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01 Jun 2011 description

Amid mounting tensions between North and South Sudan over the disputed border area of Abyei, clashes broke out between the two sides at the beginning of the month. Northern Sudanese forces invaded Abyei on 20 May and asserted control in breach of existing peace agreements. Tens of thousands are reported to have fled south. The attacks threaten renewed conflict and weaken confidence between North and South as critical post-referendum arrangements remain unresolved.

06 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over …

17 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 84 of the provisional agenda

03 Dec 2008 description

(Poznan, 3 December 2008): Today, for the first time in climate change negotiations, the humanitarian agencies of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee have teamed up with disaster risk reduction staff of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to issue a joint call for scaled-up global action to reduce disaster risk and to strengthen preparedness for effective response.

The current negotiations on risk management and risk reduction in Poznan are a unique opportunity to make sure that adaptation action is able to prevent global humanitarian …

09 Jul 2001 description
report UN Children's Fund

Press Kit - Fact Sheet 5

19 Jun 2001 description

Albania hosted more than 500 refugees and asylum seekers at the end of 2000, the overwhelming majority, 507, from Kosovo. Small numbers of refugees from Iraq, Turkey, and Sudan also remained in Albania at year's end, as did five asylum seekers with pending asylum claims.

23 Mar 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

01 Oct 1999 description
report UN General Assembly


A/54/430

Fifty-fourth session
Agenda item 112

Promotion and protection of the rights of children Protection of children affected by armed conflict Note by the Secretary-General The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly, in accordance with section VIII of Assembly resolution 53/128 of 9 December 1998, the report prepared by Olara A. Otunnu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Annex

21 May 1999 description

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis B) Sudan C) Sierra Leone D) East and Central Africa: Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo/Brazzaville E) Zambia.

16 Apr 1999 description

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis B) Angola C) East Africa: Burundi and Uganda D) Somalia E) Zambia F) Recently Approved WFP Emergency And Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations.