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22 Apr 2009 description

A l'occasion de la 2ème Journée Mondiale de lutte contre le Paludisme, le 25 avril 2009, les partenaires de la Coalition Française contre le Paludisme se mobilisent.

Grâce à l'engagement de tous, gouvernements, organisations internationales, chercheurs, personnels de santé, associations, secteur privé, la lutte contre le paludisme progresse.

Les efforts entrepris au cours des cinq dernières années ont permis de mieux prévenir et traiter le paludisme. Plus de 70 millions de traitements et autant de moustiquaires imprégnées d'insecticide ont été distribués par le Fonds …

01 Apr 2009 description

TRIPOLI, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, April 1 (UNHCR) - UN refugee agency staff in Tripoli were on Wednesday helping hundreds of boat people rescued off the coast of Libya earlier this week as news reports said at least 100 people are believed to have drowned when another boat sank.

The Libyan coastguard rescued some 350 people, possibly including asylum seekers, after finding their boat adrift on Sunday in the Al Bouri oilfield, located about 30 kilometres off the coast of Libya.

17 Mar 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-third General Assembly
Fifth Committee

12 Mar 2009 description
report European Union


The European Parliament,

- having regard to Court of Auditors Special Report No 10/2008 on EC Development Assistance to Health Services in sub-Saharan Africa,

- having regard to the Millennium Declaration of the United Nations of 18 September 2000, which sets out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as criteria established collectively by the international community for the elimination of poverty,

- having regard to the Commission Communication of 7 October 2005 entitled 'Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals - The …

21 Feb 2009 description

NAIROBI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has rejected any effort to mediate a border dispute with arch-foe Ethiopia, calling it a "wicked ploy", state media said on Saturday.

The once-close Horn of Africa neighbours have been locked in a bitter row over their 1000-km (625-mile) frontier since a 1998-2000 war that killed 70,000 people.

Last week, Ethiopia said it supported efforts by Libyan leader and new African Union chairman Muammar Gaddafi to arbitrate between Addis Ababa and Asmara, but doubted the manoeuvre would be successful.

"The …

16 Feb 2009 description

Despite the Algiers Peace Agreement and the decision of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Commission, there is a continuing impasse over the demarcation of the border between the two countries and the status of the town of Badme. This presents an ongoing serious risk of escalating tension and of renewed conflict that may have serious political and humanitarian consequences.

The peace agreement led to the return and resettlement of IDPs in home areas and resettlement villages, but given the tension, the possibility of another displacement remains.

09 Feb 2009 description

The leader of the Revolution , Chairman of the AU , announced his initiative after assuming the chairmanship of the AU to settle border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia and to draw the border line by applying court verdict in this respect based on the AU statute.

The leader , in his statement to Eritrean mass media on Sunday before leaving Eritrea, made clear that he had a long talks in this respect with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi in Addis Ababa and with the Eritrean president , Isaias Afworki during his visit to Eritrea.

He expressed hope that rivals in …

13 Jan 2009 description

13 January 2009, Rome - The food security situation in Eastern Africa continues to worsen due to crop failures, high food prices and conflict. Millions of food insecure people are in need of assistance. Mafa Chipeta, Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa and FAO Representative in Ethiopia, calls for more investment in rural areas with high potential for agricultural production.

Question: Ethiopia has witnessed bumper harvests over the past four years but recent droughts led to a failure of harvest leaving millions of people in need of emergency food aid.

23 Dec 2008 description

Nairobi/Brussels, 23 December 2008


Since 1991 Somalia has been the archetypal failed state. Several attempts to create a transitional set-up have failed, and the current one is on the brink of collapse, overtaken yet again by an Islamist insurgency, despite the support of an Ethiopian military intervention since December 2006. Over the last two years the situation has deteriorated into one of the world's worst humanitarian and security crises.

13 Oct 2008 description
report UN News Service

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has transmitted to the Security Council the last report issued by the independent commission on Ethiopia and Eritrea's common boundary.

In 2002, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission handed down a final and binding decision awarding Badme, the town that triggered fierce fighting between the neighbouring Horn of Africa nations, to Eritrea.

13 Oct 2008 description
report Voice of America

Peacekeeping units from Jordan, Kenya and other countries began leaving Ethiopia in August. The state-run Ethiopian News Agency Monday said the last batch of peacekeepers, a battalion from India, left the city of Mekele on Sunday.

There was no immediate confirmation from the U.N.

The U.N. Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea watched the tense border between the two countries for seven and a half years. The Security Council shut down the mission in July, saying the countries had rejected options for a continued presence.

The U.N.

07 Oct 2008 description
map ReliefWeb

More than 17 million people in the Horn of Africa region are sliding into a humanitarian emergency. An acute crisis originated by a mix of conflict, prolonged drought, rising prices and animal disease is hitting Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda (Karamoja region).

03 Oct 2008 description
report UN Security Council

As you are aware, with the termination of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea as of 31 July 2008, I will no longer provide reports to the Security Council on the situation between the two countries on a regular basis. However, I have recently received a final report of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, which the Registrar of the Commission felt would be useful to circulate as a document of the Security Council.

30 Sep 2008 description

Executive Summary

NHCR held its Regional Strategy Meeting for the Repatriation and Reintegration of Sudanese Refugees in Addis Ababa, and agreed upon key operational directions, including voluntary repatriation targets for 2008 and 2009. It was also concluded that UNHCR would focus its attention more towards reintegration assistance for returnees next year.

The preparation for the 2009 UN and Partners Work Plan for Sudan continued.

24 Sep 2008 description

KHARTOUM - Twenty-one refugees are feared to have drowned last night when their overloaded boat capsized in the Atbara River, near the Shagarab refugee camp in eastern Sudan. The bodies have yet to be recovered.

Local administration and security officials, along with UNHCR and its Sudanese government counterpart, COR, rushed to the scene. According to eyewitnesses, the refugees were part of a larger group that tried to cross the river in four boats at approximately 1:30 a.m.

19 Sep 2008 description
report JoongAng Daily

The Somali Peninsula, better known as The Horn of Africa, is the easternmost tip of the African continent. The region contains the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia, covering approximately 2 million square kilometers, nine times the size of the Korean Peninsula.

During the years 1982 to 1992, more than 2 million people in the region died in war-related famine.

12 Sep 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/GENÈVE, 12 septembre 2008 - L'UNICEF a publié aujourd'hui de nouvelles statistiques qui montrent que le taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans a continué de baisser en 2007.

Ces nouvelles estimations indiquent une baisse de 27 pour cent du taux de mortalité des moins de cinq ans, qui passe de 93 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 1990 à 68 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 2007.

12 Sep 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 September 2008 - UNICEF today released new figures that show the rate of deaths of children under five continued to decline in 2007.

The new estimates show a 27 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate, from 93 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990, to 68 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2007.