The News from International Protection ©


Week: October 4th- October 10th 2008


The weekly listing of important stories in the fields of peace, human rights, development, and humanitarian affairs.



Dear friend,


You find here fifteen issues you should know about:



1) Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize


“Finland's ex-president Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to build a lasting peace from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Middle East.”


Source: Associated Press/ Yahoo News;_ylt=Av7H8t5pnNQ5oJqKA1y598VvaA8F


2) US nears removing NKorea from terror list


“The Bush administration is nearing a decision to remove North Korea from a terrorism blacklist and may do so as early as Friday in a bid to salvage faltering nuclear disarmament talks, The Associated Press has learned.”

Source: Associated Press/Yahoo News;_ylt=Au6Fpif52Ceb.tkCNDBFWqRvaA8F




3) Pakistan heading towards anarchy: Khan

“Pakistani politician and cricket great Imran Khan says his country is heading towards anarchy because of the war on terror.”

Source: Sidney Morning Herald News


4) Relentless fighting kills 41 in Sri Lanka: military


“At least 40 people were killed for a second straight day in the Sri Lankan military's push into rebel Tamil Tiger territory”.

Source: Reuters


5) 100 Somalis feared dead off Yemen coast: UNHCR


About 100 persons believed to be mainly Somalis are missing and feared dead after being forced overboard by smugglers off the coast of Yemen

Source: Reuters


6) Turkey launches Kurdish rebel attacks in Iraq


“Turkish warplanes and artillery bombed and killed a large group of Kurdish rebels as they tried to cross the rugged mountains into Turkey from northern Iraq”

Source: CNN


7) Cyprus peace process accelerates


“Cyprus' rival community leaders have agreed to accelerate the peace process by holding weekly negotiations on a deal to reunify the war-divided island.”

Source: CNN

8) Number of hungry in Ethiopia jumps to 6.4 mln-Oxfam


“The number of Ethiopians needing emergency food assistance has jumped to 6.4 million from 4.6 million in June”

Source: Alertnet




9) AFGHANISTAN: Ministry warns of severe food shortage


“Afghanistan faces a deficit of two million tonnes of staple food - primarily wheat flour and rice - to feed millions of vulnerable people in the coming six months”

Source: Alertnet/ IRIN


10) Nuclear security: Who wins, nukes


“Preventing nuclear trafficking is easier than policing it”

Source: Economist


11) Africa: There is hope


“Despite the persistence of Africa’s natural and man-made horrors, the latest trend is cheeringly positive”

Source: Economist


12) OSCE begins monitoring of US elections


“The OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights today opened a limited election observation mission to monitor the 4 November elections in the United States of America”

Source: OSCE Webservices


13) EGYPT: Efforts to fight “black cloud” in Cairo


“Efforts to reduce the pollution that leads to this phenomenon should continue if a disaster is to be avoided”

Source: IRIN News


14) UGANDA: Children eke out a living on the streets


“The majority are also orphans, who lost their parents in the two-decade long war in the north that pitted government forces against LRA rebels. “


Source: IRIN News


15) Rains in Nicaragua kill 13 people


“At least 13 people have been killed and more than 3,500 more left homeless”

Source: Reliefweb / Xinhua




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