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Le gouvernement japonais a décidé d'augmenter le montant de sa contribution à l'aide aux populations rendues vulnérables par les crises alimentaires.
Le gouvernement japonais va donc octroyer 2,88 milliards au Programme alimentaire mondiale pour soutenir les pays touchés par les crises alimentaires qui résultent des conflits internes, la pauvreté et d'autres facteurs.
Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations
As at 18 December 2007, WFP’s total needs to feed the 83 million people currently targeted for food assistance in 2007 are estimated to be over US$3.4 billion. As 2007 is coming to an end, country offices are now pre-positioning for 2008 requirements.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend grant aid (food aid) totaling 2.88 billion yen through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to the following eight countries where there are vulnerable groups (including internally displaced persons, women and children) facing chronic food shortage caused by internal conflicts, poverty and other factors. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 18 (Tue) (local time: same day) between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr.
YOKOHAMA -The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a generous aid package totalling US$47.59 million from the Japanese Government to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups in nine countries in Africa and Asia.
This contribution gives special attention to peace building in Africa, with three-quarters of the total package, US$36.22 million, allocated to six African countries affected by conflict:
Kenya, Uganda, Central African Republic, Somalia, Republic of Congo and Guinea Bissau.
"WFP is deeply grateful for this aid package.
Le rapport établi par l'ONU en 1996 et intitulé « Impact des con.its armés sur les enfants », largement connu sous le nom d'Étude Machel, a été le premier à appeler l'attention de la communauté internationale sur les problèmes auxquels sont confrontés les enfants en période de con.it armé. Dix ans après, il a été décidé de procéder à un examen stratégique pour évaluer les progrès réalisés et dé.nir les principales tâches restant à accomplir, et priorités à respecter, dans le programme pour les enfants et les con.its armés.
The 1996 UN report "The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children", widely known as the Machel study, for the first time brought the issues faced by children in armed conflict to international attention. Ten years later, a strategic review has now been convened to assess progress and look forward to identify key challenges and priorities for the future of the Children and Armed Conflict Agenda.
Depuis deux ans, les délégués de la Croix-Rouge française s'emploient à reconstruire la vie et les moyens de subsistance des victimes du tsunami dans l'Océan indien.
WASHINGTON, DC - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Wednesday welcomed US$29 million in contributions from the US government in November to assist refugees and other people affected by humanitarian crises in seven African and Asian countries.
"Consistent generosity from the US government enables WFP to reach the most vulnerable people who are struggling each day to feed their families." said Jordan Dey, WFP Director of US Relations.
Sixty-second General Assembly
41st & 42nd Meetings (AM & PM)
Red Cross Cautions against Preferential Treatment For Displaced People over Other Categories of Victims
As the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today concluded its review of the right of peoples to self-determination, this afternoon, acting without a vote, it approved a draft resolution, as orally amended, that would have the General Assembly designate an international year for human rights learning, commencing 10 December 2008.
LONDON/NEW YORK, 8 November 2007 -- Conditions of women in crisis have reached a critical point said UNDP today.
Sixty-second General Assembly
39th & 40th Meetings (AM & PM)
Refugee Figures Rise to Nearly 10 Million After Several Years of Decrease, High Commissioner Tells Committee
A draft resolution that would have the General Assembly declare 15 October of each year as the International Day of Rural Women was approved as orally revised without a vote today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), as Member States stepped up collective efforts to better the lot of women living in rural areas.
Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls
Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work
As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.
Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.
1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.
September 2007 - Internally displaced persons (IDPs) were central to the humanitarian reform initiated by Jan Egeland, then-Emergency Relief Coordinator in 2005. It was widely recognized that the collaborative approach which had been developed to assign institutional responsibilities for IDPs was not working. Humanitarian reform was intended to "fill the gaps" in humanitarian response - particularly for IDPs -- but over time it became something else.
Produced on behalf of FAO, ICAO, ILO, IOM, OCHA, OIE, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNWTO, WFP and WHO by UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC)
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WASHINGTON, DC - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday welcomed major US government contributions for August totaling US$69 million, aimed at feeding people in seven countries confronting humanitarian challenges ranging from severe drought to civil conflict.
The latest donations, from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), bring total American contributions to WFP operations for the fiscal year to US$905 million. The United States is WFP's single largest donor.
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- FAO's latest forecast for world cereal production in 2007 continues to point to a record output, now put at 2 121 million tonnes.