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14 Nov 2011 description
On 10th anniversary, international plant genetics treaty funds new projects Rome, 14 November 2011, Traditional food crops and other plant varieties worldwide are in urgent need of protection from climate change and other environmental stresses, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said...
14 Nov 2011 description
report IRIN
KINSHASA, 14 November 2011 (IRIN) - Access to basic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains poor, with up to seven million children across the vast country out of school - despite a 2010 government decision to make primary education free. DRC is still struggling to overcome the...
14 Nov 2011 description
13 Nov 2011 15:16 By Oliver Holmes and Alastair Macdonald TRIPOLI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Despite continued gunfire and explosions near Tripoli on Sunday, Libyan officials and fighters said a bloody local dispute that has strained nerves in the city for three days was being resolved. Compared to...
14 Nov 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
East Asia-Pacific children highly vulnerable to climate change impacts Region’s children say they are already feeling the effect of climate change BANGKOK, 14 November 2011 – According to a UNICEF report, Children’s Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the...
12 Nov 2011 description
report IRIN
NAIROBI, 11 November 2011 (IRIN) - Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape cases, gender activists told IRIN. "Attacks on women...
11 Nov 2011 description
report UN News Service
11 November 2011 – Sudanese military forces have bombed a refugee camp in neighbouring South Sudan, the United Nations confirmed today, calling for an urgent investigation into what its top human rights official warned could amount to “a serious international crime.” “Yesterday the UN...
11 Nov 2011 description
11 November 2011 - The mass lead poisoning from mining activities in Zamfara State in Nigeria, which was discovered in March 2010, continues to affect villagers in three Local Government Areas (LGAs): Anka, Bukkuyum and Maru. While the full scale of the problem is still not fully determined, a...
11 Nov 2011 description
report ACT Alliance
Geneva, 10 November 2011 Dear colleagues, Following heavy rains the Mahanadi and other rivers in the Orissa state of India have wreaked havoc submerging around 4,000 villages spread over 19 districts and leaving 80 dead as the state government is speeding up the relief and rescue operations for...
11 Nov 2011 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children study in the Lancet suggests empowering frontline health workers to treat severe pneumonia at home would reduce deaths of world’s #1 child killer WESTPORT, Conn. (November 11, 2011) — Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan’s “Lady Health Workers” were...
11 Nov 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch
Syria: Crimes Against Humanity in Homs Arab League Should Suspend Syria (New York, November 11, 2011) – The systematic nature of abuses against civilians in Homs by Syrian government forces, including torture and unlawful killings, indicate that crimes against humanity have been committed, Human...
11 Nov 2011 description
Executive Summary Education is one of the highest priorities of refugee communities. Yet there is little evidence of tangible organisational commitment by UNHCR to guaranteeing the right to education for refugee children and young people. The lack of high quality and protective education for...
11 Nov 2011 description
I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Increased attacks on civilian and police targets have been reported in Kenya this week, as the Kenya military incursion in southern Somalia continues. Humanitarian operations at Dadaab refugee camps and drought-affected areas of northeastern Kenya have been increasingly...
10 Nov 2011 description
Bangui (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is currently bringing aid to around a thousand families whose houses were destroyed or seriously damaged in clashes between two armed groups in the city of Bria in September. "In many parts of the city, the damage is...
10 Nov 2011 description
Post-conflict Central Africa threatened by organized crime 10 November 2011 - Conflict in Central Africa appears to have declined markedly in recent years. According to the UNODC report Organized Crime and Instability in Central Africa: A Threat Assessment, the current instability and violence,...
10 Nov 2011 description
An analysis of the data from household surveys in rural Tajikistan in July 2011 shows that 29.1% of children are stunted and 12.5% are wasted. Malnutrition among children was found to be more pronounced than in previous assessment rounds. The data were collected through the country’s Food Security...
10 Nov 2011 description
10 November 2011, Hanoi and Bangkok — The Viet Nam Red Cross is appealing to the international community for 1.1 million Swiss francs to assist 42,000 people who have been affected by the worst floods to affect the country’s Mekong Delta in more than a decade. The main focus of the National...
10 Nov 2011 description
By Caroline Graham HelpAge is working to help at least 2,500 older people and their families affected by the floods in Thailand. The country’s worst flooding in half a century has caused widespread damage in approximately 60 provinces out of 76. Older people have been severely affected, mainly...
10 Nov 2011 description
New report presses parties to the conflict to respond to harm NAIROBI- Parties to the conflict in Somalia can take immediate measures to lessen its impact on civilians, said CIVIC, the Washington-based organization advocating on behalf of civilians in war, in a report launched today. Civilian Harm...
09 Nov 2011 description
report UN Security Council
SC/10442 Security Council 6650th Meeting (AM & PM) Human Rights Commissioner, Assistant Secretary-General Among Speakers Stressing Need for Accountability, Redress for Victims Women, girls, boys and men in conflicts around the world continued to be subjected to blatant and frequent violations...
09 Nov 2011 description
Miles de hondureños y hondureñas se enfrentan actualmente al proceso de reconstrucción de sus comunidades, tras las fuertes inundaciones causadas por un temporal lluvioso que afectó este país centroamericano, principalmente en la región sur, donde las personas damnificadas trabajan arduamente...