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31 Mar 2014 description
  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Regional Representation for Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, as part of the IFRC Africa Zone, supports National Societies (NS) to train and mobilise volunteers to respond to emergencies and to make communities more resilient to risks. It aims to make this work sustainable by bringing evidence-based cases of the benefits of Red Cross/Red Crescent volunteer action to new and existing stakeholders in the humanitarian and development sector.

12 Feb 2014 description

Sudan health partners seek for more support

Unless there is additional funding bilaterally or through the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), more than 500 000 children under five years old will be at risk of the country’s big killers namely acute respiratory infections, measles, diarrhoea, malaria, malnutrition, as well as other vaccinepreventable diseases; and more than 130 000 pregnant women will have no access to maternal health care services such as ante-natal care, delivery assisted with skilled birth attendants, and emergency obstetric care.

12 Feb 2014 description

Résumé: Les cinq évolutions les plus importantes de la LRA en 2013

12 Feb 2014 description
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Security brief
Press release

Today, Invisible Children and The Resolve released the 2013 LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief. This annual report provides analysis on all data collected as part of the LRA Crisis Tracker, providing actionable intelligence for counter-LRA actors and valuable information for the public.

The report identifies five key findings from the 2013 data:

1.THE LRA LOST AS MUCH AS ONE-FIFTH OF ITS CORE FIGHTING CAPACITY.

21 Jan 2014 description

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of the UK’s foreign policy objectives. I, along with my ministerial team, consistently raise human rights violations wherever and whenever they occur. And with this in mind, I am delighted to introduce the FCO’s 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012.

09 Jan 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Khadidja Dramane raconte ce qu’est d’être déracinée par un conflit et, plus récemment, par les combats en République centrafricaine.

Par Alex Duval Smith

Migrante, puis refugiée et à présent en passe de retourner dans son Tchad natal, une mère fuyant la violence avec ses enfants ne parvient toujours pas à rentrer chez elle.

05 Jan 2014 description

Editor's Note

I’m pleased to introduce the November 2013 issue of Voices of Darfur, which, like other recent issues of Voices, contains news, features and interviews not only about unique aspects of life in Darfur but also about UNAMID’s ongoing efforts to facilitate lasting peace in the region.

03 Jan 2014 description
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  • An overwhelming majority of Iraqi refugees

86.4% of refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Syria are from Iraq. 59.2% come from the region of Baghdad alone and 69.5% sought refuge in Syria five or more years ago. 40.4% of the 12,886 Iraqi families regis-tered are female-headed households.

01 Jan 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian actors anticipate that as many as 200,000 people could seek refuge in UNMISS compounds in the next three months.

  • Neighboring countries plan for a potential influx of South Sudanese refugees.

  • U.N. emergency food assistance reaches approximately 51,500 people.

31 Dec 2013 description

UNHCR is extremely concerned about the tens of thousands of people caught up in or uprooted by the fighting in South Sudan. Since deadly clashes between competing factions within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM and SPLA) broke out in Juba on December 15, more than 180,000 South Sudanese have fled their homes and some 10,000 have crossed into neighbouring countries. Continued fighting and insecurity make access to these people challenging, and in some cases impossible.