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26 Aug 2002 description

This Bulletin is for information only. The Federation is not seeking any funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

23 Aug 2002 description

By Omar Valdimarsson in Bangkok
Concern is growing as the threat of major floods in the Mekong Delta increases. In south Vietnam, water levels are rising rapidly - between 5-10 cms a day and reaching emergency levels in some areas.

National authorities are in the process of evacuating thousands of people from the area, and have mobilised thousands of soldiers to help with the mitigation measures and relief preparations.

22 Aug 2002 description

This Bulletin is for information only. The Federation is not seeking any funding or other assistance from donors for this situation at this time.

23 Jul 2002 description


Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1 dated November 15, 2001


30 Jun 2002 description

The following represent some of the many ways Church World Service is creating a rainbow of help and hope - a beautiful Rainbow of Caring - through the Tools of Hope & Blanket Program.

08 May 2002 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal No. 01.35/2002;
Appeal target: CHF 893,557;

31 Mar 2002 description

Aiming to improve international and local capacities to address gender-based violence in refugee, internally displaced, and post-conflict settings, this report provides a narrative account of some of the major issues.

Composed of twelve country profiles, three each for Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, information is provided on the context in which incidents and programming occur, the nature and prevalence of gender-based violence, the activities underway, and gaps in those activities that contribute to its perpetuation.

17 Aug 2001 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Period covered: April - June, 2001.

Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 52.3%

Related Appeals: N/A

Outstanding needs: CHF 4,771,050

13 Jun 2001 description
report Global IDP Project

The Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council has now released an updated country profile on internal displacement in Burma. A summary is presented below. The Database and the Burma profile can be accessed at www.idpproject.org, or the complete profile can be sent to you by e-mail on request (tone.faret@nrc.ch).

16 Oct 2000 description

Refugee news briefings

31 Dec 1999 description

Burma (Myanmar): focus on humanitarian aid

Forcible displacement is a deliberate policy of Burma's military government. It has three main aims: to break up potential areas of opposition to the regime; to destroy the links between the insurgent movements of ethnic minori=ADties and their local sympathizers; and to make way for large-scale development projects. Over the past decade, up to 1 million people or more have been forcibly uprooted.

The relocations themselves have been carried out brutally, accompanied by rape, pillage, the burning of fields and confiscations of land.

23 Apr 1999 description

23 April 1999
Also Approves Chairman's Statements on East Timor and Cyprus; Resolutions on Debt Relief, "Unilateral Coercive Measures", Human Rights Cooperation The Commission on Human Rights wrapped up a daylong session of debate on resolutions the way it started -- with a lengthy deliberation about the situation in Kosovo.

01 Apr 1999 description

Commission on Human Rights Also Hears Addresses from Dignitaries from Luxembourg, the Russian Federation and Burundi

The Commission on Human Rights this morning heard the Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Myanmar, and the Special Representative on Rwanda introduce their reports on the latest developments in those countries.

31 Aug 1998 description

The Karen, Mon and Karenni refugee camps along Thailand's border with Burma have traditionally been small, open settlements where the refugee communities have been able to maintain a village atmosphere, administering the camps and many aspects of assistance programmes themselves. Much of this, however, is changing.