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05 Aug 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Ann M. Veneman

En mars dernier lors d'une visite de terrain à Gaza après que la région ait été dévastée par les bombardements soutenus et le conflit, j'ai visité un centre de secours o=F9, grâce à l'art, les jeunes enfants étaient encouragés à exprimer leurs sentiments. On dit souvent qu'une image peut exprimer mille mots. Mais ce que j'ai vu, 'il n'y avait aucun mot pour le décrire.

Les jeunes enfants que j'ai rencontrés m'ont montré leurs dessins, dont beaucoup représentaient des roquettes visant leur maison.

04 Mar 2009 description

2008 was a year of major humanitarian challenges. Natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the devastating earthquake in China, flooding in India and Brazil or the hurricanes in the Caribbean once again highlighted the dangers of the unbridled forces of nature. In the complex political crises in Africa, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq, unresolved conflicts made it impossible to improve the precarious humanitarian situation of people living there.

10 Dec 2008 description

CERF Advisory Group met in Geneva

The Advisory Group met in Geneva on 19 and 20 November and included the eight members newly appointed by the Secretary-General. The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. John Holmes, briefed the members on the progress of the Fund since their last meeting in June 2008 and the potential impact of the global financial crisis on CERF. The Advisory Group also discussed the management response to the Two-year Evaluation of the Fund.

02 Nov 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.