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06 Jun 2011 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

01 Jun 2011 description

27 May 2011: Mozambique has a large population of long-term refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda, concentrated in the Maratane Refugee Camp in Nampula Province. The population has recently nearly doubled in size due to an influx of Ethiopian and Somali asylum seekers trying to enter South Africa, who have been among some of the most vulnerable groups in need of life saving assistance.

31 May 2011 description
report Voice of America

Cathy Majtenyi - Nairobi May 30, 2011

In Kenya, the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, gets bigger all the time as Somalis fleeing warfare in their country stream across the border. The camp now houses several times the number of people it was designed to hold. The Kenyan government was supposed to open a new camp, but has not done so.

Up to 10,000 people each month appear at the gates of Dadaab refugee camp in dry, dusty northeastern Kenya, fleeing the misery of war-torn Somalia.

31 May 2011 description

GENEVA – At least 10 people have lost their lives in a tragic boat smuggling incident on the Gulf of Aden after a two-day journey from Somalia to Yemen.

31 May 2011 description


Maize and beans increased prices spark concerns of deepened food insecurity

Long Rains end after poor performance; Drought conditions deteriorate further

Food and Fuel prices impact on urban poor and pastoralists

Conflict over resources leaves more than forty people killed in May 2011

Humanitarian actors, donors and Government conduct mid-year review of the Consolidated Appeals Process

Concerns mount over resettlement process of IDPs in the Rift Valley

31 May 2011 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 31 May 2011 (IRIN) - Hundreds of children younger than five have been wounded in the latest round of fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, accounting for almost half of all trauma cases in May, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

In a press statement issued on 31 May, WHO said recent data showed that the main causes of death among under-fives were burns, chest injuries and internal haemorrhaging caused by blast injuries, shrapnel and bullets.

31 May 2011 description

Cibaar Hassan Ghedi, an unemployed, ex-militia living in Mogadishu, was not interested in becoming a fisherman. Nevertheless, he decided to attend a training session supported by the UNDP’s Employment Generation for Early Recovery (EGER) Project.

During the training, which targeted ex-militia, Internally Displaced Persons, and host communities in Mogadishu, Cibaar learned the basics of fishing and was given practical lessons out at sea.

31 May 2011 description

Nearly one in two reported weapon-related injuries is a child younger than five

31 May 2011 description


► Child soldiers in the Horn – cause to remain at attention!
► Kenya and the International Criminal Court
Role and protection of human rights defenders
► Privatization of security in Somalia
Implications for the Horn of Africa

31 May 2011 description


• Cholera is confirmed in Mogadishu (Banadir), Afgooye Corridor (Lower Shabelle), Baidoa (Bay) and Haradere (Mudug). In total, this month, 16 out of 28 samples tested positive for Vibrio cholerae.

• In May, four hospitals in Mogadishu reported 3,239 weapon-related injuries.

• This month, WHO and partners investigated unspecified diseases in Huddur (Bakool), Tieglow (Bay) and Berbera Port town (W’ Galbeed).

30 May 2011 description
report Concern Worldwide

Foreword from the Chief Executive Officer

30 May 2011 description


In 2003 the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service was created within DPKO to promote rule of law by addressing both judicial and penal systems in UN peace operations. This Update is about the work of this Service and of Justice Components working in peace operations around the world.

For more information contact:
Robert Pulver Chief, CLJAS pulverr@un.org 917-367-3420 www.un.org/en/peacekeeping

27 May 2011 description

This 50th edition of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Rachel Houghton, focuses exclusively on partnerships in humanitarian action. Articles explore a wide range of different arrangements, including clusters, consortia and networks, involving NGOs, the UN, the private sector, academic researchers, ‘southern’ or local organisations and host governments.

27 May 2011 description
report G8
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French version

G8 Summit of Deauville - May 26-27, 2011

1. The G8 and Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa, and the African Union Commission, highlight the importance of an enhanced partnership between the G8 and Africa. Africa is on the move, and is becoming a new pole for global growth, even if challenges to be addressed remain, particularly in the least developed countries. The G8 and Africa stand side-by-side during this key time of change.