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01 Jul 2011 description
report African Union

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 30 June 2011-The African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Jean Ping today said the popular uprisings in North Africa should be seen as an opportunity for AU member states to renew their commitment to the AU agenda for democracy and governance and to implement socio economic reforms that are demanded by their people.

Furthermore, the Commission underscored the importance of achieving peace, saying there could be no development otherwise.

01 Jul 2011 description

“The collective actions of the people of North Africa and the Middle East have reaffirmed the importance and universality of human rights in a way we could not have dreamed of on 1 January this year,” UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay said to the Geneva press corps. “We all want, we all deserve, and we are all entitled to have our rights observed – not partially, not sometimes, not at the whim of dictators or other repressive rulers and authorities, but all of us, all of the time, everywhere.”

10 May 2011 description
  • Tres meses después del inicio del conflicto libio, continúa el movimiento de desplazados que cruzan la frontera libio-tunecina escapando de la violencia, mientras disminuye el número de repatriaciones

  • Acción contra el Hambre continúa con sus proyectos de agua y saneamiento, y seguridad alimentaria a largo plazo, a la espera de afrontar una eventual nueva avalancha de personas que crucen la frontera a Túnez. La organización está lista para entrar en Libia en el momento en el que las condiciones de seguridad lo permitan

04 May 2011 description

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, May 4 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called on the international community for stronger global solidarity to help tackle current humanitarian crises and upheaval.

21 Apr 2011 description

Washington, 20 April, 2011—The Governors’ Consultative Committee of the African Development Bank met in Washington, DC this week to consider the implications of recent events in Abidjan and Tunis for the Bank’s operations.

The African Development Bank has run its operations from its temporary location in the Tunisian capital since relocating there from its Abidjan headquarters in 2003 due to the Ivorian crisis.

06 Apr 2011 description

GENEVA, April 6 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie expressed "deep shock" on Wednesday at the reported drownings of 213 people in rough waters some 60 kilometres off the southern coast of Italy.

05 Apr 2011 description

Articles d'actualité, 5 avril 2011

GENÈVE, 5 avril (HCR) – Avec trois opérations majeures d'intervention d'urgence en Afrique, le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés António Guterres a indiqué mardi que le HCR n'avait jamais subi une telle pression depuis son arrivée en 2005 à la tête de cette organisation.

04 Apr 2011 description

GENEVA, April 5 (UNHCR) – With three major emergency operations across Africa, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Tuesday his agency had never been under such pressure since he took the helm in 2005.

15 Mar 2011 description
report G8

Paris, March 15, 2011

G8 Foreign Ministers met in Paris on 14-15 March. They offered their sympathy and condolences to the Japanese Government and people. G8 countries are ready to provide Japan with every help to overcome the consequences of the disaster. Ministers thanked their Japanese colleague, Takeaki Matsumoto, for his extensive briefing on the latest developments of the situation. They expressed their full confidence in the ability of the Japanese Government to solve the crisis and paid tribute to the courage and dignity shown by the people of Japan.

15 Mar 2011 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The Finnish Red Cross launches an emergency appeal for funds on March 14. The Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund needs donations to prepare for helping victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In addition to Japan, the Disaster Relief Fund is also currently helping victims of the crisis in Libya.

'The scale of the disaster in Japan is unfolding slowly and the huge need for relief aid is as yet impossible to assess.

04 Mar 2011 description

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As of yesterday, over 172,000 people had left Libya, mainly migrant workers returning to their homes. While there are mainly men, there are some women and children among them. Their transit is mainly across the Egyptian and Tunisian borders, with the Egyptian and Tunisian authorities processing arrivals. A couple of days ago, there was a bottleneck at the Tunisian border when about 30,000 people tried to enter in just two days.