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31 Oct 2010 description

Yemen: Alarming Malnutrition Rates among Children in Conflict Zone

The UN's fund for children, UNICEF, is sounding the alarm over staggering rates of child malnutrition in the conflict-affected Sa'ada governorate in northern Yemen.

A UNICEF-supported survey carried out by the Ministry of Public Health and Population found that nearly half of the 26,246 children aged 6-59 months screened in five western districts of Sa'ada in July 2010 were suffering from global acute malnutrition (GAM). In one area, the proportion was as high as three out of four children. The World …

14 Sep 2009 description

Lynn B. Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, outlined, at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon, a wide range of political issues confronting his Department on the eve of the opening of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly tomorrow.

"The broad front" of issues that would be at the centre of attention during the next few weeks in New York included the situation in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, the Middle East, Lebanon, Cyprus, Somalia and Madagascar.

18 Apr 2007 description

GENEVA, April 18 (UNHCR) - Saudi Arabia's Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Al Saud, president of the Saudi Red Crescent Society, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres signed an agreement on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation on joint implementation of humanitarian projects.

06 Aug 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.