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04 Apr 2012 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Pacific SRO. It covers the period from 1 to 3 April 2012. The next report will be issued on or around 5 April 2012. I. HIGHLIGHTs/key priorities Flooding continues after more rain fell in the wake...
03 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN
BAMAKO/DAKAR, 3 April 2012 (IRIN) - Malians in the northern towns of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu are hiding in their homes in fear following the weekend takeover by rebel groups, during which hospitals, health clinics, government buildings, and most NGO and UN offices and warehouses were looted, and in...
03 Apr 2012 description
Executive summary and recommendations Colombia’s civilians have been pulled into a decades-long civil war among the government’s forces, paramilitary groups and their successors, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the People’s Liberation Army (ELN). During the conflict,...
03 Apr 2012 description
Operational Update No 01/12 In recent months, new violence has erupted in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states as large parts of the Darfur region have remained volatile. The ICRC has continued to seek access to all conflict-stricken areas to respond to the effects of the fighting. This is an...
03 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN
JAMAM, 3 April 2012 (IRIN) - Under the sweltering sun, women at Jamam refugee camp, in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, dig through the clay of a dried up waterhole in their search for water. Scooping up muddy water to fill one jerry-can takes three hours, but is better than returning home with...
03 Apr 2012 description
By J. Brian Atwood, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee, OECD Introduction Humanitarian action – saving lives, alleviating suffering and maintaining human dignity during and in the aftermath of crises – remains a clear priority for DAC donors. Over USD 11.2 billion of...
03 Apr 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund
By Chris Niles NEW YORK, USA, 2 April 2012 – As the hunger season begins in the Sahel region of Africa, UNICEF is launching a massive fund-raising campaign to help the more than 1 million children in danger of dying from severe acute malnutrition. The campaign coincides with the visit of UNICEF...
03 Apr 2012 description
report UNAIDS
The need to ensure that people in Africa have access to essential, high quality, safe and affordable medicines has just received a major boost with the launch of the East African Community (EAC) Medicines Registration Harmonization Project in Arusha, Tanzania, on 30 March 2011. The project is a...
02 Apr 2012 description
Torrential rain since 29 March have caused severe flooding for the second time this year in the western division of Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu. Four people have died and over 8,000 people have been forced to seek safety in 91 evacuation centres following the floods. A state of emergency...
02 Apr 2012 description
Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has contributed to local efforts by training more than 1,000 demining...
02 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN
BRAZZAVILLE, 2 April 2012 (IRIN) - A cholera outbreak is adding to the woes of thousands of people displaced by a huge munitions blast in the Congolese capital Brazzaville about a month ago, say officials. “We have 10 confirmed cases of cholera,” Youssouf Gamatié, the UN World Health...
02 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN
ISIOLO, 2 April 2012 (IRIN) - Hundreds of families in the central county of Isiolo have been displaced as deadly clashes pitting the Borana, Somali and Turkana communities escalate. Ibrahim Sheikh Mohamud, a leader from the neighbouring Wajir region, told IRIN that at least 210 Isiolo families have...
02 Apr 2012 description
Khartoum (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has completed the renovation of a midwifery school in Al Fashir, North Darfur, in time for Safe Motherhood Day. In addition to renovating the school, which can now accommodate up to 100 boarding students, the ICRC repaired...
02 Apr 2012 description
People-centered investment in agriculture and rural development FAO social analysis publication aims to build capacity to reach poorest 2 April 2012, Rome - Increasing agricultural production is one of the keys to fighting hunger and poverty. But investments in agriculture and rural development...
31 Mar 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Whirlwinds occurred more frequently than any other natural hazard, affecting some 19,400 people. Floods remained the most devastating disaster, impacting nearly 30,000 people. The Humanitarian Response Fund approved two new projects responding to whirlwind-affected households.
31 Mar 2012 description
Excédent net céréalier, risque d’insécurité alimentaire au nord Messages clés Les résultats définitifs de la campagne agricole 2011/2012 au Burkina Faso démontrent un déficit net d’autosuffisance céréalière dans le pays. L’excédent net du bilan céréalier national est moins...
30 Mar 2012 description
From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Predicting the future impacts of climate change is a difficult business. Even determining the future physical effects is fraught because of the complexity of the Earth’s climate system and the imperfections of...
30 Mar 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS The registration of new arrivals and provision of humanitarian assistance continue in Jalozai camp, with priority being given to the most vulnerable. Efforts are underway to increase assistance to IDPs living outside Jalozai camp. Humanitarian partners are conducting a campaign to...
30 Mar 2012 description
Evènements clés Mali : situation politique instable, les rebelles touaregs attaquent Kidal Mauritanie : le CERF accorde plus de 3,45 millions de dollars pour la crise des réfugiés Niger : fortes divergences dans le décompte des réfugiés entre le Gouvernement et le UNHCR Burkina Faso :...
30 Mar 2012 description
Yangon, 30 March 2012. United Nations convoys carrying emergency relief supplies to internally displaced people (IDPs) in two locations affected by the conflict in Kachin State have now returned to base after distributing these items in the IDP camps. “Reaching all IDPs in Kachin with humanitarian...