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06 Sep 2011 description

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2.) Technical Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka taking shape

17 Sep 2009 description

SG/SM/12458

Changements climatiques, crise économique et financière internationale et désarmement nucléaire constituent les trois thèmes dominants de la soixante-quatrième session de l'Assemblée générale qui s'ouvrira le 23 septembre, a déclaré ce matin le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, M. Ban Ki-moon, lors de sa conférence de presse mensuelle. Le Secrétaire général s'est dit convaincu qu'il s'agit d'une « année critique pour l'action de la communauté internationale, année qui appelle à des actions décisives sur divers fronts ».

22 Jul 2009 description

Meeting report

Executive summary

The Oslo forum 2009 took place against the background of a new optimism, largely heralded by the new US administration and its emphasis on civility in international relations. After a period of confrontation marked by the 'war on terror' and weakening of mediation efforts, there is now a renewed demand in many areas for diplomacy and negotiation.

18 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main results of the Council

As the fighting drew to an end in Sri Lanka, the Council reiterated its call on the Government urgently to proceed towards a comprehensive political process.

23 Jan 2008 description

In its biggest collective response as an alliance, ACT International's members are marking three years of response to the tsunami that struck southeast Asia and parts of the east coast of Africa on December 26, 2004.

From those first moments of horror and disbelief, and shock and chaos, followed by despair and grief, the journey to recovery for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the catastrophic events of that day has been a long and difficult one.

19 Dec 2007 description

In its biggest collective response as an alliance, ACT International's members are marking three years of response to the tsunami that struck southeast Asia and parts of the east coast of Africa on December 26, 2004.

From those first moments of horror and disbelief, and shock and chaos, followed by despair and grief, the journey to recovery for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the catastrophic events of that day has been a long and difficult one.

31 Mar 2007 description

By Onkar Pandey

NEW DELHI, March 31 (Reuters) - Women who survived the 2004 Asian tsunami face heightened risks of violence, impoverishment and lack of privacy at relief camps in several nations, a report released on Saturday said.

In many places, women were more vulnerable to abuse by men after the tsunami uprooted their traditional way of life, the report by 174 organisations, including ActionAid International, said..

"They would often beat their wives after getting drunk and would force them to have sex in the camps, sometimes in front of children," said Sriyani …

20 Dec 2006 description
report Mercy Corps

Throughout the tsunami-affected region, Mercy Corps is answering President Clinton's call to "build back better," having helped more than 1 million people strengthen their local economies, livelihoods and communities.

12 Dec 2006 description
report CARE

Members of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) will have spent an estimated £141m on Tsunami relief operations in 2006, bringing to over £250m the amount spent so far.

07 Apr 2006 description

By Peter Apps

COLOMBO, April 7 (Reuters) - Rich countries that respond overwhelmingly to high-profile disasters such as the 2004 tsunami should do much more to help victims of lower-profile conflicts, a senior United Nations official said.

"The moral imperative is clear -- you have to build them a better life," said Dennis McNamara, head of the U.N.'s Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) internal displacement division.

"But there's also a political imperative. You cannot build on the peace process without a stable population base. You …

12 Jan 2006 description


Appeal Target: 120,094,512 US$
Balance Requested: 43,145,140 US$

Here is the third part of the Revision 2 of the Tsunami Appeal ASRE51. This Revision includes the revised proposals from the ACT partners (NCCSL and JDCSI) and ACT co-ordination in Sri Lanka. Please note that the total amount requested for Sri Lanka has decreased since revision one in line with revised plans and capacities.

The Revision 2 as now sent to you includes more detailed plans for rehabilitation and reconstruction in Sri Lanka.

22 Dec 2005 description
report World Concern

In the past year World Concern has focused on rebuilding and sustaining the lives of the most marginalized of the tsunami's survivors. These include the people known as Sea Gypsies, who did not posses "proper" identification or paperwork for themselves, their homes or their assets. In many cases, World Concern is their only source of help.

Thanks to our donors, World Concern is bringing Life, Opportunity and Hope to the poorest of the poor who survived the tsunami in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Somalia.

21 Dec 2005 description

Since last Boxing Day, millions of survivors of the tsunami have been helped by Disasters Emergency Committee member agencies. The total cost of 2005 relief and reconstruction so far was £128m - over a third of the money donated.

Chief Executive Brendan Gormley said: "On behalf of all DEC member agencies, I would like to say a big thank you to the British public for their generosity. I hope they will all have a sense of sharing in this achievement".

The DEC Tsunami Earthquake Appeal raised an incredible £372 million in donations from the British public after the tsunami.

19 Dec 2005 description

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari, and the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Walter Kälin, on the anniversary of the tsunami that devastated parts of South Asia, South-East Asia and Africa on 26 December 2004:

14 Dec 2005 description

But Hundreds of Thousands Still Homeless, Living in Temporary Shelters, Says Church World Service

NEW YORK -­ (Wed Dec 14) ­ Nearing the first anniversary of the south Asian tsunami that claimed some 275,000 lives, humanitarian agency Church World Service (CWS) says the tsunami disaster generated the single largest organizational mobilization in response to a natural disaster in the agency¹s 60-year history.

A year later, hundreds of thousands of people are still homeless and living in tents, improvised emergency shelters and transitional living centers in the worst affected …