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08 May 2018 description

América del Sur

Colombia- Fuertes Lluvias- 3/5/18

La temporada de lluvias que ha azotado varias regiones del país, deja hasta el momento personas muertas, 151 municipios con daños en infraestructuras y 3.371 familias afectadas y damnificadas.

24 Apr 2018 description

América del Sur

Colombia - Inundaciones - 19/04/18

Las fuertes lluvias han afectado a varias áreas del país, causando dos víctimas fatales.

Los medios informaron que, debido a las inundaciones repentinas, se cerraron varias carreteras y varias personas quedaron sin electricidad en la ciudad de Cali (departamento del Valle del Cauca).

Lluvia moderada a localmente fuerte, puede seguir afectando a la mayor parte del país.

América Central y Caribe

Martinica - Inundaciones - 17/04/18

19 Feb 2018 description

Improved national financial monitoring systems will increase accountability of climate change spending

New UNDP, GFLAC study highlights a gap in finance for climate change adaptation and innovative ways to foster transparency

20 May 2011 description


Committee on NGOs
24th & 25th Meetings (AM & PM)

Completing its fourth day of the resumed 2011 session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) today recommended special consultative status for 25 entities to the Economic and Social Council, and postponed consideration of 26 additional groups until the Committee receive answers to its outstanding questions.

14 Apr 2011 description

The United States is pleased to announce a contribution of $126.8 million toward the 2011 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

08 Apr 2011 description

Executive summary

Evidence for multiple forms of impact

Cash transfers are one of the more thoroughly researched forms of development intervention. Latin American countries that pioneered the current generation of cash transfers built in best-practice monitoring and evaluation (M&E). The association of cash transfers with high quality M&E and impact evaluation has continued as cash transfers have spread, but remains less developed in low-income countries.

10 Dec 2010 description

10 December 2010

Minority and indigenous human rights activists face exceptional levels of risk because they are targeted for their identity as well as for their work, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says on International Human Rights Day.

16 Sep 2010 description


1. South Africa: regulation of Zimbabweans, a welcome step

Johannesburg, 14 September - JRS has given a cautious welcome to the introduction of new regulations affecting Zimbabweans in South Africa.

The new regulations stipulate that Zimbabweans, present in the country before 31 May 2010, may be eligible for a four-year work, business or study permit, if they are in possession of a current Zimbabwean passport and meet other qualifying criteria.

30 Oct 2009 description


Tanzania Tackling Malaria, Maternal Health

By Laura Ashbaugh

Although Tanzania boasts political stability and one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, it still faces alarming maternal mortality, rapid population growth, and widespread poverty.

USAID is assisting Tanzania in responding to these issues by helping to reduce malaria and HIV/AIDS, prevent maternal deaths, expand agribusiness, and protect the environment, said Tanzania Director Rob Cunnane on a recent trip to Washington.

A major part of the USAID budget in the African nation of 40 …

05 Jun 2009 description

2008 marked the 10th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement which was an occasion both to commemorate efforts over the past decade to uphold the human rights of IDPs and to remind ourselves that much remains to be done. There are still an estimated 26 million people who have been forced from their communities by conflict and many more who have been displaced by natural disasters and large-scale development projects.

05 May 2009 description

NEW YORK, Etats Unis, 4 mai (HCR) - Le nombre des personnes vivant dans d'autres régions de leur pays d'origine après avoir fui le conflit, la violence généralisée et des violations des droits humains, établi à 26 millions, est resté stable en 2008, sans changement par rapport à 2007 selon le Conseil norvégien pour les réfugiés (NRC).

Un rapport publié par l'Observatoire des situations de déplacements internes (IDMC) - une organisation créée par le Conseil norvégien pour les réfugiés et basée …

05 May 2009 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 5 May 2009 (IRIN) - More people were newly displaced last year compared with the previous year, but the number living in other parts of their homeland globally remained stable over the same period, according to a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, which was released in New York.

It stated that the 26 million internally displaced people (IDP) included 4.6 million newly displaced in 2008, up 900,000 from 2007, and an equivalent …

04 May 2009 description

NEW YORK, United States, May 4 (UNHCR) - The number of people living in other parts of their homeland after fleeing conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations stood at 26 million last year, unchanged from 2007, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

A report by NRC's Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, released during a ceremony in New York last Friday, also said that the 26 million internally displaced people (IDP) included 4.6 million newly displaced in …

06 Mar 2009 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

International Women's Day is on Sunday, March 8.

10 Feb 2009 description

TAQA contributes $150,000 to CERF

The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has contributed $150,000 to CERF. Spurred by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the private company announced the generous contribution on 28 January 2009. TAQA is the first corporate sponsor of CERF from the Middle East.

Peter E. Barker-Homek, CEO of TAQA said, "TAQA is fully committed to help ease the suffering of the people of Gaza. Over 1.5 million people are known to have been drastically affected by the current humanitarian crisis in the region.

28 May 2008 description

ROME - Thousands of people - many of whom can no longer afford basic foods at their local markets - will join the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its major corporate partners, TNT and Unilever, in a global walk to raise awareness and funds to feed poor children in school.

On Sunday, 1 June 2008, people all over the world will come together with celebrities, government dignitaries, UN agencies, WFP corporate partners, their employees, friends and families to walk over a 24-hour period in each of the planet's time zones.

17 Apr 2008 description

First Global Broadcast - Women on the Frontline - Presented by Annie Lennox on BBC World, Tomorrow, 18 April 2008 at 1930 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Geneva - This is an unfortunate anniversary.

Fourteen years ago, in April 1994, news got out that ethnic violence in Kigali was spreading throughout Rwanda. Since then, the world community has struggled to explain how the genocide of 800,000 people happened in full view, but less discussed is the ongoing impact of the rape and other forms of sexual violence committed against hundreds of thousands of women.

Violence against women is the theme …

07 Mar 2008 description

Human Rights Council

High Commissioner Says She Will Not Seek a Second Term in Office

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council which was followed by an interactive dialogue. Ms. Arbour announced that this would be her last annual report, as she had informed the Secretary-General that she would not seek a second term when her mandate expired at the end of June 2008.

04 Dec 2007 description
report MADRE

On November 25, 2007, advocates around the world for women's human rights commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and simultaneously launched sixteen days of action. These sixteen days-culminating on December 10, Human Rights Day-mark an opportunity for us to stand up in solidarity with women around the world and condemn violence against women.

The following sixteen examples illustrate not only the scope of this crisis, but also the active measure that women are taking to combat violence.