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31 Dec 2005 description

By Udy Bell

"The country is fragile. We can't continue with the peacekeeping. We need peacebuilding.

31 Dec 2005 description

- Yellow Fever outbreak in Boké, cholera reaches Guinea Forestière

- Outcome of municipal elections

- Fifth round of polio immunisation campaigns (NIDs)

- Child trafficking campaign launched


The month of December was dominated by the conduct of municipal elections, the official declaration of a yellow fever outbreak, and an increase of cholera cases in Guinea Forestière.

30 Dec 2005 description


Says un will remain active, helping country's development

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) will successfully complete its mandate on 31 December 2005. The mission was able to overcome a number of serious political and military challenges to become an effective peacekeeping operation that leaves Sierra Leone much better off today than it was five years ago.

28 Dec 2005 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced details of a humanitarian and recovery aid package of over €12.8 million for Africa and the Middle East.

23 Dec 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is t h e world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA021; Programme Update no.

22 Dec 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Period covered: 15 August to 17 November, 2005; Appeal coverage: 55.2%; (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website).

Appeal history

Launched on September 15, 2005 for CHF 235,000.00 for four (4) months to assist 7,000 beneficiaries.

22 Dec 2005 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 22 December 2005 - The Status of Mission Agreement (SOMA) for the United Nations Integrated Mission in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) was today, signed at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Freetown. The Agreement was signed on behalf of the government of Sierra Leone by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Momodu Koroma, while the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sierra Leone (DSRSG) and Executive Representative of the Secretary General designate, Mr. J.

22 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

ULAN BATOR, Dec 22, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mongolia is to send around 200 peacekeepers to Sierra Leone to join a UN peacekeeping mission, local media reported on Thursday.

20 Dec 2005 description
report UN Security Council

Presidential Statement also Reiterates Appreciation for Special Court

Security Council|
5334th Meeting* (AM)

With the work of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) coming to an end on 31 December, the Security Council today commended its valuable contribution to Sierra Leone’s recovery from conflict over the last six years and to its progress towards peace, democracy and prosperity.

18 Dec 2005 description


With decades of experience in disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating ex-combatants, including some 400,000 over the past five years alone, the United Nations today launched a new set of standards aimed at improving the process, which is considered essential to restoring stability to war-ravaged countries.

"We're very proud of the work we've done so far in places like Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, where more than 134,000 combatants laid down their arms with United Nations help, but we acknowledge that we can do better," said United Nations Deputy …

16 Dec 2005 description

KENEMA, Sierra Leone/GENEVA, 16 December 2005 (LWI) - Mamusu Greye, a single mother with four dependants recalls the day her family arrived at Tobanda refugee camp in 2003. She received a kitchen set-cooking utensils, plates, cups and spoons-and a lantern, blankets, jerry cans, plastic buckets and mats. However, after almost three years of constant use and repair, little remains of the non-food items (NFIs).

16 Dec 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 940 million yen (approximately US$7.9 million) through the World Food Programme (WFP) to refugees and internally displaced persons of countries facing a serious food crisis in a transitional stage from conflict to peace, such as Burundi and Rwanda in the Great Lakes region, and also Sierra Leone. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 16 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Nozomu Takaoka, Japanese Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Italy, and Ms. Sheila Sisulu, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.