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17 Apr 2009 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

SUDAN: DETERIORATING SECURITY HAMPERS PROVISION OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

According to a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) statement on 24 March, the deteriorating security situation in several parts of southern Sudan is hampering the return of Sudanese refugees and disrupting humanitarian activities in the area.

In mid-March, life in the border towns of Yei, Nimule and Kapoeta was brought to a standstill when war veterans from the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) organised coordinated protests. The veterans claim they have not been paid their …

17 Mar 2008 description

We are pleased to announce an additional contribution of $138 million toward the 2008 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This contribution is in addition to previously announced U.S. contributions totaling $95.4 million for UNHCR's Iraq programs and another nearly $10 million provided to support the organization's refugee resettlement efforts.

04 Mar 2008 description

The European Commission has adopted a €160 million food aid decision targeting an estimated 18.7 million people living in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa. This funding decision, the largest ever launched by the Commission's Humanitarian Aid department, aims to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people facing food shortages due to natural catastrophes, economic and political crises, and armed conflicts. It is the first food aid decision for 2008.

10 Nov 2004 description
report UN General Assembly


Committee Also Hears Introduction of 17 Draft Resolutions on Human Rights
GA/SHC/3802

Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Third Committee
40th & 41st Meetings (AM & PM)

Security issues due to armed conflicts and the threat of terrorism are becoming one of the major challenges to humanitarian operations, delegates today told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) as it concluded its general discussion on refugees, returnees and displaced persons.