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30 Jun 2005 description


- Con excepción de Argelia, existían negociaciones formales o exploratorias en todos los conflictos africanos. A escala global, en el 73% de los conflictos armados existentes hay negociaciones abiertas.
- Una vez completado el despliegue de las misiones de mantenimiento de la paz en Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudán y RD Congo, en estos cuatro países habrá unos 54.000 cascos azules.

- Finalizaron sin éxito los intentos de negociación con la guerrilla ELN, en Colombia, y con el grupo maoísta CPI, en el estado de Andra Pradesh (India).

30 Jun 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

30 Jun 2005 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Jun 30, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has got 16 million US dollars from donor countries for humanitarian interventions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in war-torn northern Uganda, local media reported on Thursday.

UNICEF representative in Uganda Martin Mogwanja was quoted as saying that five donor countries have contributed a total of 16.5 million dollars for the UNICEF portion of this year's UN Consolidated Appeal (CAP).

30 Jun 2005 description
report World Bank
  1. This report provides an update of activities carried out under the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) since the previous quarterly progress report (January to March 2005). The report is organized by the four main components of the MDRP, namely: (i) national demobilization and reintegration programs; (ii) special projects; (iii) regional activities; and (iv) overall program management.
30 Jun 2005 description
  • Con excepción de Argelia, existían negociaciones formales o exploratorias en todos los conflictos africanos. A escala global, en el 73% de los conflictos armados existentes hay negociaciones abiertas.

  • Una vez completado el despliegue de las misiones de mantenimiento de la paz en Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudán y RD Congo, en estos cuatro países habrá unos 54.000 cascos azules.

  • Finalizaron sin éxito los intentos de negociación con la guerrilla ELN, en Colombia, y con el grupo maoísta CPI, en el estado de Andra Pradesh (India).

30 Jun 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, heavy rains and floods have caused loss of life and destroyed crops and infrastructure in several countries. However, prospects for current crops have improved. In southern Africa, cereal import requirements in 2005/06 (excluding South Africa) are estimated about 30 percent higher than last year due to substantially reduced harvests in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. South Africa, on the other hand, is estimated to have more than enough exportable surplus of maize to meet the import needs of the subregion.

30 Jun 2005 description

Andrew Natsios , U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator

Washington, DC
June 30, 2005

30 Jun 2005 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. GUINEA: REFUGEES ELECT MAJORITY WOMEN COMMITTEE TO MANAGE CAMP

On 14 June Liberian refugees in the Lainé camp in southern Guinea voted out their former camp committee. After serving two and a half years, the original committee members were replaced by the election of a new female-majority committee to manage the camp.

According to JRS staff working in the camp, the former committee was unresponsive to demands for internal improvements in management accountability, which prompted the call for elections.

30 Jun 2005 description

Malaria is "highly treatable and preventable," President Bush told an audience in Washington June 30, as he announced an increase in U.S. funding for malaria prevention and treatment of more than $1.2 billion over five years.

30 Jun 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

WASHINGTON, 30 June 2005 - UNICEF hailed the announcement today of a major new initiative by the United States to fund the prevention and treatment of malaria in Africa, calling the commitment "a great step forward for child health and survival."

"Malaria is a major killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa, taking a child's life every 30 seconds," said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, who attended the announcement.

30 Jun 2005 description

The following is the text of an address given by High Commisioner Guterres yesterday:

"Voices against Poverty"

Mr. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

High-Level Segment of ECOSOC, Achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration as implementing the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits: Progress made, challenges and opportunities.

30 Jun 2005 description

2005-10

The President's Initiative

On June 30, 2005, President Bush challenged the world to reduce the burden of malaria dramatically as a major killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa, and pledged to increase funding of malaria prevention and treatment by more than $1.2 billion over five years.

30 Jun 2005 description
report UN Security Council


SC/8433

Security Council
5220th Meeting (AM)

Describes ‘Lethal Mix’ of AIDS, Drought, Failing Governance; Says Hunger Playing Critical Part in Disintegration of Social Structures

The greatest humanitarian crisis today was not in Darfur, Afghanistan or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but in Southern Africa, where a lethal mix of AIDS, recurring drought and failing governance was eroding social and political stability, James T. Morris, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) told the Security Council this morning.

29 Jun 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

KINSHASA, 29 June (IRIN) - President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo told diplomats on Tuesday that he had ordered his army to begin disarming, immediately, thousands of foreign rebels in the east of his country.

"All armed foreign groups operating in DRC, particularly in the east should be disarmed immediately," he told the ambassadors in Kinshasa, the nation's capital, at a meeting to evaluate the performance of his two-year transitional government.

The secretary-general of …

29 Jun 2005 description

By Daniel Wallis

KAMPALA, June 29 (Reuters) - Once a hope for democracy and accountability, many Ugandans fear President Yoweri Museveni is transforming into the traditional African "Big Man" and his desire to stay in power could cause turmoil.

Parliament voted to scrap presidential term-limits this week -- clearing the way for him to stay in power but also fomenting worries of a return to unrest in a nation slowly getting to its feet after decades of violence.