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30 May 2003 description
report UN Security Council

More Than 30 Speakers Participate in Day-long Meeting Held
After Council Decision Authorizes Emergency Force for Democratic Republic of Congo
4766th Meeting (AM & PM)

In a matter of days, two Security Council missions would be departing for Central and West Africa with a powerful message that the Council remained actively engaged on all issues plaguing the subregions, that body heard today as it met to review the United Nations' involvement in Africa.

27 Apr 2003 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children launches its fundraising week today by urging people and governments to look beyond Iraq and remember the millions of children at risk from conflict and humanitarian crises. Ahead of Save the Children Week a humanitarian evaluation by the charity has highlighted five other priority emergencies around the world showing that, while the world has been preoccupied with events in the Gulf:

  • 11 million people are at risk by the increasing food crisis in Ethiopia
  • 14.4 million people are at risk by the increasing food crisis in Southern Africa
  • the UN food aid …
14 Jan 2003 description

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen - -- and Happy New Year!

We start the year with anxiety -- anxiety over the prospect of war in Iraq, over nuclear proliferation in the Korean Peninsula, and over what seems like violence without end in the Middle East. Even Côte d'Ivoire, which used to be one of the most stable and prosperous countries in Africa, is now caught in the downward spiral of conflict.

The threat of global terror hangs over all of us. We don't know where or when it will strike next.

And these are only the crises in the headlines!

10 Jan 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 124)

21 Nov 2002 description
report Human Rights Watch

Nairobi, November 21, 2002 - Tens of thousands of refugees in the capitals of Kenya and Uganda are living in dire and dangerous conditions, and national governments are taking insufficient steps to address their plight, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

12 Jun 2002 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target: CHF 4,500,366
Period covered: January-March 2002

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 61.5%%
Related Appeals: Emergency Appeal no. 14/02; Kenya: Floods
Outstanding needs: CHF 1,730,678

10 Jun 2002 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target: CHF 2,373,587 (revised budget)
Programme Update No. 01;
Period covered. January to May 2002

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 45.4%
Outstanding needs: CHF 1,222,194

Operational developments

27 Jul 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

18 Jun 2001 description
report UN General Assembly

Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
162nd Meeting (AM)

As the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations began its 2001 session this morning, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, said that the spirit of the Secretary-General’s recommendations before the Committee could be summed up in four words: "We can do better."

30 Nov 2000 description

Secretary-General Kofi Annan leaves today for a visit to four African countries -- Sierra Leone, Benin, Ethiopia and Eritrea -- in a two-week trip that will wrap up at a major anti-crime conference in Italy.

23 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

23 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

20 Sep 2000 description

Testimony by Joel R. Charny Vice President for Policy, Refugees International To the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights