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02 Feb 2018 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 2 February 2018
Theme: Maldives, Kenya and Myanmar

(1) Maldives

We urge the Government of the Maldives to fully respect yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction and order a retrial of former President Mohamed Nasheed and to release eight other political prisoners who have been detained in the Maldives, as well as the Court’s reinstatement of 12 suspended opposition Members of Parliament.

22 Apr 2016 description

The study, titled Tradition- & Faith-Oriented Insider Mediators (TFIMs) in Conflict Transformation – Potential, Constraints, & Opportunities for Collaborative Support, launched this week in New York, conceptualises and contextualises a specific set of religious and traditional peacemakers as tradition- and faith-oriented insider mediators (TFIMs). The study considers their peace mediation roles, their potential and the constraints under which they work, and reflects on the opportunities for collaborative support that links various actors within conflict contexts.

03 Nov 2014 description

A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries

24 Jun 2013 description
report ACTED

FOCUS - South and South-East Asia


27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

09 Mar 2009 description

Managing seasonal extremes: community-based solutions for water security

Many water and sanitation problems are cyclical, occurring with seasonal regularity.

30 Jun 2008 description

U.S. Floods

Families and communities affected by record-breaking flooding in the central U.S. are struggling to maintain and recover their lives and livelihoods.

CWS Emergency Response Specialists are currently assessing needs in flood-affected areas.

As floodwaters recede, long-term recovery groups will be forming in many areas.

30 Nov 2006 description




On 28 November, UN agency- the World Food Programme, reported that flood water was receding in Garissa District, where about 100,000 of the 167,000 mostly Somalia refugees in camps in the Dadaab area of the district were affected.

Heavy rains currently pounding most parts of the country have added misery to the Somali refugees in Dadaab camps, after the camp completely flooded and the only road - and convoy supply route - linking Dadaab and Nairobi became impassable.

On 20 November, …