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30 Dec 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

21 Dec 2005 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

Following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's weekly briefing (12:30PM) by Radhia Achouri, Spokesperson for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan:

21 Dec 2005 description
report UN Security Council

Presidential Statement Commends Congolese People for Successfully Holding Referendum on Draft Constitution
SC/8599

Security Council

21 Dec 2005 description
report UN Security Council

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions and the statements by its President concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially resolutions 1533 of 12 March 2004, 1565 of 1 October 2004, 1592 of 30 March 2005, 1596 of 18 April 2005, 1616 of 15 August 2005, 1621 of 6 September 2005 and 1628 of 30 September 2005, and the statements of 2 March (S/PRST/2005/10) and 4 October 2005 (S/PRST/2005/46),

Reaffirming its commitment to respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as all States in the …

19 Dec 2005 description
report World Vision

The protracted civil war in northern Uganda has ravaged the region for 19 years, at one point leaving up to 1.6 million people homeless, skyrocketing malnutrition rates among children, and costing more than $100 million per year.

The World Vision report "Pawns of Politics" (2nd edition) documents the impact of the war in northern Uganda, where more than 30,000 children have been abducted and forced to work as soldiers and sex slaves.

This 2nd edition of the report includes new information about prospects for peace.

18 Dec 2005 description

DC/3059

With decades of experience in disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating ex-combatants, including some 400,000 over the past five years alone, the United Nations today launched a new set of standards aimed at improving the process, which is considered essential to restoring stability to war-ravaged countries.

"We're very proud of the work we've done so far in places like Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, where more than 134,000 combatants laid down their arms with United Nations help, but we acknowledge that we can do better," said United Nations Deputy …

16 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern …

15 Dec 2005 description

Nairobi (15 December 2005) - The United Nations today launched the Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2006 appealing for a total of USD 85.4 million for Mine Action activities in Somalia (USD 5.5 million), Sudan (USD 76.5 million) and Uganda (USD 3.4 million).

12 Dec 2005 description

Author: Héloïse Ruaudel and Andrew Timpson
Distribution: General

Contact: charry@issafrica.org

09 Dec 2005 description

This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.

09 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

09 Dec 2005 description

Press Release 05/72

Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is asking donors for more than 1 billion Swiss francs to fund its humanitarian work in some 80 countries in 2006.

The ICRC's 2006 field budget is 76 million francs (9.2 per cent) higher than the corresponding figure presented a year ago.