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10 Jun 2019 description

Current major event

Measles situation in EMR

In the first 3 months of 2019, a total of 5 647 cases of measles has been reported from 19 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR). The most affected countries this year include Somalia (1 204), Sudan (1 168), Saudi Arabia (808), Pakistan (751), Tunisia (659) and Lebanon (568).

Editorial note

02 Jul 2009 description
report UN Security Council

Pledging that the Security Council would carry out its work in as transparent a manner as possible during Uganda's presidency, Ruhakana Rugunda, that country's Permanent Representative, today highlighted the 15-nation body's busy agenda for July, which would include open debates on Somalia and the Middle East, as well as a ministerial-level meeting on post-conflict peacebuilding.

15 May 2009 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Brussels, Belgium from Valletta, Malta, in the early evening of Wednesday, 22 April. Upon arrival in Brussels on Wednesday evening, he had a working dinner with Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy at his official residence.

08 Nov 2007 description

LONDON/NEW YORK, 8 November 2007 -- Conditions of women in crisis have reached a critical point said UNDP today.

17 Jul 2007 description

(New York: 17 July 2007): From getting medical treatment, building material and food to Afghan refugees to providing helicopters for distributing food in Sudan, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given almost $201 million for life-saving aid activities in the first half of 2007. The largest amounts of rapid response funding from the CERF during this period went to Mozambique ($11.2 million), Guinea ($9.8 million) and Chad ($7.2 million).

18 Oct 2006 description

The Cluster Approach: Strengthening humanitarian response capacity by enhancing leadership, accountability and predictability.

Overview: The Cluster Approach is currently being implemented in Uganda, Somalia, DRC and Liberia (IASC agreed roll-out countries). It was also used in Pakistan, Lebanon and Yogjakarta, Indonesia. It is now also being introduced in other countries such as Cote d'Ivoire.

Policy: An IASC Preliminary Guidance Note on Implementation of the Cluster Leadership Approach was sent to the field in June 2006.