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8 March 2010
The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard presentations from the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, and the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons.
Sixty-fourth General Assembly
30th & 31st Meetings (AM & PM)
Committee Hears from Human Rights Council Experts on Education, Extrajudicial Execution, Foreign Debt, As Two-Week Debate Continues
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: KIVU CRISIS WORSENS WITH 100,000 MORE DISPLACED
On 9 July, the International Crisis Group (ICG) called for the suspension of joint UN-Congolese military action against the Rwandan rebel group, the FDLR.
WFP is currently feeding more than 14.5 million refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees in some of the most dangerous and hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
In Pakistan, more than 2 million people have been displaced by fighting in the North West Frontier Province. In Sri Lanka, recent conflict has made more than 270,000 people homeless. And in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 130,000 people have fled fighting in recent months.
In Darfur, about 2.5 million people were displaced by the conflict since 2003.
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Kenya: influx of Congolese refugees in need of assistance According to JRS Kenya, many of the refugees arriving into Nairobi are in great need of assistance.
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you again.
As you know, I have been travelling for much of the past month. I have been to Gaza and seen, with my own eyes, the human suffering there. I have been to Kabul, Islamabad and Baghdad, Davos and New Delhi, and some other places.
Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
Conseil de sécurité
6066e séance – matin & après-midi
De nombreuses délégations illustrent la nécessité de protéger les populations civiles par la situation actuelle à Gaza
President George W. Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) into law on December 1, 2005. The Act requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S. Government agencies, to develop and implement a strategy "to provide affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries" within the context of sound water resources management.
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