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04 Sep 2018 description

There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.

03 Jan 2012 description

Highlights: Week 50 (12 - 18 Dec 2011)

-14 Typhoid case reported this week

-Anthrax outbreak in Gokwe North

Contents
A.General context
B.Epidemic prone diseases
C.Events of public health importance in the region
D.Completeness and timeliness of the national data
E.Acknowledgments
F.Annexes
1.Classification of events that may constitute a Public Event of International Concern
2.Standard case definitions
3.Alert/action epidemic thresholds

05 Feb 2010 description
report African Union

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE N0.

15 Oct 2009 description

(extract)

SOME ITEMS IN THIS ISSUE REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. Zimbabwe: education crisis felt throughout the region

Increasing numbers of children are leaving Zimbabwe in search of services and opportunities no longer available at home.

Young Zimbabweans are at risk of becoming a generation of adults without the education, skills or opportunities needed to become active members of society.

24 Nov 2008 description

(Abu Dhabi, 24 November 2008): His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE and President of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, today hosted a global launch of the 2009 Humanitarian Appeal, in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

"We are delighted to welcome so many distinguished guests and host this important event with the United Nations, raising our voice on behalf of the millions of needy people across the globe.

05 Oct 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

01 Jul 2008 description

Five actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in June 2008 and three improved, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch, released today.

In Zimbabwe, state-sponsored violence further escalated ahead of the 27 June presidential run-off vote, as the Mugabe regime continued its brutal crackdown to secure victory. Opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai was detained five times over the month, opposition campaigning was repressed and the polling day itself marked by widespread voter intimidation.

13 Apr 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

06 Apr 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

24 Mar 2008 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations agency that is feeding 73 million people caught up in crises around the world this year is appealing for funding to close a $500 million gap caused by a global spike in food and fuel prices.

'We urge your Government to act quickly on this request so that we may avoid cutting the rations for those who rely on the world to stand by them during times of abject need,' Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), said in a letter to donors send out on 20 March.

The price of food and fuel has risen to record levels in recent years, …

10 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

L'appel humanitaire 2008 lancé par Ban Ki-moon aujourd'hui à Genève regroupe les besoins de financement de 188 organisations, dont ceux des agences des Nations Unies, et vise à collecter 3,8 milliards de dollars afin d'aider quelque 25 millions de personnes réparties dans 24 pays.

« Nous vivons dans un monde de prospérité sans précédent », a rappelé le Secrétaire général dans un message transmis aujourd'hui depuis Genève.

10 Dec 2007 description

(Geneva: 10 December 2007): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for $3.8 billion to provide urgent support to 25 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 24 countries worldwide.

"We live in a world of unprecedented prosperity. But despite this, millions of people continue to endure crises where the essentials of existence - clean water, life-saving drugs, and emergency shelter among others - are denied them and where insecurity is a part of everyday life," the Secretary-General said.

22 Jun 2006 description

Event: Chatham House Africa Programme
Location: London
Speech Date: 21/06/06
Speaker: Lord Triesman