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26 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 26 novembre 2012 (IRIN) - Les crises de réfugiés semblent commencer et se terminer. En 2011, tous les yeux étaient tournés vers le complexe de réfugiés de Dadaab, dans le nord du Kenya, alors qu’il accueillait des centaines de milliers de Somaliens qui fuyaient la famine et le conflit. Cette année, c’est l’exode des réfugiés syriens qui a attiré l’attention du public, même si la majorité des Somaliens qui sont arrivés à Dadaab l’an dernier y sont toujours.

21 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 21 November 2012 (IRIN) - Refugee crises appear to come and go. In 2011, all eyes were on the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya as it received hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict. This year, attention has shifted to the refugee exodus from Syria, even though the majority of Somalis who arrived at Dadaab last year are still there.

09 Jun 2010 description

Geneva (ICRC) In 2009, some 4.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) - 20% more than in 2008 - benefited from humanitarian assistance provided by the ICRC, in association with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in 33 countries all over the world.

13 Mar 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are 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. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

04 Mar 2009 description

2008 was a year of major humanitarian challenges. Natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the devastating earthquake in China, flooding in India and Brazil or the hurricanes in the Caribbean once again highlighted the dangers of the unbridled forces of nature. In the complex political crises in Africa, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq, unresolved conflicts made it impossible to improve the precarious humanitarian situation of people living there.

18 Oct 2007 description

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SUDAN: UN REFUGEE AGENCY SEEKS TO COVER SHORTFALL

On 2 October, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced it was facing a critical shortfall of US$11.1 million for its refugee return and reintegration operations budget in southern Sudan for this year.

UNHCR spokeswoman Jennifer Pagonis, reiterating the call for help, said in Geneva that the refugee agency's 2007 budget for the southern Sudan operation was US$56.1 million, but only US$45 million has been received.

Pagonis said that lack of funds in September had forced UNHCR to stop buying basic assistance items in …

26 Sep 2007 description

NEW YORK, United States, September 26 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has used the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) summit to formally launch a campaign to raise US$220 million to help children of conflict.

Speaking at a press conference in New York on Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called the initiative "a means of ensuring that vulnerable children are fully able to realize their right to an education."

The relaunched ninemillion campaign, through an Education (Plus) programme, aims to raise US$220 million by 2010 to allow 9 million …

15 Jul 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization 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.

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
30 Apr 2007 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

ETHIOPIA: SUDANESE RETURN HOME BUT OTHER NATIONALS ARRIVE

On 28 March, the official repatriation of Sudanese nationals from the northwestern camp of Yarenja ended. The last convoy carried 494 refugees, bringing the total to 1,488 refugees returned to southern Sudan during this last round of repatriation.

14 Aug 2006 description

Speakers Raise Question of Clandestine Immigration, Military Attacks on Civilians

30 Jul 2004 description

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