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30 Sep 2010 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

30 September 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and new developments in global programmes and partnerships since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010. A more comprehensive report will be provided in the forthcoming Global Appeal 2011 Update.


03 Sep 2010 description


In one dreary morning, I, the pupil of kindergarten #2, became an IDP; to be more specific, I was forced to become an IDP. In several hours, I lost my friends, home and happy childhood. I experienced the horror of hunger and cold. At age of 6, I realized words "peace" and "bread". The vision of endless flow of people worn out from hunger and cold and the taste of a piece of bread I clutched in my fist will never fade from my memory.

04 Jan 2010 description


Some 400 elementary school students in Mirpurkhas District, Sindh Province, are learning about peace and conflict resolution with support from Church World Service.

The youngsters are learning about democracy, tolerance, cultural understanding, and gender equality, developing skills to help them analyze local problems and how best to resolve them without violence--all critical tools for their futures in their war-torn country.

Schools and surrounding communities are partnering with CWS in getting the peace curriculum started, and local interest and energy in the project …

30 Jun 2009 description

L'année 2008 a été une année de défis pour l'Union européenne et ses partenaires en développement de par le monde. La capacité de l'UE à honorer les engagements en cours en matière d'aides et à répondre à de nouveaux besoins a été mise à l'épreuve par la flambée des prix des denrées alimentaires et de l'énergie et par la crise financière mondiale. La Commission européenne a réagi rapidement pour atténuer l'impact des prix alimentaires élevés sur les pays pauvres.

30 Jun 2009 description

El año 2008 fue un año de retos para la Unión Europea y sus socios en desarrollo en todo el mundo. La fuerte subida de los precios de los alimentos y la energía y la crisis financiera mundial pusieron a prueba la capacidad de la UE para respetar los compromisos asumidos en materia de ayudas y atender las nuevas necesidades. La Comisión Europea reaccionó con rapidez con el fin de reducir la repercusión de los elevados precios de los alimentos en los países pobres.

25 Aug 2008 description


Republic of Georgia

Bombing and hostilities in and around the disputed region of South Ossetia, in the Republic of Georgia, has led to a humanitarian emergency. Tens of thousands of people are without homes, food, and other basics, and in need of immediate help. CWS is assisting displaced and refugee families in coalition with partners in the region

CWS is providing partner International Orthodox Christian Charities with a 40 ft.