Summary: CHF 39,396 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 24 August, 2011 to support the Comoros Red Crescent (CRC) in delivering assistance to some 910 beneficiaries (130 families).
Immediately after the shipwreck, Comoros Red Crescent (CRC) deployed its trained volunteers to provide First Aid and support search and rescue operations. The National Society provided relief goods that included clothes and hygiene products. Psychological assistance was provided to the affected people in need of the service.
The Union of the Comoros is a constitutional, multiparty republic of 770,000 citizens. The country consists of three islands -- Grande Comore, Anjouan, and Moheli -- and claims a fourth, Mayotte, which France governs. In 2006 citizens elected Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi as Union of the Comoros president in polling international observers described as generally free and fair. This was the first peaceful and democratic transfer of power in the country's history.
MUTSAMUDU, 31 January 2011 (IRIN) - Hundreds of weapons used in a revolt on Anjouan, one of three islands in the Comoros archipelago, remain unaccounted for, causing the government to change its strategy for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.
Some of the more than 300 small arms - from pistols to assault rifles - issued by the state to Anjouan's Forces De Gendarmerie d'Anjouan (FGA), part of the national army, were turned against the Comorian national government by Mohamed Bacar when he refused to step down as President of Anjouan in June 2007 after disputed …
19 January 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of the Comoros for the peaceful atmosphere in which recent presidential and gubernatorial elections were held, and welcomed the acceptance of the final results by all candidates, according to his spokesperson.
In a statement issued on Tuesday evening, Mr.
19 janvier 2011 - Suite à la proclamation le 13 janvier 2011 des résultats définitifs des élections présidentielles et des Gouverneurs des Iles aux Comores, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a salué le peuple comorien pour l'atmosphère de paix dans laquelle ces élections se sont déroulées.
« Il se réjouit également de l'acceptation du verdict des urnes par tous les candidats aux élections présidentielles », a ajouté son porte-parole dans une déclaration publiée mardi soir.
« Le Secrétaire général salue le rôle primordial de l'Union africaine pour encourager …