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08 Dec 2006 description

On Monday 11 December the Council will hold consultations on the practical implementation of resolution 1701 (2006) (and in particular, on the operations of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon) in response to a factual report submitted by the Secretary-General by letter on 1 December. The Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement.

The Secretary-General Update

In his report, the Secretary-General says that:

- Israeli over flights of Lebanese airspace in violation of resolution 1701 have continued.

05 Dec 2006 description

Executive Summary

This report presents overall findings from a review of the OCHA and UN system wide response in Lebanon between July-October 2006. The aim of the lesson learning review was twofold;

- to review the appropriateness and timeliness of the response and understand what worked well and why

- provide a platform to discuss key issues relevant for OCHA, for action and follow up.

Both primary and secondary information have been used and more than 25 key informant interviews were carried out with stakeholders external to OCHA.

01 Dec 2006 description

Note: The last situation report was dated November 17, 2006.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

On November 21, the USG Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) traveled to Marjayoun and Hasbeya districts to monitor the progress and impact of school rehabilitation and winterization projects funded by the U.S.

01 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council

J'ai l'honneur de présenter au Conseil de sécurité un complément d'information qui constitue une mise à jour de mon rapport du 12 septembre 2006 sur l'application de la résolution 1701 (2006) du Conseil de sécurité (S/2006/780) portant en particulier sur les opérations de la Force intérimaire des Nations Unies au Liban (FINUL) et d'autres activités des Nations Unies s'y rapportant.

01 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council

I have the honour to submit a factual update to my report of 12 September 2006 on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) (S/2006/780), in particular on the operations of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and other relevant United Nations activities. In doing so, I have noted and welcome the continuing commitment of the Government of Lebanon and the Government of Israel to all aspects of the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006).

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30 Nov 2006 description

Largement mobilisé dès les premières heures du conflit libano-israélien, le Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge n'a cessé depuis de jouer un rôle crucial.

<<J'aime la vie... Je n'aime pas la guerre !» répète Khaled Bazzi, l'un des responsables de la Croix-Rouge libanaise (CRL) de Bent Jbail, petite ville du Sud-Liban partiellement détruite par les bombardements israéliens.

30 Nov 2006 description

From the first moments of the Lebanese-Israeli conflict, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was widely mobilized and has played a pivotal role ever since.

''I LOVE life... I hate war!" insists Khaled Bazzi, a Lebanese Red Cross official in Bent Jbail, a small town in southern Lebanon partially destroyed by Israeli bombardments. Perched on a hill, the building which houses the Lebanese Red Cross regional committee is more or less intact, except for the northern façade, which is riddled with shrapnel.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

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.

27 Nov 2006 description
report Mercy Corps

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

It is now three months since the end of the short, sharp and inconclusive war that engulfed Lebanon and Israel this past summer. Much has changed since the formal cessation of hostilities on August 14, 2006. Some for the better, some for the worse. Most displaced persons have returned home and recovery and reconstruction are now well under way. The security situation has also stabilized somewhat as the Lebanese army and UN troops have deployed in the south of the country and the ceasefire, though fragile, has taken hold.

23 Nov 2006 description

Summary

1. On 11 August 2006, at its second special session, convened to address the ongoing conflict in Lebanon, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution S-2/1, entitled "The grave situation of human rights in Lebanon caused by Israeli military operations", in which it decided to "establish urgently and immediately dispatch a high-level commission of inquiry".

13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10532

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

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

09 Nov 2006 description

Note: The last situation report was dated November 3, 2006.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- On November 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) provided nearly $5.5 million in funding to World Vision to assist residents winterize homes that were partially destroyed or damaged during the conflict.

- USAID/OFDA has also provided nearly $200,000 in funding to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the establishment of an early recovery coordination unit for agriculture and livelihoods projects.

03 Nov 2006 description

Note: The last situation report was dated October 27, 2006.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

According to the USG Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), as winter approaches and many houses remain damaged following the conflict, aid organizations are expanding programs to provide winterization supplies to the most vulnerable households in southern Lebanon. On October 30, the DART and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) convened a meeting for implementing partners to share information on the distribution of relief supplies and shelter winterization efforts. In total, eight …

27 Oct 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (DR) (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Somalia (6) Tanzania (7) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) …

22 Oct 2006 description

HORN OF AFRICA

Assessments and events:

- Ethiopia: the acute watery diarrhoea epidemic continues with five regions now affected (Oromiya, Amhara, SNNPR, Tigray, Afar). The risk for malaria outbreaks due to flooding is imminent

- 1 350 families have crossed the border from Somalia (Central Southern zone) into Bare district.

- A joint government and humanitarian partners mission is assessing the impact of the floods, the response and gaps in relief and rehabilitation needs .

- Kenya: the movement of refugees from Somalia into the North Eastern Province continues.

20 Oct 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (DR) (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Niger (6) Sierra Leone

(E) Asia: (1) Afghanistan …