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31 Dec 2007 description

Earthquake Intensity Zones in Africa

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

11 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.


14 May 2007 description

Luanda, 05/14 - About 200,000 Angolan refugees are still living in various countries of the world, said on Monday, here, the official of reintegration of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Enrique Valles.

Of this number, 128,000 are living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 5,000 in Namibia, 800 in Botswana and 2,666 in Congo Brazzaville.

There are other 14,000 in South Africa, 18,000 in sheltering fields in Zambia and 24,000 in various places is this neighbouring country.

The UN official presented these figures to Angop while commenting on the …

26 Mar 2007 description

Luanda, 03/26 - The UN high commissioner for refugees, António Guterres, Sunday in Luanda considered the return of more than 500,000 refugees to Angola as the most successful movement recorded in a recent past.

Speaking to the press at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International airport, short after arriving, António Guterres stressed that this fact must be celebrated not only by Angolans, but by the international community too.

"Angola is going through a moment of feast with the closing of the Voluntary Repatriation Operation of Angolan citizens who were in a …