- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
P-au-P, 2 oct. 2014 [AlterPresse] --- Les ministères de la santé publique et de la population, de l’intérieur et des collectivités territoriales, ainsi que de la défense nationale interdisent le départ de volontaires haïtiens vers les pays touchés par l’Ebola, dans une note de presse parue dans l’après-midi de ce 2 octobre.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year. It is a day in which women, men, girls and boys come together to celebrate, show solidarity for and recognise the dreams, aspirations and empowerment of women. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to commemorate the bravery of women in confronting injustice.
A recent CIGI paper described peacekeeping as the United Nations’ most visible raison d’être — soldiers in blue helmets are a frequent and now very identifiable symbol in global security. Less attention has been given to the important, yet challenging, work done by non-state actors, member states and the UN Secretariat in the area of peacebuilding. To learn more about this essential and evolving element of national, regional and international security and human development, we speak to Timothy Donais.
By Katrina Crew
Every year, nearly two million children die from preventable diseases. Pneumonia and diarrhoea (rotavirus) are the two biggest killers, responsible for around 40 per cent of childhood deaths. A simple vaccine could save many of those children’s lives.
Today, donors and representatives from governments and aid agencies are meeting in London to find ways of funding a global immunisation campaign that would make new vaccines available for the world’s poorest children.
It is extremely difficult to assess the worldwide scale of human trafficking because of the clandestine nature of the crime. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that there are, at a minimum, approximately 2.5 million victims of human trafficking at any given time. According to the UNODC, approximately 79 per cent of all human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation, while the ILO estimates that 98 per cent of the people trafficked for sexual exploitation are women and girls.
In every humanitarian crisis, concerned outsiders respond to tragedy with actions that take children away from their families and communities - often with unintended but damaging consequences. Again and again, girls and boys are 'rescued' out of affected areas into orphanages or adopted into new families elsewhere in the belief that they will be better cared for away from their devastated homes.
Using lessons learnt in emergencies, from the genocide in Rwanda to the Asian Tsunami and the earthquake in Haiti, our report, Misguided Kindness, demonstrates what action is needed to …
Money from U.S. and other donors helps to reinforce country strategies that raise agricultural productivity and incomes
Press Release No:2011/023/SDN
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2010 - Three months after international donors set up a new funding mechanism to support low-income countries as they scale-up support for agriculture and food security, almost $225 million for those countries has been approved for distribution and is on its way for implementation.
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REP. BERMAN: (Sounds gavel.) The committee will come to order. This morning we are quite privileged to be joined by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Susan Rice, as well as a distinguished private panel that will follow her testimony and question period.
UMCOR: NEW RYCKMAN FUND SETS MALARIA CHALLENGE
UMCOR has established the Ryckman Fund, in honor of Anne Ryckman, a deceased parishioner of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., who left a generous $1.7 million from her estate to UMCOR.
Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix a partagé aujourd'hui, lors de ses adieux à la presse, les deux principaux enseignements tirés d'une activité qui, « n'arrêtant pas de gagner en complexité », concerne aujourd'hui quelque 140 000 personnes et 18 opérations sur le terrain. Il a cité l'importance de la force militaire et la nécessité d'orchestrer les efforts internationaux.
Outgoing Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno said today that despite risks, on-the-ground complexities and political sensitivities, United Nations peace operations were 'making a difference' and, as one of the world body's core functions, required the necessary financial and political backing of Member States.
'I have seen in a number of places, from Liberia to Haiti to Sierra Leone, where a difference was made -- insufficient, imperfect -- but a difference was made and I think it's important for the United Nations to be able to …
ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme announced today it is rolling out an additional US$1.2 billion in food assistance to help tens of millions of people in more than 60 nations hardest hit by the urgent food crisis.
"With soaring food and fuel prices, hunger is on the march and we must act now," Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, said in written remarks delivered today to hundreds of delegates gathered in Rome for an international summit on food security.
"If we do not act quickly, the bottom billion will become …