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31 Dec 2005 description

This set of guidelines provides advice and guidance to humanitarian practitioners on how to prepare for and conduct humanitarian negotiations with non-state armed groups. It summarizes the essential guidance presented in the more comprehensive partner publication titled, Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups: A Manual for Practitioners.The six sections of this set of guidelines follow closely the sequence and content of the chapters in the accompanying manual.

31 Dec 2005 description

This manual provides a much-needed structured approach to humanitarian negotiations in a clear and user-friendly manner by providing some tools aimed at assisting in reaching agreement on how best to access those in need, to reaching an understanding with non-humanitarian actors on how best to protect civilians in times of armed conflict. It contains short case studies and examples of practical experiences of humanitarian negotiations with armed groups and is accompanied by a set of guidelines.

31 Dec 2005 description


Las condiciones bajo las cuales viven la gran mayoría de familias en la zona rural de Honduras se caracterizan por un predomino de la pobreza y la inseguridad alimentaria. Estos grupos familiares de recursos financieros limitados y escasos recursos productivos ven en la actividad agrícola un sustento que les permite sobrevivir bajo factores adversos como sequía, suelos improductivos y baja productividad, entre otros.

31 Dec 2005 description

Executive Summary

Liberia presents one of the most challenging contexts for post conflict reconstruction since the end of the Cold War, featuring a protracted civil war and the concomitant destruction of the state, society and economy.

31 Dec 2005 description

Executive Summary:

The Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster resulted in one of the largest relief and rehabilitation operations ever launched by the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement. The Federation launched a systematic process of real time evaluations (RTE) in order to assist the Movement in ensuring high standards of accountability and good practices in the operations as well as enable it to continuously improve the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of its work.

31 Dec 2005 description


Nablus is the West Bank's second largest governorate with a population of 327,000.(1) In the past ?ve years, it has been one of the most severely hit by the con?ict, experiencing the highest number of casualties, the most severe physical damage(2) and intense restrictions on movement.

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) states security concerns as the main factor behind its restrictions on Nablus city and that Nablus has been a centre for attacks on Israeli citizens.(3) In September 2000, Israel tightened its security considerably.

31 Dec 2005 description


Food Security/Livelihoods

The findings of the GU/Karan crop assessment conducted by the Food Security Analysis Unit of FAO (FSAU) and partners among the agro-pastoral regions of Awdal & Togdheer, from 22 November to 4 December 2005, indicated a bumper harvest. In Somaliland there is one main cropping season (May to October), this year approximately 27,000 MT of cereals were harvested, 82% sorghum & 18% maize. In addition to cereals, farmers also grow cash crops such as watermelons, tomatoes, cowpea and onions, these similarly performed well.

31 Dec 2005 description
report Caritas

Christmas in Bethlehem -- Join us in prayer & solidarity for the birthplace of Jesus Christ

31 Dec 2005 description
report World Bank

As part of an analytical support program to the peace process, the Conflict and Community Development Program, within the World Bank Office Jakarta, is using a newspaper conflict mapping methodology to record and categorize all incidents of conflict in Aceh as reported in two provincial newspapers (Serambi and Aceh Kita). The Program publishes monthly updates and analysis of the data, complimented by fieldwork where possible, in both English and Indonesian.(1)

31 Dec 2005 description

International Human Rights Day Message

31 Dec 2005 description


- In the past month (Epidemiological weeks 49-52 inclusive), a total of 316,896

- health events under surveillance including 32 reported deaths.

- This week, 127 of the 188 reporting units (68%) reported a total of 76,252 consultations, including 9 deaths.

- The main causes for consultations this week are Acute Respiratory Infection (22%), Acute Watery Diarrhoea (5%), and injuries (5%), followed by Fever of Unexplained Origin (4%).

- ARI continues to contribute significantly to the overall consultations in all reporting districts.

31 Dec 2005 description

Contexte humanitaire général

Les déplacements des populations se sont intensifiés durant le mois de Décembre.