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16 Dec 2016 description

Spokespeople for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 16 December 2016

(1) Myanmar

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today warned the Government of Myanmar that its “short-sighted, counterproductive, even callous” approach to handling the crisis in northern Rakhine – including its failure to allow independent monitors access to the worst affected areas – could have grave long-term repercussions for the country and the region.

26 Oct 2016 description

INDIA - TC THREE

  • TC THREE formed over the east-central Bay of Bengal on 21 October. It then started moving west-northwest over the Bay of Bengal towards eastern India, strengthening. On 25 October at 0.00 UTC its center was located approx. 868 km east of Visakhapatnam city (Andhra Pradesh State, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 65 km/h (Tropical Storm).

17 Sep 2011 description

Kaja Haldorsen (16.09.2011)

For the first time in history NRC enters into a framework agreement with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID).

Over three years NRC will get 2, 5 million British pounds annually for projects in seven countries.

06 Jul 2011 description

Dentro de los grupos de población, las mujeres que pertenecen a minorías y las mujeres indígenas son objetivo de violaciones y otros tipos de violencia sexual, torturas y asesinatos debidos específicamente a su identidad étnica, religiosa o indígena, según el informe anual del 2011 de El Grupo Internacional de los Derechos de las Minorías (MRG por su siglas en ingles) presentado hoy.

17 Apr 2011 description

I. Disasters and Displacement in the context of climate change

07 Mar 2011 description

plus a selection of articles on other aspects of forced migration

From the editors

Militia, freedom fighters, rebels, terrorists, paramilitaries, revolutionaries, guerrillas, gangs, quasi-state bodies... and many other labels. In this issue of FMR we look at all of these, at actors defined as being armed and being non-state - that is to say, without the full responsibilities and obligations of the state.

01 Jul 2010 description
report Geneva Call

- Over 4'318 AP mines destroyed

- 6 new signatories to the Deed of Commitment banning antipersonnel mines

- New humanitarian mine action activities launched in 5 signatory areas; all but one undertaken with INGO assistance

INTRODUCTION

In writing this report, Geneva Call is mindful of the value it can add to the body of knowledge on the landmine situation in the world, particularly concerning anti-personnel (AP) mines. Many other well-established organizations also contribute actively to the eradication of the scourge of AP mines.

18 May 2010 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 18 May 2010 (IRIN) - At least 6.8 million people were displaced last year, mainly by long-running conflicts, pushing the number of those forced to live away from home to 27 million - the highest since the mid-1990s, a new report states.

"The massive population movements and shocking violence are a sad reminder of the price that civilians pay in armed conflict," Elisabeth Rasmusson, secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), said while launching the 2009 annual report on displacement at London's Royal Institute of International Affairs.

19 Mar 2010 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 19 March 2010 (IRIN) - The steep decline in anti-personnel landmine use in the past decade by governments is being mirrored by a similar trend among armed non-state actors (NSAs).

According to the 2009 Landmine Monitor, a civil society network monitoring compliance with the decade-old Mine Ban Treaty (MBT), at least 59 NSAs in 13 countries have committed themselves to halt the use of anti-personnel land mines.

18 Aug 2009 description

Q&A on Forgotten Crises

Each year, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) identifies severe and protracted humanitarian crisis situations where affected populations are receiving no or insufficient international aid and where there appears to be no political commitment to solve the crisis. The findings are published in ECHO's Forgotten Crises Assessment.

10 Sep 2008 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 7 and 10 percent of the world's population live with disabilities. As such, it can be assumed that between 2.5 and 3.5 million of the world's 35 million displaced persons also live with disabilities. Among displaced persons who have fled civil conflict, war or natural disasters, the number with disabilities may be even higher.

Yet persons with disabilities remain among the most hidden, neglected and socially excluded of all displaced people today.

14 May 2007 description
report Christian Aid

Introduction

A world struggling to cope with the largest enforced movement of people in its history. Tens of millions displaced, living in parlous conditions - their very futures threatened by the enormity of the problem.

That was the dire situation at the end of the Second World War, and Christian Aid - known at the time as Christian Reconstruction in Europe - was founded to help address it.

22 Jun 2005 description
report Oxfam

On the eve of the London meeting of G8 Foreign Ministers (23-24 June), where Ministers will discuss the possible adoption of an Arms Trade Treaty, a new report reveals how the G8 countries are still supplying military equipment, weapons and munitions to destinations where they contribute to gross violations of human rights. G8 weapons have been exported to countries including Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), the Republic of Congo, Colombia and the Philippines.

09 Feb 2005 description
report UN News Service

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for children and armed conflict (CAAC) today launched an action plan for systematically monitoring and reporting of child abuse in situations of armed conflict, or in "situations of concern," with a view to triggering a strong international response.

In the past several years, CAAC issues had benefited from increased visibility and advocacy, while key regional and multilateral organizations had adopted many CAAC norms as their own, Special Representative Olara Otunnu told a news conference at which he discussed …