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27 Jul 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 27 July 2010 (IRIN) - As the humanitarian "system" becomes more complex, with new actors and overlapping mandates, different definitions of humanitarian aid, and ever-more ambitious goals, humanitarian aid watchdog Development Initiatives outlines some of the needs, responses and funding trends over the past decade in its 2010 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report. [http://www.devinit.org/;

07 Jun 2010 description

WFP Executive Board

June 7, 2010

Thank you so much, Josette, for that kind introduction and Mr President, Ambassador de la Vega and Commissioner Georgieva for those wonderful comments. It is really a great honour to have the opportunity to address the Executive Board of an organization that I have so much faith and profound respect for.

07 Jun 2010 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme

APRES-MIDI 7 juin 2010

Dépénalisation de l'homosexualité dans le contexte du sida, réparations pour les femmes victimes de violence

et pauvreté des personnes âgées sont au cœur du débat

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a conclu, cet après-midi, ses dialogues interactifs avec le Rapporteur spécial sur le droit qu'a toute personne de jouir du meilleur état de santé physique et mentale possible, M.

26 Feb 2010 description

Dispatches is a fortnightly e-mail bulletin of the JRS International Office. It features refugee news briefings, information from our people in the field, policy issues, JRS vacancies and spiritual reflections.




Le 19 février, le gouvernement de la région autonome du Sud Soudan a lancé un appel au calme d'ici aux élections qui auront lieu le 11 avril.

26 Feb 2010 description




On 19 February, government officials in the autonomous region of Southern Sudan issued an appeal for calm for the period leading up to the elections on 11 April. Politicians in particular have been urged not to raise ethnic or political tensions.

Many government and humanitarian observers are concerned by the ongoing insecurity in Southern Sudan.

13 Jan 2010 description

Haiti earthquake

In the wake of a powerful earthquake centered just southwest of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Church World Service staff are quickly responding, contacting long-term partners in the country and working with them to assess the situation. The Ecumenical Foundation for Peace, whose House of Hope day school is supported by CWS, reports the school is damaged and they are trying to determine the well-being of some of the staff and children.

CWS is sending funds to local partners in Haiti as we continue to assess the situation.