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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...
09 Nov 2011 description
Executive Summary The purpose of this study is to update the estimation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Returnees in the Central African Republic (CAR) used by the humanitarian and development community in the understanding of the ever-changing context and the planning of interventions....
09 Nov 2011 description
report UN Security Council
SC/10440 Security Council 6649th Meeting (PM) Country’s Delegate Says That, despite Problems, Situation for 28 November Polling More Peaceful than for 2006 Elections; Government Urging Non-Violence As election day loomed closer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sporadic security threats...
09 Nov 2011 description
Risk of public health crisis and malnutrition rises for over nine million people Over nine million people who have been affected by severe flooding in Sindh province are at risk of disease and widespread malnutrition, while relief efforts reaching over five million people  are under threat due to...
09 Nov 2011 description
report DARA
BRIEFING SUMMARY The harmful effects of climate change are already leading to large-scale loss of life, livelihood and damage to ecosystems around the world. While these effects are ultimately suffered by all, in the immediate they are disproportionately damaging for developing countries and...
08 Nov 2011 description
4 November 2011: Following several days of intermittent rain due to a hurricane, a low-pressure system northeast of Guatemala developed into Tropical Depression E-12. On 12 October 2011, Tropical Depression E-12 entered the Guatemala and produced more than 15 inches of rain in some areas,...
08 Nov 2011 description
report UN News Service
8 November 2011 – The brutal crackdown on dissent in Syria continues unabated despite the signing of an Arab League peace plan last week, the United Nations human rights office reported today, adding that the death toll has now surpassed 3,500. “We are deeply concerned about the situation and...