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Burundi + 4 more

Eastern Horn of Africa: 2011 is the driest period since 1995

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa (SROEA), Nairobi. It covers the period 01-31 May 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 15 July 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES 2011 is the...

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Kyrgyzstan

A year on, southern Kyrgyzstan still plagued by displacement, lack of trust

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. Tens of...

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Syria

Syria: Request for immediate access to violence-stricken areas

Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strongly deplores the loss of life and injuries that have resulted from the ongoing violence in Syria and asks for immediate access to all those affected, including people arrested or detained. ''Despite repeated requests...

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Iraq

Iraq: Environmental contaminants from war remnants

NCCI’s brief provides an overview of what appear to be widespread, and often lethal, health effects from war contaminants in Iraq, namely Depleted Uranium (DU). Clearing DU-contaminated war remnants from areas across Iraq, as well as providing support to Iraqi victims...

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UN summit lauches plan to stop HIV child infections by 2015

World leaders launch plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015 NEW YORK/GENEVA, 9 June 2011—World leaders gathered in New York for the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS have today launched a Global Plan that will make significant strides towards eliminating new HIV...

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Sudan

Sudan: Aid logistic concerns remain due to shortage of fuel, impact of rain

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Humanitarian partners estimate that more than 100,000 people may have been displaced from the Abyei area in the last three weeks. Partners continue to monitor population movements as the situation remains fluid. With more people returning to Agok, the humanitarian...

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Kenya

Kenya: Drought threatens existence of three million nomads

The famine in northern Kenya is continuing to worsen according to the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP). "The very existence of three million nomads in Kenya is acutely threatened," warned the head of the Africa section at the STP, Ulrich Delius, on Thursday in Göttingen. "In some...

Libya + 1 more

Niger: Living conditions of returnees/refugees and host families deteriorate along border with Libya

GLIDE n° OT-2011-000064-NER The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to...

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New report explores the secrets to great leadership in humanitarian crises

Exploring the secrets to great leadership in humanitarian crises 09 June 2011 The key character traits, skills and contexts needed for effective leadership in a humanitarian crisis have been explored for the first time in a major new study published today. ‘Relational leadership’ based on...

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oPt

OPT: Record number of children displaced by West Bank demolitions

Tags: protection | West Bank UNRWA announces record high figures relating to West Bank demolitions Launches new web initiative to document demolitions 9 June 2011, Jerusalem The United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNRWA, has released its latest monthly figures relating to the...

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DR Congo + 1 more

DR Congo: UN should direct new resources to address LRA attacks, possible electoral violence - NGOs

UN Should Direct New Resources to Address LRA Attacks and Possible Electoral Violence (New York, June 9, 2011) – The United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo (MONUSCO) has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord’s...

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Climate change: Major impacts on water for farming

Climate change: major impacts on water for farming New FAO survey sums up current scientific understanding of impacts, highlights knowledge gaps and areas for attention 9 June 2011, Rome - Climate change will have major impacts on the availability of water for growing food and on crop productivity...

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Argentina + 8 more

La Comisión Europea dedica 15 millones de euros a la preparación ante desastres en América del Sur

El departamento de ayuda humanitaria financia 25 proyectos en 9 países para ayudar a los más vulnerables a responder a las emergencias Quito, 8 de Junio de 2011.- Las comunidades más pobres de Colombia afectadas por las inundaciones, los residentes de barrios de la capital de Bolivia que sufren...

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Sudan

Sudan: Warning of impact on civilians, UN relief official urges halt to fighting

8 June 2011 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Sudan today called for an immediate halt to the fighting in the state of Southern Kordofan so that civilians affected by the recent violence can receive the help they need. The outbreak of fighting in Kadugli, the state capital, and in...

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Somalia + 1 more

Aid policy: Classifications questioned in protracted crises

MEDFORD, USA, 8 June 2011 (IRIN) - Classifying aid as "relief", "early recovery" or "development" does little to help countries that have been troubled for years. This was the key message from the Second World Humanitarian Studies Conference this month during a...

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Haiti

Haiti: 32 camps flooded; more heavy rains expected - OCHA situation report

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Haiti field office. It covers the period from the night of the 6 to 7 June. The next report will be issued on or around 8 June. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • 20 deaths, 6 injured and 6 missing...

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Malaysia + 1 more

Myanmar: Rohingyas in Malaysia seek education, opportunities

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 June 2011 (IRIN) - Graduating from primary school was just a dream for Rohingya teenager Ali Tofik, who, until 2010, lived in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State, where access to education, particularly secondary education, is limited. In recent decades, this ethnic and religious...

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Yemen

Yemen: Ordinary people bear the brunt of the fighting

Operational Update Four months of civil unrest have taken their toll, with dozens of people killed or wounded. The ICRC and the Yemen Red Crescent are evacuating the wounded and the dead in Sana'a, and helping to supply water to the population. Elsewhere in the country, they are providing...

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Afghanistan + 25 more

OCHA releases 2010 annual report

Foreword OCHA’s work in 2010 helped to bring life-saving relief to millions of people affected by natural disasters and conflict around the world. But a series of daunting challenges tested our capacity, our readiness to act and our ability to find the right resources at the right time. When I...

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Role of UN peace missions in global AIDS response highlighted

SC/10272 Security Council 6547th Meeting (AM) Reaffirming its previous commitment to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic as a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council this morning encouraged the incorporation of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in the implementation of...

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