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30 Nov 2006 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The global cereal supply and demand situation has further tightened, with a downward revision of the 2006 world cereal production forecast and a projected increase in cereal utilization in 2006/07. At current forecast levels, the utilization would exceed production by 3.3 percent in 2006/07.

20 Nov 2006 description

Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As 2006 draws to a close, all contributions that WFP receives now will finance beneficiary needs in 2007. However the Programme of Work balances recent funding against the estimated 2006 needs to allow the organisation to provide an overview of needs and shortfalls in an annual framework. Donors are requested to consult the "Projected 2007 Needs for WFP Projects and Operations" (the Blue Book) for further details on 2007 estimated needs.

13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10532

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

12 Oct 2006 description

(Geneva and New York: 12 October 2006): Convening in Geneva today, the Advisory Group to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will examine the success of the Fund in its first seven months of operation and recommend a funding goal for 2007.

Fifty-two Member States, Japan's Hyogo Prefecture and the private organization Disaster Resource Network have pledged more than $273 million to the Fund's grant facility since its 9 March 2006 inauguration.

09 Oct 2006 description

HIGHLIGHTS CONTENTS

- The FAO's latest assessment shows that 40 countries are facing food emergencies and require external assistance. Among them, the most pressing humanitarian problem remains the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. The already precarious food supply situation may worsen if deteriorating security disrupts the main harvest due to start in the coming few weeks.

- Prospects for the 2006 world cereal harvest have deteriorated further since July.

29 Sep 2006 description

(New York: 29 September 2006): As of 30 September 2006, the United Nations will have committed $173.5 million from the new Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for more than 250 projects in 26 countries.

During the Fund's first seven months, $96.6 million has been disbursed from the rapid response facility for new and/or rapidly deteriorating emergencies in 16 countries, including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lebanon, Niger, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and …

22 Sep 2006 description

Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Mine Action, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Niger

(E) Asia: (1) Afghanistan (2) Sri Lanka (3) Timor Leste

(F) Latin America and …

15 Sep 2006 description

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Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

INTERNATIONAL: NGOS URGE UNHCR TO BE FAIR

On 1 September, JRS together with a number of other human rights NGOs working with refugees urged the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres, to take immediate steps to fully implement basic standards of fairness in refugee status determination at all UNHCR field offices.

Organisations, such as Asylum Access, Christian Action, the International Refugee Rights Initiative, the Refugee Consortium of …

25 Aug 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Mine Action, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

23 May 2006 description

During the month of May 2006, Brother's Brother Foundation provided 50 tractor trailer load shipments to those in need in Albania, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Senegal and Uganda. These donated items exceed 1,200,00 pounds in weigh. Include were anti- convulsives, antidepressants, anti-hypertensives and allergy medications that totaled 300,000 bottles as well as hospital beds and medical supplies.

21 Apr 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

10 Mar 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

31 Jan 2006 description

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30 Jan 2006 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, AlertNet - How do you get a humanitarian crisis into the headlines? And how can you convince editors to keep covering it? A new study by U.S.-based media analysts CARMA International may provide a few pointers.

27 Jan 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items