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05 Oct 2011 description
FAO calls for urgent action, funds Rome, 5 October 2011 - Urgent action is needed to prevent a looming humanitarian and food crisis in two strife-affected regions on the border between Sudan and the newly-independent nation of South Sudan, FAO warned today. Food availability in Blue Nile and South...
05 Oct 2011 description
Forced evictions in Zimbabwe leave thousands of children without access to education The Zimbabwean government must ensure that children living in the settlements it created to re-house those made homeless by its mass forced eviction program six years ago are able to go to school, Amnesty...
05 Oct 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch
New People’s Army Should Stop Unlawful Killings, Detentions (New York, October 5, 2011) – The rebel New People’s Army (NPA) in the Philippines should immediately end unlawful killings and detention of civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The NPA, the armed wing of the Communist Party of...
04 Oct 2011 description
On 25 May 2011, a Tripartite Commission comprised of the governments of Tanzania and Burundi and the UNHCR met to discuss the future of approximately 38,000 refugees in Mtabila camp in Tanzania. The talks ended with a decision to close the camp on 31 December 2011. The government of Tanzania has...
04 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service
4 October 2011 – The top United Nations humanitarian official will visit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) later this month to assess the extent of the country’s food crisis and hear from authorities what longer-term plans they have to deal with the food shortages. Valerie...
04 Oct 2011 description
Washington, D.C. – More than 20,000 people returning to South Sudan are stranded in border towns, without adequate food and with no idea when they might be able to move on. When a referendum created the new nation earlier this year, tens of thousands of southerners living in the north began to...
04 Oct 2011 description
The Humanitarian Country Team in Afghanistan has called for US$142 million to help the Government provide life-saving assistance to an estimated 3 million people affected by drought in 14 provinces in the north, north east and west of the country. A launch event held today in Kabul was officiated by...
04 Oct 2011 description
Around 2,300 Bedouin reside in 20 communities in the hills to the east of Jerusalem. More than 80% of them are refugees. Over two-thirds are children. The communities have all lost access to land due to settlement expansion, most have demolition orders pending against their homes, none have access...
04 Oct 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. UNHCR is very...
03 Oct 2011 description
In the wave of civil protests which have swept across the Middle East and North Africa, political instability and increasing violence involving the Yemeni government, protestors, rival tribal militias and militants have led to new waves of displacement in southern, central and northern areas of the...
03 Oct 2011 description
report Voice of America
Flooding in Thailand during this year's monsoon season has killed more than 200 people and affected at least two million more. Officials say the inundation across thousands of hectares of land is the most severe in decades and the United Nations is calling on governments in Asia to spend more...
03 Oct 2011 description
Aguascalientes, Mexico, 3 Oct 11 The City of Aguascalientes in Mexico on Monday led the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2011 – a year in which the message is about the huge influence of cities on climate change and its impacts on large population centres. "Experts predict that by...
03 Oct 2011 description
Pacific correspondent Campbell Cooney The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has declared a state of emergency because of a water shortage. With drought conditions and the breakdown of existing desalination plants, a state of emergency has been declared in the capital and also other outlying...
03 Oct 2011 description
More than 1,200 African migrants who have been seeking refuge at an IOM transit centre in the southern Libyan city of Sebha are being evacuated to Chad, ending weeks of uncertainty and fear over their future. The migrants, part of a large group of several thousand who had arrived at the centre as...
03 Oct 2011 description
GENEVA, 03 October, 2011– UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that an increasingly complex international environment is making it harder to find solutions for the world’s more than 43 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. Speaking at the...
03 Oct 2011 description
report Oxfam
Ten years of gains for Afghan women under threat, warns Oxfam US, UK and other world leaders must not abandon women in a quick fix deal for peace The improvements for Afghan women’s rights gained over the last decade are at risk of slipping away and could be lost in a quick fix bargain for...
01 Oct 2011 description
report Radio Okapi
Les acteurs politiques et les membres de la société civile de l’Ituri demandent à la Monusco de sécuriser les zones qui sont encore sous la menace des groupes armés. Ils ont exprimé cette demande au cours d’une série de formations que la Monusco, des agences des Nations unies ainsi que...
01 Oct 2011 description
Key messages Pastoralists in the northwest and southeast border pastoral zones currently face significant survival and livelihood protection deficits due to severe rainfall deficits over the last two years and high staple food prices. According to a seasonal assessment conducted by FEWS NET in...
30 Sep 2011 description
report UN Security Council
Watch the Webcast SC/10399 Security Council 6626th Meeting (AM) Reiterating its serious concern over continued fighting in Somalia and condemning attacks on both civilians and the Transitional Federal Government, the Security Council today extended its authorization of the African Union Mission...
30 Sep 2011 description
(Islamabad/New York: 30 September 2011): The United Nations is warning that resources are running out amidst growing humanitarian needs in flood ravaged southern Pakistan. The floods washed away entire communities and have left more than five million people struggling to survive without adequate...