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02 Jul 2014 description

Des difficultés de financement, aggravées par des problèmes de sécurité et de logistiques dans certains pays, ont entrainé la réduction des rations alimentaires de près de 800.000 réfugiés en Afrique. Ces pénuries menacent d'aggraver les taux déjà inacceptables de malnutrition aiguë, de retard de croissance et d'anémie, en particulier chez les enfants.

01 Jul 2014 description

Heads of WFP & UNHCR issue urgent appeal as food shortages hit nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa

GENEVA -- The heads of the World Food Programme and United Nations refugee agency warned today that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anaemia, particularly in children.

17 Oct 2012 description

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form shortly in Niger and Mali. Swarms are then expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

19 Jan 2010 description

In December 2009 Belgium has announced a new 10.6 million euro contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), capping a record year in which it donated a total of 26 million euro to help fight hunger worldwide. Belgium's 2009 donation is its largest-ever donation to WFP - more than 50 per cent higher than in 2008, when it contributed 18 million euro.

"Belgium has shown great solidarity with those who are less fortunate.

17 Dec 2009 description

BRUSSELS - The Government of Belgium has announced a new €10.6 million (US$ 15.9 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), capping a record year in which it donated a total of €26 million (US$ 37.6 million) to help fight hunger worldwide.

Belgium's 2009 donation is its largest-ever donation to WFP - more than 50 per cent higher than in 2008, when it contributed €18 million (US$ 24.7 million).

"Belgium has shown great solidarity with those who are less fortunate.

09 Sep 2009 description

Regional meeting on landmines opens today in Pretoria

Pretoria, 9 September 2009 -- African Union members must step up their efforts towards ridding the continent of landmines and fully respecting the rights of landmine survivors, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, today at the opening of a regional meeting on the issue.

25 Jul 2008 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.

30 Jun 2008 description

Highlights

Ethiopia- Failure of the last seasonal rains

The failure of the last seasonal rains has affected cereal and root crops as welll as livestock conditions. As a result, the number of emergency beneficiaries has increased from an estimated 2.2 million in April to 4.6 million in June 2008. The most affected areas are in SNNPR, Oromya ans Somalia regions. Deteriorating situations have also been reported in Afar and Amhara regions. Although the rains have recently improved and humanitarian interventions have been put in place, the emergency has not yet fully beem addressed.

15 May 2008 description

(excerpt)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

KENYA: RESETTLEMENT OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPS) NOT ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY

Despite claims from the government that the repatriation process would be voluntary, on 14 May armed police were seen forcing thousands of Kenyans displaced by post-election violence to leave a camp.

13 Mar 2008 description

Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade, Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation

The Government's communication on Africa takes its cue from the continent's new reality.

11 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

Lors de la Conférence d'annonces de contributions aux agences des Nations Unies, le Haut Commissariat des réfugiés a présenté aux donateurs son budget annuel pour 2008 s'élevant à 1,096 milliard de dollars.

Cette somme servira à aider des millions de personnes réfugiées, déplacées et apatrides à travers le monde, a dit la porte-parole du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (UNHCR), Jennifer Pagonis, lors de son point de presse à Genève.

Etant donné que l'agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés est financée presque entièrement par des …

23 Oct 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: The Africa Health Initiative, which includes the International Federation's work on the Global Malaria Programme, and support to measles …

23 Oct 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: The Africa Health Initiative, which includes the International Federation's work on the Global Malaria Programme, and support to measles …

30 Jun 2007 description

High Profile Operations

Many high profile operations also face critical pipeline breaks in the next three months.

Afghanistan

PRRO 10427.0 - Post Conflict Relief and Rehabilitation

January 06 - December 08

Shortfalls over next 6 months (mt)(1)

Cereals
Pulses
Blended Food
Oil
Other
27,910
04 May 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:



Update of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Position:

We have re-initiated posting the position of the ITCZ along with a comparison with its normal position (www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/fews/ITCZ/itcz.html).

05 Feb 1999 description
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