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UNHCR dismayed at violent demonstration at Za’atri Refugee Camp

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Posted by admin 9 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic UNHCR is dismayed at the violent nature of yesterday’s demonstration at the Za’atri Refugee Camp in Jordan that resulted in the death of one refugee and scores of injured among the Jordanian police and refugee population. UNHCR expresses its deep sorrow at the death of a Syrian refugee, who died last night of gunsho

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Afrobarometer: An accurate resource for understanding Africa

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Posted by admin 9 days ago (http://feedproxy.google.com)
I was recently reading an article about Mali and how its citizens are faring after a Presidential coup, an intervention for French and ECOWAS troops and an election. Much of the information in the article was based on surveys conducted by employees of www.afrobarometer.org. As an African American, I am interested in factual based reporting of events in Africa. This year is the 20th Anniversary

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It's Time for Africa’s Stolen Artefacts to Come Home

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.thinkafricapress.com)
In a recently-released film, The Monuments Men, in which a group of Second World War soldiers embark upon a mission to save pieces of art before they are destroyed by the Nazis, Lieutenant Frank Stokes, played by George Clooney, notes: “You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they will still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, i

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Only 5% of required food stocks pre-positioned at onset of rainy season

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan Of 4.9 million people in South Sudan in need of humanitarian assistance, aid organizations are targeting 3.2 million by June. As of 20 March, 925,700 people have been reached. More than 708,900 people have been internally displaced within South Sudan and over 250,000 into neig

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Urgent need for shelter six months after clashes displace thousands in southern Philippines - UN

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN News Service Country: Philippines 4 April 2014 – The United Nations today sounded the alarm on behalf of some 64,600 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in southern Philippines still living in evacuation centres, transition sites and with host communities, six months after deadly fighting broke out between the rebel Moro National Liberation Front and Government forces in Zamboanga Cit

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Attacks on patients and health personnel continue

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: World World Health Day: Attacks on patients and health personnel continue Geneva (ICRC) – On the occasion of World Health Day, 7 April, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is issuing a report on "Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care," based on a large number of recorded cases, to raise awareness of att

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Flash floods kill 6 people, 30 missing

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Solomon Islands Heavy rain from a tropical depression has caused severe flooding in the capital Honiara. The Mataniko River burst its banks yesterday 3 April, washing away houses and affecting an estimated 10,000 people. Search and rescue efforts are underway. Six people are dead and 30 people are missing, however this figu

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Sri Lanka faces crop losses as drought begins to bite

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: IRIN Country: Sri Lanka COLOMBO, 4 April 2014 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka has had six months of drought and could face severe crop losses and electricity shortages if the coming monsoon is as weak as forecasts predict, experts say. "The situation is really, really bad," said Ranjith Punyawardena, chief climatologist at the Department of Agriculture. "Already there are harvest losses and more are

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