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30 Jul 2012 description

Kakuma, 30 July 2012 – Technological and environmental advances in the Jesuit Refugee Service higher education programme in northern Kenya have made power cuts a thing of the past for the students taking liberal studies.

Last month, in a move to guarantee a more stable and cleaner energy supply, JRS installed a system of solar panels in Kakuma refugee camp. The move away from traditional power sources towards an environmentally sustainable model is a pioneering step by the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM) programme.

21 Jul 2009 description

John Holmes, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefed journalists this afternoon in Geneva following a mid-year review conference with Member States on the status of the 2009 consolidated humanitarian appeals. Mr. Holmes was joined by Gregory Starr, Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security and Misikir Tilahun, the Head of Programmes for the non-governmental organization Africa Humanitarian Action, who also responded to questions.

Overview Of Status of 2009 Consolidated Appeal

Mr.

12 Feb 2009 description

Rome, 12 February 2009 - Early indications point to a reduction in global cereal output in 2009 from the 2008 record, according to FAO's latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Smaller plantings and adverse weather look likely to bring grain production down in most of the world's major producers.

While conditions are generally favourable for winter wheat throughout Europe and the United States, planted area in these countries has declined, reflecting the prospect of sharply reduced returns compared to last …

16 Jan 2009 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 16 January 2009 (IRIN) - A new analysis tool that measures how resilient a household is under severe stress will help humanitarian agencies design aid for beneficiaries based on the extent of their vulnerability.

The concept was developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the Florence University, in Italy, using data from the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

"The Palestinians have been living under incredible stress for a long time; everyone is vulnerable there. Despite that, they …

23 Mar 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

17 Mar 2008 description

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Kenya

Two and a half months since the upheaval that followed Kenya's December 27 disputed presidential elections began, nearly half a million Kenyans are displaced.

Molo, Kenya, is now home to 25,000 people displaced by the continuing violence and instability, with new arrivals every day fleeing from the surrounding areas.

One woman, Rebecca Munyangi, left her home in the village of Mushorui when an armed gang showed up at her house in January.

02 Mar 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

29 Oct 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.