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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.

15 Feb 2010 description

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

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.

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.

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.