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23 Dec 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES · Tensions remain high in North Eastern Province of Kenya following a series of explosive attacks targeting military and police convoys in the area. · Aid workers have further reduced operations in the Dadaab refugee camps following heightened insecurity. · WHO has...
23 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN
BAGHDAD, 23 December 2011 (IRIN) - Every day, the bleak concrete blast walls circling Baghdad’s northern neighbourhood of Adhamiya trigger flashbacks in the mind of Sahib Awad Maarouf of the violence which plagued Iraq after the 2003 US-led invasion. “It annoys me and others to see them every...
23 Dec 2011 description
report AlertNet
BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Unusually heavy rains unleashed devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam this year, disrupting the lives of some 15 million people and killing around 1,000. Damage to property and infrastructure runs to billions of dollars. Yet none of the countries asked for...
23 Dec 2011 description
report UN Radio
Listen to the news A relief effort is underway in the commercial capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, following flooding caused by three days of heavy rain. At least 20 people have reportedly been killed and thousands made homeless. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency says the rains are the...
23 Dec 2011 description
FAITS MARQUANTS Violents affrontements entre population civile et éléments des Forces républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) à Vavoua, à l’ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire, les 17 et 18 décembre. 15.725 personnes déplacées internes (PDI), soit 4.073 familles vivent toujours dans 32 sites...
23 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 23 December 2011 (IRIN) - An exchange between two leading world officials on how trade affects food insecurity in countries has helped focus attention on the stalled Doha trade talks. Olivier de Schutter, UN Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, says:...
22 Dec 2011 description
report AlertNet
By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (AlertNet) - Heavy rains and ensuing landslides have killed 170 people in Colombia, as the South American nation continues to grapple with one of its worst rainy seasons in decades, Colombian authorities have said. Read the full article on AlertNet.
22 Dec 2011 description
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Press Release 22 December 2011 A new law introduced this week imposing the death penalty on anyone arming “terrorists” is only likely to worsen the bloodshed in Syria, Amnesty International warned today as the number of people killed this...
22 Dec 2011 description
Agok/Doro – December 22, 2011: Six months after the birth of South Sudan as the world’s newest independent country, a series of emergencies are unfolding that require urgent humanitarian responses. The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors...
22 Dec 2011 description
During 2011, thousands of people were displaced by renewed inter-communal violence in Maluku province and by counter-insurgency operations targeting Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels in Papua province. Between April and December, an unknown number of Papuans were displaced in the central highlands...
22 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN
NAIROBI, 22 December 2011 (IRIN) - The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has risen sharply, creating "a climate of fear", according to a civil society source. "We have had the problem of rape in the city but...
22 Dec 2011 description
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Tropical Storm Washi (known locally as Sendong) made landfall on 16 December in Surigaodel Sur province on the northeastern coast of Mindanao. Although the Philippines routinely suffers storms of similar or higher strength every year (ten in 2011 alone), Tropical Storm Washi...
22 Dec 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch
Security Forces Attack, Detain Protesters, Local Residents (Kinshasa, December 22, 2011) – Congolese security forces have killed at least 24 people and arbitrarily detained dozens more since President Joseph Kabila was announced the winner of the disputed presidential elections on December 9,...
21 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service
21 December 2011 – The next few weeks will be critical as Yemen seeks to address its political, security and humanitarian challenges, a United Nations envoy stressed today, adding that the support of the international community will be vital to the transition process. “Now is not the time for...
21 Dec 2011 description
Humanitarian response in pastoral areas in the Horn of Africa has consistently been late. An enormous investment in early warning over a number of years has brought great improvements: mass human fatalities have become rarer in the past 25 years. However, humanitarian response now aims to prevent...
21 Dec 2011 description
I. PRIORIDADES / PUNTOS DESTACADOS • Al menos 880 familias a lo largo de los ríos Saundé y Guelmambí están gravemente afectadas por derrame de crudo del Oleoducto Trasandino, en zona rural de Barbacoas y Roberto Payán (Nariño). • Otras 1.900 familias podrían verse afectadas en los...
21 Dec 2011 description
16 December 2011, Beirut - The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced today the start of a new project for the remediation and upgrading of camp water supply networks in seven...
21 Dec 2011 description
The establishment of United Nations (UN) Integrated Missions – whereby humanitarian coordination and leadership are placed under the umbrella of political and peacekeeping missions – has raised serious concerns within the humanitarian community. This discussion paper explores how integration has...
21 Dec 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch
Tens of Thousands Still Isolated From Assistance, Abuses Continue (New York, December 21, 2011) – The Burmese government should make a long-term commitment with humanitarian agencies to provide relief to Burma’s war-torn Kachin state, Human Rights Watch said today. Since June 2011, an estimated...
20 Dec 2011 description
Introduction The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) monitors progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. The JMP publishes...