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20 Dec 2007 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As at 18 December 2007, WFP’s total needs to feed the 83 million people currently targeted for food assistance in 2007 are estimated to be over US$3.4 billion. As 2007 is coming to an end, country offices are now pre-positioning for 2008 requirements.

13 Nov 2007 description
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Note: Includes the coverage of the Regional Disaster Response Adviser for the Pacific

08 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3903

Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
39th & 40th Meetings (AM & PM)

Refugee Figures Rise to Nearly 10 Million After Several Years of Decrease, High Commissioner Tells Committee

A draft resolution that would have the General Assembly declare 15 October of each year as the International Day of Rural Women was approved as orally revised without a vote today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), as Member States stepped up collective efforts to better the lot of women living in rural areas.

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.

11 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.

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09 Aug 2007 description

With tens of millions more people each year suffering from weather-related devastation, development planning must take disaster preparedness into account, Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

"There is a greater occurrence of extreme events," Ms. Wahlström said as she briefed correspondents on the surge of flooding in South Asia and elsewhere.

17 Jul 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- FAO's latest forecast for world cereal production in 2007 continues to point to a record output, now put at 2 121 million tonnes.

17 Jul 2007 description

(New York: 17 July 2007): From getting medical treatment, building material and food to Afghan refugees to providing helicopters for distributing food in Sudan, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given almost $201 million for life-saving aid activities in the first half of 2007. The largest amounts of rapid response funding from the CERF during this period went to Mozambique ($11.2 million), Guinea ($9.8 million) and Chad ($7.2 million).

16 Jul 2007 description

ECOSOC/6295

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 16 July (UN Information Service) - The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this afternoon held a panel discussion on the use of military assets for natural disaster relief.

Introducing the panel discussion, Hjalmar Hannesson ( Iceland), Vice-President of the Council, said at a time where the incidence and severity of natural disasters were increasing, military assets continued to be requested, offered and provided by Governments in support of humanitarian relief operations. But such support had not been without challenges.

30 Jun 2007 description

High Profile Operations

Many high profile operations also face critical pipeline breaks in the next three months.

Afghanistan

PRRO 10427.0 - Post Conflict Relief and Rehabilitation

January 06 - December 08

Shortfalls over next 6 months (mt)(1)

Cereals
Pulses
Blended Food
Oil
Other
27,910
11 Jun 2007 description

High Profile Operations

Many high profile operations also face critical pipeline breaks in the next three months.

Afghanistan

PRRO 10427.0 - Post Conflict Relief and Rehabilitation in Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

January 06 - December 08

Shortfalls over next 6 months (mt)(1)

Cereals
Pulses
Blended Food
Oil
Other
06 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/AB/3805

Cinquième Commission
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
56e séance – matin

Plusieurs délégations s’interrogent sur les problèmes de coordination et d’unité de commandement que pourrait poser la création d’un département d’appui aux missions

06 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/AB/3805

Sixty-first General Assembly
Fifth Committee
56th Meeting (AM)

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this morning took up the Secretary-General’s wide-ranging proposals aimed at strengthening the capacity of the United Nations to mount and sustain peacekeeping operations in the face of their growing volume and complexity.

15 May 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

World cereal production in 2007 remains on course to reach a record level of 2 095 million tonnes, but with some major crops yet to be planted, the forecast is still tentative.

Based on the current 2007 production outlook, global cereal supplies are forecast to increase in the new 2007/08 marketing season.