washington, DC) - On the anniversary of the establishment of the unified U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Africa Action today released its Africa Policy Outlook 2008, simultaneously published by Foreign Policy in Focus. This annual publication forecasts the key issues and developments in Africa policy in the coming year, and analyzes trends in U.S. relations with Africa under the current administration.

05 Dec 2007 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 5 December 2007 (IRIN) - Strengthening the security institutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a prerequisite for long-term solutions to the country's problems, the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the media in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Rice met the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame as well as the DRC Foreign Affairs Minister, Mbusa Nyamwisi, to discuss the problems of the Great Lakes region.

"They decided to commit to the rapid strengthening of the security institutions of the DRC and …

11 Oct 2007 description


For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

05 Oct 2007 description


Humanitarian Alert in the Wake of UN's Somali Region Report

Up to 1.8 million people in the Somali Region of Ethiopia could be affected in a major humanitarian crisis in the coming months, if recommendations from a recent United Nations mission are not implemented, a UN OCHA official says.

"We will see a major crisis develop in the next month unless there is a resumption of livestock trade and export, commercial and humanitarian food distribution, urgent healthcare, and access by government service providers and humanitarian partners", said Paul Hebert, …

27 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Cinquième Commission
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
58e séance – après-midi

Les délégations adoptent plusieurs projets de résolution sur les aspects administratifs et budgétaires de treize de ces opérations

27 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-first General Assembly
Fifth Committee

58th Meeting (PM)

Text Call for Offices of Military Affairs, Rule of Law As Organization Moves to Strengthen Capacity, Meet Surging Demand

22 Jun 2007 description
report IRIN

GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG, 22 June 2007 (IRIN) - A blender in Malawi and a jar of Nutella started a revolution in saving the lives of starving children.

Frustrated by years of developing recipes that did not work, including fortified doughnuts and pancakes, paediatric nutritionist André Briend was inspired by a jar of the chocolate spread, Nutella.

14 Jun 2007 description
report UN News Service

Members of the United Nations Security Council leave today on a weeklong mission to Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in support of ongoing peace efforts in Africa.

On Saturday, under the joint leadership of Ambassadors Emyr Jones-Parry of the United Kingdom and Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, the delegation will meet in Addis Ababa with African Union (AU) and Ethiopian officials, as well as with the AU Peace and Security Council, a UN spokesperson announced today.

The Council will then head to Khartoum, where meetings are …

10 May 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-first General Assembly
Fifth Committee
49th Meeting (AM)

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up almost $5.4 billion in financing for the Organization’s peacekeeping operations for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008, speakers expressed strong support for peacekeeping as a core function of the United Nations, and stressed the importance of providing adequate financing to individual missions in order to ensure successful implementation of their mandates.

09 Mar 2007 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) hosted an event this week to highlight their partnership which provides safe drinking water at the household level to millions of children in Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The event was held in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

03 Jan 2007 description
report UN News Service

Le nouveau Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, participera lundi prochain, pour la première fois, à une séance publique du Conseil de sécurité qui sera consacrée aux menaces à la paix et à la sécurité internationales, a annoncé aujourd'hui son président pour le mois de janvier.

26 Nov 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for 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.

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.

05 Sep 2006 description

Briefing correspondents at Headquarters today on the Security Council's calendar for September, Council President for the month, Adamantios Vassilakis ( Greece), said that events in the Middle East would continue to preoccupy the 15-member body, which would also take up several ongoing situations in Africa.