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31 Dec 2006 description

En el origen del proyecto que ha dado lugar a la creación del Observatorio de la Acción Humanitaria percibíamos la necesidad de hacer un seguimiento estable de la acción humanitaria en nuestro país, compartiendo un sentimiento muy extendido por aquellos que buscan la mejora del trabajo solidario a través de la reflexión, la discusión franca y la crítica (y autocrítica). Con esa intención los Informes anuales, iniciados con el análisis de 2003, pretenden ir cubriendo ese hueco, con clara vocación de permanencia y de apertura a la colaboración con la comunidad humanitaria española.

22 Dec 2006 description

The world health report: Working together for health

In 2006, both The world health report and World Health Day focused on health workers. The creation by WHO and other partners of the Global Health Workforce Alliance and the adoption by the World Health Assembly of resolutions calling for a response to this crisis have paved the way towards better recognition for the vital role health workers play within health systems.

22 Dec 2006 description

Rapport sur la santé dans le monde: travailler ensemble pour la santé

En 2006, le Rapport sur la santé dans le monde et la Journée mondiale de la santé ont été consacrés aux personnels de santé. La création par l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et d'autres partenaires de l'Alliance mondiale pour les personnels de santé ainsi que l'adoption par l'Assemblée mondiale de la Santé de résolutions appelant à s'attaquer à la crise laissent augurer d'une meilleure reconnaissance du rôle vital que jouent les personnels dans les systèmes de santé.

21 Dec 2006 description

WER has shipped a further 15 tons of emergency humanitarian supplies for immediate distribution to Iraqi and Lebanese communities affected by conflict in the Middle East region.

Two 40 foot containers left the UK on 13th December for delivery to WER's partner organisation Heart of Mercy based in Amman, Jordan.

One container of food and clothing has been shipped in conjunction with Feed the Children UK.

18 Dec 2006 description

No. 26/2006

GENEVA - Despite their critical contribution to the development of the global economy, migrants are often thought of last during times of conflict, says IOM as it marks International Migrants Day.

While the evacuation of Westerners from Lebanon through July and August captured the world's attention, there was little international concern over the tens of thousands of trapped migrant workers from countries unable to help their nationals and because they didn't have the means to flee by themselves.

15 Dec 2006 description

The Federation’s vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Initial Appeal target 2006-2007: CHF 5,499,033 (USD 4,615,450 or EUR 3,460,470)

14 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

11 Dec 2006 description
report Pax Christi
  1. Pax Christi International calls for immediate international efforts towards a new, just and comprehensive peace process in the Middle East. This call is made after consulting participants from the member and partner organisations present at the Pax Christi Third Regional Consultation for the Middle East (1), and representing different background and opinions. It reiterates the statement of Pax Christi International to the UN that was issued immediately after the July 2006 War. (2)

    2. The situation in the Middle East today is fragile.

08 Dec 2006 description

Over 1.8 million Iraqi refugees are currently spread throughout the Middle East, with the largest concentrations in Syria and Jordan and sizable populations in Lebanon and Egypt. The governments of these host nations are reluctant to publicly acknowledge a growing refugee crisis and therefore provide Iraqis with no official status and few social services. The international community is similarly in denial over the existence of an Iraqi refugee crisis, and has provided few resources to address the needs of this expanding population.

01 Dec 2006 description

By Joshua Mitnick | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

The recent trips by President Bush and Secretary Rice signal a US push for a holistic, regional solution.

TEL AVIV - After sitting down with President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Jordan Thursday to seek solutions to Iraq's agony, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waded into the other conflict spreading bitterness throughout the region.

Hoping to keep the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire momentum alive, Ms.

30 Nov 2006 description


The Qatar presidency in December will be a challenging one. December is a short month because Council members usually strive to finish their work by Christmas. However, there are a near record-high number of issues on the December calendar.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007


UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

17 Nov 2006 description
report UN News Service

The conflict in the Middle East is the single biggest challenge facing the world and must be solved with a comprehensive settlement that covers all its various elements, from the war in Iraq to the political situation in Lebanon to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, United Nations Deputy Secretary Mark Malloch-Brown said today.

"Let's hope that we all see the international community in the next year finally seizing the nettle and dealing with the Middle East in a serious way and recognizing that these conflicts cannot be allowed to fester, breaking into ever more frequent cycles …

15 Nov 2006 description

WER is preparing a second shipment of humanitarian relief supplies for immediate distribution to Lebanese and Iraqi communities affected by conflict in the Middle East region.

This latest WER support to the Middle East region, sent by WER UK in partnership with Scottish charity Glasggow the Caring City, includes pharmaceutical supplies, medical equipment and clothing, and is being shipped to WER's partner organisation Heart of Mercy based in Amman, Jordan.

The supplies will be distributed through Heart of Mercy to local organisations working with all sectors of communities in …

14 Nov 2006 description


The tenth edition of the Portfolio of Mine Action Projects reflects the mine-action community's commitment to work together to achieve its shared goal of eliminating landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).

Each of the submissions is the result of field-based, coordinated and consultative processes among national authorities, nongovernmental organizations, and the United Nations.

13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-first General Assembly
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

26 Oct 2006 description
report UN Security Council

General Assembly
Sixty-first session

Security Council
Sixty-first year

Agenda item 63 (a)

26 Oct 2006 description
report UN Security Council

Assemblée générale
Soixante et unième session

Conseil de sécurité
Soixante et unième année

Point 63 a) de l'ordre du jour

25 Oct 2006 description

On November 1, Refugees International (RI) is launching a mission to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan -- the three largest host countries for Iraqis -- to examine the conditions Iraqi refugees currently face and assess the ability of these nations to provide an adequate response to an increase in refugees in the near future. Since the governments of these three countries have refused to grant Iraqis official status as refugees, RI will also study the extent that this lack of status limits their access to basic services.