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27 Apr 2011 description
The people of the Central African Republic have suffered decades of violence and human rights abuse. Government forces, armed groups and criminal gangs have killed unarmed men, women and children with impunity. The catalogue of violations and abuses includes arbitrary arrests, enforced...
27 Apr 2011 description
report Save the Children
Over eight million people are now facing severe food and water shortages after a life-threatening drought worsened in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, a consortium of leading British aid agencies hosted by Save the Children has warned. The Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) says a lack...
27 Apr 2011 description
HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Over 10,000 people have been evacuated from Misrata, but more people waiting to be evacuated. Assessments in Misrata indicate that stocks of basic supplies are available in the town, but the security situation prevents access to stocks. Violence in the Nafusa Mountain...
26 Apr 2011 description
26 Apr 2011 22:18 International criticism grows after Deraa attack Deraa residents: army firing randomly, bodies in street Syrian forces also deploy in Damascus suburb and Banias (Updates death toll, EU considering sanctions, Turkey envoy) By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN, April 26 (Reuters) -...
26 Apr 2011 description
GENEVA (26 April 2011) -- The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday welcomed the public release of the report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on accountability issues related to the final stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka, and supported the report’s call for...
26 Apr 2011 description
report AlterPresse
mardi 26 avril 2011 P-au-P, 26 Avril 2011 [AlterPresse] --- Dix-sept personnes sont mortes du cholera en 4 jours dans la commune de Baradères (département des Nippes, Sud-Ouest d’Haïti), apprend AlterPresse. Clednor Blanc, membre de l’organisation Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen, appelle les...
26 Apr 2011 description
PESHAWAR, 26 April 2011 (IRIN) - The local school in Wana, the main settlement in Pakistani's South Waziristan tribal agency, has been closed for several months, and the children only come to play games in the compound. "We have no teacher at the school," Rida Ali, 8, said. "So...
26 Apr 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, le 26 avril 2011 – Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) est prêt pour aider plus de 1 million d'enfants à retourner à l'école après des mois de perturbations du système éducatif provoquées par la crise politique et sécuritaire dans...
26 Apr 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. We now estimate...
26 Apr 2011 description
report PlusNews
BUJUMBURA, 26 April 2011 (PLUSNEWS) - Desperate and displaced, some Burundian women will do anything, including have unprotected sex for money, to escape the dreadful living conditions in the Bujumbura suburb of Sabe, where more than 480 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have lived for...
25 Apr 2011 description
report UN News Service
25 April 2011 – The panel of experts set up to advise Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on accountability issues with respect to the final stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka has found credible reports of war crimes committed by both the Government and Tamil rebels and calls for genuine investigations...
25 Apr 2011 description
The Syrian government's brutal reaction to its people's demand for change has reached a new and outrageous low, Amnesty International said today, as army tanks continued to shell residential areas in the southern city of Dera'a. After the Syrian army deployed in Dera'a early on...
25 Apr 2011 description
Armed groups in Central African Republic continue to recruit children – UN report 25 April 2011 – A new United Nations report voices serious concern about the continued recruitment of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and calls for measures to address the ongoing...
25 Apr 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
NEW YORK, 25 April 2011 – Malaria is the third single biggest killer of children globally. An estimated 800,000 people die every year from the disease, with approximately ninety per cent of these deaths occurring in Africa, where malaria accounts for about one in six of all childhood deaths....
25 Apr 2011 description
report World Bank
WASHINGTON -- April 20, 2011 - Development partners at a roundtable in the sidelines of the 2011 World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings said they will launch a common needs assessment exercise to get a realistic grasp of the resources that are required to help Cote d'Ivoire...
25 Apr 2011 description
SAMRAONG, 25 April 2011 (IRIN) - At least 36,000 people were displaced on 23-24 April amid fresh fighting along the Thai-Cambodian border, officials say. The two countries are at loggerheads over ownership of an 11th century Hindu temple, registered as a UN World Heritage Site in 2008...
25 Apr 2011 description
report Agencia EFE
Por Agencia EFE Bogotá, 23 abr (EFE).- Al menos 29.100 personas quedaron damnificadas por nuevas inundaciones y desbordamientos de ríos en Colombia, país que sigue envuelto en una "situación delicada" por efecto de las lluvias, dijeron hoy fuentes humanitarias en Bogotá. Con estos...
25 Apr 2011 description
Saleh, opposition accept power transfer plan Protesters sceptical, vow escalation (Adds Saleh quotes in paragraphs 9-11) By Mohamed Sudam and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, April 24 (Reuters) - Yemeni protesters demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's immediate resignation vowed to step up street...
24 Apr 2011 description
report Miraya FM
The World Food Program (WFP) says it has temporarily suspended its activities in the northern part of Jonglei state following an attack that resulted in the killing of its staff in Duk county on Friday. WFP's Coordinator in Southern Sudan, Leo Van Der Velden, said that staff is being moved from...
24 Apr 2011 description
Benghazi/Geneva (ICRC) – Hundred of thousands of civilians in Misrata have been caught up in ongoing fighting for seven weeks now. The humanitarian situation could rapidly deteriorate further and the lack of basic services such as water, electricity, food and medical care could turn...