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24 Nov 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

Approves Draft on Human Rights in Democratic Republic of Congo; Texts on Racism, Regional Arrangements and Democracy, Poverty Terrorism, Migrants, Disabled Persons


Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Third Committee
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

07 Jul 2004 description
report UN News Service

Underscoring the vital importance of Africa's women for economic development, fighting HIV/AIDS and achieving peace, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has lambasted the use of sexual and gender-based violence as a weapon of war in the continent's conflicts.

24 Jun 2004 description

Prosper Reports "Indicators of Genocide" in Darfur

17 Jun 2004 description
report World Relief

BALTIMORE, June 17, 2004 - As violence rages in the volatile African countries of Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), World Relief responds with aid for refugees affected by these growing humanitarian crises.

08 Jun 2004 description
report Oxfam

Savannah, Georgia, USA - The international agency Oxfam today called on G8 Leaders gathered at Sea Island to put protection of civilians at the top of their discussions on Iraq, and not to allow the Iraq crisis to eclipse attention to pressing conflicts elsewhere, especially in Africa.

31 May 2004 description

Security Overview

The conflict in northern Uganda continues to destroy livelihoods, resulting in further displacement and increasing vulnerability. The situation of over 1.6 million people sheltering in 104 crowded camps in four districts (Gulu, Kitgum, Pader and Lira) is Uganda's worst humanitarian crisis.

20 Apr 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

KAMPALA, UGANDA, 15 April (IRIN) - Thousands of people displaced by wars in neighbouring Sudan, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have at different times poured into Uganda to seek refuge and rebuild their lives.

01 Jan 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.