Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies

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The Control Arms alliance expressed some satisfaction at progress made at the preliminary Arms Trade Treaty negotiations but urged governments to maximize time before the next meeting in 2011 to develop a draft Treaty further.

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While previous high-profile conferences promised much but achieved little, World leaders attending the Kabul Conference must tackle the underlying causes of the development and humanitarian crises unfolding in Afghanistan - and help ordinary people lift themselves out of poverty.

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As Member States have started negotiations this week at the UN Headquarters in New York, Chair Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan of Argentina, announced late on Wednesday (July 14) that civil society groups would no longer be allowed to be present during crucial discussions.

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Civilians in eastern Congo are facing an increased risk of rape and forced labour as a result of internationally backed military operations against rebel groups, according to new research released today.

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States must use every available minute to draw up a new international arms treaty that could save thousands of lives every year, NGOs from around the world said today as negotiators from 192 governments begin formal talks at the United Nations on Monday.

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Ten leading aid agencies today called for a 'surge' in the humanitarian effort to help 10 million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.

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Irregular rains in 2009 have led to a severe lack of pasture, water and a poor harvest in Niger. Oxfam is distributing food and supplies and buying weak livestock from herders at above market levels.

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Oxfam GB is delighted to confirm the release of their staff member, a Swiss national, Hubert Ballaman, who was abducted in Abéché on 6 June.

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