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24 Apr 2013 description

The Higher Committee of Foreign aid at the Red Crescent Authority has allocated Dh 4.027 million to carry out developmental projects in a number of countries.

The assistance will cover health, education and social services sectors in addition to the provision of water supplies in areas which suffer from shortage of this vital service.

These projects will be carried out in a number of countries, including Palestine, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Jordan and Pakistan, Senegal, Bosnia, Uganda, Benin, Thailand, Chad, in addition to Ghana, Lebanon, Libya and Mauritania.

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

Eighteenth Ordinary Session
29 – 30 January 2012
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA


31 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING 31 May 2010

High Commissioner for Human Rights Addresses the Meeting

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its fourteenth regular session, hearing a statement from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who updated the Council on the work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Council then held a general debate, in which context speakers raised the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the struggle against all forms of discrimination, and the achievement of the right to development. Many …

09 Apr 2009 description

15 April 2009, Geneva, Palais Wilson, Room RS-181


On 21 September 2008, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/9/9 entitled "Protection of the human rights of civilians in armed conflict".

07 Mar 2009 description

Qatar pledges $40 million to the UN for humanitarian aid

Qatar announced a donation of $40 million to the United Nations for its humanitarian programmes worldwide. Thirty million dollars has been pledged for emergency operations in Gaza while $10 million will go to CERF, making Qatar the ninth-largest contributor to the Fund for 2009.

Of the $30 million, $10 million has been allocated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for lifesaving activities, and $10 million for the World Food Programme's (WFP) emergency food assistance for more than one million Gazans.

11 May 2007 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

The President has authorized the use of $29.5 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance (ERMA) Fund to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs related to conflicts in Somalia, Sudan, and Chad, and to meet refugee food needs in other African countries, the West Bank and Gaza.

06 Feb 2004 description

Answering the UN's annual appeals for different countries and regions, Sida has decided to allocate EUR 36.7 million to alleviate crises in about 20 countries.
A positive change since last year is that Sudan, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all initiated peace processes, even though the humanitarian situation remains very serious. Apart from armed conflict, HIV/AIDS represents the biggest threat to development.

25 Apr 2002 description
report Voice of America

Voice of America, April 25, 2002

Peter W. Singer, John M. Olin Post-Doctoral Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies

MR. BORGIDA: And joining me now live from the Brookings Institution in Washington, Peter Singer. He has studied the subject of child soldiers, who now seem to be involved in a wide variety of movements and terrorist organizations. Thank you so much for joining us, Mr. Singer. We appreciate your time.

Talk to us a bit about who child soldiers are. Define the term for us, please - an age perhaps?