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31 Dec 2008 description
report World Bank
(SENAC project - Nepal component)

1 Food insecurity in Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country of approximately 29 million people in South Asia, situated along the Himalayas between China and India. It has three distinct ecological regions: Mountains in the north, Hills in the middle and the Terai (lowland plains) in the south.

The Country is divided administratively into 5 development regions (Far Western, Mid Western, Western, Central and Eastern region) and 75 districts.

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Contexte et justification de l'étude

La RDC a ratifié la Convention pour l'élimination de toutes les formes de discriminations à l'égard de la femme en 1985 ainsi que la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant en 1990. Elle dispose d'un Code de la famille depuis 1987 et d'une Constitution qui prône la primauté des droits humains. En outre, elle a adhéré aux recommandations des grandes Conférences africaines et mondiales sur les droits humains, dont celles du Sommet Mondial pour les Enfants.

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Executive Summary

Malawi signed the millennium declaration adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2000. The country is committed to achieve the MDGs by the year 2015. The MDGs are being implemented through the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy MGDS, which is the overarching medium term development strategy for the country to run from 2006 to 2011.

Eradicating extreme poverty was set as the first of the eight millennium development goals and two main targets were set to achieve the goal by the year 2015.

31 Dec 2008 description


Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I present you the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Annual Report for 2008.

31 Dec 2008 description


Living conditions for many Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continued to deteriorate during the second half of 2008. As the protracted socioeconomic crisis which began in late-2000 entered its ninth year, Gazans faced unprecedented levels of hardship and distress; in the West Bank, severe and debilitating restrictions on movement limited prospects for recovery and growth and left many dependent on humanitarian assistance.

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Iran has hosted one of the largest Refugee populations in the history of humanitarian assistance. Most of the 2.3 million Afghan Refugees live in cities and villages with only a few thousand living in refugee camps. Iran has witnessed a long history of refugees arriving from Afghanistan on account of many Afghan wars. The most recent large influx a result of the 1979 Soviet invasion and the consequent internal and external wars.

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- Une situation générale marquée par l'insécurité et des violations des droits de l'homme;

- Un contexte politique marqué par des confrontations répétitives entre le gouvernement du Burundi et le Palipehutu-Fnl: d'abord militaire (avant mai) et sur fond de malentendus dans les négociations (après mai : retour des responsables du mvt au Burundi); pression importante sur le processus de paix vers la fin de l'année;

Sur le plan sécuritaire, des violations des droits de la personne attribuées à certains éléments de la force de défense et de sécurité, aux …

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- Security conditions in Afghanistan remained especially dangerous and by some measures deteriorated during the quarter.

- The humanitarian situation worsened in Afghanistan, and the international community assisted Afghan communities (particularly in the northern provinces) to prepare for severe winter conditions and food shortages.

- Important progress was nonetheless achieved in priority areas of Canada's engagement.

- With Canadian support, capabilities of Afghan National Security Forces in Kandahar province improved.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund


Admissions into selective feeding programmes: In 2008, over 13,000 children under five years old were admitted into therapeutic feeding centres, while over 40,000 children under five were admitted into targeted supplementary feeding programmes.

Nutrition outcomes: Available nutrition survey data from the first three quarters of 2008 indicates that the nutrition situation evolved for the most part as expected during the hunger gap. Repeat information from localized nutrition surveys in 2008 is for the most part comparable to results reported in 2007.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Uganda Red Cross


The Uganda Red Cross has been implementing the Development assistance for refugee hosting areas, (DAR) in the branches/districts of Hoima, Masindi, Nebbi and Arua, DAR (health and care) programme are implemented based on the strategic framework and current activities of URCS as well as the society's specific role vis-à-vis Government of Uganda. Most people still lack the basic necessities for life, they are impoverished by lack of economic activities; physically weakened by HIV/AIDS and many cannot provide for their nutrition needs.

31 Dec 2008 description

During the year 2008, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), privet security guards and Israeli settlers continued their violations against PRCS medical personnel, installations and vehicles, while on humanitarian duty searching for, removing and transporting of wounded and sick. These measures impede PRCS humanitarian mission, causing a negative impact on the health situation of patients and wounded persons.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Operation USA

For nearly a decade the Democratic Republic of Congo has been ripped apart by a conflict that has taken the lives of over 5 million people. This deadly unrest has resulted in massive forced migrations, abductions, and child inductions while sexual violence against women has been taken to new and grotesque heights.

31 Dec 2008 description

For the fifth consecutive day since the Israeli military operation began in the Gaza Strip, PRCS continues to be at its highest level of alert in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. PRCS remains extremely concerned about protected groups under the Geneva Conventions, particularly civilians, medical teams and the wounded due to the ongoing heavy Israeli air strikes throughout the Gaza strip, and the resulting shortage of medical supplies and relief items.

Since the beginning of the Israeli military operations, 370 Palestinians, including women and children, have been killed and at …

31 Dec 2008 description

LIFE has obtained permission from the Israeli authorities to deliver urgently needed relief items to Gaza via a specially designated humanitarian corridor.

Southfield, Michigan (12/29/2008) Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), a U.S.-based charity, has begun providing emergency humanitarian relief to the civilian victims of the recent conflict in Gaza.

As one of only a handful of international non-governmental organizations operating in the area, LIFE has obtained permission from the Israeli authorities to deliver urgently needed relief items to Gaza via a specially designated …

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La situation épidémiologique, à ce jour, selon les données disponibles, se présente de la manière suivante:

- Nombre total des cas: 39 dont 27 de sexe féminin. Cas pédiatriques: 13. Cas adulte: 24.

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=C0 Gaza, les attaques israéliennes rendent l'acheminement d'aide humanitaire difficile. Caritas appelle à la fin immédiate des violences et à la réouverture des points de passage pour faciliter l'accès à la bande de Gaza.

Depuis la fin de la trêve de six mois le 19 décembre dernier, la Bande de Gaza est en proie à une escalade de violences et subit les représailles sanglantes d'Israël, à la suite de tirs de roquettes par le Hamas sur son territoire. Les bombardements israéliens ont fait 360 morts et plus 1 700 blessés parmi les Palestiniens.

31 Dec 2008 description

The humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip remains extremely worrying, especially in terms of the medical situation, following a fifth day of Israeli military operations. Meanwhile, Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns continued Wednesday.

General situation

More cars could be seen on the streets of Gaza on Wednesday, while the lines in front of bakeries and stores remained very long. In the Jabalya refugee camp, for example, the line outside the only open bakery stretched for up to 300 meters, with desperate residents braving heavy rain to get a portion of bread.

31 Dec 2008 description


On 27 December, Israeli forces launched a massive military operation in the Gaza Strip codenamed "Cast Lead", the stated aims of which were to end the firing of rockets into Southern Israel.

In the first three days of the operation, hundreds of air strikes took place against a range of targets, resulting in the death of well over 300 Palestinians, including 9 UNRWA students and 2 UNRWA staff, and the injuring of more than 800, among them a large number of civilians, women and children.

The bombing campaign has already wrought extensive damage to public …

31 Dec 2008 description

Durante el mes de diciembre se produjeron nuevas manifestaciones de los partidarios del ex presidente Aristide reclamando su retorno al país. Por otra parte, la MINUSTAH y la PNH constataron un aumento de la criminalidad durante el =FAltimo trimestre del año en un 40%, lo que conllevó que dichas instituciones continuaran centrando el grueso de sus actividades en la lucha contra este fenómeno. La organización de mujeres SOFA denunció también un incremento de la violencia contra las mujeres con respecto al año anterior.