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21 Mar 2012 description
Somalia + 7 others
Water is Life
report Muslim Aid

On the occasion of World Water Day on March 22, Muslim Aid joins international development agencies, non-governmental organisations and community based organisations which are making efforts to provide people with access to safe, clean water and sanitation to reduce the risk of water-borne diseases and boost agricultural production.

09 Aug 2011 description

Highlights Countries in this issue: - International prices of wheat decreased for the third consecutive month but those of rice continue to increase.

28 Feb 2011 description

by Christine Belle & Catherine O'Rourke

Women at the Peace Table: Asia Pacific Opinion Series - N=B04

Introduction & Background

On the 31 October 2000 United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) was adopted providing for a range of measures aimed at the inclusion of women in the prevention, management and resolution of violent conflict. In particular, several of the resolution's provisions addressed the role of women and gender in peace negotiations and agreements.

27 Jan 2009 description

CERF Activities in 2009

In 2009, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) played a key role within the global humanitarian financing architecture. Some US $397 million was allocated to 466 humanitarian projects in 51 countries and territories. Grants went to kick-start operations in high-profile crises including the occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen, Sri Lanka, and Somalia, which received the largest contribution from CERF ever. When emergencies struck, and Flash Appeals were issued, CERF was a rapid and significant source of funding.

19 Jan 2009 description




On 15 January, Ethiopian troops supporting the Somali government withdrew completely from the capital Mogadishu, leaving a power vacuum that is expected to lead to further bloodshed.

Analysts fear the withdrawal of approximately 3,000 Ethiopian soldiers will cause more violence in Somalia, which has been mired in civil conflict for the last 18 years.

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).

14 Jan 2005 description

The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Dr Jean Benjamin today made a further appeal to the social sector to work together and coordinate efforts in assisting the Tsunami disaster victims by focusing on prioritising services such as psycho-social support to women and children.

She made this appeal in Pretoria at an emergency summit meeting of the social development sector that met to enhance coordinating efforts to assist the victims of the Tsunami disaster since its aftermath on 26 December 2004 that affected countries in Asia and Africa.

"The Tsunami disaster has …