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30 Nov 2010 description

(Geneva: 30 November 2010): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, on behalf of international humanitarian organizations, today called for USD 7.4 billion to provide urgent humanitarian aid to 50 million people in 28 countries worldwide.

"Every human being has a right to safety, stability and security, and it is within our power to make this right a reality." the Secretary-General said in the foreword to the Appeal.*

The 2011 Humanitarian Appeal is the biggest Appeal in dollar terms …

30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

16 Nov 2010 description

Brussels, 16.11.2010

SEC(2010) 1428 final

Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) is responsible for formulating EU humanitarian aid policy and for funding humanitarian aid - including food aid - to victims of conflicts or disasters, both natural and man-made, in non EU countries.

15 Nov 2010 description

DOCUMENT DE TRAVAIL DES SERVICES DE LA COMMISSION

Direction Générale Aide Humanitaire et Protection Civile

Copie de courtoisie de la DG ECHO du document SEC(2010)1428 du 15/11/2010

INTRODUCTION

La Direction Générale pour l'Aide Humanitaire et la Protection Civile (DG ECHO) est responsable de la formulation de la politique d'aide humanitaire de l'Union Européenne et du financement de l'aide humanitaire - y compris l'aide alimentaire d'urgence - en faveur des victimes de conflits ou catastrophes, tant d'origine naturelle que d'origine humaine, dans …

16 Oct 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/3981

Hears from 49 Speakers on Third Day of Debate; Nigeria : 'Investment in Children Is the Best Investment a Government Can Make'

From the reintegration of child soldiers to rural schools-on-wheels and the daily recital of a national pledge, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was told today of the many ways in which Member States have been promoting and protecting the rights of children, in light of their respective socio-economic and cultural situations.

Representatives from 48 countries and one observer took the floor during a full-day …

31 Aug 2010 description

The Global Update provides food security information on trends in food access and utilization. Key food access indicators reported are food consumption, coping strategies and terms of trade. These indicators are proximate to food security status and so enable early identification of potential increases in food insecurity.

This update provides information on 34 countries for the period January to June 2010.

Three categories are used to classify the food security trend: Improved, No Change and Deteriorated.

31 Jul 2010 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors and reports staple food prices in cities and towns in food-insecure countries. The Price Watch presents a summary of key trends in selected markets. Prices for all commodities and markets monitored are available in the Price Watch Annex.

14 Jun 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 14 June 2010 (IRIN) - Help for people facing humanitarian catastrophe could be a text message or mouse click away, thanks to software that has proved vital in humanitarian disasters such as the Haiti earthquake.

"Ushahidi" [http://ushahidi.com] is Swahili for testimony and also the name of a website originally developed to map reports of violence and peace efforts following Kenya's 2008 election.

"During the [Kenyan] post-election violence, a few concerned civilians came up with a …