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11 Jul 2011 description

Assistance continues in tsunami-devastated Japan

Some four months after the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in Japan, killing more than 15,500 people, much remains to be done. Church World Service continues to work with Japanese partners to assist families and individuals impacted by the disaster. More than 197,000 people from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures continue to live as evacuees.

11 Jul 2011 description

This bulletin covers 64 countries over the period April to June 2011 (Q2-2011).1 In addition to looking at changes and trends in staple food prices and the cost of the food basket, this issue also examines trends in fuel prices, terms of trade (ToT) and consumer price index (CPI) at country level.

13 Jan 2011 description

BACKGROUND RELEASE

13 January 2011

Reports of Bangladesh, Belarus, Israel, Kenya, Lichtenstein, Sri Lanka and South Africa to be Reviewed

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee charged with ensuring that 186 States parties meet their obligations under a treaty that requires them to eliminate discrimination against women, opens its forty-eighth session next week at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

15 Feb 2010 description

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

KENYA: LIFE INCREASINGLY HOSTILE FOR SOMALIS

During January, approximately 1,200 people were arrested in a nationwide crackdown on 'irregular migrants' by the government, following demonstrations against the detention and subsequent deportation of a radical Islamist cleric, Abdullah al-Faisal.

According to the Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK), a JRS partner, arrested migrants, mainly ethnic Cushitic Ethiopians and Somalis, were charged with illegal presence and a lack of adequate documentation.

15 Feb 2010 description

Dispatches is a fortnightly e-mail bulletin of the JRS International Office.

21 Jul 2009 description

John Holmes, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefed journalists this afternoon in Geneva following a mid-year review conference with Member States on the status of the 2009 consolidated humanitarian appeals. Mr. Holmes was joined by Gregory Starr, Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security and Misikir Tilahun, the Head of Programmes for the non-governmental organization Africa Humanitarian Action, who also responded to questions.

Overview Of Status of 2009 Consolidated Appeal

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30 Apr 2009 description

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SOME ITEMS IN THIS ISSUE REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. Kenya: level of service provision insufficient in Kakuma camp

"Service provision in Kakuma camp needs to be scaled up to meet the needs of the refugee population", JRS Eastern Africa Director, Frido Pflueger SJ, told Dispatches on 24 April.

Given the expected arrival of large numbers of Somali refugees and the increasing heterogeneity of the camp population, JRS is actively taking steps to scale up service provision in the camp in northwestern Kenya.

15 Feb 2008 description
report ACTED

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ACTED Chad: The situation in Chad and ACT- ED's support to the refugees from N'Djamena (February 5th 2008)

There is currently a precarious standby in Chad and its capital N'Djamena after several days of fi ghting between the government forces and the rebel groups coming from the east of the country.

18 Dec 2007 description

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.

18 Dec 2006 description

President Bush made $5.215 million available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund (ERMA) to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs resulting from the conflicts in Somalia and Sri Lanka. This funding will provide protection and assistance in the form of food, blankets, shelter, hygiene kits, and other basic items, as well as water, sanitation, emergency medical services and health care, and other community services for victims of the conflicts in Somalia and Sri Lanka.

29 Oct 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

30 Jun 2006 description
report GOAL

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GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 15 countries. GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers. GOAL's programmes target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster.

29 Jun 2006 description

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Dispatches is a fortnightly e-mail bulletin of the JRS International Office. It features refugee news briefings, information from our people in the field, policy issues, JRS vacancies and spiritual reflections.

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

KENYA: CROWDED CLASSES IN KAKUMA CAMP

According to a survey published in June by the UN inter-agency Education Co-ordination Team schools in Kakuma refugee camp continue to experience severe overcrowding.

30 Apr 2006 description

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Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office.

13 Apr 2006 description
report GOAL

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GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work with over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 15 countries.

GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers.

GOAL's programmes target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster.

Funding for these projects comes from the governments of, among others, Ireland, the UK, the USA and the EU, charitable trusts and foundations, United Nations organisations and the general …

11 Mar 2005 description

HILIGHTS

Kenya - Serious nutrition situation in Turkana district - Contrary to expectations before the onset of the short rainy season, rains were poor in the marginal agricultural districts in Eastern, Coast and Central provinces, which has led to maize crop failure. In some districts of these provinces, the nutrition situation was not critical as of October 2004 but the poor last rainy season may worsen the situation.

08 Oct 2003 description

Wednesday, 8 October 2003: UNDP, with support from Sweden, will work with communities in five countries on innovative ways, such as using wind and solar energy, to improve water supplies and sanitation.