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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...
24 Apr 2011 description
Intense shelling along disputed border U.N. calls for "effective and verifiable" ceasefire Thousands of villagers on both sides flee Thai PM says won't fall into Cambodia's "trap" (Adds details, U.N., Thai PM comments) By Martin Petty BAN NONGKANA, Thailand, April 24...
22 Apr 2011 description
ABIDJAN/DAKAR, 22 April 2011 (IRIN) - The perceived impartiality of UN aid agencies and NGOs is still at risk and must be re-stressed in Côte d'Ivoire, say NGOs, given the UN peacekeeping force's direct role in the fighting. Aid agencies - both UN and NGOs - are deliberately distancing...
22 Apr 2011 description
New York – More than half of the world’s supercities, with populations of 2-15 million, are at future risk of being affected by nearby magnitude seven or greater earthquakes, warned Eric Calais, Haiti-based seismologist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). A significant number...
21 Apr 2011 description
INTRODUCTION There is a widespread recognition that the nature of humanitarian emergencies is changing. Although catastrophic, sudden-onset events like tropical storms, earthquakes and tsunamis will continue to happen, and will require rapid and well coordinated humanitarian interventions, many...
21 Apr 2011 description
Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society are responding swiftly to the urgent needs of thousands of people displaced in the city of Kano and elsewhere in the north of the country following post-election violence that erupted on 17...
21 Apr 2011 description
21-04-2011 Operational Update Despite recent rains in Somalia's south, livestock and food production in the country as a whole continue to suffer from severe drought. Meanwhile, military offensives launched in late February in Mogadishu and at the frontiers with Kenya and Ethiopia forced...
21 Apr 2011 description
MANILA, 21 April 2011 (IRIN) - Health officials in the Philippines are struggling to contain a cholera outbreak in a remote area on the western island of Palawan. "There was no potable water, no toilets. The tribesmen defecated everywhere, and used contaminated water to both wash and as a...
21 Apr 2011 description
A third IOM-chartered ship transporting more than 1,000 migrant evacuees from the besieged city of Misrata is expected to dock later today in the Eastern city of Benghazi. The ship, the Ionian Spirit, left Misrata last night with 586 Nigeriens, 239 Libyans, 92 Nigerians, 26 Bangladeshis, 24...
21 Apr 2011 description
report World Bank
Overview The World Bank was a leader in global HIV/AIDS financing in the early days of the emergency, and since 1989 has provided US$3 billion in International Development Association (IDA) financing, and US$914.72 million in International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) financing....
21 Apr 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch
Ivorian Women and Girls Compelled to Trade Sex for Food, Shelter (Geneva, April 21, 2011) – Dozens of Ivorian refugee women and girls recently arrived in eastern Liberia say they have had to engage in sex to get adequate food, shelter, or money, Human Rights Watch said today. The Liberian...