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18 Aug 2011 description
Up to 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) were living in mid-2011 in settlements in the north and centre of Burundi. They had been displaced by inter-ethnic and inter-communal violence which broke out after a 1993 coup d’état and the fighting between government forces and rebel groups...
18 Aug 2011 description
Today’s meeting took stock of the evolving situation, reviewed actions taken to date and identified measures required to address urgent needs, including funding gaps, as well as longer term follow-up investments and actions required to build resilience and tackle the root causes of crisis...
18 Aug 2011 description
Every year, humanitarian disasters cause immense suffering for millions of people – usually the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. And every year, Humanitarian aid workers, men and women from all cultures and backgrounds strive and risk their lives to ease suffering...
18 Aug 2011 description
Fawzia Mahmoud Saeed is driven by a desire to help those most at risk from landmines and unexploded ordnance – and to contribute to a better future for women and children in eastern Sudan. The state of Kassala, on the border with Eritrea, is severely affected by mines and unexploded ordnance...
18 Aug 2011 description
report The Irrawaddy
By SAW YAN NAING Kachin State’s war refugees who are camped out at the Sino-Burmese border will soon suffer from food shortages if there is no further aid, and the government keeps blocking international aid agencies from supporting them, says two prominent Kachin NGOs. “The refugees in Maija...
18 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN
MBALE, 18 August 2011 (IRIN) - The long dry spell in the eastern Ugandan district of Bulambuli that left thousands needing food aid has been followed by torrential rains, raising fresh fears of flooding in the area, the Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness said. "I flew over the...
18 Aug 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
By Catherine Weibel GAZA STRIP, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 17 August 2011 - Ayman, 15, lives in Khuza’a, an impoverished village in southern Gaza, where extreme poverty has dramatically increased due to the blockade. For Ayman, whether or not he’s able to go to school each day is...
18 Aug 2011 description
Poor households and refugees face a severe lean season; upcoming harvest threatened by dryness As the peak of the lean season approaches, an estimated 130,000 to 160,000 Ivoirian refugees remain in Nimba, Grand Gedeh, and Maryland counties five months after the resolution of the Côte d’Ivoire...
17 Aug 2011 description
Introduction The continuing and changing conflict in Colombia has generated millions of internally displaced people and hundreds of thousands have sought safety in other countries in the region. It is calculated that there are 500,000 Colombian refugees in surrounding countries, only a portion of...
17 Aug 2011 description
As of August 3rd, new evidence indicates that both the prevalence of acute malnutrition and rates of crude mortality have surpassed famine thresholds in the agropastoral areas of Balcad and Cadale districts of Middle Shabelle, the Afgoye corridor IDP settlement, and the Mogadishu IDP community. Food...
17 Aug 2011 description
Efforts to defeat feared group run into trouble as regional governments fail to address threat. By Barrett Holmes Pitner - International Justice - ICC ACR Issue 300, 17 Aug 11 Amid concerns that efforts to flush out Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, are flagging, the international...
17 Aug 2011 description
• Mortality rate reaches alarming levels in one of Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado camps. • All of southern Somalia facing famine threat in coming months, experts say. • 17,500 Somali arrivals reported in Gode, northeast of Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. • Daily arrivals in Kenya’s Dadaab camps now at 1,500;...
17 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN
TELAVIV, 17 August 2011 (IRIN) - Syria should allow humanitarian access to Palestinian refugees living in the Mediterranean port city of Latakia following reports that violence has forced thousands of them to flee a camp in the area. "It is almost impossible to get information out of Syria at...
17 Aug 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 16 August 2011 - Nearly 100 young Somali children flip through paperback books with as much excitement as if they were reading the latest comic book hot off the presses. The pages, however, are covered with maths and science formulas and handwriting exercises. “We have 200...
16 Aug 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Cote d’Ivoire. It covers the period from 29 July to 11 August. The next report will be issued on or around 25 August, 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES  UNOCI Human Rights section reports on...
16 Aug 2011 description
This report is produced with inputs from the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with its partners. It was issued by the OCHA Yemen country office. It covers the period from 2 to 15 August 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 29 August 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES •...
16 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN
MOROTO, 16 August 2011 (IRIN) - The Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda is often associated with chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty, but the area is unlikely to suffer a food crisis in the coming months, officials and aid workers said. "We don't have any indicators that...
16 Aug 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. An assessment...
16 Aug 2011 description
NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID GUIDE TO STRENGTHEN HUMANITARIAN RELIEF 16 AUGUST 2011 | GENEVA – Humanitarian emergencies - such as earthquakes, extreme drought, or war - not only affect people’s physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. On World Humanitarian...
15 Aug 2011 description
report World Bank
Near Record High Food Prices Keep Poorest People on the Edge Press Release No:2012/PREM/048 Food Prices in Somalia Soar on Drought, Conflict, and Displacement WASHINGTON, August 15, 2011−Global food prices are at high levels and when combined with continued volatility, put the poorest people in...