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31 Dec 2012 description

INTRODUCTION

The United Nations Focal Point for Mine Action

UNMAS is the United Nations focal point for mine action. Fourteen entities are working together in the United Nations system to implement the United Nations vision of a world free from the threat of mine, and explosive remnants of war (ERW) including cluster munitions. UNMAS leads that effort in six key areas:

• Survey, mark, fence-off, and clear explosive hazards, including mines, ERW, cluster munitions

31 Dec 2012 description

La présente évaluation d’impact fait partie d’une série de quatre évaluations que le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) et le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) ont fait réaliser en 2011 et 2012. Celles-ci ont pour objectif d’évaluer la contribution de l’assistance alimentaire aux solutions durables mises en œuvre en faveur des réfugiés de longue date.

31 Dec 2012 description

Résumé Exécutif/Rapport Résumé
Introduction
Caractéristiques de l’évaluation

  1. La présente évaluation d’impact fait partie d’une série de quatre évaluations que le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) et le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) ont fait réaliser en 2011 et 20121. Celles-ci ont pour objectif d’évaluer la contribution de l’assistance alimentaire aux solutions durables mises en œuvre en faveur des réfugiés de longue date.

30 Dec 2012 description

This seventh edition of the Yearbook of Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).

30 Dec 2012 description

En esta séptima edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. Se incluye un capítulo sobre Colombia, por hacerse una edición colombiana de este anuario.

28 Dec 2012 description

Key messages:

• In West Africa, food prices were stable or decreased in November as staple food availability continued to improve with the ongoing marketing season. Some earlier-­than-­anticipated price increases occurred in region’s urban centers and structurally-­deficit zones due to limited commodity flows from surplus­producing areas.

27 Dec 2012 description

LES TITRES

• Tchad: la malnutrition persiste malgré les bonnes récoltes (OCHA, 21 déc.)

• Despite billions spent to address hunger, families in Chad cling to harmful traditions (Washington Post, 23 Dec.)

• Les rebelles s'affichent en maîtres de la Centrafrique (AFP, 26 déc.)

• UN pulls staff from C. Africa as rebels close on capital (AFP, 27 Dec.)

27 Dec 2012 description
report Radio Dabanga

EAST CHAD (26 Dec.) - Sudanese refugees living in eastern Chad are asking international organizations to extend the provision of services at the camps without compromising the distribution of food rations.

These services include water supply, health, education and environmental services, they told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday, 26 December.

On behalf of all sheikhs, the head of camp Touloum, Haider Gardia, is appealing to organizations such as CARE to continue providing refugees “financial and moral support” in addition to food.

26 Dec 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• According to an initial assessment of the 2012-2013 year, the crop production is about 3.7 million tonnes of grain, with an increase of 124% compared to 2011.

• A yellow fever epidemic is on-going in Darfur, Sudan. There is still no confirmed case in Chad on 30 November 2012.

• Moula and Yaroungou refugees camps were transferred to a new camp called Belom.

26 Dec 2012 description

Essaims et bandes sur la côte de la mer Rouge

21 Dec 2012 description

December 21, 2012

CDC Continues to Support the Global Polio Eradication Effort

The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The world is not on track to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Yet, we are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.

21 Dec 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• During the past six months, the Sahel in West Africa has been facing the most serious Desert Locust threat since 2005. More than 50 million people were potentially affected in Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

21 Dec 2012 description

Key points

  • Good crop prospects confirmed by PREGEC

  • Locust situation remains of concern

  • Grain prices in West Africa and on the international market: millet prices remain high but other coarse grain prices are normalizing in West Africa

  • Households whose livelihoods remain affected by the 2011-2012 crisis might face food difficulties in 2013

21 Dec 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• During the past six months, the Sahel in West Africa has been facing the most serious Desert Locust threat since 2005. More than 50 million people were potentially affected in Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

• The situation is now gradually returning to normal in the northern Sahel where breeding has ended in Mali, Niger and Chad. As a result of control operations, only a few swarms formed in Niger and Chad and only small groups of adults moved to Algeria and Libya. Ground control operations are in progress in Niger, Mauritania and Morocco.

21 Dec 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite good harvest prospects and good conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains critical. Approximately 8.5 million people remain food insecure and over 1 million children at risk of severe acute malnutrition in 2013.

21 Dec 2012 description
report Enough Project

Posted by Kara Federico

This holiday season, the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, or DDT, is celebrating our biggest accomplishment this year! Following DDT Manager Buky Williams’ recent trip to the refugee camps in eastern Chad, DDT has released its latest progress report on the funds implemented in Goz Amer.