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10 Dec 2007 description
report Medair

Medair Serves the Most Vulnerable -- In the feature, we examine the conflicts, disasters, and other crises that contribute to the vulnerability of our beneficiaries.

Throughout Asia and Africa, Medair provides emergency relief and rehabilitation for the most vulnerable people.

10 Dec 2007 description

Kampala, 10 December 2007 - The Government and humanitarian community in Uganda today launched the 2008 Consolidated Appeal for Uganda (CAP 2008), which seeks US$ 373,943,491 to address emergency lifesaving needs and facilitate the recovery of vulnerable groups, including displaced and formerly displaced populations, refugees and those affected by natural hazards in Acholi, Lango, Teso and Karamoja regions.

"The Consolidated Appeal 2008 represents the humanitarian community's commitment to …

07 Dec 2007 description
report UN Security Council

I have the honour to write to you regarding the continuation of the efforts of my Special Envoy for the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)-affected areas, the former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Alberto Chissano.

06 Dec 2007 description

Outlines U.S. commitment to peace, democracy and prosperity in Africa

By Susan Domowitz
USINFO Staff Writer

20 Nov 2007 description

The African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme at ACCORD will host a Stakeholders Forum in Durban, South Africa, from 26-27 November 2007.

24 Oct 2007 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 24 October 2007 (IRIN) - Private military contractors (PMCs) are seeking to play a greater role in peacekeeping in Africa to make up for what they claim to be the inability of UN missions and state militaries to ensure the continent's security and humanitarian development.

During a three-day conference in Nairobi that brought together UN agencies, NGOs, officials of numerous governments and several private sector companies, PMCs said they had much to offer in terms of logistics, personnel and expertise.

11 Oct 2007 description


For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

13 Sep 2007 description


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's address to the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Dinner in New York, 12 September:

It is a pleasure to join you. I am honoured to address this important gathering of philanthropists, humanitarians, and friends.

First, let me join others in congratulating Tostan and its Executive Director, Ms. Molly Melching, as the recipients of this year's Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.


30 Jul 2007 description


Drawing on case studies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Sudan, this paper focuses on policy, programming and institutional issues related to addressing food insecurity in protracted crises and fragile states, with a focus on areas afflicted by conflicts. The case studies illustrate how dysfunctional institutions are at the root of structural food insecurity and show how local people and institutions have been able, to a certain extent, to adapt and cope with the crises.

27 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Cinquième Commission
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
58e séance – après-midi

Les délégations adoptent plusieurs projets de résolution sur les aspects administratifs et budgétaires de treize de ces opérations

27 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-first General Assembly
Fifth Committee

58th Meeting (PM)

Text Call for Offices of Military Affairs, Rule of Law As Organization Moves to Strengthen Capacity, Meet Surging Demand

22 Jun 2007 description
report IRIN

GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG, 22 June 2007 (IRIN) - A blender in Malawi and a jar of Nutella started a revolution in saving the lives of starving children.

Frustrated by years of developing recipes that did not work, including fortified doughnuts and pancakes, paediatric nutritionist André Briend was inspired by a jar of the chocolate spread, Nutella.

22 Jun 2007 description

Mr. President,

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. This is one of my top priorities, as it should be for all Member States. In the four months that I have been Emergency Relief Coordinator, my visits have included the Darfur region of Sudan, Chad, the Central African Republic, Northern Uganda and Somalia.

14 Jun 2007 description
report UN News Service

Members of the United Nations Security Council leave today on a weeklong mission to Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in support of ongoing peace efforts in Africa.

On Saturday, under the joint leadership of Ambassadors Emyr Jones-Parry of the United Kingdom and Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, the delegation will meet in Addis Ababa with African Union (AU) and Ethiopian officials, as well as with the AU Peace and Security Council, a UN spokesperson announced today.

The Council will then head to Khartoum, where meetings are …

05 Jun 2007 description
report UN News Service

Le HCR a officiellement achevé samedi son programme de rapatriement organisé des réfugiés soudanais depuis la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) après le retour réussi de plus de 8.000 réfugiés soudanais depuis plusieurs camps de réfugiés situés dans le nord-ouest du pays.

« La RDC devient le second pays - après la République centrafricaine - à avoir achevé le rapatriement organisé vers le sud du Soudan », a souligné Jennifer Pagonis, porte-parole du HCR, lors d'un point presse à Genève, précisant que « le rapatriement volontaire depuis la République centrafricaine a été …

30 May 2007 description
report IRIN

RI-KWANGBA, 30 May 2007 (IRIN) - Facilities have been established in Ri-Kwangba during the talks to effectively institutionalise the LRA in this remote location near the Sudan-Democratic Republic of Congo border - a significant political and social shift for the secretive group.

The meeting area - only a few hundred metres from the LRA bush headquarters in the DRC - has a water point, portable toilets, storage huts and a clearing for a large tent.